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Now This Is What You Call A Flight Simulator

Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:39 am

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RE: Now This Is What You Call A Flight Simulator

Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:40 am

All I have to say is....WOW! It's impressive, but does that guy have too much time on his hands? He even has a center stick connected to his chair. Just WOW.
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RE: Now This Is What You Call A Flight Simulator

Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:22 am

Hmmm... multi-screen simulator...



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RE: Now This Is What You Call A Flight Simulator

Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:16 am

We should increase the prices per addon, or require a license per screen  Wink
 
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RE: Now This Is What You Call A Flight Simulator

Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:48 pm



Quoting Phoenix9 (Thread starter):
Now This Is What You Call A Flight Simulator

No, this is what you call remaining a virgin for the rest of your life  cheeky   duck 

I've seen much better setups, I must say. CRT monitors are so 90s.
 
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RE: Now This Is What You Call A Flight Simulator

Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:42 pm

Question is, which computer do you turn on first?
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RE: Now This Is What You Call A Flight Simulator

Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:09 pm

Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 4):
I've seen much better setups, I must say. CRT monitors are so 90s.

This was probably set up before LCDs were all over the place. I don't think its a recent picture, but I just found it on a website...so could be recent...who knows  

[Edited 2009-11-18 15:09:26]
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RE: Now This Is What You Call A Flight Simulator

Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:51 am

I have one better, a buddy has the nose section of UA's N911UA and has built a simulator out of that...

http://www.horizonaviation.ca/

Its amazing, worth seeing..!!!


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RE: Now This Is What You Call A Flight Simulator

Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:06 am



Quoting Gmonney (Reply 7):
I have one better, a buddy has the nose section of UA's N911UA and has built a simulator out of that...

But that is a professional simulator used for training. This is a gamer who has made this up at his place. Big difference  Silly
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RE: Now This Is What You Call A Flight Simulator

Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:34 pm



Quoting FlybaurLAX (Reply 5):
Question is, which computer do you turn on first?

He will have a checklist what to do before he can start...
 
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RE: Now This Is What You Call A Flight Simulator

Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:52 pm



Quoting Phoenix9 (Reply 8):
But that is a professional simulator used for training. This is a gamer who has made this up at his place. Big difference

Agree, but this is open to the public and if you want a real experience, this is the $h!1,

The flight deck has be converted to an -800 and yes they do train Sunwing Pilots on flight deck familiarity, but since its not a motion sim, they can't actualy log qualifying sim hours.

Needless to say, this will be the closest the general public will ever get to flying a real commercial jet.

I will agree that the home version is pretty cool and would be nice to come home to as well...

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RE: Now This Is What You Call A Flight Simulator

Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:17 pm



Quoting Gmonney (Reply 10):
but since its not a motion sim, they can't actualy log qualifying sim hours.

Not necessarily. A sim doesn't have to be motion capable to be loggable. In the US at least, you can log the flight time in a PCATD or FTD as long as you have an FAA certified instructor giving you instruction on it.
 
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RE: Now This Is What You Call A Flight Simulator

Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:31 am



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 11):
Not necessarily. A sim doesn't have to be motion capable to be loggable. In the US at least, you can log the flight time in a PCATD or FTD as long as you have an FAA certified instructor giving you instruction on it

Only the instrument stuff, not for the actual type rating though, right? I think that's what Gmonney was getting at.
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RE: Now This Is What You Call A Flight Simulator

Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:34 am

Also, you guys should check out http://www.pacificsimulators.com/

Their sim is pretty darned good!
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RE: Now This Is What You Call A Flight Simulator

Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:26 pm

Quoting 9VSIO (Reply 12):
Only the instrument stuff, not for the actual type rating though, right? I think that's what Gmonney was getting at.

Training time in FTDs can be used for getting an additional aircraft rating or even a type rating as long as it is performed under an approved FAA training program (Part 141 or 142 in the US)

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RE: Now This Is What You Call A Flight Simulator

Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:27 pm

Ah, but it must be a type FTD, yes? i.e. one made and cert'ed by Boeing?
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RE: Now This Is What You Call A Flight Simulator

Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:55 pm



Quoting Gmonney (Reply 7):
I have one better, a buddy has the nose section of UA's N911UA and has built a simulator out of that

One better again. My brother has a friend at boarding school that has a full motion Airbus A320 simulator (as in the ones used for pilot training) – I thought it was a lie until I was invited to have a go in it. Amazing is all I can say and some people have way too much money then sense! It has to be in a warehouse it’s so large (and its movement range is so great). It’s a shame I have only been invited once... GRR

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RE: Now This Is What You Call A Flight Simulator

Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:53 pm



Quoting 9VSIO (Reply 15):
Ah, but it must be a type FTD, yes? i.e. one made and cert'ed by Boeing?

