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Thread: Home built flight simulator

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    Home built flight simulator


    During the last couple of years I have built a full-fledged single seater fixed-base flight simulator. It uses MS Flight Simulator 9. The outside views are displayed via projectors on three screens with a 11 x 3 feet display area.
    The simulator replicates to a high degree of fidelity the avionics and flight management systems of the Boeing 737-NG. This is done with additional software that runs on a network of 7 PCs.
    As I/O interfaces I used the EPIC card by R&R Electronics, plus Phidgets and Hagstroem cards. For the EPIC, I wrote more than 4000 lines of C++ like code to bring all switches, displays, lamps and LEDs in the cockpit to life.

    Some technical highlights:
    - motorized throttle lever for Auto-Throttle operation
    - motorized spoiler lever (employs spoilers automatically at touchdown)
    - Solenoid held Engine start switches
    - working NAV and COM radios

    Lots of details abaut this project are on my website:

    A movie about the simulator in action is on youtube:

    Last but not least I attach some pictures of the cockpit (many more are on my webiste).


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    Sep 2006
    Carol Stream, Illinois
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    Re: Home built flight simulator

    Nice job! Thanks for putting up a poll for your project

    �In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed�
    - Charles Darwin

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