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Started by Kaellis991, September 19, 2020, 09:09:39 AM
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Quote from: jskibo on September 20, 2020, 05:28:32 AMIf it gets to be too much there's a guy selling GTX335 Transponder for 150 British pounds. I bought a whole stack of his gear to go with my RSG GTN750.
Quote from: sagrada737 on September 20, 2020, 06:13:01 AMHello Kirk,Congratulations on your decision to build a Sim! This endeavor can be a long road no matter how you cut it, or how skilled you are in various areas. The truth is, it can be a journey where every step is is frustrating and filled with difficulty, or it can be a journey that is filled with learning, fellowship, and the excitement of building something you can enjoy and be proud of to share with others. But make no mistake, building a Sim is not a quick process. As most folks here will tell you, it can take years to complete a full-scale Sim.Since you have been open that your are new to Sim related electro/mechanical/software requirements, you should seriously consider what is "realistic" in terms of your capabilities and expectations. As was recently suggested, you may want to plan a Sim building approach that does not require you to design and program modules for the aircraft you want to emulate in your Sim.This brings up an important question... What type of aircraft to you want to commit to for your Sim? Once you commit to that, you can better define what paths are viable (realistic) for you to achieve your goal of building a Sim. If you desire to build a General Aviation aircraft, then that dictates one approach. If it is a airliner, then that will dictate a very different approach to your Sim project. Each aircraft type will require different consideration. If you go outside the mainstream, then you are asking for more customization in building your Sim. Translate that into money, time, and complexity.An analogy to Sim building is the dream of building a full-scale experimental aircraft. There is lots of excitement at the beginning, but the building process can be daunting. I know, as I have built both an experimental two-place helicopter kit, and a low-wing high performance jet turbo prop experimental aircraft (9 years to build). Many people buy experimental aircraft kits, but never finish them due to shear magnitude of the project. It is much the same building a full-scale Sim. The point is, it takes a vision and a commitment in both time and money. Most folks underestimate the amount of money it takes to build a full-scale Sim. Likewise, most folks underestimate the amount of time it will require to build a full-scale Sim. Thus, have a stated goal, and consider the "total cost", and plan your Sim project carefully. Doing so will yield seasons of fun, learning, and rewards. And if all goes well, you will someday have your own Sim.As a side note... I have been working on my Sim Project for about 5 years. I can tell you that there were times when I wanted to toss it all in the dumpster and take up something else. Same with the experimental aircraft that I have built. But with determination and a stated goal, these kind of big projects can be managed to completion, and it's no different for a full-scale Sim Project.As a side note... Here is a photo of the Turbine Legend experimental aircraft that I built; my wife and I flying off the coast of California. Top speed of 320 kts, with a 6,000 FPM climb rate. A serious aircraft, but pure fun! It required 9 years to build this aircraft, but boy was it worth it!Have fun planning your Sim Project. This Forum is packed with folks that are willing to comment/help. Best Wishes.Mike
Quote from: Joe Lavery on September 20, 2020, 07:51:04 AMKirk, Believe me creating the transponder is not that difficult. The fact that it's just 4 digits makes it easier than a radio. Also because the Cessna radio uses buttons not an encoder, you don't have so much configuring to do.But I appreciate these first steps look daunting. What you need is another local builder to show you the way. All the best, whatever you decide.Joe.
Quote from: Kaellis991 on September 20, 2020, 06:24:50 AMQuote from: jskibo on September 20, 2020, 05:28:32 AMIf it gets to be too much there's a guy selling GTX335 Transponder for 150 British pounds. I bought a whole stack of his gear to go with my RSG GTN750.My endeavor is not to build a full scale cockpit sim like so many of the people on this forum have done, or are doing. All I want to do is to build one instrument...a transponder. That's why I think I am on the wrong forum here.But buying pre-manufactured items is always easier than building from scratch when you don't have the manufacturing skills. It's a tossup right now on which way to go. Learning something new and frustrating or just pulling out the credit card.How would I contact this guy with the GTX transponder?
Quote from: jskibo on September 21, 2020, 07:28:26 AMI had them for two months and quickly sold them. Would not recommend at all
Quote from: jackpilot on September 21, 2020, 09:08:28 AMQuote from: jskibo on September 21, 2020, 07:28:26 AMI had them for two months and quickly sold them. Would not recommend at allThat's a statementCan you say precisely why you would not recommend (beyond size and USB cables.)?
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