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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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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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Citation Mustang Full Desktop Trainer


Building the Flight Simulator program at the Florida Flight Center has taken me in some adventures that have greatly challenged me as a programmer, hardware engineer, cockpit builder, researcher, and aviation enthusiast. One of my first assignments was to assemble a familiarization trainer for the Citation Mustang as a part of our CE-510 Type rating […]

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Gaming PCs for Pilots


Over 20 years of research goes into all the Workstations, Home PCs and Gaming PCs that we build. Knowing a thing or two about Aviation also helps us deliver the best experience with home Flight Simulators. In this particular setup, a real Cirrus SR22T pilot wanted to practice procedures in a G1000 Trainer. A second […]

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