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WORLDFLIGHT 2019 - FLIGHT BIDS

Started by Trevor Hale, September 13, 2019, 06:17:01 am

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fsaviator

Hey everyone.  Have we published a schedule yet?

I apologize for being out of the loop - been busy going back and forth to Colorado settling my father's estate...  that will be a long process. 

I've also successfully wrapped up and retired from the Military.  Now I'm ready to fly.

On that topic...  Fired up my sim after a month or so of not flying and I've had enough of the little glitches in my system that keep me from just flying...  cost of having an FDS MIP, CP Flight Pedestal, Opencockpits Fwd Overhead, Frankenstein Aft overhead, and RevSim TQ.

I'm "upgrading" now.  I've sent multiple emails to Simworld over the last week and was ready to just buy their MIP, Overheads, and Pedestal as I was looking for that Canbus tech, but they still haven't answered me.

In the absence of a reply from them - I am going 100% CPFlight.  (I'll keep my FDS CDUs though).  I'll also initially try to see if the CPFLight MIP panels will fit the FDS MIP.  I really don't want to pull that out of the shell.  If not, I'll order CPFLights MIP and mod the shell.

Anyone have any reason why I shouldn't?  I'm using PS7372 and P3D4.

With that said, does anyone need any parts when we get together for Worldflight.
Warren "MTN385"
Florida


http://www.B737NG-SIM.com and https://www.facebook.com/fsaviator on facebook
FSX, Prosim737 Suite, FDS DSTD 2.0 MIP, RevSim Proline TQ, ACE Dual-linked Yokes, Intel 3.5GHz i7-3770K, MSI Z77A-G45, 16GB G.Skill TridentX DDR3-2400, Galaxy GTX670 GC 4GB, OCZ 60GB Vertex 3

FredK

October 30, 2019, 03:42:20 pm #26 Last Edit: October 30, 2019, 03:52:19 pm by FredK
I can vouch for the quality of the CPFlight stuff.....but....

I am using the CPFlight MCP, EFIS, and pedestal NAV panels.  Quality is superb for sure, but not all the pedestal panel functions work with my SIM-A avionics program (for example, the rudder trim panel).   So just be sure about what is important to you in that regard since it is basically "black box" plug-n-play.

My overhead is FDS, my CDUs are FDS, my MIP panels are SimParts.  I interface using the CPFlight board for the SimParts MIP hardware, and I use 2 FDS sysboards and FDS relays for everything else.

If I had to do it all over again I would probably go 100% FDS with one exception...the CPFlight MCP/EFIS.  As you note it makes life a lot easier to keep things uniform.  Easier to customize things to your preferences with SysBoards as well.  That may happen if and when I migrate to the 737Max.

Looking forward to seeing you next week!

Fred K
Boeing 737NG-800, Prepar3D v4.3, Sim-Avionics, WideView 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

fsaviator

Thanks Fred.  Just the input I was looking for.  I'm kind of sold on the CPFlight overheads.  Magnetic start, yaw damper, anti-ice switches, and guarded INS switches.  Push to test annunciators, and stepper motor gauges.  Locking switches, One USB plug.  Oh, and the dimmer and spot lights all tied into the controls.

I've got a CPFlight pedestal but I'm upgrading my ACPs and my COMM radios, as well as adding a SELCAL.

I just hope it all works as advertised.  I know the back of MIP will look much better!
Warren "MTN385"
Florida


http://www.B737NG-SIM.com and https://www.facebook.com/fsaviator on facebook
FSX, Prosim737 Suite, FDS DSTD 2.0 MIP, RevSim Proline TQ, ACE Dual-linked Yokes, Intel 3.5GHz i7-3770K, MSI Z77A-G45, 16GB G.Skill TridentX DDR3-2400, Galaxy GTX670 GC 4GB, OCZ 60GB Vertex 3

jskibo

Hey do we have to wear pants this year?  I forget the rules
Sim 1:  F16, running Falcon 4 BMS - In Build using a mix of real and repro parts + Pokeys cards
Sim 2:  737 MAX - Still in parts collecting phase (CDU / MCP / EFIS)

fsaviator

I'm retired.  I don't have to wear pants anymore....  oh wait - damn...  that was ties.  I don't have to wear ties anymore.  That's why everyone at Publix was staring at me   :o
Warren "MTN385"
Florida


http://www.B737NG-SIM.com and https://www.facebook.com/fsaviator on facebook
FSX, Prosim737 Suite, FDS DSTD 2.0 MIP, RevSim Proline TQ, ACE Dual-linked Yokes, Intel 3.5GHz i7-3770K, MSI Z77A-G45, 16GB G.Skill TridentX DDR3-2400, Galaxy GTX670 GC 4GB, OCZ 60GB Vertex 3

jskibo

Nice Warren!

Family and I are starting our drive to Florida. Will be in Sarasota tonight.
Sim 1:  F16, running Falcon 4 BMS - In Build using a mix of real and repro parts + Pokeys cards
Sim 2:  737 MAX - Still in parts collecting phase (CDU / MCP / EFIS)

Trevor Hale

October 31, 2019, 02:28:35 am #31 Last Edit: October 31, 2019, 02:29:05 am by Trevor Hale
Quote from: fsaviator on October 30, 2019, 01:51:26 pmWith that said, does anyone need any parts when we get together for Worldflight.
LOL Warren,

I could use a full overhead and pedestal panel set LMFAO
Trevor Hale

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fsaviator

I'm keeping pedestal as it's CPFLight, but if you want first crack at my Opencockpits Overheads, let me know.  I've got the shipping crate and everything.  I can bring them down for you take a look at
Warren "MTN385"
Florida


http://www.B737NG-SIM.com and https://www.facebook.com/fsaviator on facebook
FSX, Prosim737 Suite, FDS DSTD 2.0 MIP, RevSim Proline TQ, ACE Dual-linked Yokes, Intel 3.5GHz i7-3770K, MSI Z77A-G45, 16GB G.Skill TridentX DDR3-2400, Galaxy GTX670 GC 4GB, OCZ 60GB Vertex 3

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