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Send Multiple Actions/Inputs to your Flight Simulator


This video focuses on using Double Pole Single Throw (DPST) and Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) switches and pushbuttons to create multiple inputs/actions, and control multiple circuits, outputs and voltages, per switch. Some examples include controlling 5V DC which can be used for USB and a 12V DC which can be used for LEDs, in […]

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Convert SPST Switches and Pushbuttons to SPDT


This video shows you a very neat trick: How to convert Single Pole Single Throw Switches and Pushbuttons to Single Pole Double Throw configuration, adding more inputs and flexibility to your Simulator or Cockpit. SPST switches can only send one action to the Simulator, while SPDT can send two, which is usually needed to modify […]

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How to Add LED Switches and Pushbuttons to your Simulator / Cockpit


Adding LED Switches and LED Pushbuttons can be a cool addition to a simulator or cockpit. They can also help with identification, or helping us determine what is on or off in dark environments. Most of the USB Interface Cards we use with Cockpit Setups, such as the Leo Bodnar cards, simple USB PC Interface […]

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Why are Flight Simulators and their components expensive?


This video focuses on explaining how Flight Simulators can be so expensive, and does so by dissecting simulator gear and going over pricing for the basic components. When analyzing several components, we start with products from Logitech, such as the Pro Flight Switch Panel. These pre-built components are very popular and are usually the first […]

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Useful tips for building a better Flight Simulator


This video focuses on sharing knowledge from the real world of Aviation that was applied to flight simulators, in order to enhance the experience that a user may have with Flight Simulator 2020, FSX, X-Plane and prepar3D.Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE5rn9WkXe8 Summary: The importance of a Discovery Flight Reviewing options for our Simulators at the FlightSimExpo […]

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Building a Cockpit for Avionics Training


Knowing your Avionics is a big part of enjoying your Flight Simulator. I built a simple Home Cockpit, compatible with prepar3d, X-Plane, Flight Simulator, and Flight Simulator X, in which I could load many different types of Avionics and Gauges for familiarization. The first step was to obtain the Cockpit Panel. Since this was a […]

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