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Man Builds $30K 747-400 Simulator In Bedroom  
User currently offlineBlasphemystic From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 213 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 9462 times:

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/bedroom-7...imulator-in-his-bedroom-312735.php

wow!!!

Big version: Width: 478 Height: 398 File size: 558kb



The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. -- Samuel Johnson
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User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9364 times:

WOW.

But seriously, the guy must have money to burn.



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User currently offlineUSADreamliner From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9340 times:

Oh, Lord...I can see the CIA, FBI, Interpol, etc. knocking at his door right now...

User currently offlineMSPGUY From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9318 times:

WOW, that's all I have to say about this guy. Ok, one more thing, he's single!!!!!


If it ain't broke, DON'T touch it!!!!
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10937 posts, RR: 37
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9296 times:

Oh my! How could he ever do that? Does Boeing sell such simulators to potential buyers?  Confused


There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineBlasphemystic From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9278 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 4):

I would like to know the answer to that too.



The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. -- Samuel Johnson
User currently offlineCOEI2007 From Vanuatu, joined Jan 2007, 1912 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9249 times:

You'd have to be single to spend 30K on a simulator! Ha!

User currently offlineWjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5366 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9249 times:

If he's using MS Flight Simulator to power his outside screens, I am curious how he gets the various controls to feed inputs to Flight Simulator and how he gets the instruments on his "flight deck" to display coordinated information. Does the FMS work, etc.? If not, then all that stuff is really all lit up for no reason, and the thing isn't worth much. If it does all work, then he has a pretty nifty little item. I'm impressed that he built it from wood and some car seats.

User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10937 posts, RR: 37
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9235 times:

I did not read the text. He says he has built the sim all by himself!

Quote: "This is the next best thing," he says of the 747-400 he has assembled in his spare bedroom, which has a pair of car seats for the captain and first officer to park their butts on.



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineXA744 From Mexico, joined Mar 2004, 734 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9235 times:

Wow, this is fantastic, and it is a 744 !!!...  eyepopping 

This guy is my kind of scum... Yes, very nutty fellow about 74s !!!

Next time I visit the U.K., will for sure take a little side trip to Coventry and ride the guy for at least three hours !!!...  Wink

Best regards



No matter how you fly...just never get your wings clipped !
User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12185 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9185 times:

Quoting XA744 (Reply 9):
This guy is my kind of scum...

This is what he said:

"JD: "There's no room for anything else—that's why my wife had to go!"

So he is single......again.


User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5803 posts, RR: 47
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9167 times:

Talk about a guy in serious need of a life. I guess is he never had a girlfriend (and never been kissed)!!!


That which does not kill me makes me stronger.
User currently offlineSkyexRamper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9137 times:

Quoting USADreamliner (Reply 2):
Oh, Lord...I can see the CIA, FBI, Interpol, etc. knocking at his door right now...

There are a lot of people around the world that have built cockpits of their favorite airplane to run MS Flight Sim with. There are many companies that make and sell parts for this hobby.

Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 7):
If he's using MS Flight Simulator to power his outside screens, I am curious how he gets the various controls to feed inputs to Flight Simulator and how he gets the instruments on his "flight deck" to display coordinated information. Does the FMS work, etc.? If not, then all that stuff is really all lit up for no reason, and the thing isn't worth much. If it does all work, then he has a pretty nifty little item. I'm impressed that he built it from wood and some car seats.

FSUPIC



Remember, not everyone can be airline pilots!

[Edited 2007-10-19 13:29:45]

User currently offlineSkyexRamper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9115 times:

Remember............Not Everyone Can Be Airline Pilots.

User currently offlineBlasphemystic From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9115 times:

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 11):
Talk about a guy in serious need of a life. I guess is he never had a girlfriend (and never been kissed)!!!

why should that be the case???? Dont hate.. appricate.

