Tony

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Finding Parts for your Simulator

Where do you go to find parts for your simulator? I’ll give you a little insight.

Building a Rear Bulkhead

I am now in the process of adding a rear bulkhead to fully enclose the cockpit and add that extra bit of realism with Circuit Breaker (CB) panels, dome lights, jump seat, etc. The rear bulkhead will eventually also contain all the PCs, the instructor station with touchscreen display, a printer, and some storage. The …

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The Devil in the Details – Bringing my Simulated Cockpit to Life

Adding more detail to the cockpit environment.

You’re such a Knob! 3D Printed Map/Chart Light Knobs

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I love my 3D printer. I use it regularly to quickly make small parts I need using just a little imagination and creativity. A part I’ve been wanting to make for a while is the Boeing 737 Map/Chart Light knobs on the forward sidewalls. No one seems to make …

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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.