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    What are you building and how far are you in the build?

    What are you building and how far are you in the build?

    Would be great to know what we are all building and at what stage we are in?

    To start this thread, I am building the Cessna 152 and it is running on X-Plane 9 and PM gauges. My panels are cnc'ed from 12mm mdf and is currently priming the panels at the mo. The gauges are displayed on a 18.5" screen, and my control column is built into the sim via the means of a hacked ch yoke. I have just bought my flaps gauge, real cessna knobs and real bendix king dummy gauges...I also have real cessna pedals too (and a real cessna telex mic)...



    In January I will continue with the cockpit enclosure and merge the sim console into the enclosure....

    So how are you doing with your builds?.....
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    Re: What are you building and how far are you in the build?

    No GA Builders building?
    Building An Airbus In My Garage!

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    Re: What are you building and how far are you in the build?

    We're laying low so we don't get flipped over when one of those pax hauling monsters goes screaming by.

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    Re: What are you building and how far are you in the build?

    Here is phase 1 of my Cessna 172 just completed after two years.
    Phase two is the enclosure which I plan to start early in the New Year.
    Phase three will be to improve the outside view so that I can get 180 degrees of display, probably with five large monitors i.e. 27 + inches.
    I would also like to replace the radios with more prototypical units but the current ones are perfectly acceptable and work very well.AJWW Camera 10.12.11 043 (Medium).jpgAJWW Camera 10.12.11 033 (Medium).jpgAJWW Camera 10.12.11 040 (Medium).jpgAJWW Camera 10.12.11 032 (Medium).jpgAJWW Camera 10.12.11 039 (Medium).jpg

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    Re: What are you building and how far are you in the build?

    That's very well done Meridian. I look forward to seeing your shell project!

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    Re: What are you building and how far are you in the build?

    This is my little corner of the world. i am not replicating any real aircraft, so it will never be completed, and i have no clue how far along I am. I have a custom made Autopilot built by me, Saitek yoke, and pedals, Goflight Rp-48, and GF166A. In the Goflight console, I have a GF-TQ6, a custom made light plate on top, an annunciator panel out of an OV-1 Mohawk that I converted, and custom made mixture controls that came out of a KC-135 ground trainer. The main monitor displays FSX, while the second monitor is displaying the FSWidgets GMAP (So, I never get lost- just go the wrong way). There is also a Buttkicker Gamer attached to my chair.

    I am planning on building the SimSamurai AX-1 Housing, and putting in a custom overhead. Plus anything else I find or comes my way.

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    I'm not replicating anything, because I like to fly everything.
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    Re: What are you building and how far are you in the build?

    Meridian,

    I like your solution for the gauges, half lcd, some steam, correct?

    How did you do your trim indicator on the pedestal, is it mechanical off the spirals in the trim wheel, or servo based?

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    Re: What are you building and how far are you in the build?

    Reid

    Yes the 8 main gauges and the warning panel are based on a 16 inch monitor and the remaining gauges are Simkits. The digital clock is currently a dummy.

    The elevator trim wheel is a real Cessna component that I purchased second-hand from a dealer in the USA and the trim indicator is a simple mechanical lever driven by the spiral as per the prototype.

    The trim wheel is connected to a multi-turn potentiometer via two gears to give the correct number of turns from full up to full down trim. The pot is connected to FS9 via a Leo Bodnar BU0836X Universal Joystick Controller and FSUIPC.

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    Re: What are you building and how far are you in the build?

    Andrew,

    Thanks for the info. I love the look of your build.

    I have been working on the same sort of trim mechanism, but it has proven to be a big stumbling block for me. Can you share a picture/description of how you built the indicator. I am sure it is much easier to do than I am attempting...
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    Re: What are you building and how far are you in the build?



    My setup now has a 3 monitor wideview setup since this image was taken. I'm awaiting delivery of a 4.3" monitor and then I'll be constructing a Garmin GNS430. I'm having the Garmin enclosure components laser cut.

    I'm also now running the main panel remotely using gauges from the gauges factory (Reality xp/flight1 gauges shown in the photo). I'm really impressed with the gauges and if the developer produces the remaining 172 stuff that currently aren't there then I'll be donating! If not them I'll probably end up down the PM route. Using a second pc for the gauges has given me a 10-15fps increase on my main machine!

    Alex

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