How are you all doing? Hope your are well.
A new post, this time from another domain. I’m was considering to buy a domain name for quite some time now, but when there was a great deal on a hosting platform I did it. I hope you all like the “new” website and I’ll promise you, it wouldn’t change anymore! My email address also changed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
So I’m settling in now, school started off again. And I’m again very busy at the moment to get used to the language, the new environment etc. However, this doesn’t mean that I didn’t have time to work on my simulator. I had enough time for connecting and testing and to get my sim for a test flight. However, this didn’t go as smooth as I wished it would. It actually didn’t go well at all.
When I started my computer, the first thing that didn’t start was Flight Simulator itself. Just as the complete ProSim suite and displays. So I needed to start the applications manually. However that’s not a big issue, but later, when I had everything running (FS, ProSim, IOPC etc.) I realized that the switches on the main instrument panel didn’t work. So I need to figure out what the problem is there, because I made a script for SIOC, assigned the switches in PS and I have a fully version of FSUIPC, so in theory everything need to work, but it doesn’t. So I contacted ProSim about this problem and hope to hear from them quite soon.
Another problem which I experienced, were the LED lights. For some reason, they didn’t light up. So I contacted Opencockpits and told them about it and they told me that I’m missing a critical part of the electronic setup; the power supply. So I need to wait until the power supply arrives.
But during the time I’m waiting for the power supply to arrive, I have something to work on and that is called the sidewall liners. I’ve got the inspiration from a Belgium builder; flightdeck737.be. And because I have still some wood laying around in the garage I thought I should build one. So that’s what I started working on now. And as you can see in the picture below I still need to cut a wooden plate to cover the CDU bay, and I hope to do that in the next upcoming days! Keep an eye on my Facebook page where I will post a picture once I’m finished.
Furthermore, I realized that I can’t keep on flying with the joystick, with the integrated throttle as I’m using right now. So I need to get a yoke and a throttle in the future. I’m considering to buy a throttle, but because of the price range, I might try to build the throttle myself. And again I realized that this is a prototype and that I’ll consider building another MIP with an aluminum framework later on.
So there is a lot to do in the future. I’ll hope to speak to you soon!
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