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Here I post about the construction of a 737 style desktop cockpit for use with Prepar3d V4 and
my ADS-B flight tracking.  See here for more info on the ADS-B stuff.

Here’s a quick run down of some the hardware and software used in the flight sim cockpit so far.

PC Hardware:

  • Primary Computer 
    • Windows 10 64-bit
    • Intel i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
    • MSI Z97-GAMING 7 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
    • Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card
    • Crucial 128GB SSD Hard Drive (OS and Apps)
    • Crucial 256GB SSD Hard Drive  (Flight Sim Apps)
    • Western Digital 1TB SATA ‘Green’ Hard Drive (Storage)
    • 2 x Crucial – Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    • LG – 29LN450W 29.0″ 2560×1080 60Hz Monitor
    • Acer – G276HL Gbmid 27.0″ 1920×1080 60Hz Monitor (Secondary Display)
    • FMC – 5.4″ LCD Display
    • MFD Displays – 3 x 8.4″ LCD Displays
  •  Secondary PC – Used for EFB, Active Sky, Charts, Internet while flying
    • Windows 10 64bit
    • Intel NUC NUC5i3RYH
      • Intel Core i3-5010U Processor (2.1 GHz Dual Core)
      • Intel HD Graphics 5500, 2.5″ Drive Support
    • Kingston SSDNow V300 120GBSSD Hard Drive
    • Acer – G276HL Gbmid 27.0″ 1920×1080 60Hz Monitor

FlightSim Hardware:

  • Opencockpits:
    • MCP
    • Mastercard
    • USB Expansion Card
    • Display Card x2
    • Input Cards
    • Output Cards
    • FMC Panel w/Components & a custom PCB Board I made.
    • USBKeys Card
  • Hispa Panels:
    • Captain and FO Sixpack Indicators
    • Custom PCB I made for LEDs
  •  Other:
    • Pokeys 56u I/O Card
    • GP-Wiz4-Eco Joystick Controller Card
    • Front Panel Express CNC Machined Custom Panels
    • Saitek Pro Flight Yoke
    • Saitek Pro Flight Rudder Pedals
    • Custom PCB for Radio Connections
    • Custom PCBfor O/C USB LCD Card
    • Custom PCB for SixPack LEDs

 


FlightSim Software:

  • Prepar3d v4.1
  • PMDG 737 NGX
  • PMDG 777
  • FSUIPC
  • Aivlasoft’s Electronic Flight Bag
  • Opencockpits SIOC
  • OCP4NGX
  • Active Sky P4 w/Active Sky Cloud Art
  • Chaseplane
  • Orbx FTX Global
  • BeneOverlay
  • ProjectFly SimStall
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