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Jeffrey Goff
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Projects other than tanks

Post by Jeffrey Goff » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:06 pm

About two years ago I bought a decommissioned AST300 flight simulator, designed more or less for instrument training on prop engine aircraft, the computers although upgraded were old Microsoft NT and 2000 machines with a small screen used to plot the aircraft position, to cut a long story short, I thought I could make this better, I kept the yoke, rudder pedals, throttle quadrant trims and some of the gauges and clocks as well as the main frame the rest was discarded, in the 30+ plus years since the simulator first saw service, electronics and computing have advanced to a stage where even I could design and put together a powerful computer with high end graphics to use the latest flight sim programs.
All the major gauges are now digital including radios and auto pilot, all flight control inputs are through usb interfaces, the end result is I had months of fun learning how to achieve this and a simulator that works
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regards Jeff
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Post by Stephen White » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:10 pm

Brilliant Jeff, can I come and renew my instrument rating? Thanks for posting.

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Post by Paul Wills » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:32 pm

Wow Jeff, I always knew you where very talented but you've made my mouth drop open. 8) If you ever turn your talent to making repro knights crosses let me know because I could sell the as originals. :wink:

Paul. :wink:
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Post by David Stewart » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:22 pm

Wow that is impressive! Nice work I must say what flight sims do you use?

David
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Post by Christian Steinhauer » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:00 am

Nice work!
Have fun building, Kind regards
Christian

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