Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy new year!

2015 was my best aviation year yet.  Here is my year summary from Pilotica.

Yowza, 474 hours!  Happy new year!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Simulators everywhere

The flight school I teach at just bought an Allsim 200MCC which is one of those monster simulators with the full wrap around 120 degree field of view projection screen in an almost real cockpit.  As a sim geek I'm excited to start teaching in it, especially for IFR.  Here is what it looks like:

The panel is configurable but will most likely be set up like a 172.

I've also been inspired to improve my home sim.  I've been learning more about electronics and how to interface custom components with the computer through Arduino micro controllers.  I bought a custom GNS 530 that was built this way and I also ordered some components to start playing with.  My goal is to eventually have a totally custom Baron panel with mostly real hardware instead of the Saitek stuff which is plug and play but feels like a toy.  Here is my panel as of now...

A little bit haphazard but it's a work in progress.