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Offline MichaelB

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Hello from Wisconsn
« on: December 19, 2016, 11:11:05 AM »
Decided to build a sim a few years ago but was waiting until my wife and i bought a bigger house. Well it finally happened a few months ago and now i can get started on the building part.

Ill be attempting to build a Beech super king air 200 based off the ruscool plans. IVe been trying to source original parts, but apparently my internet skills are not what they use to be.

My career has s working as a A&P for a cargo company that flies Beech 99s, Beech 1900s, King air 350s, a 200, and a few embraer 120s. Ill add a few pics soon, my ipad is deciding to act up

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Re: Hello from Wisconsn
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2016, 11:34:54 AM »
Here are some pics

This is the room I have to work with. It's 12ft by 22ft. I think if I can build a 10ft diameter screen the cockpit should fit nicely in the middle


A rough idea on how big the cockpit will be, still a bit messy and have to move the wifes stuff out


This is one of the 200s I work on and am going to try and emulate


Have to love going up for a maintenance flight KMKE-KOSH-KMKE



Im still in the planning stages for the main computer so any help would be great. It will be based around a 6700k CPU, my biggest hurdle is to figure out what motherboard to use. I want to start off with a single GTX1050 and in the future get 2 more.


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Re: Hello from Wisconsn
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2016, 11:53:03 AM »
As for the sim side:

G600 MFD/PFD
http://www.ljcockpit.com/g600.html

Avionics 530w/430w combo
http://www.customsims.com/home-simulator-gns-530-430-stack

Xpndr
Like to find something thats like the garmin gtx330

Audio panel
http://www.customsims.com/home-simulator-audio-panel

Engine gauges
https://www.flightillusion.com/product/gsa-ec-engine-cluster-king-air-style/


Looks like ruscool is the only company that maeks the lower panels for the king airs. If I find enough downtime at work Id like to attempt to make one myself and see how it goes.  Along with the throttle quadrant (not many of those floating around)

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Re: Hello from Wisconsn
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2016, 02:08:54 PM »
Got the left fuel panel wall cut



And its now time to head to work, guess ill get it all together tonight when I get home.

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Re: Hello from Wisconsn
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2016, 02:31:46 PM »
Hey that looks pretty good.  Its a good start and you have the right space for it.  Looking forward to seeing this build go.

Keep us posted please.

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Re: Hello from Wisconsn
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2016, 06:02:49 PM »
And so it begins......
Good luck on the build and keep us up to date with pics.
Welcome to the insanity  :o

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Re: Hello from Wisconsn
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2016, 10:37:23 AM »
Welcome to the madness!

If you have 12' available I recommend you go with the max radius/diameter you can.  Nothing sucks more than being six inches short of the right size!
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Re: Hello from Wisconsn
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2016, 11:20:12 AM »
Welcome to the madness!

Nothing sucks more than being six inches short of the right size!

Thats what she said! LOL
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Re: Hello from Wisconsn
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2016, 01:19:58 PM »
LOL.

I could do a 12ft diameter but it might be an entire 180 degree. I have at most 9ft fore/aft. the tape measure is 12ft. The 2x2 is only 8ft, I have another foot to play with.  The only thing in my way is the HVAC duct.

I have an idea on how to build the screen, was going to start on that in a few weeks once the holidays and my wifes b-day is over, but is there some info on where to position the projectors? I was going to be using the Optoma GT1080, starting off with 1 to get the feel for it and add the other 2 down the road.


My computer parts are on order:
i7 6700k
Gigabyte Z170 gaming7 mobo
GTX 1060 (the 1080 is out of my price range right now)
cooler, etc

Going to use these for the interior:
http://www.ljcockpit.com/g600.html    (PFD)

https://www.flightillusion.com/product/gsa-ec-engine-cluster-king-air-style/       (engine gauges)

http://www.customsims.com/home-simulator-gns-530-430-stack         (radios/gps)

Along with the pilot lower panels (B200) from ruscool to begin with
« Last Edit: December 27, 2016, 02:15:03 PM by MichaelB »

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Re: Hello from Wisconsn
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2017, 02:12:04 PM »
Computer build is coming along nicely.

Still waiting on a few major components. Amazon is dragging their feet lately although the ssd did show up a few minutes ago.

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Re: Hello from Wisconsn
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2017, 07:46:01 AM »
Hey Mike,

Was thinking of you...don't know where you purchased your computer components from or through; I know you said Amazon, but who is the selling company?

I like using NewEgg.com or TigerDirect.com for computer parts. Also, you listed your parts, but nothing regarding RAM type and the speed of it, nor cooler type. Are you going with water cooled, if not you should go with the double water cooler...I think it's called H2O. Additionally, I recommend two SSD's for the drives. One for OS Win 7/8/10 and the other for FSX/P3D. Checkout and buy the SSD's with the best Read/Write speeds.

By the way, what case are you going to use? Whichever you chose, remember cooling is everything, so the more fans the better...it will sound like a vacuum cleaner when running, but it will keep up the FPS. Which Power Supply and how many Watts? You'll need a larger, wattage wise, power supply to run all of these power hungry components.

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Re: Hello from Wisconsn
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2017, 11:21:40 AM »
Cant remember the selling companies but theres  few different ones, so thats probably the reason why its taking a bit longer.

RAM
G.SKILL 16GB (2 x 8GB) TridentZ Series DDR4 PC4-25600 3200MHz

Water cooler
NZXT Kraken X61 280mm

SSD
Samsung 850 EVO.  Ill get another shortly

Case
Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5 Mid-Tower Case

PSU
EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G1, 80+ GOLD 650W

mobo
Gigabyte ATX DDR4 Intel LGA 1151 SATA E (6Gbit/s) Motherboards (GA-Z170X-Gaming 7)

GPU
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming

CPU
Intel Core i7 6700K

OS
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit System

Visuals
Getting the projectors from Caflyt <<< neat guy to talk with

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Re: Hello from Wisconsn
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2017, 09:15:06 PM »
Thanks for the kind words Michael.
You should hear from me tomorrow.

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Re: Hello from Wisconsn
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2017, 10:19:11 AM »
Did a couple flights in P3d last night. My first impression...meh. Have all slier to the right and it still looks like garbage, although the clouds and water look great. Granted this was in the flatland central US. Ill have to try something in WA or AZ to really see what the base scenery looks like and build from there.  I have some ORBX scenery from FSX so Ill have to transfer them over when I get a chance.

Any other good scenerys out there? Seems like Nuvecta has quite a bit out there for NA.

Got my overclocking done. i7 6700k @ 4.7, I used prime 95 to do the stress test. The temps reached as high as 68C, so the cooler is working flawlessly. going to work on the memory today so far it doesnt like it, im stuck at 2133mhz until i do a bit more reading, any tips?

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Re: Hello from Wisconsn
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2017, 11:00:53 PM »
Just hit the jackpot at work. It looks home built but it is dimensionaly correct.

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Re: Hello from Wisconsn
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2017, 06:25:23 AM »
LOL Looks very familiar...  Seems to me I have seen something like that before..  Nice Find!
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Re: Hello from Wisconsn
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2017, 12:52:21 PM »
Theres 2 more of them but looks like they have had better days. Im assuming they came from 2 planes we use to have but ended up being scrapped due to high airframe times. I think the 99s can go to 50k hours per the FAA.

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Re: Hello from Wisconsn
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2017, 02:02:15 PM »
Who says old curtains are useless?

Anyways its only up for testing.

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Re: Hello from Wisconsn
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2017, 03:11:20 PM »
Been there and Done that LOL
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