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Cockpits

Equipment - Cockpit Manufacturers

This index looks at companies who make components to serve the home - cockpit builder and professional training organisation.

AceSims


AceSims Joyrider at www.acesim.com
The JoyRider is a two axis flight motion simulator you can build without the use of expensive hardware.

Aimsworth

Aimsworth manufactures the Viper 1 - a realistic F-16 cockpit and accessories. Aimsworth manufactures the Viper 1 - a realistic F-16 cockpit and accessories. Aimsworth manufactures the Viper 1 - a realistic F-16 cockpit and accessories.

Aimsworth manufactures the Viper 1 - a realistic F-16 cockpit and accessories.

www.battlefieldrelics.com

MiG-21 cockpit from Battle Field Relics

www.battlefieldrelics.com ... have genuine MiG-21 cockpits and a host of other goodies for sale.
 >> 2006 update >> - MiG cockpits SOLD OUT.



Bkose Avionic

Bkose Avionic at www.bkose.com

Flight Deck Solutions

Flight Deck Solutions at www.flightdecksolutions.com

Flight Link

Flight Link at www.flightlink.com

Hagstrom Electronics

- Keyboard Encoders and Interface Products for Your PC Keyboard, Mouse and USB Inputs.

Products which allow customers to interface with their computer's Keyboard, Mouse, USB and Serial inputs in a multitude of ways. - www.hagstromelectronics.com

www.magnumaero.com

www.magnumaero.com- A high quality collection of joysticks, throttles and cockpit parts

Real Cockpit

Real Cockpit make realistic civil aviation sim components.

Real Cockpit- make realistic civil aviation sim components.



Real Simulator

Real Simulator - F-16 cockpits for the home user.

Real Simulator

R&R Electronics

R&R Electronics at www.mindspring.com/~rrelect/

Makers of the EPIC card, the electronic brain in most homebuilt cockpits today.

Sim Cockpit System

Fresnel lenses and a custom made rig give you an affordable and convincing looking experience.
Website - http://www.simcockpitsystem.com/

Simcontrol

Simcontrol in the UK at simcontrol.co.uk have great looking Helicopter controls.

www.simpits.org

Articles about cockpit building - e.g.Review : Hagstorm KE72 by Roy Coates



www.simpit.net

Simu-Sphere

Manufacturers of the original link trainers now make ingenious faceted display FA18 dome sims. - www.link.com/simusphere.phpl

Simpit

A retro "full chassis cockpit" which is also a work of art - Simpit cockpits

Simpit cockpits

Simware

Full motion Flight Simulation platform

Simware have a Full motion platform as well as control panels, sticks, yokes, throttles, instruments, headsets and more.

website - www.simw.com

Stimbox

Founder John Callan says "One of our customers is the Space Camp at Huntsville, Alabama where there are more than twenty single and two seat Stimbox cockpits."

- www.stimbox.com
 >> 2006 update - web page is gone << 

Viper Pits

Viper-Pits

F-16 and F/A-18 cockpits - Viper Pits



BCC GUMP - full motion B-727, B-757, B-747-400, B-747-200, DC-9, DC-10 simulators.

BCC GUMP have full motion B-727, B-757, B-747-400, B-747-200, DC-9, DC-10 simulators open to the public. Contact them for pricing.

California Polytechnic full motion sim

Fly Aces
Fly Aces
F/A-18 Hornet and World War 2 simulations.


F-4 Phantom simulator

Dr. Carlo Kopp on simulators
Dr. Carlo Kopp

RAAF simulators



Sega R-360
The Sega R-360 has an amazing full 360 degrees of motion. With the motion toned down, added controls, and linked to any of the great software we all know and love, this would be an unbeatable sim experience in your basement / den / playroom.

The home built cockpit ranges from just a support for your joystick and throttle up to full-motion cockpits that rival commercial training units in their complexity.

If you're thinking about building your own, look at these How to build a Cockpit
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747- John Dunkley

Matthew Sheil's 747, nominated by the Guiness Book of Records as the "world's most expensive home flight simulator", the full sized and motion sim uses 45 different software programs running on 14  computers.
 >>> external web-site –  www.hyway.com.au/747/747.phpl - Matthew Sheil's 747, nominated by the Guiness Book of Records as the "world's most expensive home flight simulator", the full sized and motion sim uses 45 different software programs running on 14 computers.



Ed Bult's Trim Control
Ed Bult's Trim Control


Chris "SpeedOne" Van Lierop - cockpit building info

F/A-18 by Mackenzie
F/A-18 by Mackenzie

F/A-18 by  Matt Wietlpach
F/A-18 by Wietlpach

F-16 cockpit scale model
F-16 cockpit scale model

F-16 by Peter Hausamann
F-16 - Peter Hausamann


F-16C - Martin

www.internationalcockpitclub.org.uk - Database of real cockpits under restoration

Kevin Coyne's Ejection Site

MiGMan's MiG-pit Mk-I
I used to fly in MiGMan's cockpit- my home-built cockpit. It was programmable if you had a day or so to spare! I used to use the Saitekcontrollers, then the Sidewinder USB gear and now the Thrustmaster H.O.T.A.S. Cougar.

