|31 Dec 2003
||A new F-16 simpit link, and a link to additional
information about helmet/head mounted displays.
|30 Dec 2003
||Several new simpit links, and a few new words
about LVDT electronics.
|29 Dec 2003
||More information about pulse switches as an
alternative to rotary encoders.
|20 Dec 2003
||New A320 simpit link, switch manufacturer link.
|17 Dec 2003
||Vulcan link added.
|16 Dec 2003
||Link maintenance. updates on book progress
|15 Dec 2003
||An update to the book status.
|14 Dec 2003
|11 Dec 2003
|10 Dec 2003
|9 Dec 2003
||Link maintenance, some grammar tweaking and so
|8 Dec 2003
|6 Dec 2003
||Book status update.
|30 Nov 2003
||Link maintenance and book status notes.
|25 Nov 2003
||Book status update and a request for clear
subject lines on email to the comments account.
|24 Nov 2003
||Small addition to dimension info page.
|23 Nov 2003
||Added a brief paragraph to the keyboard port
|22 Nov 2003
||Link to new simpit goodie manufacturer &
supplier: Daken-Skys. (Backlit panels, Korry-style switch,
|19 Nov 2003
||A brief update on book status.
|15 Nov 2003
||Added a link to Polyt -S, an excellent glider
simulator site (Thanks Kristoffer). Also a few sources of
electronics in France, plus added a bit more to the Getting
|14 Nov 2003
||Link maintenance and book status update.
|7 Nov 2003
||Brief update to Getting Started page about G2I's
enhancements for Falcon data I/O
|6 Nov 2003
||Added a bit more info to the serial port
|4 Nov 2003
||Florent Van Vlasselaer has made his design for a
keyboard port interface available. It's been added to the
interface section. (Thanks Florent)
|1 Nov 2003
introduction to micro controllers. Learning to work with
these versatile devices can pay big dividends to the simpit
|24 Oct 2003
||A few new links, a new sentence or two in the
lens collimated display page, book status update.
|20 Oct 2003
||Link addition, minor editing.
|14 Oct 2003
||Added an F-16 link, a link for a new firm making
flight training devices, plus did a bit of grammar cleanup.
|12 Oct 2003
||Added a page on powering and dimming LEDs
|8 Oct 2003
||Link added for FSFAN, Book status updated.
|1 Oct 2003
||Added a page of circuitry that can be used with
LVDTs, book status update.
|28 Sept 2003
||Added a page on LVDTs, Linear Variable
|27 Sept 2003
||New CAD s/w link (thanks Tuomas, Jari), book
status update, random maintenance.
|23 Sept 2003
||A new GA simpit link, updates to the book
|18 Sept 2003
|16 Sept 2003
||More book status stuff.
|12 Sept 2003
||Updated the book status: just about finished the
servo-base artificial horizon project chapter. Well, a draft
|9 Sept 2003
||A new resource for USB, a new reference for
|8 Sept 2003
||An F-16 simpit link, a link to a possible source
of small LCD displays, and another source of electro-luminescent
|6 Sept 2003
||Added a paragraph about illumination color
selection in panel and instrument lighting.
|5 Sept 2003
||A link to the Flightgear open-source simulator
project, a small addition to the getting started page, book
|4 Sept 2003
||Another electronics supplier link, plus a C172
|3 Sept 2003
||Added a new supplier link, and updated the book
|1 Sept 2003
||some minor updates to the dimensions page.
|31 August 2003
||Finally got another book chapter into a readable
draft. Book status has been updated.
|26 August 2003
||New forum link. Book status.
|22 August 2003
||A few new links, some additional material about
rotary pulse switches, and of course book status update.
|18 August 2003
||New Simpit link, book status update.
|13 August 2003
||Books status update. The stepping motor based
ADF/RMI chapter is finally together. (Wish the bathroom was as
|9 August 2003
||Additions to and editing of USB interfacing.