Once again, not necessarily. Depends what you're using it for. If it's gonna be for just getting, say, your initial instrument rating, you can use an FTD based on a generic aircraft of the same class (single engine land/multi engine land) of license you intend on getting, regardless of which real plane you are flying.

IIRC, to be able to log hours in a simulator for the purposes of getting a type rating, then yes you would need a specific simulator type (ie Level D 738, or a 738 FTD)

Boeing does not make simulators (though they do market them). Companies like CAE, Frasca, Thales, etc actually make them. They are certified by the respective aviation authorities (FAA, JAA, etc)

Here's a decent article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_...ght_training_device_certifications
 
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RE: Now This Is What You Call A Flight Simulator

Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:37 am

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RE: Now This Is What You Call A Flight Simulator

Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:40 pm

This is my kind of Flight Simulator no Motion system and the Cameras white Balance was not set Correctly so it is more nlue than it should be but it gives a good idea of what it is like to fly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7qVLwnbS0U

This used to be the British Airways Concorde Simulator at Filton in england now based at Brooklands museum.

www.brooklandsmuseum.com

I have helped a bit with the restoration of this and Flown it once while it was being tested.

The Two young People Flying the Sim in the video are French and English part of the team restoring the Sim My freinds Laurent and James.
 
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RE: Now This Is What You Call A Flight Simulator

Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:25 pm

Wow. I have to say that the gaps in the image would get on my nerves. But, thats just me.
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RE: Now This Is What You Call A Flight Simulator

Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:32 pm

If I had the money i would have someone build one for me! I would love to have a Global 5000 simulator or a MD-88 simulator. But I know that once I got one i would never want to fly again in real life!
 
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RE: Now This Is What You Call A Flight Simulator

Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:33 pm

What gaps in the image? That is the concorde, you kno...comes with pillars on the visor/nose cone...
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RE: Now This Is What You Call A Flight Simulator

Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:00 pm

The Screen on the Flight sim is out side the internal Windows it is a large Curved Canvas Screen suported on a steel Tube Frame with a Single Large Projector on the Sims Roof providing the Image.

A Movable Visor moves up and down when required to by moving the visor Control lever, The so Called screen Gaps are the Pillars holding the real Glass windscreen in Place inside of the Movalble Visor.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v402/markredgwell/TheCONCORDESIMULATORBLACKANDWHITEIM.jpg?t=1259707792

A second video showing another test Flight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqqE0swR1G0&feature=related

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RE: Now This Is What You Call A Flight Simulator

Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:42 pm

Unless #20 was talking about the OP...in which case I apologise... Would help if he clarified though.
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RE: Now This Is What You Call A Flight Simulator

Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:10 am



Quoting 9VSIO (Reply 24):
Unless #20 was talking about the OP...in which case I apologise... Would help if he clarified though.

I was talking about the fact that there is so many different screens and the simulator image is not a single image. Apologies
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RE: Now This Is What You Call A Flight Simulator

Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:26 am



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 11):
A sim doesn't have to be motion capable to be loggable. In the US at least, you can log the flight time in a PCATD or FTD as long as you have an FAA certified instructor giving you instruction on it.

Yeah, but the presence or absence of motion is a big distinction between loggable time. I can log the time I spend in a Level D sim as flight time. The time I spend in a fixed-base FTD is FTD time only.

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RE: Now This Is What You Call A Flight Simulator

Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:45 am



Quoting FlybaurLAX (Reply 1):
He even has a center stick connected to his chair.

If you look closely, you'll see that the pedals are elevated off the ground too.. Someone has time up their sleeves..

Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 4):
CRT monitors are so 90s.

Imagine the radiation from those! LCDs would be fantastic to have and it'd get rid of a lot of that frame.
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RE: Now This Is What You Call A Flight Simulator

Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:36 pm



Quoting Mir (Reply 26):

Yeah, but the presence or absence of motion is a big distinction between loggable time. I can log the time I spend in a Level D sim as flight time. The time I spend in a fixed-base FTD is FTD time only.

True, I overlooked that distinction.

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