Quickshot Masterpilot - Todd Ferrante's tips on daisy chaining

Bill O'Riordan's full motion cockpit Bill O'Riordan's full motion cockpit
Bill O'Riordan's full motion cockpit

USDC Space Simulator
USDC Space Simulator

Mark Schimmer's Westland Sikorsky controls
Westland Sikorsky controls

WW2 cockpit by Todd Wikel



Home Arcades

Food for thought for home cockpit builders. This guy - Mickster - has built his own video game arcade using PC emulators running in original arcade cabinets : Mickster's classic arcade web site - It shows what can be done these days using PC's and a bit of imagination and effort to create your own entertainment environment.





Computers

The MiG - Puters

The PC era

Applying Windows patches


Atari ST Pentium-4 - 3 GHz - rigged for silent running MiGMan's MiG-puter flight sim test gear



Controllers

Hardware 101 - Setting up your sticks

How to setup your controller in Windows

USB power management
USB power management

Here are my tips on setting up your throttle and joystick for basic combat flying - Basic Controls in Air Combat Sims

Flying on your laptop

Rudder pedals
Bob Church's Rudder fix
Microsoft Game Voice
Gravis
Saitek
Sidewinder
Thrustmaster
Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical
Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer

SlickSteel S1 Stainless Steel Mouse Pad from www.simshack.net - The Flight Sim Museum Hardware Gallery
SlickSteel S1 Stainless Steel Mouse Pad

Cockpit Collection

Voice Buddy

Voice control - Game Commander

Saitek in the Hardware Gallery Gravis Game Pad - Fly on your laptop ! Click to read about the Thrustmaster Flight Sim controllers Click to read about the Thrustmaster Flight Sim controllers Click to read about the Thrustmaster Flight Sim controllers Click to read about the Thrustmaster Flight Sim controllers Click to read about the Thrustmaster Flight Sim controllers
Top Gun Afterburner II Strategic Commander Sidewinder Precision 2 Sidewinder Force Feedback 2

Voice Buddy




Multi Monitors

Displays and Graphics Cards

The MiG - cards (20th century graphics)

3DFX Voodoo
www.9xmedia.com
www.appiangraphics.com - Appian's Rushmore supports FOUR displays from one PCI slot.
3Dlabs
AccelGraphics
Asus
ATI
Aztech Labs
Bugeye Tech- 3 window Flight Simulator suitable display system
Canopus
Creative Labs
www.donz.com
Elsa Technology
Gateway 2000
Guillemot
Hercules
I/O Magic
Intergraph (see 3Dlabs)
Jaton
Leadtek
www.massmultiples.com
Matrox
Microsoft - Multimonitors in Windows XP

MultipleMonitors.co.uk
Multi monitor in FS2002 - specifically 3 screens with the Matrox cards
Number Nine
NVIDIA
NVIDIA Quadro4..", the cards are not certified for use in any 3D applications..."
GeForce3 + TWO GeForce2 MX system
www.panoramtech.com -  >> 2009 update - web page is gone << 
Orchid (see S3)
Project Magenta provide detail rich and fully functional flight simulation software, ideally run on a PC network using our Glass Cockpits and flight systems on dedicated PCs.
RealTimeSoft.com has an excellent database of multi monitor resources.
S3 Incorporated
Silicon Integrated Systems Corporation (SiS)
STB (see 3dfx Interactive)
Track IR

Track IR

Track IR

VIA Technologies
VideoLogic

Wideview is a program written by Luciano Napolitano to support multiple views with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002over a network.




Sound and Vibration

Aura Interactor
Body Shakers
A debug applet for Direct X 8 Nexcient Game Seat

Links to sound sites

Body Shakers

Aura Interactor




Equipment - Links to external sites

Specs :

Reviews and Guides Anand-Tech
Bill's Workshop
Dan's Data
www.firingsquad.com
Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility list
Sharky Extreme
Tom's Hardware Guide
Turbulent Hardware

Joysticks and Controllers

Check Six Aviation - Helmets and Flight suits
The Control Center - Good information on PC Game controllers and how they work.
The Ejection Site - Kevin Coyne's thorough ejection archives.
Precision Flight Controls - Sturdy yokes and rudders
Ron Hunt's Saitek X36 USB Help Center
The Stickworks by Bob Church features his invaluable Thrustmaster utilities and Saitek fixes, Microsoft and more.

Overclocking

Hard OCP - Overclocking
Overclockin.com

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