Tony

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Chip On Board (COB) LED Light Strips – Perfect for MIP Lighting

Chip on Board (COB) LED Strips are perfect replacements for your traditional under-dash LED light strips.

Progress Update – January 2021

Here’s the latest updates on what I’ve been working on the last few months. It’s a lot!

To See or Not to See – My Flight Simulator Visual Displays

Learn a little about various visual systems and how mine has grown through the years.

Take Your Seats! Building an Inexpensive J-Rail Alternative

As I’m putting my sim back together I decided it’s time to permanently mount my Weber pilot seats. I decided J-Rails were a bit too pricey/complex for me right now so I found a less expensive, yet innovative way to make something similar. The Seats I was given a set of old Boeing 747 Weber …

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A Clutching Situation

A complete rebuild of my old Revolution Sim Products throttle quadrant required an overhaul of the auto-throttle mechanism. I explain what I did and how I did it in this article.

Point Me in the Right Direction – Rudder Pedals

I have been lacking a couple of major components to mostly finish out the Captain side, one of which is a set of rudder pedals (the other being seats). I have a seat already, and I’m slowly getting around to refurbishing it, but I really needed rudder pedals. They are critical to flying, no matter …

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Fun With 3D Printing!

I knew eventually I would want to make some parts for my sim, and perhaps try my hand at some simple prototyping projects, so I have been thinking about a 3D printer for some time now. Last time I looked (several years ago) they were still expensive and the technology wasn’t quite as mature as …

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737 Overhead Power Distribution Rewiring

Lately I have been in the process of disassembling the entire sim to paint the floor and shell, so while I had everything apart I decided to do some updates on my home-built overhead. Goals Goal #1 was to reduce the number of wires coming out the back of my overhead. Between the power adapters, …

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Paint, lots of paint!

After I finally finished the faux riveting of my sim base it was time to start painting everything. FYI, for this iteration of base I decided not to go with under-floor yokes for simplicity sake.  I’ll be building a base v2.0 out of metal in the not-too-distant future and it will be designed for real …

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Rivets and Sore Thumbs

I am nearing completion of my plywood cockpit floor/base (sort of, more on that later).  I had the brilliant idea that I wanted to make my cockpit floor look real by adding simulated rivets, helping increase the overall immersion.  Sounds great, right?  Well, I knew it would be a big task, and it was, but …

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