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Hi there!

So I'm new to FSX and Flight Simming! I last played FSX 10 years ago, when I was just a young-in. And now I've gotten back into it, I want to get serious.

I'm nowhere near creating a full cockpit yet, both space and funding are problems. Also I'm in school.

So I decided to build just a couple additions and add to that until I have the space and money.

I've done some research on people like you building the most amazing cockpits I've ever seen! So kudos to you guys!

I have a simple question, which I am slowly approaching with my terrible formatting of this:

What software / hardware should I use?
What I'm currently look at is Arduino's for the logic and standard switches / potentiomiters. Does anyone know any specific Arduino model that would work with this project or recommend any other chip? I think I still have a Raspberry Pi 1 lying somewhere. I could use that too. My present plan is to just construct the start of the overhead, so engine starters and some light / electricity switches. So I think that could fit onto 1-2 Arduinos or 1 Raspberry Pi 1. I have a joystick and throttle that'll do me for a good while, (Thrustmaster HOTAS One) so I'm good in that front.

 

Again, any input would be greatly appreciated!

 

TL;DR:

New to serious flight simming, wondering if anyone has tips / recommendations for hard/software or equipment for building one or two components of the overhead.

 

Thanks in advance,

Irish.

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