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FlightSimExpo 2018

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Offline WJH

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New here
« on: August 15, 2017, 10:10:14 PM »
Hello all, my name is Bill, and I fly 747's for a living.
My main interests are building drones, electronics, machining, programming, r/c aircraft, and restoring John Deere garden tractors.
My simulator of choice is X-plane, and interested in building a light twin simulator.  I have the latest PMDG 747 but have zero interest building a 747 sim as that is my day job. Strangely enough, what is driving me the most right now is programming or learning to do so, STM32 mcu's, and I want to reverse engineer the Teensy flight sim USB device, or at least get my own STM32 to work with his plugin. I love doing things myself, hate relying on other peoples magic boxes.
As a side note, I do have some L1011 cockpit parts that I was going to build a sim for, not sure what I ultimately will do with them.
I hope to communicate with like minded people.


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Offline Trevor Hale

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Re: New here
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2017, 06:21:09 AM »
Welcome Bill,

Hope you find some interesting information here.  I think most of us have similar hobbies.  Let us know how you make out, and keep us updated with your project progress.  there is legions of information here, that I think you will find interesting.

Best regards,

Trev
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Offline kurt-olsson

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Re: New here
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2017, 07:51:47 AM »
Welcome!

I have the same approach! Code all yourself with Teensy and dont rely on other peoples driver/software.

This will be a winnin the end i think.

Offline bernard S

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Re: New here
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2017, 09:39:06 AM »
willam
... i suggest you reconsider your aircraft choice   74 is easier... grab a jumpseat come to Aus and see ????

Offline 737NGer

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Re: New here
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2017, 10:23:47 AM »
May I suggest the 777 :)

We really need more of these!

 

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