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    #91
    Originally posted by Ausflight View Post
    Excellent Kevin,so what’s next you are planning to get or leave as is?I mean it’s great as is but just asking.πŸ™‚πŸ˜Ž
    Oh, I have ideas for how I want to change my setup. I just need more money first.
    Captain Kevin

    Kevin Yang

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      #92
      Originally posted by Captain Kevin View Post
      Oh, I have ideas for how I want to change my setup. I just need more money first.
      How about swapping your middle monitor for a curved one?Your pc case looks like mine coolemaster one except yours is from jetline systems i know they make great computers and know this guy that streams on YouTube that also uses that name pc and you might know of him he calls himself frooglesim.
      Last edited by Ausflight; 10Aug2019, 12:23.
      Danny Z.Cebis

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        #93
        Mine here:

        Sim-pic-2019.jpg
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        Ivan Lewis

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        • Ausflight
          Ausflight commented
          Editing a comment
          That’s brilliant Ivan,love the throttle system and the fmc especially you got everything covered there and must be having great fun.πŸ™‚

        • frantzy
          frantzy commented
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          Nice Ivan! Where did you get that throttle?

        #94
        Originally posted by Ausflight View Post
        Also would be nice to see a photo of Dan’s setup here.πŸ™‚
        You mean this rig:
        H89.jpg
        Dan Downs KCRP

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          #95

          Was unsure what to do tonight, now I know...watch the Matrix again.

          😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

          Robin Heinis FSX-SE (DX10)..PMDG MD-11/NGX/777/747.."PMDG made EZ" (EZdok/ChasePlane profile pack)..the usual addons..PC specs: Intel i7 4790K ..GTX1080..16 GB..W7 64bit

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            #96
            Originally posted by DDowns View Post

            You mean this rig:
            H89.jpg
            Now come on Dan i know you are keeping from us a great setup so don’t be shy and show us the stuff instead of a oversized calculator.😁
            Danny Z.Cebis

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            • DDowns
              DDowns commented
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              that 'oversized calculator' didn't calculate, not unless one wrote a caculator program for it. This is my first computer build, and what I learned assembly language with. Back then, one got the source code for the 'BIOS' which greatly facilitated learning how to use CP/M-80 OS (pre-Microsoft era).

            #97
            That’s great Dan,I’ve seen similar of those before in shops I’m not sure what year it was I think it was around even when Commodore 64 came about.I had a xt 286 or something just before the at’s came out.These computers were built like a battleship.Nice to see do you still have it.?
            Danny Z.Cebis

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              #98
              Originally posted by Ausflight View Post
              That’s great Dan,I’ve seen similar of those before in shops I’m not sure what year it was I think it was around even when Commodore 64 came about.I had a xt 286 or something just before the at’s came out.These computers were built like a battleship.Nice to see do you still have it.?
              No, probably because I'm ex-military with so many moves (17 in 23 yr) that I've retained very few items that were not a necessity. I've got a couple of bier steins from Germany and that's about the extent of my collection.

              Current flight simulation workstation is pretty generic. My flight machine is an 8700K OC 4.8GHz 32 GB 3600 MHz DDR4 dual GTX 1080Ti SLI with 42-in Samsung 4K TV, Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS and a set of generic pedals. Second screen is used for flight planning, charts and personal bookkeeping and is my old flight machine relegated to PFPX and Quicken, with a 32-in screen. Nothing fancy but easy fly.
              Dan Downs KCRP

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              • Ivanmelonlewis
                Ivanmelonlewis commented
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                8700K OC 4.8GHz 32 GB 3600 MHz DDR4 dual GTX 1080Ti SLI with 42-in Samsung 4K
                Pretty generic??? Hehe, I don't think so, man. Currently you have a beast machine.

              #99
              Originally posted by DDowns View Post

              No, probably because I'm ex-military with so many moves (17 in 23 yr) that I've retained very few items that were not a necessity. I've got a couple of bier steins from Germany and that's about the extent of my collection.

