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  • #16
    Well, that would've made constructing a cockpit for your needs an extremely easy to build project!

    By the way, here's a few interesting links:

    http://www.voodoo-world.cz/falcon/info.html

    http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviatio.../8/0801831.jpg

    http://www.ejectionsite.com/f16seat.htm

    http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.co...aumont/00.shtm

    http://www.vipercore.nl/index.php

    http://virtualf16.20m.com/index.html

    http://www.xflight.de

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfb2L-blz4Y

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6aAK...eature=related

    http://www.leobodnar.com/products/BU0836/

    http://www.mikesflightdeck.com/hud/h..._displays.html

    http://www.777simulator.com/dnn/Tech...9/Default.aspx

    Some of them are not F-16 relevant, but still contain a whole lot of info. Check the bottom link for example, on how to use regular keyboards!

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    • #17
      just looked at this from one link wow

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrhGi...ayer_embedded#!
      Gone but not forgotten. RIP John.

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      • #18
        I've got also a Matrox TripleHead2Go with three 17" monitors. Only difference is that I have the digital version compared to the analog in the Youtube flick. No fresnel lenses, though.
        AMIGA 4000 060/50, AMIGA 1200 030/50, AMIGA 500, C128D, C128, C64C, C64, C16, Vic-20, Atari 520 STE, Atari 65 XE, Philips NMS-8250 MSX2, Sinclair Spectrum +3e, Sinclair Spectrum 48k, Amstrad CPC 6128, Amstrad CPC464, Oric Atmos, Apple Macintosh Classic, Apple IIGS, BBC Master, Memotech MTX500

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        • #19
          Here's a question for Winblows users: anyone know enough about multiple-monitor setups?
          I was thinking of a few details..
          Can i use more than one graphics card under the same pc? I do have an Asrock mobo that supports a function called "surround video", but the cockpit needs an extra pc for the aft pilot. Plus, another thinking: i intend to utilize all 3 outputs of a video card (GF 7800) meaning VGA, DVI and S-Video out. I think i can use all 3, but i want to make sure. Last question, if i actually can use all 3 outs, is it possible for them to operate under different resolutions, and, could i also choose rotation on an individual screen? It has to do with some of the instrumentation display..
          Setup is Win XP SP 3
          Thanks in advance!

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          • #20
            Originally posted by salaxi54 View Post
            Here's a question for Winblows users: anyone know enough about multiple-monitor setups?
            I was thinking of a few details..
            Originally posted by salaxi54 View Post
            - Can i use more than one graphics card under the same pc? I do have an Asrock mobo that supports a function called "surround video", but the cockpit needs an extra pc for the aft pilot.
            A: Yes you can. I have done this with 2 x 8800GTX's and FSX.

            Originally posted by salaxi54 View Post
            - Plus, another thinking: i intend to utilize all 3 outputs of a video card (GF 7800) meaning VGA, DVI and S-Video out. I think i can use all 3, but i want to make sure.
            A: Not sure I think it depends on what the graphics driver is capable of.

            Originally posted by salaxi54 View Post
            - Last question, if i actually can use all 3 outs, is it possible for them to operate under different resolutions, and, could i also choose rotation on an individual screen? It has to do with some of the instrumentation display..
            Setup is Win XP SP 3
            Thanks in advance!
            I just tested 2 displays connected to a GTX560Ti under Win 7 x64. I have my main monitor (30") running at 2560x1600 in landscape and a secondary (24") running 1920x1200 in portrait. NVidia drivers.

            A problem I came across when trying to set up a cockpit with 3 monitors is setting the perspective view you need across the 3 displays, e.g. rotating horizontally the outer monitor views. This might be accomplished with your "surround video" feature. I believe ATi video cards have an onboard feature to spread the display across multiple monitors, something that Nvidia dropped a while ago.

            Also there are some utilities called FSwide and FSUIPC which will send displays to another PC. I think these have a nominal subscription fee.

            Depending on your budget there is also something called Project Magenta, multiple IO and VGA displays for flight sim cockpit builders, although I have no experience using this.

            Cheers,
            Ed.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Ed.D View Post
              A: Not sure I think it depends on what the graphics driver is capable of.
              Thanks for your reply! I'd really like to hear from any members if someone has managed to get output from all three sockets (VGA DVI S-Vid) at once. I have downloaded manuals from various card makers just in case i could track one mentioning it. All would say that DVI and VGA were to be used as primary and secondary displays, but none mentioned anything for a third monitor under S-Video. They usually have a seperate chapter talking about connecting a screen to the S-Video, which looks as if it's meant to be an alternative "primary" display choice..
              Anyway, here's another small bit of stuff i got today for the puzzle:



              Those are toggle switch covers. I'm expecting a bounch of red ones to arrive soon too.

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              • #22
                One card can support upto 4 screens at once. AMD do this with eyefinity. But I would think it would be better to Crossfire at least 2x 6950's for flight sim games as they are pretty demanding.

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                • #23
                  My target simulator is Falcon 4, which is a bit "mature" thus i doubt i'll be needing to invest in a very modern card..

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                  • #24
                    I would still invest in a really good card though as you wanted the sim to be as good as possible without any frame drop. Plus later on you can get the newer sim games and use those on your setup.

                    Nice project though i have to admit


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                    • #25
                      Yes, well, that will have to wait for when/if my finances ever get better
                      Meanwhile i'll keep the project budget as low as possible (like always lol)
                      Anyway, here's some more stuff that just came in..

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                      • #26
                        Not much lately, due to personal problems, which will slow the pace a lot..
                        However, i managed to steal some time today for the helmet..





                        Not yet perfect, but getting there...

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                        • #27
                          Here's what i got for a dimmer. Supposedly supports 8 to 28V LEDs. When time comes i'll let y'all know if it works or not.



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                          • #28
                            Good luck, very ambitious.

                            Don't forget to install an ejection seat for the full experience and that extra thrill...
                            "I used to be an Amiga user, then I took an arrow in the knee."

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Shoonay View Post
                              Good luck, very ambitious.

                              Don't forget to install an ejection seat for the full experience and that extra thrill...
                              Thanks buddy, indeed i will. As i mentioned initially, i plan to build a two-seater, meaning twice the job..
                              Here's what an ACES looks like: http://www.avitop.com/interact/ejection.htm

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                              • #30
                                A small update.. My good friend Animagic just sent me a nice little 3.5" LCD screen. This one has a composite Video in connector, and is 12vdc. I plan on using it for the HUD construction. This involves the screen, mirrors, a 5" lens, and a glass or plexiglass projection surface. Time is a luxury this season, and morale too. For the time being it seems i'm only collecting stuff.
                                Anyway, here's the screen, and the S-Video to RCA adapter to hook it to the graphics card:





                                Thanks for the donation George!

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