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    Hello from Jep!

    Hello everyone! My name is O'Malley. I am currently in the process of researching and designing a flight simulator. You guys have a great website with vast amounts of information. I look forward to reading and contributing to the site.

    I am located in Southern California and am a huge supporter of DIY projects. I look forward to hearing from everyone.

    O'Malley

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    Hello O'Malley and welcome to the mayhem!! You like DYI, then you have come to the right place. There is a lot of information here and a lot of people who love to help other builders. So ask your questions. What type of project are you looking at?
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    Welcome to the Community. Southern Cali, man must be nice weather there. First thing you need to do is plan your air conditioning well. ROFL! J/K We are glad you stopped by. As we are all learners of some level, feel free to ask as many questions as you like. The forums have very good searching ability and I am sure at one time or another someone may have asked the question prior. If you can't find it... Ask! Welcome again, and I look forward to seeing further progress of your project.

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    O'Malley, welcome to the club.... we were all beginners at one time or another... Still learning new tricks.

    Glad to have you join in on our fun

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    Welcome Jep. Are you sure that you want to ADMIT that you are a home cockpit builder publically?

    Lots of good folks and good ideas here. Remember to post pix.

    best,

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBaymore View Post
    Welcome Jep. Are you sure that you want to ADMIT that you are a home cockpit builder publically?

    Lots of good folks and good ideas here. Remember to post pix.

    best,

    ..................john
    Ya know.... I don't think the world is ready for us to come out of the closet yet.....
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    Thanks for the warm welcome guys! I appreciate it.

    @ Bob Reed: I am not looking at buidling any plane specific sim. My plan is to build a lower cost motion simulator to learn and for the experience. I am a FSX addict (I had to admit it sometime) and fly with the FS-MP server which is by far the most realistic group around with ATC and real world regulations.

    In doing my beggining research I have found a program called x-sim and was curious to know if this is what people normally use as it is freeware?

    I am still running designs through my head and was curious to know if electric servos or hydraulics (believe that is what they are refered to) would be better to use? I would think that the servos would be cheaper and quieter?

    Thank you,
    O'Malley

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    Another question. Does everyone use a sim-board to interface their switches and then program them through FSUIPC? If so how are you conecting the switches to the sim-board? Thanks again. My ideas are starting to take shape.

    O'Malley

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    Hey Jep. When you say sim board, do you mean an interface? Yes you have to use some kind of interface to connect switches and lights to the computer.
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    I have heard them refered to as sim-boards. I believe one example is the Sys3 (not to sure though). If that is an example of an interface how are the switches connected to it? I hope that clarifies my question a bit.

    From reading through posts it seems alot of people use FS9. Is there anything wrong with using FSX? Thanks again.

    O'Malley

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