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Offline Pinskar

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Hello from Norway
« on: December 09, 2014, 02:14:29 PM »
Hello friends!

I started flightsimming many years ago, with a crazy idea to take apart a keyboard and use switches instead... ::) I think many of us had this idea back then, because now we have other options ;D!
I just moved from a big house with plenty of space to build a cockpit. And with good help from a friend, we built a Dash 8-200 cockpit. Choose this type because of the challange we have here in Norway with the terrain, weather and plenty of short airfields. Wider√łe is a company using the Dash 8 on these short airstrips. And flying with them to and from work sometimes can be a thrill. Their finale approaches can sometimes seem more narrow then I use flying my ultralight airplane! Now I'm married...and live in an apartment  :-X The cockpit is stoved away in boxes, been so for 5 years. But now I wanna build a new Dash cockpit, my wife gave me the green light (and a guest room)! ;D Got some cockpit posters from Ebay, will start from scratch again. Not many cockpit builders with projects like this, so I guess you will see me here from time to time fellows, asking all kinds of stupid questions.. ;D Some things I will remember, I hope, but I see a lot of new things going on with this great hobby in the years I'v been away from it!

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Re: Hello from Norway
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2014, 02:49:36 PM »
Hi Frode,

Welcome to the group.  If you have some old pictures with the Dash-8 Setup, I would love to see them.  Just attach them to your posts.

In the meantime, A bunch of us are building turboprops, so not as few as you think.  I know there are some ATR Guys around as well.  Checkout Ruscool Electronics.

Thanks for joining.

Trev.
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Offline Pinskar

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Re: Hello from Norway
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2014, 02:51:57 PM »
Hi Trevor,

Thanks for the tip! A lot of time is used trying to find information on the internet. Glad I found this forum! :D
I have pictures of the old simulator, and will post them eventually!

Frode

 

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