Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Guest pleone

A little flight sim project

Recommended Posts

Hello I am new to the site.I wanted to get some input from people here about a project to make a chair that will move with the microsoft flight sim X. I work in a family business in plastics manufacturing, so I have access to welders, full cnc, and materials. I don't plan on mickey mousing anything and I intend to make something astetically pleasing in the end.My question is does MSX have the options or ability to output the movement to a computer to run the servos and cylinders? If so how can I learn more about this. Another question, are there very good quality video glasses with head tracking so I can move the cockpit view by turning my head or will I have to rip a WII controller apart and do it myself?As I advance the project I will keep the board informed if you all are interested. Any help would be appreciated.Philippe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

Hi Phillipe and welcome to Avsim.When I started to read your thread I immediately thought of 'Butt Kicker' but, as I read on I realised that you are thinking Level-D full motion simulation.There was one advertising a seat that was suspended on hydraulics for movement a while back but I never heard any more about it. Probably the cost was too much?For viewing purposes, you may like to try 'TrackIR4' for head movement? It's very popular and I have been using it for years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

check out x-plane it is a little bit more advanced in output abilities then FSX and you might be able to get a better end result.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There was one advertising a seat that was suspended on>hydraulics for movement a while back but I never heard any>more about it. Probably the cost was too much?>Yes, I remember that - I sure there was even a web-site and some videos of it in use. Not that I'm smart enough to have a link or anything useful though - but I'm sure there was something like that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey everyone thanks for the input. Already figured about three different ways to do it. Big job but fun project to work on. Again appreciate the tips.Philippe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites