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Hello everyone,I guess more than 80% of sim builders should check out this forum. I hope to build a simple cockpit builder database in this forum. Basic like "who is doing what type in where".Let me introduce mine first:Alkit Chan, Boeing 747-200, Hong Kong (www.alkit747.com)If you are building a generic cockpit not specific to a type, please put "Generic" or "Generic Jet 2" (two engine jet) or Generic Prop 1" (single engine prop).Please please sign up even you are in planning stage.If anyone do not want to disclose their real name, nickname or callsign are welcome.I hope my idea is not too stupid and hope all you guys would participate.Best regards,Alkit

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Hi Alkit,I do built a generic twin turboprop Dash 8-100 or ATR 42/72 switchable. Already done Captain side with PM Old Efis softwareCenter with FSEicasPedestal and throttle quad ( original Short 360)Yoke column rudder ( Yoke original Short 360) Hardware used: Plasma V1Gammaray 256IOCARD master and displayHagstrom USB encoder Next steps - wiring - overhead panel - glareshield Regards Roger WielgusStrasbourg / France

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Thanks Roger for your participation!!!Alkit Chan, Boeing 747-200, Hong Kong (www.alkit747.com)Roger Wielgus, Dash 8-100 ATR 42/72, Strasbourg/France(the list will be in alphameric order)Hope all sim builder participate!! Because....this is OUR database!!

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I think the Survey Idea is a fantastic idea, and I certainly would like to participate and be able to view the database. Here comes the but:) It would seem to me if a form or a set of questions are asked, you would receive a uniform response. This way there will be an accurate data base to be able to compare to other builders and allow the viewer of the database knowledgeable information of building/comparing of their own Sim.Example: (not in any specific order, just what came to mind as an example)Type AircraftFlight Sim Software, a. b. c. d. etc.Number of computers (configuration & uses) a. b. c. d. etc.Panels (home built - Professionally built - Real Aircraft panels)Shell - home built - fiberglass - Actual cockpit(real)Completed project - OngoingHow long to complete/ongoing - When startedAnd the list I'm sure will go on.Just a recommendation:)

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Hi Alkit, Great idea to create a database.I am building a generic fighter style pit, planning a tandom layout,wood construction.Planning on using glass instruments mixed with glass/steam gauges.FSBus will be driving the whole thing at this stage.Projector is planned in the final stages.Currently working on the front seat, which is stage 1, the rear seat will be stage 2 if stage 1 ever gets finished ?? So much work involved but currently active on the project.Cheers Glenn WestonSydney/AustraliaPictures of my project can be found here:http://www.simhardware.co.nz/forums/viewtopic.php?t=33

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Hello Matt,Thank you for your recommendation. The way you suggest would be very informative. To writing a comprehensive survey like this would like sometime. For example, to provide all the choices available.For this time, I would like to build up a very basic sim builder list. As I mention, to let everyone here (and elsewhere) to know exactly who is working on what in where.What you suggest would be next if the feedback is good this time. Appreicate your recommendation.So...Matt, would you continue on the list!!?Alkit

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Alkit Chan, Boeing 747-200, Hong Kong (www.alkit747.com)Glenn Weston, Generic Fighter, Sydney/Australia (www.simhardware.co.nz/forums/viewtopic.php?t=33)Matt Olieman, Airbus A340, unknown (www.A340project.us)Roger Wielgus, Dash 8-100 ATR 42/72, Strasbourg/France

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Thomas K., Boeing 777, Maryland USA, www.777project.com(would be nice to have this on a site somewhere as a 'living list'. Let's start somewhere though. Good idea)

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Roberto Soriano, B767-300ER, SAN SALVADOR EL SALVADOR, www.geocities.com/dodianoExcellent Idea Alkit!!Roberto

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Hmmmm, work on a list.... :)BTW Decatur, Illinois, US

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Ricardo Flores, Bronx, NY Boeing 757-200www.geocities.com/prob757

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Alkit Chan, Boeing 747-200, Hong Kong (www.alkit747.com)Glenn Weston, Generic Fighter, Sydney/Australia (www.simhardware.co.nz/forums/viewtopic.php?t=33)Matt Olieman, Airbus A340, Decatur, IL, USA (www.A340project.us)Ricardo Flores, Bronx, NY Boeing 757-200 (www.geocities.com/prob757)Roberto Soriano, B767-300ER, SAN SALVADOR EL SALVADOR (www.geocities.com/dodiano)Roger Wielgus, Dash 8-100 ATR 42/72, Strasbourg/FranceThomas K., Boeing 777, Maryland USA (www.777project.com)Keep it on!!AlkitP.S. I will use Excel to record the data. I hope avsim would allow me to pin it at the top this forum. For future whoever join the sim cockpit world. Sign a name on it for update periodically.

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First of all, I want to say its fanastic idea... secondly .. Please Please Please do not be confused between me (Arthur) and Robert we just had same last name, we have same hobbies and what even more we live in same state in USA. So Label me Arthur not Robert :)Arthur Prather Boeing B767-400ER, TEXAS, USA (40^ completion)(No website available yet, but in progress)Just Reminder: Please Please Please do not be confused between me (Arthur) and Robert. We had same last name. same hobbies, and what even more we live in same state in USA.

