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    Published on 01-21-2012 07:43 PM
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    MyCockpit ® Presents "Mikes Tips" by Mike Powell

    Designing Realistic Control Panels

    Part of the process of building a realistic flight simulator is determining dimensions and how pieces fit together. The main instrument panel and controls grab a lot of the builder’s attention, but secondary control panels are major contributors to the overall look and feel of a sim as well.
    Published on 11-02-2011 10:10 PM

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    Springs and Control Loading

    Control loading systems provide the forces which resist movement of the controls in simulators. Ideally the control loading forces will mimic the control forces experienced by pilots in real aircraft. In fact, designers of commercial and military simulators go to great expense to assure that they do.
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