Book status update.
|28 July 2003
||Book status update.
|25 July 2003
||A couple new forum links, simpit links, and a
new joystick info link. Book status update.
|21 July 2003
||New B777 simpit link.
|20 July 2003
||New F-16 simpit link.
|19 July 2003
|18 July 2003
||A few edits
|15 July 2003
||Book status update, of course, as well as a
couple of thistle pix, plus a few random edits.
|14 July 2003
||A few new links in the aircraft information
section, plus updates in the book status.
|8 July 2003
||Posted a picture of a new stepping motor based
dual pointer engine gauge in the DIY instrument section
|7 July 2003
||Book status update. Turbine tach chapter has
been set aside to ferment a bit, and I've started the ADF/dual
engine gauge chapter.
|2 July 2003
||Added a few more simpit links. Updated the book
status, just finishing the turbine tach chapter.
|28 June 2003
||Russel Dirks has released an I/O module for use
with MSFS called FSConnect. I've added a paragraph to the
interfacing section about it.
|26 June 2003
||Updates added in the book status section.
|20 June 2003
||Added a couple of pictures to the DIY instrument
section, along with a paragraph or two. (Dual pointer, turbine
gas producer tachometer project). Updated the book status.
|14 June 2003
||Simpit link & book progress updated.
|11 June 2003
||Added two more references on synchros/selsyns,
and updated the book status.
|5 June 2003
||F-16 simpit links added, book status updated.
|4 June 2003
||A few links added for electronics sources.
|3 June 2003
||CRJ700 simpit link added, book status updated.
|30 May 2003
||P-38 and Bf109 simpit links, plus the link to
the X-Keys programmable keypad, and a couple of European
|28 May 2003
||New F16 link, book status update.
|27 May 2003
||A few new links.
|21 May 2003
||Book status updated to reflect functional
servo-based turn coordinator project and corresponding chapter
|20 May 2003
||Simpit link added, book status tweaked.
|19 May 2003
||A new A340 Simpit link added.
|18 May 2003
||Added picture of RC servo based turn coordinator
to DIY instrument section.
|16 May 2003
||Another B747 Simpit, book status updated.
|14 May 2003
||GA simpit and a few commercial info links
added, plus some editing.
|13 May 2003
||B747-400 simpit link added.
|11 May 2003
||B727 simpit link added.
|10 May 2003
||Link to Philippine Flight Simmer's Group added.
|9 May 2003
||New simpit link.
|5 May 2003
||A new F-16 simpit link added, plus book progress
|3 May 2003
||Added a variety of
typical instrument cutouts for standard sized units. It's a
big jpeg file. Sorry, couldn't figure how to make my drawing
package squeeze it down without loosely too much resolution.
|2 May 2003
||A new Akers-Barnes project link and a link to
Escuadron 111, a very nice Spanish language fighter sim site.
|1 May 2003
||New freeway glass cockpit link added. Book
status updated. It's actually starting to look like a book!
|28 April 2003
||Simpit link added, and some revisions on KBD
|25 April 2003
||Links added, and a bit of editing.
|22 April 2003
||Updates made to book status.
|20 April 2003
||B737 simpit link added.
|19 April 2003
||A few more simpit site links added.
|17 April 2003
||PIC prototyping resource link added. A bit of
editorial fiddling, too.
|16 April 2003
||Updates on book progress, slow but getting
|15 April 2003
||I did my taxes weeks ago so I was able to add a
few more links today, as well as, update the potentiometer page
|14 April 2003
||New micro controller programming, prototyping
resource link added.
|12 April 2003
||Link to DIY helicopter controls.
|9 April 2003
||Link tweaks and additions. Book status updated.
|6 April 2003
||Simpit link added.
|4 April 2003
||More material and editorial tweaks on the DIY
flight control section.
|3 April 2003
||An F-4 simulator site link added.
||A C-130 info link plus a few more simpit links.
|31 March 2003
||New Fresnel lens link.
|30 March 2003
||A few more simpit links added.
|29 March 2003
||More simpit links added.
|28 March 2003
||Simpit link addition.
|26 March 2003
||Simpit project link additions.
|25 March 2003
||Link additions, grammar tweaks, formatting.
|24 March 2003
||Added a "Getting Started" page and a list of
simpit project links.
|23 March 2003
||URLs to F-16 and A320 info.
