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    Pix of my Cessna 172 project

    Here are a few of the pix I just posted in the GA photo gallery of my C-172 simulator. Next step is building an enclosure.








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    Re: Pix of my Cessna 172 project

    VERY NICE setup. Could you give us a list of parts used?

    Thanks for sharing your project, excellent.

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    Re: Pix of my Cessna 172 project

    Software:
    FSX/Acceleration
    REX2.0
    GEX
    Ultimate Traffic 2
    Flight1 Cessna 172
    FSGenesis Mesh
    Ultimate Terrain X USA/Canada/Europe
    Natural TreesX
    FSUIPC

    Hardware:
    Nivida BFG 9800 GTX+ 1Gig
    Nvidia 8600 GS
    3 22” LCD monitors (outside), 1 18”LCD monitor (gauges)
    K9N4 Motherboard with AMD Athlon 5600+
    TH2GO Digital edition
    Saitek Eclipse Red backlit keyboard

    Simulator Hardware:
    Go-Flight Modules: GF-166, GF-46, GF-P8, RP48
    DeskTopAviator: Avionics panel, throttle quadrant, carb heat
    AirMap 600C GPS
    Cessna 172 parts: trim wheel, flap switch, panel decals
    Home-made: flap indicator, brake release, trim wheel, chair
    CH Yoke, modified and extended
    CH Rudder pedals
    Sporty’s Flight Timer
    Cirque Touch-pad (replace mouse).
    Buttkicker

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    Re: Pix of my Cessna 172 project

    Fine piece of work. I like the use of a touch pad good idea. Your setup seems really quite solid. Do you have any plans for the future?

    Great work..
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    Re: Pix of my Cessna 172 project

    Hi...is your glareshield pipe insulation?

    You can get the same results using styrofoam!

    Cheers,

    Alex
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    Re: Pix of my Cessna 172 project

    Alex Jay - yes, it is pipe insulation. Cheap, self adhesive and looks ok for now. I would like to eventually replace it....Please let me know if you have some suggestions on how to build one from styrofoam.

    Ronson2k9 - Future plan is to replace the glare shield and build some type of enclosure. I have purchased some PVC pipe and polystyrene sheets to build a prototype. I also have a Phillips Ambx "ambi-light" I would like to try to figure out a way to integrate as well.

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    Re: Pix of my Cessna 172 project

    Here is the Radio stack close-up.

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    Re: Pix of my Cessna 172 project

    Hi For glareshield out of styro, is easy!

    Use a 50mm thick sheet of 4' x 1' blue foam.

    Draw on shape of complete glareshield (aprox 1.5" thick)

    Cut out using bread knife or coping saw, dont bother with hot wire cutter as it is added expense (unless you have one or can make one cheap)

    Sand all corners of glareshield smooth, prime with white emulsion twice, spray with black paint or textured black paint, DO NOT COVER with vinyl or leatherette as it you will have to include a 'crease' at one point when you cover it, this crease will ruin the whole thing!

    Screw a few screws into the glaresheild from the MIP or use a heavy weight glue, but make sure the glue doesnt melt the polystyrene, The glareshield will be light weight so just a few screws and a little glue will do the trick!

    Mount LEDs into the glareshield to give light to the MIP (optional)!

    That should do the trick my friend!

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    Re: Pix of my Cessna 172 project

    I must admit, your sim is one of the nicest full length cessna home pits I have seen in a long time, keep up the excellent work!

    Alex
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    Re: Pix of my Cessna 172 project

    Thanks Alex. I am really looking forward to redoing the glare shield. I love the idea of installing the lights as well!

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