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    Hi,

    I thought it would be interesting and immensely helpful to find out which systems, software and hardware people have in building their sims. I know if I just create a list, others will come back and tell me I've forgotten to ask about X or Y. So this thread is about brainstorming a list of sim components which will be used in a future survey on this forum.

    Please consider the following components, and suggest new ones to add as appropriate. Don't actually provide your sim details at this point, as it will be covered by a future survey when all the question components are finalized.

    Why am I doing this? Well because I know the frustration I experienced when I started building, and found out the costs of software like Project Magenta. It will be useful to the community to find out what people are using, whether they hand made a panel or bought it from a supplier, and provide some quick alternatives for builders like myself.

    I'm sure I've missed many vital components, but that's the point of this pre-survey brainstorm, and why it's important that you respond if I missed something.

    Remember, at this point, please make suggestions only for additional components to add to the lists below, NOT responses to the components below. Thank you.

    Software

    Main simulator
    Instruments controller (if applicable)
    FMC controller (if applicable)
    ATC system
    Multi-system interface (e.g. FSUIPC, WideFS)
    Other equipment controller (e.g. Weather Radar)
    Aircraft add-on
    Scenery add-on
    Other add-on (e.g. sound packages, special effects)
    Flight planning

    Hardware

    Panels
    Throttle Quadrant
    Rudder
    Control column / Joystick
    FMC Hardware
    Seats
    Instrument and pedestal support structure
    Outside sim shell
    Cockpit lighting
    Location of sim (e.g. basement, garage, bedroom)

    Electronics, visual and sound

    Visuals - front, side, other
    Sound system
    Projector screen (if applicable)
    Replica analogue instruments (if applicable)
    Instrument LCDs / CRTs (if applicable)
    Radio / NAV (if applicable)
    Autopilot unit (if applicable)

    Mechanics

    Motion platform (if applicable)

    Computer system

    Main sim
    Supplementary systems
    VANCOUVER
    Jet fighter / single pilot sim, plus thinking of a 777 as a secondary sim.

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    Under the pit structure you might want to research:

    Ventilation
    Fire Protection (real)


    Under computers you might want to add:

    network switch/hub
    network speed / format

    On the hardware section you might want to add:

    Footprint of whole sim project (how much floor space)
    Height of whole sim project (what is the ceiling height requirement)

    And related.........

    Single pilot
    Dual Pilot
    2 Pilots and flight engineer/jump seat
    Additional passengers


    best,

    ................john

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    And under Lighting ,Visuals, and Sound...

    MIP, Overhead, and other annunciators.

    Voltage busses used.

    Under hardware, (maybe a sub-catagory of panels)

    Simulated or real panels.

    Modified or unmodified (used as-is)
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    And you might add motion to the list as well since there are a few of us doing that also.
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