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  1. Hello fellow AvSimmers, I've looked far and wide, and apparently I'm missing something. For all the FSX add-ons representing the various Van's RVs, I have yet to find a single attempt at any of the Sonex variants. Without starting a debate about which homebuilt is better, is there a Sonex add-on available, and if so, where could I find it? Alternatively, are there any "confirmed rumors" that a developer has something in the works? FWIW, I set up a website that, among other things, includes reviews of flight sim add-ons, and because I like the story of the real Sonex line so much, I thought I could do a great write-up on whatever FSX version is (or could be soon) available. Thanks! Jon K. JKessin80@aol.com
  2. Hey guys so I looking to build my own homemade yoke and returning the Saitek yoke that I bought last week. I like the saitek but I feel like for that price and maybe even just under $200 I could build a fully fuctional yoke. My only problem now is that where am I supposed to buy just the yoke? Maybe a real one or is that a distrubuter out there that sells just yokes? I am using this guide (with a few of my own mods) to make this work. Or atleast I would like to! Let me know if any of you guys have any ideas and maybe would like to help me! If I can do this, I will start a nice thread that will guide my entire progress. Thanks guys. Cheers, Vanka EDIT: Here is the link! Look on that guy's website. GREAT guides. http://www.737ng.co.uk/Boeing_B737_Control_Column.pdf
  3. While perusing Google results for helicopters one evening, I stumbled on this company's website, RotorWay International. For a very respectable price, around the range of 98k, you can have yourself a fun DIY project and a pretty sweet two seater helicopter to fly around in your free time.http://www.rotorway.com/index.phpSome specs I pulled from the site:http://www.rotorway.com/talon.htmlWould you consider the homebuilt route if not for a helicopter, then with another aircraft? Why?If I had the money and the time, I definitely think I'd go down the homebuilt route for at least one of my aircraft. Whether or not a homebuilt would be my first purchased aircraft is entirely up to my budget, lol. I believe there's a high level of respect for an item not only when it's your money that bought it, but also when it was your hands that built it. Same concept for someone who built their own house.Not only would you value the aircraft more because you hand built it, but also any maintainence issues should be a breeze (being you built it and know the in's and out's of it) right?
  4. I'm tired of flying the PMDG 737 with only a joystick, so I've decided to splurge and build a whole cockpit. My budget isn't bad, but it isn't great either (let's say maybe... a few thousand dollars over the course of one year). Anyways, I want to begin my project by making the throttle quadrant first. There are two ways I can go about this (that I know of): Buy two saitek throttle quadrants and merge them together, which would give me six slots - 2 Throttle, 2 Reversers, 1 Spoiler and 1 Flap, plus six switches that I have yet to decide a purpose for < OR > Buy an Arduino chipset and Make my own throttle box, which might give me more room to customize, but I need to know: can Arduino chipsets support incremental controls like throttles, or do they only support simple on/off states?Do fellow simmers here have a preference over these two options for custom cockpits? Are there any other recommendations? Thanks, Leif
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