              Current flight simulation workstation is pretty generic. My flight machine is an 8700K OC 4.8GHz 32 GB 3600 MHz DDR4 dual GTX 1080Ti SLI with 42-in Samsung 4K TV, Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS and a set of generic pedals. Second screen is used for flight planning, charts and personal bookkeeping and is my old flight machine relegated to PFPX and Quicken, with a 32-in screen. Nothing fancy but easy fly.
              Sounds like a hot system setup to me Dan,now how about a snap to share.πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Ž
              Danny Z.Cebis

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                Originally posted by DDowns View Post

                No, probably because I'm ex-military with so many moves (17 in 23 yr) that I've retained very few items that were not a necessity. I've got a couple of bier steins from Germany and that's about the extent of my collection.

                Current flight simulation workstation is pretty generic. My flight machine is an 8700K OC 4.8GHz 32 GB 3600 MHz DDR4 dual GTX 1080Ti SLI with 42-in Samsung 4K TV, Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS and a set of generic pedals. Second screen is used for flight planning, charts and personal bookkeeping and is my old flight machine relegated to PFPX and Quicken, with a 32-in screen. Nothing fancy but easy fly.
                Here is mine oversized calculator this is the computer that i played the flight simulator 2 from Sublogic on.

                Danny Z.Cebis

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                  Ausflight commented
                  10Aug2019, 23:22
                  That’s brilliant Ivan,love the throttle system and the fmc especially you got everything covered there and must be having great fun.πŸ™‚
                  Thanks mate Certainly my tiny sim has become more and more immersive. I'm really happy. I also own a 737 MCP and an EFIS from www.opencockpits.com but still haven't found the proper way to add them to the whole setup. Probably it's time to find a better table for it. We'll see

                  frantzy commented
                  Today, 22:29
                  Nice Ivan! Where did you get that throttle?
                  Thanks frantzy. Mine it's a 757/767 TQ replica and you can get it at https://throttletek.com
                  Ivan Lewis

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                    Originally posted by Ivanmelonlewis View Post
                    Thanks frantzy. Mine it's a 757/767 TQ replica and you can get it at https://throttletek.com
                    Definitely a good set for sure. They're the ones I got my 747-400 throttles from.
                    Captain Kevin

                    Kevin Yang

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                      Originally posted by Ausflight View Post
                      Does anyone own a MCP in their setup and does it work well?
                      Regards.
                      I bought the Flight deck solutions MCP, CDU and EFIS units. Not cheap but works really well out of the box. No configuring or messing about with FSUIPC.
                      I also have a FLight Sim PM 737 Throttle Quadrant and the Lights and Engine start up panel.
                      Expensive year with switching over to P3D as well..... :-)

                      Andy
                      Last edited by Andy764; 13Aug2019, 22:36.
                      Andy Mahaffey

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                        Originally posted by Andy764 View Post

                        I bought the Flight deck solutions MCP, CDU and EFIS units. Not cheap but works really well out of the box. No configuring or messing about with FSUIPC.
                        I also have a FLight Sim PM 737 Throttle Quadrant and the Lights and Engine start up panel.
                        Expensive year with switching over to P3D as well..... :-)

                        Andy
                        Hello Andy,looks to me your all set there and you got the works everything but the kitchen sink as they say lol.I was always interested in getting the pcp but wasn’t sure which one not to mention if it will work alright as there’s few on the market but the one you have sounds very good.Thanks for sharing Andy.
                        Danny Z.Cebis

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                          Originally posted by Andy764 View Post
                          I bought the Flight deck solutions MCP, CDU and EFIS units. Not cheap but works really well out of the box. No configuring or messing about with FSUIPC.
                          I also have a FLight Sim PM 737 Throttle Quadrant and the Lights and Engine start up panel.
                          Expensive year with switching over to P3D as well..... :-)
                          Oh, dear. You're not kidding about the price. Doesn't look like anything I can afford anytime soon.
                          Captain Kevin

                          Kevin Yang

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                            Originally posted by Captain Kevin View Post
                            Here's my setup, anyway.
                            Kevin: I see duct tape fixes everything! Excellent post in seeing everyone's setup.
                            Paul Gugliotta
                            United 257 heavy

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                              Originally posted by Paulyg123 View Post
                              Kevin: I see duct tape fixes everything! Excellent post in seeing everyone's setup.
                              That was the only way I was getting the throttles to stay put, otherwise it was too easy to move them or even flip them. That said, I don't use those throttles anymore. Not when I have this now.

