The outside view uses 3 x 42″ Full High Definition LCD TV’s.  Once the room in the house was chosen for the sim that pretty much determined the maximum size of the monitors resulting in the choice of 42″ (102cm).   These were purchased online at very low cost and being full HD 1080p plus narrow bezel and LED backlight it was a combination too good to pass up (thanks Mr. Kogan:-)

I’m using 3 x undocked windows in P3D (the same as you would in FSX) to get the two left and right 45 degree views plus center view in order to avoid the stretch distortion you’d get if using one stretched view across the 135 degree FOV.  Frame rates suffer of course but then what’s new  :roll:, however the fine detail displayed at full HD is amazing and so much sharper than projectors and now that I’m building a single seat cockpit I can move the screens across to pretty much put me on runway centreline and avoid any crabbing effect.

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The 3 base pieces are cut from one piece of 18mm ply wood 300 x 1200 and the backboard is from 12mm MDF 600 x 1200.  The base posts are aluminium fence posts used for pool fencing etc. and provide a solid support 1.6m high with a base plate for anchoring.  Being aluminium its also very light.  The TV mount itself is a standard monitor wall mount purchased off ebay and bolted to the MDF which itself is anchored to the upright post using U-bolts.After seeing the homemade monitor stand made by fellow sim builder Scott (aka XOrionFE) over at Cockpitbuilders I decided to pinch his design and make new stands.  The older bookshelf stands caused the monitors to sit back too far so the new ones will bring them in closer for a more wraparound effect.  Here’s the result:

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The 3 base pieces are cut from one piece of 18mm ply wood 300 x 1200 and the backboard is from 12mm MDF 600 x 1200.  The base posts are aluminium fence posts used for pool fencing etc. and provide a solid support 1.6m high with a base plate for anchoring.  Being aluminium its also very light.  The TV mount itself is a standard monitor wall mount purchased off ebay and bolted to the MDF which itself is anchored to the upright post using U-bolts.