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    Where to start? Start with SimSamurai.net!

    SimSamurai.net - I recently came across a guy called Jeff on youtube. He has built a very nice cockpit and is a very knowledgeable chap. I have had a good look through his website and one of the things he sells is a manual for FS users.

    It's called the Ultimate Guide to Advanced Flight Simulation (or UGTAFS). I bought a copy and I have to say - it's bloody good! Aimed at the FS user more than the cockpit builder, it contains a huge amount of useful information covering many aspects of flight sim, flying online, hardware, software, building - it's all in here. I guess it's really about getting the most out of your flight sim experience with the equipment you have. I cannot recommend it highly enough!

    I think he posts on this forum occasionally but he really deserves a mention and a medal for his input. This is not a commercial advert by the way, just a testimonial from a very satisfied customer.

    Jeff also builds cockpits and sells blueprints etc for his own designs. They are a very good basis to get you started - go and take a look. You will be glad you did.

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    Re: Where to start? Start with SimSamurai.net!

    I agree - just finished building his AX-1 cockpit design and I'm very pleased. It's a generic two seat cockpit with three full size and one touch screen for gauges, and 13 GoFlight controls. For me this is a good compromise between flexibility, cost, time to build and most importantly, fun! It doesn't match -any- cockpit exactly, but it is a very nice immersion step-up from a CH yoke clamped to a table top with three monitors sitting on stands, which was my former setup.

    Anyway - I echo the comments here, Jeff has a lot of useful info on his website and if his approach appeals to you, it will help you a lot.

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    Re: Where to start? Start with SimSamurai.net!

    I would love it if they did actual cockpits, not just generic 2 seaters or what ever. If they had a 737 I would definatly use it.


    Ollie