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    My Cessna 182 Flight Sim (So far!)

    Hi Guy's!

    I have finally come up with the goods after asking a million questions to the likes of ian / michael / trevor etc.......(they practically made it in theory!)

    Its only the first panel such as the avionics switches / yoke / flaps switch / throttle quadrant etc, ive bought some pro pedals now to go with the sim so im dead chuffed with them now, everything is running on my dual core pc running fs2004 with a sapphire ati radeon 3650 hd card and running with FSUIPC and LeoBodnars BU0836 Card (i call it the brain).

    Much more to build, but anyway heres the pics so far!

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    http://s434.photobucket.com/albums/qq62/alexpilot2008/


    Id love to hear what yoo think!

    (And yes my girlfriend is crazy enough to let me sqeeze this in our bedroom, bless her!)

    Cheers

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    Looks great.

    Well done.

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    I concur.. Great start... You really are getting the hang of it.. (Just wait until you add the doors to it) what will she say then?

    Keep up the good work.
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    Thanks for the replies!

    Hi cheers for the replies!

    The minute the doors go on i'll add the wings too! haha!

    Cheers


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    Very nice set-up and a great learning experience I'm sure.
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    the start of a something big

    hi alex....
    two things to mention......soon there will be a parking brake in it and more importantly
    (sorry i couldn't resist this) doesn't your girlfriend prefer you squeezing her in the bedroom?
    enjoy your weekend and i'll get the PB box away to you tomorrow.
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    Hi Ian,

    Yeah cheers for the reply! Thats true, i will be adding your parking break into another panel that im going build just under the throttle quad and ive just bought a black 4" plastic wheel which im going to make into a trim wheel, just like what they have done on Desktop Aviator, As for the gauges, thats another story, but slowly slowly, bit by bit! I think by the time i have finnished i will cut-out with a CNC machine the whole cessna 182 mcp (not just half a panel) using thin aloy sheet or something and make the whole cockpit a complete replica.....and as soon as i move out of my flat to a house with a garden then the 737 starts (and i dont care if it takes 10 years! atleast i have 10 years to learn how to fly it!)

    IAN: your right about the gf thing! lol !

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    Trim

    alex.....
    the bride just shouted me 'if you don't come now, your dinner will be in the dog', but if i remember tomorrow, i'll send you an encoder as well as the PB box. dont use an axis for the trim. way too sensitive. connecting an encoder to the BU0836 (and the x board) and assigning it in FSUIPC to the trim is much more accurate.
    if you're unsure how to do it, PM or EM me and i'll go thru it with you.
    sorry for such a quick reply, but there's no way the dog's having my dinner..... )
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    Ian saves the day! Again!

    Ian,

    Again thanks alot for all your help, i wouldnt of known about the sensitivity issue if you'd not mentioned it, i never had any idea that a trim wheel would be too sensitive on an axis! Again cheers for the encoder! I may have to ask you a few questions when i set it up as i am no way as experienced as dealing with setting up things like this!

    Many many thanks!

    Ian saves the day............again!

    Go eat your dinner pal, mines cooking up nicely and my gf wants the pc now so im off too!

    Nice one Ian!

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    Good Start Alex

    Alex,

    I have been following your posts closely as I am about to get started on a GA pit myself ; probably based on a 172 but not necessarily a "replica". Just ordered my BU0836X board and can't wait for it to get here so I can start playing around. Will try a few switches to start and see how it goes. Also planning on putting together a GPS complete with small lcd screen some day.

    Will keep tabs on your trim wheel progress as well as that sounds like something that a novice like me could handle to get my feet wet.

    Cheers, Dave

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