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My 40-year project started for real

Started by FSAddon_boss, January 06, 2022, 02:27:59 AM

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FSAddon_boss

Wanted to show you what I have done these past few months. Wanted a cockpit of sorts ever since I started the hobby back in 1976, so it took me a while to get the space, time and money to actually build it.
Then Covid threw various spanners in the wheels, together with moving to Italy, where lots of things cannot be sourced.

But.... I finally built my new PC beginning of last year, and then started to actually build my cockpit once I finished the old barn and the electricity in it.

Most pictures will speak for themselves.

I also want to thank many members on this forum for their help, suggestions and encouragement. I am nearing 70 now, and was getting very afraid I would never do it...... but here we are !!!  ;D

Best regards,
Francois
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Francois A. 'Navman' Dumas
former FSAddon Publishing - Italy
https://www.fsaddon.com/fsblog/
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Joe Lavery

January 07, 2022, 12:47:43 AM #2 Last Edit: January 07, 2022, 12:48:41 AM by Joe Lavery
Nice job Francois.
As my wife says "age is only a number". All it takes is motivation.

The immersion while using physical controls is well worth the time taken to achieve it.
All the best
Joe
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain

Journalist - writer for  PC Pilot Magazine

FredK

Nice progress!

The journey getting there in many ways is more enjoyable than the destination with this hobby!

Fred K
Boeing 737NG-800, Prepar3D v4.5, Sim-Avionics 1.964, SimSync multi-channel (curved screen), Optoma 1080GTDarbee projectors (3), Fly Elise warping, FSGRW weather, FDS OH panels and CDUs, SimParts MIP, FDS SysBoards (OH), CPFlight MCPPro and pedestal panels, FI Gauges, PFC controls, converted motorized TQ (SIOC), Weber seats

Trevor Hale

Absolutely love to watch progress like this.  We build, make mistakes, rework and then enjoy.

Great to see you make it this far in a short time.

Trev
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FSAddon_boss

Best regards,
Francois
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Francois A. 'Navman' Dumas
former FSAddon Publishing - Italy
https://www.fsaddon.com/fsblog/
retired

sagrada737

What a great reminder of how our Sims get started.  Persistence is key in any big project -- no matter how long it take.  Congratulations on hanging in there!

Mike
Full-scale 737-800 Sim; P3d v4.5x with Sim-Avionics (two computers), FDS MIP,  FlightIllusion hardware.  3-Optoma ZH406ST Laser HD projectors, with 4K inputs from a single Nvidia RTX-3090 GPU, resulting in a 210 deg wrap-around display.  6dof Motion Platform using BFF 6dof motion software, driven by a Thanos Servo Controller to 6.2 KW Servos, Lever type actuators.

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