View Full Version : Cessna sim on E Bay

08-10-2008, 07:04 PM
Check That.....no reserve..

Michael Carter
08-10-2008, 07:31 PM
Interesting. Might be able to use those guages with an input card for FS. Might.

08-10-2008, 10:55 PM
Had to bid on that one. Hope I get it cheap. No Reserve. That will be perfect for me. I can make my sim modular very easily with that. YES!

Prof Bill
08-12-2008, 07:16 AM
This is indeed a very nice complete exemplar of Simulation History!

I would be surprised if some Aviation Museum Collection does not make a bid.
If you succeed in your bid you could seek out such an organisation and perhaps offer it in exchange for a more modern simulator or instruments so that the item remains complete!

Perhaps I am being a little too altruistic here but it would be nice to see such historical items preserved for posterity!


08-12-2008, 10:19 AM
Will it work with FS9 or FSX ??????

Michael Carter
08-12-2008, 10:30 AM
Probably not as it is now. Looks like proprietary jacks on the back for accesory input. I don't see a computer output on it anywhere. It might be within those jacks.

At the least you would need the schematic to figure it out.

08-12-2008, 01:54 PM
Anyone looking at buying this may wish to get with this guy first.

http://www.simkits.com/cgi-bin/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1122090260 or contact these guys




08-31-2008, 11:28 PM
My flight school has a very old ATC610 and ATC710 sim, theres also an 810 twin simulator. My point of view is that I would not touch them, well with the exception of the 810, many of those gauges would make a very nice C402 sim.
On second thought, if you were to buy one of those old sims, you could make your money back on parting it out as spare parts are very scarce. The only redeaming value really of the sims we have is that they are FAA certified and the students can use them for loggable sim time towards their ratings.

The ADF will not rotate 360 degrees without it resetting itself, I guess they didnt use any absolute rotary encoders or a quadrature encoder with a zero set. The VSI is nothing more than an aircore voltage meter from an analog multimeter, as is the airspeed indicator. The AI only rotates and the fixed airplane actually moves up and down to show pitch. The magnetic compass does not simulate any compass errors. The VOR and DG however are somewhat decent.
Quite funny this 610 sim was used by a major South American airline for primary training of its pilots.
The Pacer sim, never heard of them but is of the same era as the ATC sims I use every day.

09-01-2008, 04:18 AM
What sim I do have is hundreds of times more accurate than many of the 'certified' sims out there from even a few years ago.

A museum is where it belongs. If it winds up on my bench, its getting updated.