                              Captain Kevin

                              Kevin Yang

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                                Here is my PMDG B737 HW setup:

                                All display is run from just ONE PC. Good fluid FPS in all sceneries.


                                 
                                Last edited by roarkr51; 14Aug2019, 10:46.
                                Roar Kristensen
                                www.flightsim4fun.com
                                Home Cockpit software developer

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                                  Originally posted by roarkr51 View Post
                                  Here is my PMDG B737 HW setup:

                                  All display is run from just ONE PC. Good fluid FPS in all sceneries.

                                  WOW Roar,amazing setup i have one of those please lol.
                                  Danny Z.Cebis

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                                    Originally posted by Captain Kevin View Post
                                    Here's my setup, anyway.
                                    Kevin what do you use the stream deck for?
                                    Ash Davidson,

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                                      Originally posted by Ashatsea View Post
                                      Kevin what do you use the stream deck for?
                                      Streaming. Makes it much easier to push buttons when I want to pull up a different screen for the viewers rather than have to go into OBS and click more buttons. Or if I'm getting ready for departure, I just hit a button and it'll pop a message in the chat that I'm getting ready for departure and I might not read chat, rather than me having to manually type it in.
                                      Captain Kevin

                                      Kevin Yang

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                                        So far Roarkr51 set up takes the cake. How much will a set up like that cost? I would love to have that set up but no way do I have the skills to build that.
                                        Paul Gugliotta
                                        United 257 heavy

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                                          Originally posted by Paulyg123 View Post
                                          So far Roarkr51 set up takes the cake. How much will a set up like that cost? I would love to have that set up but no way do I have the skills to build that.
                                          The hardware cost approx. 15K USD , but the software (OC4BAv4) that interfaces the PMDG B737NGX with the hardware costs the equal of 15 bottles of beer here in Norway.
                                          There is no need to start with a complete cockpit, if one start with the MCP, hardware + software will cost around 500 USD,
                                          Last edited by roarkr51; 16Aug2019, 11:50.
                                          Roar Kristensen
                                          www.flightsim4fun.com
                                          Home Cockpit software developer

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                                            Together with hardware it is also nice to have some good software utilities in your "cockpit". With p3dStarter you can pick up any PMDG airplane in any configuration and anywhere in word.

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                                            Roar Kristensen
                                            www.flightsim4fun.com
                                            Home Cockpit software developer

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                                              That's an insane setup for sure. I can't say I would ever be able to do something like that. The first problem is lack of space, making something like this outright impossible. Second problem is I do live streams of my flights, so a setup like this wouldn't really help me too much. Lastly, you're pretty much committed to one airplane type if you want to be realistic about it. If it's the only plane you fly, fine, that's one thing, but I do fly multiple types, so it's not anything I could ever do. In any event, impressive setup you have there, Roar.
                                              Captain Kevin

                                              Kevin Yang

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                                                Here is an old video of the B737NGX cockpit flying a B747-400. The B737 cockpit hardware is controlling the the B747. All MIP displays are the B747 displays.

                                                Changing the cockpit between the B737NGX and B747-400 is just a few mouse clicks.

                                                Last edited by roarkr51; 17Aug2019, 11:41.
                                                Roar Kristensen
                                                www.flightsim4fun.com
                                                Home Cockpit software developer

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                                                  Yeah, I know it's doable, but it's just a question of whether it's realistic. That just comes down to personal preference. Obviously the only way to fly it in your case is to link engines 1 and 2 to throttle 1 and engines 3 and 4 to throttle 2. I just can't see myself doing that.
                                                  Captain Kevin

                                                  Kevin Yang

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                                                    It’s all about the forces and if you don’t have that in a sim then you’re experiencing only half of it.
                                                    Danny Z.Cebis

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