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John. B

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You'll need some mods to fly an Airbus A380 unless you :-" :-" :-" use the co-pilots seat :roll: :roll: :roll:


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Almost Finished

Almost finished, holes in the desktop to route cables through done. Everything plugged in and running :)


Lighting effects working.


The trim wheel on the left hand side is going under the desktop, it just needs the bracket reversing, a job for tomorrow. :)

Beam me up Scotty! :)
 

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Lord Nibbo":10ds5cm5 said:
It's a gaming machine I had made up to suit Flight Simming Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU Intel Core i7 3770 @ 3.40GHz Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology (Not Over Clocked) can be overclocked to 4.9 Ghz Cores 4, Threads 8
RAM 16.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 668MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. P8Z77-V LX (LGA1155)
Graphics NV Surround 3x Dell monitors ([email protected])
1 x DELL P2314H ([email protected])
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
Hard Drives 932GB Western Digital WDC WD10EALX-759BA1 (SATA) + 3TbyteWestern Digital + 2Tbyte Western Digital
Optical Drives TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-222BB
Audio Realtek High Definition Audio
That is an impressive setup. I suspect it may have cost more than my car! :lol:
Nice job with the console desk Nibbo. Most impressive.
 

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First a closer view of the Saitek Pro Flight Trim Wheel attached below the desk top.


Next a better view of the Pedal Well, this stops any sliding movement of the pedals when in use, it's a common complaint by pedal users.


USB desktop socket for the sole use of an iPad. The iPad has most of RemoteFlight Software loaded on it the HSI can be seen running in this pic. This close up also shows a clearer view of the teak finger hole I used for routing the cables. Also in this pic you can see the pressure setting panel (top centre) this unit is normally fitted to the throttle control but I moved it on to the panel.


The Final Pic :) Everything except the night light is on and running, if you look really hard at the bottom of the top screen you can just make out the sensor for the TrackIR 5 head movement.
That's it then project finished :) Hope you enjoyed the trip.

The Final Pic

Last Pic

:)
(Edit) Addendum
One last thing that I have not mentioned before is I removed the monitor stands and fixed them into place using brackets I made out of stainless steel sheet, It gives me a lower viewing angle more in keeping with a real cockpit.
 

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Nice rig lord N but don't you get frustrated that you can't go anywhere? I have a ppl and once I could fly the real stuff simulation was never a patch on aviation,

If you find yourself in yorkshire then come for a fly with me, I have a pa28 180.
 

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Chronosoft":31fon2gh said:
Nice rig lord N but don't you get frustrated that you can't go anywhere? I have a ppl and once I could fly the real stuff simulation was never a patch on aviation,

If you find yourself in yorkshire then come for a fly with me, I have a pa28 180.
No thanks but thank you for the offer. I'd rather keep me feet on the ground. At least on my boat I can jump off and swim away, If I jump out of a plane I could flap my arms but I won't fly :) The advantages of a sim is I can fly for several hours,anywhere in the world in any aircraft I choose, I can even change planes mid flight, don't have to refuel, don't have to post a flight plan if I don't want to, I can crash and I can be up again in seconds, and I can choose what the weather is doing. After all that I can pause at any time and go and make a cup of tea.
Was flying this last night :)
Over Bristol

Over Gloucester

Over the Grand Canyon

Over Cornwall
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