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Single seat pit taking shape

Moved into a new house with a smaller room for the sim but suits the single seat design I’ve decided to go with.  Take a look at the MIP section for pix and details.


June 5, 2013 0

PFC Jetliner Yoke

Picked up a used PFC jetliner USB column yoke from a fellow builder in Brisbane.  Great feel with its precision mechanics and cast aluminium yoke handle. Take a look at the yoke section for pix and details.


June 5, 2013 0

New monitor stands

A great idea for large monitor stands from Scott (XOrionFE) over at Cockpitbuilders using simple items that I bought from Bunnings here in Perth.  Total cost of about $250 for 3 stands, not bad I reckon.  Take a look HERE.


March 4, 2013 0

Avionics On


January 4, 2013 0

Lockheed Martin Prepar3d

Also very exciting is Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3d, which is Microsofts ESP (Pro version of FSX) developed further for Lockheed’s flight test and training needs.  Of course all FSX addon’s will work in P3D (mostly) so it’s an easy port over to this newly developed platform.  Of course it still suffers the old code of FSX…
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November 18, 2012 0

3 x 42″ LED LCD TV’s

Ok now I’ve gone all out and shouted myself a Christmas present.  3 x 42″ full high definition (1920×1080) LED backlit LCD TV’s.  These were cheap units from Kogan (with free shipping!) here in Australia and while they don’t get great reviews from users, most of those complaints are about sound, reception, remote control usage and some…
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November 18, 2012 0

New PC purchased

A new flightsim pc has just been purchased and in the process of loading and configuring.  This is a belly buster i73770K processor along with SSD and GTX680 GPU.  I intend running FSX, P3D and XP10 on this.


November 18, 2012 0

Sim progress

In a word “none”!  Been quite busy with  the Flightcity sim as well as Simulator Solutions Australia’s B58, both based at Jandakot Airport in WA.  I have done some preliminary testing of X-Plane 10 which is proving very interesting from a home builders perspective and now about to purchase a new “belly-buster” PC to run…
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August 6, 2012 0

X-Plane Testing

Exciting advancements in the latest version of X-Plane (v10) mean this could become the new cockpit builders sim platform.  Scott over at cockpitbuilders.com has been doing some serious testing and has a number of video’s on youtube with the results. X-Plane makes use of multicore processors and the latest GPU’s and now that scenery and…
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June 24, 2012 0
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