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Hi, my name is Warren and I'm still addicted to simming

Started by fsaviator, February 15, 2021, 08:59:54 AM

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fsaviator

Hello everyone, from Snowy and cold Germany.

Most of you old-timers on the site are used to it.  Anytime I disappear you know when I pop back up I'm in a new location.

I want to apologize for dropping off the face of the earth for the last eight months or so but I was caught up in the move, the new job, family, and life.  Every time I contemplated logging in I stopped myself as I knew the moment I did - I would drop everything and get my sim rebuilt, which I really couldn't do.

I'm going to miss Tampa, but I've got a nice place near the airport here in Stuttgart, and I'm working at my old Command, as a civilian now.  It's just me and the dog now, as my youngest went of on her freshman year at the Colorado School of Mines.  My other daughter is actually stationed here, so we hang out some.

The real news...  I am happy to announce that Build 5.0 is in progress as of this weekend.

The 210 degree screen is already back up, and the projectors are mounted.  It was almost perfect right out out of the  boxes!  Still some tweaking to do.

Anyway, I can't wait to get caught up on the news.

Take care, and let me know if you're in the neighborhood!  Any of you new guys/gals near me?  Always looking for a sim to fly, and can always use help putting mine back together!

Warren "FSAviator"
http://www.B737NG-Sim.com  |  https://www.facebook.com/fsaviator/
P3D45/ Prosim737 2/ ACE Dual-linked Yokes/ RevSim Proline TQ and Dual-linked Rudders/ CPFlight MCP PRO3 and EFIS'; MIP737ICS_FULL and SIDE737; Forward and Aft Overheads; Pedestal/ FDS MIP

FredK

Welcome back Warren!  Good to know you are doing well.

And yes, once you fall into the black hole that this hobby is it will always suck you back in...no escaping it!

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

chillywillies

Hey Warren!

I'm glad you're doing well over there. Looking forward to seeing your sim project get moving!
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jackpilot

Softwares kept getting better and better in the meantime...you'll love it.
All ears for your project.
Jack


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Trevor Hale

Glad you are somewhere safe and sound again.  Good to hear from you bud.

Trev
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Neil Hewitt

Hi Warren. Welcome back to Europe!

You're nice and near to Lelystad again, should it actually happen this year...

fsaviator

Thanks everyone!  Hope to make some progress this weekend putting my girl back together again
Warren "FSAviator"
http://www.B737NG-Sim.com  |  https://www.facebook.com/fsaviator/
P3D45/ Prosim737 2/ ACE Dual-linked Yokes/ RevSim Proline TQ and Dual-linked Rudders/ CPFlight MCP PRO3 and EFIS'; MIP737ICS_FULL and SIDE737; Forward and Aft Overheads; Pedestal/ FDS MIP

geremy britton

Hi Warren, Always good to hear from a familiar face. All the best to you.

blueskydriver

OMG is this Geremy from GLB Products? Where have you been, didn't think you were still in the community.

Just checked your website and there you are still buying/selling/trading flight sim items...that's awesome!

Glad you're still around,

John
| FSX | FDS-MIP OVRHD SYS CARDS FC1| PM | PMDG 737-700 | UTX | GEX | UT7 | ASE | REX2 | AES | TSR | IS | TOPCAT | AvilaSoft EFB | OC CARDS & OVRHD GAUGES| SIMKITS | SW 3D Lights | FS2CREW2010 | FSXPassengers | Flight1 AE | MATROX TH2GO-D | NTHUSIM | 3-Mits EW230Ust Proj |

fsaviator

Quote from: geremy britton on May 16, 2021, 12:18:18 PMHi Warren, Always good to hear from a familiar face. All the best to you.

It sure is good to hear from Geremy!

We getting together for a beer in Lelystad this year?
Warren "FSAviator"
http://www.B737NG-Sim.com  |  https://www.facebook.com/fsaviator/
P3D45/ Prosim737 2/ ACE Dual-linked Yokes/ RevSim Proline TQ and Dual-linked Rudders/ CPFlight MCP PRO3 and EFIS'; MIP737ICS_FULL and SIDE737; Forward and Aft Overheads; Pedestal/ FDS MIP

fsaviator

May 08, 2022, 03:22:36 AM #11 Last Edit: May 08, 2022, 03:38:46 AM by fsaviator
Does anyone have a source for rolls of reflective mylar in Greece, or that ships to Greece?

I've decided to give building a collimated display a shot and I'm going to try to go the vacuum curved reflective mirror method a shot. The new sim hanger is bare, and it's a great time to experiment?

I'll need a roll about 50 feet long - what I can find online, is all 4 foot width - I'm really looking for 6-8 feet width.

This is frustrating.  Pot growers could be much more effective if they had wider rolls of mylar!

I'm also open to other options for collimating the display - if anyone has one - and doesn't involve buying a level 5 sim.

I'll build a smaller scale model and test it with Pico projectors
Warren "FSAviator"
http://www.B737NG-Sim.com  |  https://www.facebook.com/fsaviator/
P3D45/ Prosim737 2/ ACE Dual-linked Yokes/ RevSim Proline TQ and Dual-linked Rudders/ CPFlight MCP PRO3 and EFIS'; MIP737ICS_FULL and SIDE737; Forward and Aft Overheads; Pedestal/ FDS MIP

navymustang

https://soarbywire.com/2022/01/14/notes-on-a-collimated-system/

Thought you might find this a good reference. I consult with Q4 Services in Orlando. They may be open to selling you Mylar, but it will be expensive at the size you need. Turns out there are only one or two companies in the world that make Mylar in large format sheets and companies like Q4 buy almost all of the stock as soon as it is made. Then hold it in their warehouses until customer orders come in.

https://q4services.com/
My 737-800 full-scale cockpit has been sold. Now onto my full-size military helicopter project. An AOPA member and LifeTime member of National Association of Flight Instructors. Please note that I am a self-employed professional cockpit builder that provides consulting to defense contractors and civilian schools and airlines.

bernard S

hi ho Warren,   as far as I know me and 1 other have collimated displays.. the mylar  system you are considering is a nightmare and I will explain why

1... its seriously expensive not the mylar  but the mirror
2...  requires alot of maintenence
3...  takes up a huge amount of space
4.... the mirror has to be made for a 73   9ft radios

I could go on but it would come across as raining on your parade and we can't have that

However all is not lost on getting rid of the dreaded crabbing effect  consider a WAC system   the cost of entry is no so nutty   the juju is in the beam splitter and the angle   plus much smaller you only  need 55 inch concave mirrors you just need someone that has access to the molds for such mirrors

funny thing is a few years ago o tried giving a full systems away ..as in come and pick it   I had no takers   I ended up  almost forcing it on mr abc and he loves it ...collimation is the way to go but cost of entry can be prohibitive

RayS

If memory serves, tht other guy who has the same config said that you have to buy the mylar by the mile, not the foot, so you end up with miles and miles of mylar you may never use.
Ray Sotkiewicz

FSAddon_boss

Hi Warren...... I am planning on a 210 degrees wall with 3 projectors. Hoping I can learn from you too !!

Best regards from Italy,
Francois
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