423: My Cockpit Rebuilding #01

Just received  the new computer solely for flight simulation today with some revisions to the spec listed in my last post originally.    The full spec now is:

  • CPU: Intel i7-6850K
  • Motherboard: Asus X99 Deluxe-II
  • RAM: Corsair 32GB Dominator 3200MHz DDR4
  • SSD: Samsung 960 EVO M.2 256GB for Windows System
  • CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H115i
  • Power Supply: Corsair AX1200i
  • Case: Corsair Graphite 760T
  • OS: Windows 10 Home

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422: Time to get Moving

I’ve been talking about rebuilding my home cockpit and a computer dedicated to flight simulation…er… for quite a long time.   I really get moving now.

Followings are some of the gears I already purchased for the new cockpit. And in
general, it will be somewhat resemblance to what the guy ON THE GLIDESLOPE (OTG) does — a 3-monitor setup, one in the front and two on both sides.

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Misc: Nothing about Flight Simulation

I am a music lover since my very young age and had become an audiophile when I could afford to get some decent high-fidelity (hifi) equipment about 20 years ago.   This hasn’t changed much even after flightsimming has gained the number one position on top of my limited pastimes.

Do we audiophiles live for music or gear?  It’s a classic question and my answer is a definite both.

Whether you’re an audiophile and whether you agree with me or not, here’s a great BBC archive film produced in 1959 on this subject a friend sent to me a few days ago.  Continue reading

Cockpit: Cor Radmaker (EHAM, Netherlands)

Followings are the Cessna cockpit by Cor Radmaker in The Netherlands, who designed the panel himself.   The panel is made of metal, with flexible plywood and foam and imitation leather put together as the glare shield.

Edit:  Cor has submitted additional pictures for the building of his panel, plus drawing files to share with those who are interested.

Builder: Cor Rademaker
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
ICAO: EHAM – Amsterdam Schiphol

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421: Cockpit, cockpit

A few days ago I received an email from Michael Basler who told me that he was scratching his head about the placement of the Generic PFD because, “You know, I have that X-Top panel with the sixpack where it belongs plus three additional FIPS at the right hand side…I just can’t map this onto my fixed X-Top panel.

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COCKPIT: RACEGUY (FA40, USA)

(Updates added at End of Post – Aug-11, 2017)
Received a post comment from Ed Gilbert (aka Raceguy) about his P-51D cockpit that he has been working on for the last two years.   He said that the project is about to complete sometime this week.   I can’t help to say “wow!”

The photos are originally posted on the A2A Forum.  I have sought his permission to re-post the photos here.

Frankly, whenever I look at the cockpit pictures from FSX Times friends who shared with us here, I always feel the excitement and am deeply touched by the time, the effort, and the sweat (probably blood as well) they put onto our common passions in flight simulation.   Thank you Raceguy.   Thank you all.

Builder: Ed Gilbert aka Raceguy
Location: New Port Richey, Fl, USA
ICAO: FA40 Hidden Lake Airport


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418: Dual-Cue PFD Preview

Here’s the screen-shot of the PFD with dual-cue flight director I am working on.   It looks and fits better on larger airplanes.

Very likely it will be sold separately or be a paid addon to the existing single-cue version.

No worry, it will be free to all who purchase the PFD before the launch of this variation.   Should be ready by next weekend.