The first rule of the reboot, you do not talk about the reboot…

Yes, I am back, all new and improved. Well, maybe not all new, or improved, but definitely back with a sense of direction.

When I first started this blog about a year ago, I had no idea as to how I was going to use it, or for that matter, why. But now, I have a reason to use this tool.

So what reason? To document my thoughts and ideas, and inevitable failures at building by own flight simulator. Yes, I will probably fail miserably, but I will have some fun on the way and might even learn a thing or two.

So, starting from the top, let’s talk about the project.

what is your budget?

In the end, not a lot, maybe only a few hundred. I’m thinking if I use 50 – 100 bucks a week to buy what I need, I think I will be ok…

what is the end goal?

The plan is to build a relocatable, fully functional flight sim cockpit. It must have a seat, multiple windows for viewing, proper control surfaces (ie instruments, rudders and flight yoke) it must be built with local weather in mind ( where I live it floods – it will need to be able to be stripped down and moved at short notice.)

how do we get to this goal?

We need to pull each segment apart, and determine the best option for each part. For example, Is it more cost effective to use multiple displays, or should I use a projector?

how much time can you commit to the project?

If I say 1 hour a day during the week, and maybe about 6 over the weekend… About 11 – 12 hours a week.

So that’s about it for now. I think the next week or so will be spent preparing my design, when that’s done I will post some pictures.

Feel free to comment! You opinion really does matter to me, feel free to offer me any advice or ideas that you have, perhaps you have built your own before, or maybe your also considering building a flight sim, please comment and let me know!

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