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Hello, I wanted to buy some real aircraft parts . I am wondering if there is a way to use those parts in fsx


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Yes you certainly can use them, although it's probably not the most economical way of doing things in most cases since something like a resonably intact 727 overhead panel would probably cost you a grand at least, and the main panel very much more than that, and that's only because it is not something many people choose for use in a dummy cockpit; 737 panels will go for a lot more than that, since the 737 is a popular choice for home sim builders. Most switches can be converted for sim use fairly easily, but something such as the yoke assembly from a real airliner (aside from probably not being cheap to acquire) is very heavy and has a lot of additional linkages and stuff under the cockpit floor, and there are additional problems such as the voltages for the stick shaker requiring some kind of transformer and a lot of figuring out! But as far as electrical connection to FSX is concerned, it's not that hard, you might want to check out this thing, which can be used to link a lot of panel switches to FSX so that they behave like a regular joystick button: http://www.leobodnar...oducts/BU0836X/ Al


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Yes you certainly can use them, although it's probably not the most economical way of doing things in most cases since something like a resonably intact 727 overhead panel would probably cost you a grand at least, and the main panel very much more than that, and that's only because it is not something many people choose for use in a dummy cockpit; 737 panels will go for a lot more than that, since the 737 is a popular choice for home sim builders. Most switches can be converted for sim use fairly easily, but something such as the yoke assembly from a real airliner (aside from probably not being cheap to acquire) is very heavy and has a lot of additional linkages and stuff under the cockpit floor, and there are additional problems such as the voltages for the stick shaker requiring some kind of transformer and a lot of figuring out! But as far as electrical connection to FSX is concerned, it's not that hard, you might want to check out this thing, which can be used to link a lot of panel switches to FSX so that they behave like a regular joystick button: http://www.leobodnar...oducts/BU0836X/ Al
what I want to do is use real 727 engine gauges

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I wish you good luck with that, it ain't going to be easy, although I guess you could use some of those simpit kit gauges inner workings to do it. Al


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I wish you good luck with that, it ain't going to be easy, although I guess you could use some of those simpit kit gauges inner workings to do it. Al
this is the gauge http://www.ebay.com/itm/INDICATOR-ANTI-ICING-/390333659978?pt=Motors_Aviation_Parts_Gear&vxp=mtr&hash=item5ae1b2fb4a#ht_500wt_1180

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is there any way to install gauges


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If you have enough money you can do anything. You're going to need some hardware and software to interface between the PC and the real world gauges as you can't just plug the gauges into your PC. Here are a couple of websites Google popped up which may help you in your endeavour. http://www.simpits.org/simpits/ http://www.fscockpit.com/ The fscockpit one has a nice pic which gives a good overview of what you are up against.


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it's possible. Not easy but possible. Depending on the gauge. I would gut it out and replace the internals with a servo motor and a controller card. I interfaced a real wet compass http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TglWZvNalDQsome tips on how i built it here http://www.my757sim.com/Sim-Building-Tips check out these sites for more tips:http://mycockpit.org/http://cockpitbuilders.com/http://my757sim.comhttp://www.lekseecon.nl/ if you want to interface it using the built-in mechanics check out this site/book:http://www.mikesflightdeck.com Hope this helps

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it's possible. Not easy but possible. Depending on the gauge. I would gut it out and replace the internals with a servo motor and a controller card. I interfaced a real wet compass

some tips on how i built it here http://www.my757sim....m-Building-Tips check out these sites for more tips:http://mycockpit.org/http://cockpitbuilders.com/http://my757sim.comhttp://www.lekseecon.nl/ if you want to interface it using the built-in mechanics check out this site/book:http://www.mikesflightdeck.com Hope this helps
hey thank you

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