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Two computers flying one aircraft?

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I'm a student at Daniel Webster College, closing in on my commercial license. My current practicum focuses quite a bit on CRM and the practical uses of it on the flight deck. My question is are there any way of having two computers connected flying the same airplane? the idea being the computers could be put side by side (as in the case with the Lvl-D with the F/O screen) and can be flown by two people to practice practical CRM. I know it can be done in FSX but unfortunately college has left me too poor to build a machine worthy of FSX.

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If the PCs are going to be put next to each other...why bother with 2 PCs??? Why don't you run it off of a single PC with multiple monitors but connect up 2 sets of controllers?I have experience of this scenario utilising Touch-Screens to overcome the problem of Mouse Control. Not a problem if you only connect one Mouse but not overly realistic as often Captain and FO need to be making adjustments to different systems at the same time. Also the 'Mouse Mananagement' introduces a level of negative training. If you use self-centring controls then handing/taking over control is not an issue as long as the person who 'Hands over' keeps their hands and feet of their controls.RegardsJim

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