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    Where are all the GA builders?

    Hey,

    I was just curious to know if there are any GA builders out there?

    Are any of you building the Piper, Arrow, Cherokee, Cessna etc?

    Just that there are soooo many 737 builders on here, and was wondering where all the GA builders are?

    Seems at the moment that they are extinct!

    So....

    If you are GA builders, please please please post some updates of your sim or project in the photogallery and upload your links to this page! I would love to know you....

    I am as you know building the Cessna 182 and would really appreciate another builder to exchange ideas and stuff with, as there are still some measurements and stuff that I need, but with the lack of GA builders on the site I am beginning to think they are elsewhere!

    Matt / Gez / Trev if you are reading....can we have a new tag on the forum just for General Aviation please? We need it? (AlexPilot's GA Discussion? lol)

    Anyway.....

    You know the score, GA builders...show your faces and post some pics!

    Cheers MyCockpit Members....

    Alex

    EDIT: Just been searching many GA builders postings and it seems that more or less all GA members are now 'Old Skool' and have 0% activity!

    Build a Cessna on the side!!!!

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    Re: Where are all the GA builders?

    I was buidling a GA sim but I have since fallen in love with the DoDo Sim 206 and have decided to build a helicopter sim. I will post pics up but as of right now money is tight and i have not built anything except a stand for my X52 and I am useing a old center console from a previous GS build. If PM ever finishes there GAGC software i would like to build a GA sim useing that.
    Mike G.

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    Re: Where are all the GA builders?

    Watch out for an update on the Seething Sim soon - One of our members is in the middle of constructing a scratch built 172 cockpit, wing stubs 'n all!
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    Re: Where are all the GA builders?

    Woohoo!

    We have some members, we're alive!

    Keep up the updates, would be really nice to see some more GA pits!

    Please stay in touch, we need more posts on GA builds!

    Nice one!

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    Re: Where are all the GA builders? Any More?

    Any more GA builders want to show their faces?
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    Re: Where are all the GA builders?

    Hi Alex

    dont know if i qualify as a GA sim builder but im building a Bae Hawk based sim.

    its not a full replica but a tub with asa near as posible all switches in the correct place and interfaced yhrough fsuipc and leo's bu86x cards.

    at presant the tub is 75% coplete and the left hand avionics fit controling the engine management, trim, flap u/c, DC bus and AC bus are wired and functioning ( still to be tidied up ) i have a TH2Go for the outside visuals linked to 3 17" lcd's and am trying to get my two 15" lcd's to work with FSXPAND for the instruments ( having trouble with FSXPAND at the moment).
    I have two dual core 3ghz pc's for running fsx full photo sceanary and soon active sky for weather. I have a further 4 pentium 3 or 4 pc's that im hoplig to get working with FSXPAND when i eventualy get it to work and hope to use a 10" tft as a moving map ( i have 4 redundant 10" tft's from work)

    for flight controls i have saitek x52 throtle and stick along with there rudder pedles. Also just bought there new usb radio panel so hope to incorporate that too.


    started the build in jan this year and only now do i realise what a mamoth task it is already see a lot i want to redo as my woodworking and fabrication skills have improved.

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    Re: Where are all the GA builders?

    Hi Dave,

    Wouldn't say your project is GA based but it sure sounds interesting!

    I am myself a fan of TH2GO and would love this kind of setup, its really good what it does especially if you only have minimal outputs on your video card!

    Again, FSX is a great sim to fly on, I myself am a big FS9 fan, it really is a classic sim, I am glad you have 3.0GHz dual cores on your PC as FSX sure does need all the CPU power it can get, I have a dual core 2.2ghz and fsx isn't too responsive on that but FS9 runs like a dream, well atleast my video card can handle it!

    Let me know your verdict on the saitek radio's (can I ask?, how wide is the saitek radio?....is it 8" wide?)

    Keep up the good work, and please post your picture updates in the photo gallery for all to see!

    All the best,

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    Re: Where are all the GA builders?

    Hi
    I`m Henk living in the Netherlands,
    I`m building A cessna 172 based on Simkits instruments,goflight radio`s and some orginal aircraft parts.
    also using matrox triplehead to go

    Some time ago I purchased a instrumentpanel from Flightdecksolutions ,but they stop producing any GA parts .
    regards Henk
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    Re: Where are all the GA builders?

    alex

    the saitek radios are more than 8" i'm afraid my avionic bays are 10" wide and they are a tight fit but do fit just !!!! but I'll go out to my sim in the morning and do an acurate measurement for you.

    yes fsx is very cpu intensive, im just back into simming and have not owned fs9 ( but had every other msfs before it ) so when coming back i skipped fs9 and jumped right into fsx as i guessed it would last longer than fs9. little did i know?

    I didnt want to build an airlinner or just a little GA like a c172. settled on the Hawk as its aveonics are quite basic, no autopilot or glass cockpit here although the hawk 100 has been upgraded to take glass cockpits and modern avionics into acount, but mine is a early 1980's mk1a. a la red arrows complete with smoke deployment system.although mine wears a 100sqn coulor scheme ( im certinly not up to standard t fly a red painted one yet although all 10 red ones are in my hanger )

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    Re: Where are all the GA builders?

    Quote Originally Posted by jaspar View Post
    Hi Alex

    dont know if i qualify as a GA sim builder but im building a Bae Hawk based sim.
    No Dave you belong in the Military group. Do you have some photos to share?
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