[Edited 2007-10-19 13:32:07]

[Edited 2007-10-19 13:32:28]

[Edited 2007-10-19 13:33:09]


The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. -- Samuel Johnson
User currently offlinePADSpot From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8989 times:

Quoting USADreamliner (Reply 2):
Oh, Lord...I can see the CIA, FBI, Interpol, etc. knocking at his door right now...

Is it a problem/illegal to have flight simulator at your place?

Quote:
There's no room for anything else. that's why my wife had to go!

I totally agree. A man needs to set his priorities. But who's bringing the beer now?


User currently offline1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8949 times:

whats funny is this quote:

"claims he wasn't good enough at math to fly proper planes"


with today's modern avionics , you only need remedial math anyway! I would bet building his own sim required more math then planning a flight in his sim  Smile


User currently offlineIcLCY From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 256 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8943 times:

Quoting XA744 (Reply 9):
Next time I visit the U.K., will for sure take a little side trip to Coventry and ride the guy for at least three hours !!!...

I'm sure in the absence of a women he might just appreciate it, I hope he's pretty.


User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5186 posts, RR: 33
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8931 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 4):
Oh my! How could he ever do that? Does Boeing sell such simulators to potential buyers?



Quoting Blasphemystic (Reply 5):
I would like to know the answer to that too.



Quoting NYC777 (Reply 11):
Talk about a guy in serious need of a life. I guess is he never had a girlfriend (and never been kissed)!!!

any chance you could read the article before commenting???  Yeah sure



That'll teach you
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11722 posts, RR: 60
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8918 times:

Good on him, it's a fair achievement and probably far more productive than just spending endless hours down the pub getting pissed... the latter also seems to lead to more marriage break-ups too!

Now the question is... what's his username on A.net  silly 


Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineTristarcrazy From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8862 times:

There is a guy in Austraila who hand built a 744 sim in his basement. It was featured in Airliners magazine a year or so ago.

When I worked as a contractor for DL a few years ago, they had two old DC9 sims in crates behind the geneal office complex that they were trying to "give away" for 20 grand each. Of course, it would cost you that and then some to get them up and running (they had been in those crates for several years). We all pondered the idea of buy them, setting them up somewhere and chargeing a per hour rate but sure we would have went bust in the first month!!!



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User currently offlineMdodd From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 8702 times:

Thats insane! That is my new dream setup right there!!!!

User currently offlineJasond From Australia, joined Jul 2009, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 8696 times:

Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 12):
Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 7):
If he's using MS Flight Simulator to power his outside screens, I am curious how he gets the various controls to feed inputs to Flight Simulator and how he gets the instruments on his "flight deck" to display coordinated information. Does the FMS work, etc.? If not, then all that stuff is really all lit up for no reason, and the thing isn't worth much. If it does all work, then he has a pretty nifty little item. I'm impressed that he built it from wood and some car seats.

FSUPIC

FSUIPC is the software part of it, hardware IO is handled by EPIC or similar


User currently offlineEDICHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 8632 times:

Quoting Tristarcrazy (Reply 20):
We all pondered the idea of buy them, setting them up somewhere and chargeing a per hour rate but sure we would have went bust in the first month!!!

There is a company here in NZ that has commercial outlets in shopping malls in Auckland and Christchurch. They have a full-size 737NG simulator (unfortuately not full motion). I know for a fact that you need to book at least a week in advance to fly a session in the one in Christchurch.

I cant remember the web address but just try googling 'Flight Experience'

[Edited 2007-10-20 04:43:38]

User currently offlineJasond From Australia, joined Jul 2009, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 8621 times:

Quoting Tristarcrazy (Reply 20):
There is a guy in Austraila who hand built a 744 sim in his basement.

I think this is the one you mean:

http://www.hyway.com.au/747/

The site doesn't look like much has been added to it since I last looked though.


User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 25, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 8570 times:

Quoting 1MillionFlyer (Reply 16):
"claims he wasn't good enough at math to fly proper planes"

Well someone has to add up the costs of that thing!


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