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Ok here's a quitestion.I chose to build a F50 because the FS panel was there from Espen and he promised me he would make it interfacable for me. Others chose 737 (or whatever) because FDS sels ready made panels.NOW!WHAT IF:what if some company sold ANY type of cockpit panelwhat if ALL software was available (cockpits of all types of airplanes, ready to interface to via key commands and looking good on the visuals for the gauges/tv's)WHAT type of cockpit would YOU really chose to build ?I'd love to see answers quite in the same shape so I'll give you my answer as an example.-----------------I am building a Fokker50 cockpit.I would ideally want to build a BAe 146 cockpit.Why I build a F50 ? ... blah blah blah (did this above)Why I am not building a BAe 146 ? Cuz the FS panel (aerowings) is not interfacable.------------------ok, 3 .. 2 .. 1 .. GO!

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B767-300 The love of my life I started with the A320 cause that is the plane I

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Once i thought of a bae 146...As i was dreaming it, it was already telling me it was doomed to remain a dream.Too much complex.Now i suspended working on my pit, didn't buy FDS panels...I'm saveing money because maybe i'm gonna realize my personal homemade CNC!With such a machine, my cockpit will be a breeze! :DEspecially the panels.Sure nothing like laser engraved, but for a fraction of the cost...DakenSky or not DakenSkys :)

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Got any info anywhere on your homemade CNC ?Any plans ? Any idea which interface you'll use on that one ? And how the software part will work ?

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I have a CNC machine with controller bought at E-bay couple of years ago simply didn

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Hi RobertoThis one my favorite alsow but i am not sharring your optimism about easy interfacing--my expectations are low and i would like to be surprisedNetworked gauges--perhaps ,What else?The PIC 1 ver was not even used the FSuipc What makes you think the PIC ver 2 will?All i know that development goes nicely ,unless you know moreAlsow i know that FS2004 has about one year more to live, so perhaps when the product will be released --nobody knows when, he will have to be patched short time after that for the new sim versionThats will take another several month i believeSad that developers keeping us in total darkness regarding the upcomming features and estimate release date and makes inpossible for us to plan anything So dont keep to high expectationsBut thats only my 2 centsI would be crusified for such replay on PIC forum for shure, lolAll i would like to add--after purchassing the PIC 767 ver1 i barely touched any other addon and was really PIC addicted No doubs best software i ever hadBut for now NG has better chance to be interfaced one way or anotherand thats what counts for us, cockpit buiders

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Unfortunately for you all my resources (including the electronics) are in Italian :(Anyway what i gathere is that for that range of programs able to directly drive a machine from the paralle port, there is a kind of standard called step/dir or something like that.As long as the electronics is compatible with this standard it will work with any program that supports it.A fellow italian has designed a 4 axis driver card which i order (the pcb only: 43

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Trust me it will have an SDK at least that is what they say and that

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A great deal of hobby CNC information is contained in the following massive thread: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62920 The designs are primarily intended to mill wood used in model RC aircraft, but can be used on plastic, and with care, thin sheet aluminum or brass.Mikewww.mikesflightdeck.com

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I am building a Boeing 747-200 cockpit.I would ideally want to build an Airbus A300-600 cockpit.Why I build a 747? Because the part availability and the current retrofit allow me to make it sim doable. Also, I like the Classic.Why I am not building an Airbus A300-600? No parts available. Brand name effect, it lose the game to "747".

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I've sent one via your profile here .. is that the right address ?

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I am building a NASA T-38BI would continue to build it if everything was made for me. However, NOTHING is made by third party people for this jet. I chose the T-38 for several reasons: 1. It is a simple jet 2. I flew it in real life and it was a real kick. 3. Many people are familiar with this airplane, having seen it at air shows. 4. I chose the NASA version because nobody has the large 5

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Well, I love the 767, and if I had the room I would build a full scale cockpit and part of the cabin to "entertain" in, For now a smaller version of the 67 will sufice, it will probably look like a 757, size wise. I'm thrild simavionics has come up with a really awsome throttle set up for fairly decent price...thats what got me on this project..I was going to do a 737ng but I didnt want to settle on something this big and time consuming. as for the cabin part. sure be fun to have sceanery out the windows as your brewing coffee in the frt galley! thats really the dream part....:)

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At one point I was tempted to start an A320 project. Reason one and the most important was because of all the available stuff, even freeware glass displays. On a lighter side, I really like the Airbus altitude call-outs. But my love is with the 757 that I am working on at this point and I know that I would have never been happy unless it were a 757. Were it not the 757, I would have gone for an MD-80 series aircraft, and not only would this one be a complex panel to begin with when one thinks of all the analogs stuff in that panel, but there is virtually zero accesories being marketed for it.

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Hoho .. don't go there :(MD-80 is on the FDS list! Also if I'm not mistaken the yoke is for sale somewhere in a replica.Try Fokker 50 ...........:(

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lol!! It's on the list, but where are the parts? :) I really do like the look of the MD80 panels, especially the ones with glass guages for the engine guages and PFD/ND. Ok, now let me go to FDS, haven't been there in a little while and who knows, maybe they got MD stuff.............I just checked Phillipe, and they mention a movie and a link, does anyone know where that link is? I'm really curious to see what an MD80 cocpit project could look like.

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So why did i choose the Fokker 70/100. There are a few answers to that. First one was that i just like the plane especially the 70, second I'm a chauvinist, and I'm from the Netherlands ;), and the third one was that nobody did it. Im currently getting along nicly with my project. I had to make a few compromises due to budgetary reasons, but none the less I'm happy with it. Yesterday was another step in the direction of a fully enclosed F70 Pit. We build the shellframe. The Yokes are ready and linked, the Throttle Quad is nearly finished...... and sadly I'm still waiting on my ordered FSBus system....Sorry for you english speaking people but my website is still in dutch only, I started to translate it, but i'd rather build on my cockpit ;)Regards, Gert Polkerman http://www.buildingasim.tk http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/84392.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/84394.jpg

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I've checked MD80 flightdeck on airliners ..Looks rather buzzy & messy I think :sI tend to prefer the clean looking ones. Though not at all the empty looking ones like airbus! Those are like a picasso painting compared to a Van Gogh ...If you'd ask me which cockpit I love most: 737NG.Cant help it but I think it looks clean, not empty though (airbus-empty gives to much away that it's not you flying but the computer)And what I love most 'bout 737NG is the combo of:nice gray + little white + little black + little red .. and than: the purple LCD's !! Awesome!

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I chose B744 and I still would have even if no panels or anything was available (I think). I chose that even before I knew if anything was available.I chose B744 because it's a big aircraft. To me size matters:)To be in control of something that big gives me a great feeling.Regards,Kevin

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Funny, I've thought about the same thing, building a small part of the cabin, and perhaps end the cabin with a curtain, so it looks like it continues.Very cool, didnt think anyone else thought about the cabin part of itRegards,Kevin

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To each it's own taste. I really don't like the MD-80. I never have and never will. It's just a really odd airplane and everything is completely backwards and hard to work with. I work with an MD90 at work, and it's mine and all my coworkers least favorite aircraft. We call it the Mad Dog. I don't understand what they were thinking when they built that thing.Just my opinion.Kevin

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