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by Mike.Powell
Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rear Projection - The way to go!
Replies: 15
Views: 12932

Home Depot is a chain of home building supply stores in the US (and Canada too?). These are huge stores that market to everyone from do it yourself home owners to professional home builders. The stores have a very wide selection of products, including mirrors of different sizes and shapes, for reaso...
by Mike.Powell
Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:53 pm
Forum: FDS Support
Topic: Cessna 152 Sim Project
Replies: 3
Views: 6845

1) It is definitely easier to use the default computer generated instruments than to build instruments. But that's not to say you can't build instruments. You certainly can. Take a look here: http://www.mikesflightdeck.com/Iinstrument_panel_3.htm 2) Hmmm, actual Cessna airframe plans, I don't know. ...
by Mike.Powell
Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:42 pm
Forum: FDS Support
Topic: EL Sheets
Replies: 15
Views: 17857

Perhaps one of E-Lite's distributors can help you.
http://www.e-lite.com/reps.htm
by Mike.Powell
Thu Nov 24, 2005 11:57 pm
Forum: FDS Support
Topic: Space Shuttle?
Replies: 3
Views: 4004

by Mike.Powell
Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:32 pm
Forum: FDS Support
Topic: Potentiometers
Replies: 12
Views: 8555

The preferred potentiometer resistance value depends on how it to be used. The pots originally used in gameport interfaced controls were 100K units. They were used a part of a resistor-capacitor connection that pretty much meant you had to stick with 100K. Many USB interfaced controls use the potent...
by Mike.Powell
Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:01 am
Forum: FDS Support
Topic: I have some werid idea
Replies: 5
Views: 4007

You might try researching whether or not the idea has been tried before and if so what the outcome was.
by Mike.Powell
Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:37 pm
Forum: FDS Support
Topic: I have some werid idea
Replies: 5
Views: 4007

Hi Earl, I think your idea has merit and would work well within normal flight operations. I believe the issues come about when flight operations are not normal, when there is an in flight emergency. I think the FAA insists on commercial flight deck crews with excellent hearing and vision because the...
by Mike.Powell
Wed Aug 17, 2005 8:43 pm
Forum: FDS Support
Topic: Miniature gas struts...
Replies: 5
Views: 4026

http://www.bertholdmarx.com/en/default.asp

Unfortunately, it's in France.
by Mike.Powell
Fri Jul 01, 2005 6:20 pm
Forum: FDS Support
Topic: USB Back up instruments
Replies: 5
Views: 5243

You might also consider building back up instruments from scratch. (http://www.mikesflightdeck.com/Iinstrument_panel_3.htm) If you're willing to use the serial port to drive them, interfacing is a reasonably straightforward task.
by Mike.Powell
Wed Apr 27, 2005 9:36 am
Forum: FDS Support
Topic: My new project....
Replies: 5
Views: 5070

by Mike.Powell
Tue Apr 05, 2005 7:15 pm
Forum: FDS Support
Topic: Cutting plexiglass/lexan
Replies: 2
Views: 3346

I've had good luck using wood working tools. I use a radial arm saw with a 10 inch carbide blade (nothing special about carbide, I just didn't bother to change it), and leave the paper on the plexi. When drilling, I use the highest speed. I drill a small diameter pilot hole then work up to the finis...
by Mike.Powell
Mon Mar 28, 2005 10:29 am
Forum: FDS Support
Topic: Another Noob - Sim 101 question
Replies: 11
Views: 6429

The first paragraph on http://www.mikesflightdeck.com/getting_started.htm has a number of good links for additional information.
by Mike.Powell
Fri Mar 25, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: FDS Support
Topic: Analog gauges
Replies: 3
Views: 3895

Glad to be of help.
by Mike.Powell
Fri Mar 25, 2005 3:08 pm
Forum: FDS Support
Topic: Analog gauges
Replies: 3
Views: 3895

JC Flight rated analog gauges come in a variety of types, so driving them depends on what you have. That said, a number of such gauges make use of synchro technology. Synchros have some aspects of motors, but are better thought of as rotary transformers. You'll need some technical background in sync...