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I started a similar post just a day before, but one gets better...B737-700/800/900NGMCP, COM1, COM2, NAV1, NAV2, ADF, EFIS, TRNDR.Hopefully later a CDU/FMC and Throttle.Using single PC (for now) and no mockups. Just FSBUS hardware with custom designed and produced panels.Site pending... :-)George DorkofikisAthens, Greecehttp://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/forum/betaimg.jpg

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Hi, I'm Ray Sotkiewicz... Pretty much everyone here has heard of me in some form or fashion, (Hopefully in a good way! ;-) )I start my generic sim in 1997, and have since converted it to model a 777 flight deck, with many thanks and help from (Set Plug_mode = ON) Flight Deck Solutions. Seriously, Peter Cos has been a great help with my conversion. Soon I'll be adding the Elite Overhead panels and a few other goodies.(Set Plug_mode = OFF) I'll have to upload some of my recent photos. The ones I have linked below are well over 5 years old by now.

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Good idea AlkitI am building a B777,4 pc's, project magenta, parts partly selfmade, partly from FDS, partly from realaircraft. Interfac

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Hi Steve "BOB" from SwitzerlandStarting last year to plan and build a generic bi-turboprops (like Kingair)2 car seats, close boxprojector headview, 2 monitors for sideviews3 PC'soverhead panelSimkit's gaugeLCD screen for fadec and GPSFSBUS and IOCARD (to test both).Redecwood structure 180x170cm teppish and synthetic cover glued on the wood."finished" (never finished but usable) in autumnBOB

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Building B737-700-800NG Glass cockpit series, Single PC defoult aircarft or freware FFX series for now.Already done:MCP,EFIS,COM,NAV, ADF, XPONDER,Planned next: FMC,throttle quadrant with stepper, and Overhead panel.Dreamed: Motion platform.Remzi OzturkIstanbul -Turkey

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Great idea, Alkit!I'm currently about 1 year into an estimated 5 year project to construct a full-size Bombardier (Canadair) CRJ-200 sim, complete with a 225-degree projected external view. I'm still doing a lot of my design in CAD, since the sim must be modular and able to be disassembled for moving. I want to make very sure that all parts and modules fit and work well together, therefore requiring design in full prior to beginning construction. I have already purchased all of the electronics (switches, lcd panels, lighting, etc - over $5,000 (US) invested so far) and have many other cockpit accessories (overhead and panel gaspers, etc.) in stock as well. Most likely to be connected through FSBUS, Hagstrom Encoders, FSUIPC, although I still haven't ruled out EPIC USB (the EPL programming is not a problem for me.)I expect that the entire project will cost around $18,000 to $20,000 (US). This cost does not include the cost of setting up a capable workshop, complete with PC-Based CNC Milling, and Roland PC Engraver.Lots of PC's and Projectors required here! (You've seen a conceptual plan of my intended projection enclosure on this forum).Once I begin actual construction, and have a full plan set, I will create a web site to share this information with other builders, and provide updates on my progress.I've noticed that there aren't too many CRJ projects out there - maybe the curved windshield scares builders away!Gerald ByrneOcoee, Florida USA

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ok i think i read enough of this topic.could someone make it VERY easy on everyone and put a page online with a form on top and in the botom a table with all the info ?like you fill out all the form, then you push submit and your info is added to the table below.then give us this link ? would be realy cool !i know how to make a form but my "submit" would send an e-mail so the table would have to be updated manually ... I guess someone around here should be able to do it the "forum"-waythis would be a very handy overview then and a real database ;)

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Perhaps also a good idea is for everyone to add a picture url from a picture on your own webspace which you keep in a separate folder with a name which is obvious. in this way you won't accidently throw away this one from you webspace and you can update it as often as you want. this way the table with picture will show us the current status of every project out there!if I knew how to do this I would be on my way to do it right now. only I think you need php or something for this which I haven't learned in school yet so ... hoping that someone else can accomodate us here :)if you guys are happy with the e-mail form, I can do it no problem only updates won't be instant that way. but if no one raises his hand to do this instant adding page .. let me know, I'll c what i can do.

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ow, sorry for 3 posts in a row, but pinning this topic is not a good idea cuz soon it will fill the entire first page of the forum and new posts won't be visible.so better to have this form page and have a pinned, but closed topic with only the URL at the top here ... good idea ?

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Alkit Chan, Boeing 747-200, Hong Kong (www.alkit747.com)Arthur Prather Boeing 767-400ER, TX USAGeorge Dorkofikis, Boeing 737NG, Athens, GreeceGerald Byrne, Bombardier CRJ 200, Ocoee, FL USAGlenn Weston, Generic Fighter, Sydney/Australia (www.simhardware.co.nz/forums/viewtopic.php?t=33)Matt Olieman, Airbus A340, Decatur, IL, USA (www.A340project.us)Norbert, Boeing 777, unknown (http://home.wanadoo.nl/norbert.bosch)Philippe Vanagt, Fokker 50, Belgium (www.fokker50.be.tf)Ray Sotkiewicz, Boeing 777, unknown (www.avsim.com/bluesideup)Remzi Ozturk, Boeing 737NG, Istanbul/TurkeyRicardo Flores, Boeing 757-200 Bronx, NY (www.geocities.com/prob757)Roberto Soriano, Boeing 767-300ER, SAN SALVADOR EL SALVADOR (www.geocities.com/dodiano)Roger Wielgus, Dash 8-100 ATR 42/72, Strasbourg/FranceSteve, Generic Prop 2, SwitzerlandThomas K., Boeing 777, Maryland USA (www.777project.com)Updated ZULU 0340 06 MAY 2004

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Hello Philippe,Your suggestion is very good. I will review it after finish this basic survey. I understand what you mean totally.When we finish this builder list, we will have more to do. Your comment and Matt Olieman suggestion would be excellent for the next step.A standardized picture idea already in my mind. At this very moment, let's keep it the most simple first.For the pin page, this is just an idea. The best would be a specific page attach with this forum webpage but out of the topic. May be a "Builder list"Appreicate your suggestion!!!!Alkit

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