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Sydney Man Builds His Own B747 Simulator  
User currently offlineQF108 From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 334 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 7624 times:

This man is a god, for any Flight sim fans. Nothing else needs to be said !!!!!!

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2009/03/13/1236447451617.html

Mark


Blessed are the Cheesemakers !
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User currently offlinePJFlysFast From United States of America, joined May 2006, 463 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 7622 times:

Wow!!!! A man who has something that we all here want to have!

User currently offlineCpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 7619 times:

I've seen videos of this simulator - it has a motion rig as well. It has been widely featured in the news for a couple of years now.

I think I know which company is involved. It is very impressive.


User currently offlineZappbrannigan From Australia, joined Oct 2008, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 7362 times:

Yeah, been aware of this for a while now - but never seen it in the mainstream media here. A brilliant piece of work.

User currently offlineCpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 37
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 7320 times:

Quoting Zappbrannigan (Reply 3):
but never seen it in the mainstream media here. A brilliant piece of work.

It runs on MS FS as well IIRC.   That should have most people running for the hills as quickly as possible.  

Oddly enough, it was SMH which featured this last year actually. And here they are again. It must have been a slow news week.  

I however like this simulator more:

http://www.concorde-photos.co.uk/gallery/albums/concorde/ba_sim/21stfebruary2009/normal_IMG_8461-01.jpg

Yes - it is what it appears to be. Reconstructed and alive again.    No thanks to the former owners chopping it up the way they did.   I actually doubted if it'd ever get put back together, it looked so bad. Unfortunately she has lost her hydraulic rig, so no motion anymore, but the graphics stand a great chance of looking more realistic than ever.

[Edited 2009-03-18 02:21:34]

User currently offlineZappbrannigan From Australia, joined Oct 2008, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 7306 times:



Quoting Cpd (Reply 4):
Yes - it is what it appears to be. Reconstructed and alive again. No thanks to the former owners chopping it up the way they did. I actually doubted if it'd ever get put back together, it looked so bad. Unfortunately she has lost her hydraulic rig, so no motion anymore, but the graphics stand a great chance of looking more realistic than ever.

So that's an actual Concorde flight deck? Didn't find any obvious info on the site, apart from the pics. That's also amazing - I'd love to have the time (not to mention the tech knowledge) to put something like this together... although I'm not sure if any of the shine would be taken off the homemade effort if you start flying the "real" simulators and the aircraft themselves on a regular basis (if an actual airline pilot, or soon-to-be airline pilot put something like this together).

I think what makes Matthew Sheil's 744 (and others like it) so good is they have put it together from scratch from hundreds of individual items - a gauge from here, a small panel from there etc. - then managed to interface all this stuff to software that was never designed to handle it in the first place.

Complete nit-picking - but I wish he'd put some kind of divider between the PFD and ND displays, even if they're on the same monitor - it's the only thing that makes it look slightly off the real thing  Smile


User currently offlineCpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 37
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 7277 times:

Quoting Zappbrannigan (Reply 5):
So that's an actual Concorde flight deck? Didn't find any obvious info on the site, apart from the pics

It's the replica G-BOAC - that was used by BA to train their Concorde pilots. It was their simulator. It's now being rebuilt and driven by alternative software.  

There was a video of it on Youtube in action, with Attitude Direction Indicators and other gauges in operation - along with the sound. It was truly impressive.  Smile

[Edited 2009-03-18 18:19:40]

User currently offlineSeemyseems From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 969 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6803 times:



Quoting Cpd (Reply 6):
It's the replica G-BOAC - that was used by BA to train their Concorde pilots. It was their simulator. It's now being rebuilt and driven by alternative software.

There was a video of it on Youtube in action, with Attitude Direction Indicators and other gauges in operation - along with the sound. It was truly impressive.

Cool!

Do you know where it is?



seemyseems
User currently offlineBoeing747400ER From Australia, joined Mar 2008, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 6638 times:

Thats awesome! i want one!

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