DON T USE MARKETPLACE YOU WILL PAY MORE, WAIT LONGER AND GET A USED BOOK In 1993, when Microsoft began using the tag as real as it gets on its flight simulators it was with a degree of artistic licence Twenty years on, Microsoft has left the party but its legacy remains in Flight Simulator X and its cousin Prepare3D, developed by Lockheed Martin But while display technology and sophisticated flight controls make suspension of disbelief ever easier, a wall remains between the bedroom aviator and his virtual cockpit nothing intrudes than having to reach for the mouse to flip the switches In the quest for true hardware control of their cockpits flight sim enthusiasts walk an uneasy line between eye wateringly expensive professional solutions and too generic consumer units The alternative is D.I.Y This guide takes you end to end through and beyond the construction of scratch built panels to control the FSX GPS and autopilot with no mouse or keyboard required Using no than basic DIY tools and a modicum of patience you can build professional quality panels to navigate your default or payware aircraft on the GPS500 GPS or, for the ambitious, on payware systems from Mindstar or Reality XP You can build a generic autopilot based on the Bendix King KFC 225 to hook into most of your default General Aviation aircraft and many payware add ons Based on the experience of developing a scratch built cockpit from the ground up, this guide features step by step instructions, many photographs and invaluable background information that will help you make your cockpit as real as it gets....
|Title||:||Almost Aviation: Building beautiful flight simulator control panels|
|Number of Pages||:||488 Pages|
|File Size||:||568 KB|
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Almost Aviation: Building beautiful flight simulator control panels Reviews
Three dollars for this book is unbelievable! Easily worth twenty+.
Mark did an excellent job in designing the GPS. After I read the instruction book I also learned that I could not buy any more the complete set, only the 2 acryllic sheets. That is the reason that I will not build the GPS; sorry. I thought it could fit nicely to my small desksim. I enclose a photo.
I'm a CFI and aviation sim enthusiast for many years... Good place to start for developing Sim on a budget... particularly if you have machining capabilities
Very informative and well written book. Very detailed and complete.
Well laid out with simple explanations. It takes a lot of the mystery away for what's needed to start building your own Simpit.
Great read for anyone starting out to build up their own cockpit for their flying sim.
great primer for Cocpit building