|22 March 2003
|21 March 2003
|20 March 2003
||New links to large membrane mirror information
|19 March 2003
||Links to an Extremely nice F-16 sim site,
A heli pix site, and an upcoming freeware FS e-zine. Plus
updated status of book progress.
|18 March 2003
||Expanded coverage of light plates and making
|17 March 2003
|16 March 2003
||Links to Swedish electronics supplier ELFA, to
European distributor EBV Electronik, and to a new Pete Dowson FS
Modules support thread.
|14 March 2003
||Another info source about extracting Falcon 4
data, links to the VIAF, a site with construction pix of
throttles, flap lever, gear switch, and a few more surplus
|11 March 2003
||A new link to a commercial flight simulation
company and another to a database on military aviation.
|8 March 2003
||A few more interesting links.
|7 March 2003
||Link to EMyCSA's "real simulator" project added.
|6 March 2003
||Added a section on the links page that lists a
number of PC hardware review and news sites. Good resources if
you're considering upgrades.
|5 March 2003
|4 March 2003
|2 March 2003
|26 February 2003
||New link for a space RTS game.
|25 February 2003
||A few more links for stepping motor technical
information, plus a few for flight sim forums.
|24 February 2003
|23 February 2003
||Added a link to TINI: Tiny InterNet Interface
plus a paragraph to the Ethernet interfacing page. Collapsed
the DIY air-core instrument info into a single page.
|22 February 2003
||After reading a post on FlightSimNetwork, I
added another Ethernet IFC link (thanks Leo!), then re-visited
my Ethernet interface page and decided to do a bit of editing.
Not much in the way of new content, but hopefully now a bit
clearer. Also a link to another source of inexpensive plastic
gears. (Thanks Joe! AKA Capt. Slarty)
|21 February 2003
||A few new links and a small addition to the USB
|20 February 2003
||Check out the new section on an upcoming book:
The Flight Simmer's Guide to Building Simulated Flight
|12 February 2003
||Editorial updates on the options for using
commercially manufactured, simulated instruments.
|10 February 2003
||A few links added.
|8 February 2003
||Revisions on the parallel port interfacing page,
addition of another lib source for touching that port, a few
updates on the USB page, and a pointer to a supplier of stepping
motor driver chips.
|7 February 2003
||Link to the Home Cockpit Software Developer Team
|6 February 2003
||Link for Sim Instruments, an interesting Dutch
firm intending to sell simulator components and systems. Also
another PIC related link.
|2 February 2003
||New forum link: Flight Simulator Baltic.
|1 February 2003
||Link additions in electronics suppliers.
|29 January 2003
|27 January 2003
||There is now an expanded discussion of
interfacing options for the build-them-yourself simulated
instruments and gauges. Removed the note about Steve Smith's
project being for sale, as it sold.
|25 January 2003
|24 January 2003
||Link to Chris Brace's site: nice pictures of
C-172 interior with dimensions, USB interfacing, RC servo-based
gauge, construction techniques for very nice radio stack panel.
|23 January 2003
||New link, plus a bit of random editing.
|22 January 2003
||Another Fresnel lens source.
|21 January 2003
||Forum, mechanical stuff & electronics parts
links plus a bit more info on FSUIPC.
|20 January 2003
||Link to QCad, free, open source 2D drawing
|18 January 2003
||Expanded the discussion on using real flight
instruments in a simulator to incorporate some pictures of an
ADI's insides (c/o Roger Wielgus) along with a few pointers to
information resources on synchros.
|16 January 2003
||Added a note to the links page about Steve
Smith's 747 project being for sale.
|15 January 2003
||Posted some new pictures of progress on attitude
indicator and localizer/CDI projects. Divided the build them
yourself instrument page up into several smaller pages to limit
|13 January 2003
||Random link updates.
|12 January 2003
||A few more links: check out the Last Resort site
for a look into some very nice Dutch simpit projects, also Micro
Cockpit for that custom sim you're always wanted.
|9 January 2003
||Links added for source of stick grips and other
aircraft construction supplies.
|5 January 2003
||A clarification about stepping motors was added
to the build it yourself instrument page.
|4 January 2003
||Link to Virtual Flight added
|3 January 2003
||FS World URL added.