Tony

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Wet Compass and More 3D Printed Parts

I have to say, I’m really enjoying my 3D printer. For less than $300 for a Creality Ender 3 printer, coupled with Autodesk Fusion360, I’m able to make just about any component I need on a small scale. Comes in really handy when you’re willing to put in a little extra money and time to …

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Stick It! – Making Placard Stickers/Decals For Your Flight Sim

I’m starting to work on smaller details of my sim now that most of the major things (at least, those I can afford) are mostly complete. One of the areas I wanted to enhance was cockpit placards (or decals, stickers, whatever you want to call them). I looked around on the Internet and there were …

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Scotty, I need more power! – Powering Your Sim

Power. It’s the life-blood of any sim. Not enough and you’ll end up with random disconnects, brown-outs, and potentially damaged electronics. Put too much in and you’ll fry your electronics. Worst case, you’ll start a fire.

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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