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Post by skydiver » Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:20 pm

Hi guys!!!!

I were browsing the internet and the I found a site called www.simkits.com
So I was inspired!!!!
Guess what,I want to build my own cockpit but now I need instruments and I dont want to buy that instruments on simkits.com!!!!

So if any1 knows of other instrument sales or tips or help,give your reply!

Thanx!!!!!
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Post by capt.PropwashKCHS » Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:37 pm

i dont know about "gauges" ... but as for some DIY (do it yourself) controls... you might be able to do something with a standard 102 key keyboard as shown in this video on youtube.com

http://youtube.com/watch?v=6qYiaF0E484

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Post by flyrcoyle » Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:52 am

I have often dreamed of having the space to set up my own cockpit too. Before I got involved with school, I researched the subject considerably and remember reading several instances where homebuilders used salvaged instruments in their cockpits. The sensing mechanisms were removed and stepper motors drove the gearing to produce the instrument movement. Unfortunately, I don't remember where I read this information, but I'm sure if you do a search for homebuilt simulators, you can find more information than you can read in a few days.
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Post by skipperdan » Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:06 pm

If you want to start small and not spend a lot of money, here is a nice website. I have several of their devices.

http://www.desktopaviator.com/
I AM NOT A PILOT. I JUST LOVE AVIATION.

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...Air Operations Branch Director
...Flew several times in a Cessna 182 with G1000 (maintaining the MFD).
...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
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Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
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Please check out scenery that I helped develop for Albert Whitted Airport http://www.surclaro.com/download.php?query=KSPG&op=search&cid=
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Post by skipperdan » Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:08 pm

Check out this link. I have several of their switches.

About 5 months ago, I switched from the old monitor to the Flat Screen monitor.

www.desktopaviator.com
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CAPTAIN--CIVIL AIR PATROL
...Emergency Services Training Officer
...Instructor at the Florida Wing Conference 2012.
...Mission Observer (front right seat)
...Air Operations Branch Director
...Flew several times in a Cessna 182 with G1000 (maintaining the MFD).
...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
.
Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
.
Please check out scenery that I helped develop for Albert Whitted Airport http://www.surclaro.com/download.php?query=KSPG&op=search&cid=
.
Check out this article in Air and Space Magazine concerning Albert Whitted Airport:
http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/The-Airport-That-Wouldnt-Die.html

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Post by capt.PropwashKCHS » Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:54 am

oh look, skipper has an intercom system by the monitor so he can call his Flight Attendant (oops i mean wife) and ask her to bring him something to drink.. lol JUST KIDDING!!!

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Two words, one website...

Post by Cat1 » Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:47 am

Project Magenta
http://www.projectmagenta.com/

Look there and go nutz... Everything the home builder is after.
Enjoy :D
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If you want to learn how to fly IFR and land with ILS or have any questions about IFR/ILS. Click this link and the information is there: http://www.faa.gov/library/manuals/avia ... _handbook/

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Post by ricktobin » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:57 am

capt.PropwashKCHS wrote:oh look, skipper has an intercom system by the monitor so he can call his Flight Attendant (oops i mean wife) and ask her to bring him something to drink.. lol JUST KIDDING!!!
Nah...that's his direct link to Patty Wagstaff.

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Post by skipperdan » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:56 pm

Patty Who????????
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I AM NOT A PILOT. I JUST LOVE AVIATION.

CAPTAIN--CIVIL AIR PATROL
...Emergency Services Training Officer
...Instructor at the Florida Wing Conference 2012.
...Mission Observer (front right seat)
...Air Operations Branch Director
...Flew several times in a Cessna 182 with G1000 (maintaining the MFD).
...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
.
Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
.
Please check out scenery that I helped develop for Albert Whitted Airport http://www.surclaro.com/download.php?query=KSPG&op=search&cid=
.
Check out this article in Air and Space Magazine concerning Albert Whitted Airport:
http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/The-Airport-That-Wouldnt-Die.html

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