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    Missouri Newbie

    Hi all, I really enjoy this site! Some cool things going on here that I'd never seen before!
    I have a question....I have an airplane, that won't be chasing clouds for a while.....Can a person integrate all the cockpit controls...control column, rudders, trim, throttles, props, mixture,...etc, and the instruments on the panel, to work with MicroSofts FS? I was wanting to put a couple of screens up on the glareshield, jump in the pilot/co-pilots seat and "fly" just like the real deal........I used to have FS 98, but it's been a while....I liked it because everything was fairly accurate when flying the 172..
    Anyway, was just wondering if this was possible, or maybe I was dreaming again...
    Thanks!

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    Re: Missouri Newbie

    Hi,

    Absolutely. Go and check our for example our Cessna project. I am more than glad to help you.

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    Re: Missouri Newbie

    Hey There and Welcome to MyCockpit. What you are asking is totally doable, but If you ever plan on chasing clouds with it again.... the answer is no. LOL

    Basically what you will be doing is Adding Potentiometers (Variable resistors) to your Control Yoke and Rudder Peddles. All those switches will be connected to interface cards (USB) and you can choose to replace your Instruments with Fantastic 100% replica's from Flight Illusion.

    Depending on the setup and realism you are looking for.

    We always want to see pictures of peoples projects, so feel free to check out out photo gallery and upload some of your own. In addition we have a file library you may be interested in, and we are adding Tutorials daily.

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    Re: Missouri Newbie

    Thanks to the response...I will get some pictures of what I have to work with soon!

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    Re: Missouri Newbie

    Quote Originally Posted by Harpoon View Post
    Hi all, I really enjoy this site! Some cool things going on here that I'd never seen before!
    I have a question....I have an airplane, that won't be chasing clouds for a while.....Can a person integrate all the cockpit controls...control column, rudders, trim, throttles, props, mixture,...etc, and the instruments on the panel, to work with MicroSofts FS? I was wanting to put a couple of screens up on the glareshield, jump in the pilot/co-pilots seat and "fly" just like the real deal........I used to have FS 98, but it's been a while....I liked it because everything was fairly accurate when flying the 172..
    Anyway, was just wondering if this was possible, or maybe I was dreaming again...
    Thanks!
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    Hi Harpoon,
    Not sure I understand what you want to do. From what I gather you want to facilitate flight simulator components on a FAA certified N-numbered aircraft. It this is the case you would not be legal to fly your real airplane per airworthiness regulations. If you chose to do this and still be able to keep the real plane flying you would have to fill out a 337 major repair/major alteration form with you local FISDO along with DAR inspection.

    For what you’re doing and still wanting to keep the plane legally flying it might be too expensive(337/DAR) of an endeavor.

    If this is not what you’re planning and have something that will never fly again than the skies the limit.

    This is not legal advise just an act of kindness to help a fellow flight simulator builder.

    Hope this helps.

    Joe
    Last edited by Joe Cygan; 07-04-2009 at 03:02 PM. Reason: typo

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    Re: Missouri Newbie

    10-4 Joe,
    No, I plan on a static restoration with my bird....I couldn't dream of feeding two thirst P&W R-2800's on my income! METO=600GPH...per engine! Econo cruise=68GPH each...avgas about $4 gallon....Wanna fly? Donations accepted!

    I had a friend suggest that I install a couple of bunks inside her, along with the air conditioning/heating, connect the controlls to a computer with the FS hardware, and open up a bed and breakfast, internal fly-in! How funny is that!...I do like the idea of actually sitting in the cockpit and sim-flying her...that's why I am here....

    If someone out there with bigger pockets than I have, want a very restorable PV-2....contact me, I will sell her....I'd much rather see her fly. I just couldn't see her cut up for scrap.

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    Re: Missouri Newbie

    First try....hope this works out...cockpit of my simulator

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    Re: Missouri Newbie

    R2800's??!!!! What in the world do you have?
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    Re: Missouri Newbie

    Bob,
    Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon....just a tad bit larger than a B-25

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    Re: Missouri Newbie

    WOW I know the AC... PICTURES PLEASE???!!!!!!!!! Where is she at?
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