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    Hello from Australia's Gold Coast

    Hi everyone

    I have had an interest in flight sims ever since I ran Bruce Artwick's Sub Logic system on an Apple II - Anyone remember that ?

    Now that I have semi-retired and have the time I've finally decided to try and put together my own simpit. I'm mainly a VFR flier and so will be looking at something fairly simple. I am very interested in a 2 or 3 DOF motion platform and have spent a lot of time lurking on Ian's and Roland's most informative websites.

    My background is mainly in embedded systems design, both hardware and software, and I look forward to being able to contribute something in those areas.

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    Welcome to the site. Hope you find a lot of good ideas here.

    No two cockpits are built the same way. I guess that's part of the fun and learning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Andrew View Post
    I'm mainly a VFR flier and so will be looking at something fairly simple
    *chortle* that's how we all started mate! You'll look back on that and laugh in a few years

    Welcome to the hobby. There are quite a few of us in SEQLD, we should organise a meet sometime.

    Cheers

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    Well.... Here we go again.... another "Aussie" I'm telling you we are being overtaken LOL.

    GLAD TO HAVE YOU HERE STEVE!!!!!!! You'll find MyCockpit very useful with your building venture. Lot's of friendly folks, ready to help and give advise

    Again Steve, "Welcome"

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    Welcome Steve,
    Good to see yet another Aussie here.
    I'm down in Sydney and building a capt side only 737NG.
    Lot's of really helpful people here.
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    I think there is so many Aussies because real flying costs your first born down under. Gotta get their fix somehow.
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    Talking Arm and a Leg

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyT View Post
    I think there is so many Aussies because real flying costs your first born down under. Gotta get their fix somehow.
    Well, I don't think we're that far off either.... at least an arm and a leg

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    I thought this was an aussie site? LOL

    Welcome Steve...


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    I checked yesterday here, $120 hr wet for a 172. That's twice what it was when I was current.

    On the bright side, you couldn't touch a 727 for ten times that per hour. And mine is only a few feet away ready to go anytime the urge hits me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boeing Skunk Works View Post
    I checked yesterday here, $120 hr wet for a 172. That's twice what it was when I was current.

    On the bright side, you couldn't touch a 727 for ten times that per hour. And mine is only a few feet away ready to go anytime the urge hits me.

    Which is EXACTLY why I love simming so much. Any time you have free, you get to go 'flying' and it was funny- my friend who came over last night and I started calculating the $$$ in fuel the sim had in it. $1900 for that particular flight! Oh how I love simming....
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