FSX Available for
Great news for those looking to purchase
FSX. I did a search of the internet for this classic and I saw
prices ranging anywhere from $49.00 to $250.00. The software is out of
production thus the high prices that are found around the
internet. The boxed version of the software can still be
found at some flight simulation oriented sites for a reasonable
price but supplies are limited.
The great news is that STEAM has added FSX
to it's collection of digital downloadable games that are played
from online. Dovetail Games will be distributing FSX Gold
Edition on the STEAM platform with many improvements and updates
to the game.
The FSX Gold Edition has many improvements over the standard edition, it
contains the Deluxe Edition and the FSX Acceleration Pack. The
software was introduced at $4.99 and is currently on sale until
January 2nd at 50% off for $12.49.
For more information about the STEAM
platform go to:
To view a very informative and thorough write about the FSX
STEAM edition visit Fly Away Simulation at:
Fan's Cockpit Build
Here's another fantastic KwikPit setup
from one of our fans. Here is a quick run down of the components
used from the builder himself.
"My setup includes -
Deluxe with a simple mod of screwing in a 1/4" oak board on top
cut to measurements for my second monitor (I chose oak for
My first monitor is
running the Cockpit View and my second monitor is running ATC
window, GPS and Gauges.
I am using a
Wireless Keyboard for ATC responses and overhead Panel, Saitek
Yoke and Throttle Quadrant, Ipad running Remote Flight Radio HD
which I use to set Com and Nav Frequencies as well as the Auto
Pilot Panel and Iphone running FCA 737.
My KwikPit Cockpit
Deluxe makes me feel like I am sitting in a Jetliner which would
not be possible with sim hardware just sitting on a desk or
without pouring money into building a Cockpit"
Your Very Happy
This is a great job
and fantastic set up, kudos to the builder.
We're still working on getting KwikPit
Kits back in inventory. Unfortunately we're on a search for a
new manufacturer that can produce the kit for an affordable
price, after all, great kits that are affordable is the
goal of our company. We will keep you informed of our progress
and feel free to email us with any questions or concerns.
When ever I run across an interesting
piece of hardware or a gadget that makes flight simming even
more realistic or exciting I'm eager to share the news.
The ED Tracker is a head tracking device
similar to TRACK IR and Free Tracker. It enables you to have
different cockpit or outside views by naturally moving your head
instead of using a hat switch or moving a mouse. These
devices add immersion to the simulator and heighten the realism
by imparting a feeling of sitting in the aircraft and looking
around normally as in real life.
The unique thing abut the ED Tracker is
that it doesn't use a camera. It
uses a gyroscope/accelerometer/controller board. This pl
into the PC with a USB cable and mimics a 3 axis joy stick. Any
game that can map the views to a joystick will work with this
This is an open source project that is
continually under development by a small dedicated group in the
UK. You can download the plans and purchase parts for around $
. The also have a completed board for around $ . You may
want to purchase a small enclosure box to put the PCB in. The
unit can be conveniently mounted to your headset if you use one.
For a more in-depth information check out
this review at the CH Hangar.
You can purchase the device here:
Check out FreeTrack here:
Still looking for suitable way to create
lettering for panels since hardwood is not a totally sooth
surface like plexiglas or metal. The rub on letters didn't work
very well. Next I'll try clear labeling with white lettering
using an ordinary label maker. Stay
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