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Photos: Home cockpit with PMDG 777 undocked avionics

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Bravo to PMDG for a magnificent product! I undocked the upper and lower EICAS screens and slid them to seperate monitors for use in my homebuilt 777 sim. I'm looking forward to integrating more switches using the SDK.

 

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Regards,

Robert Prather

777simulator.com

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@Pankaj D: Thanks for your comments!

 

@vickyj20: I've always wanted to try flying with the A320 side sticks :-) Best wishes with your project!

 

Robert

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Very nice setup Robert! The beauty of these setups is higher FPS & no issues with OOMS.  I have  a similar setup with the A320 using FS9

 

Am hoping FSLABS will release in 2015 so I can convert the sim to FSX.  Btw what yoke do you use? Lack of decent force feed back full size yokes have always put me off building a Boeing home simulator.

 

Cheers

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Very nice setup Robert! The beauty of these setups is higher FPS & no issues with OOMS.

better FPS and no OOMs....interesting, why is that?

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better FPS and no OOMs....interesting, why is that?

 

Same reason why I have no issues when I remove the external 777 model.  Remove the entire 777 VC and just use undocked screens/keyboard shortcuts, performance goes through the roof.  

 

The 3D modeling of the aircraft & Flightdeck is what causes issues for many. 

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Very nice setup Robert! The beauty of these setups is higher FPS & no issues with OOMS.  I have  a similar setup with the A320 using FS9

 

Am hoping FSLABS will release in 2015 so I can convert the sim to FSX.  Btw what yoke do you use? Lack of decent force feed back full size yokes have always put me off building a Boeing home simulator.

 

Cheers

 

 

Hi Rob, if you don't mind me asking -- which A320 avionics software are you using? 

 

My setup is with Jeehell FMGS right now, but I would like to know what other (good) alternatives are out there -- the word is that AST and Project Magenta haven't updated their software for eons. 

 

Regards,

 

Ben

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Same question here ..How do you remove the VC?

 

Paul

 

To remove the VC:

 

Click the avionics you want to undock then press F10. The VC will be gone, but the avionics will still be visible.

 

 

 

I just fell in love.

Very nice Robert, what scenery is this?

 

Regards, Zsolt

 

Thank you Zsolt! The scenery is KIAH by FS Dream Team.

 

Robert

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Damn, I knew I should have paid more attention at metal and woodwork classes in school :mellow:

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Absolutely amazing. Well done sir. Is that the wife in the Capt seat in one of your photos on your website? I don't think I'd ever leave the sim....

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Impressive!

May i ask something? I don't have the pmdg 777 but only the 737ngx. Is it possible in the ngx  to dissable in the same way  the vc and undock all the

instruments, including the standby instruments / flap gauge ?

Thanks

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Thank you all very much for your kind words!

>> have you used lots of real boeing hardware?

My sim is a pretty good mix of real parts, homemade parts and aftermarket parts. I haven't been able to locate many real parts from the 777, so I use parts from the 757/767 and 747-400. Many of the parts, such as swiches, knobs, etc., are identical to the 777.

>> Is that the wife in the Capt seat in one of your photos on your website?

My wife was behind the camera while I flew with a friend of ours :-)

>>  I don't have the pmdg 777 but only the 737ngx. Is it possible in the ngx  to dissable in the same way  the vc and undock all the instruments, including the standby instruments / flap gauge ?

I don't have the 737NG, so maybe someone else can verify if the avionics can be undocked the same way. I only used the upper and lower EICAS, so I'm not sure about the other instruments/flap gauge. The flight model, sounds and system logic are MAJOR pluses as well!

 

Robert

777simulator.com

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A dream is a dream is a dream...I envy you guys that can build a home cockpit. Someday hope to have enough money to have FDS build one for me. Haha

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