Brian Hedrick

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  • in reply to: Saitek Multipanel Heading Display #3083
    Brian Hedrick
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    Well, I’m not sure how it’s working now, but it is.  I simply chose another online profile on SPAD.neXt (ironically, one that wasn’t made for XPlane) and it worked instantly.

    in reply to: Saitek Multipanel Heading Display #3052
    Brian Hedrick
    Participant

    Just checking in with everyone to see if anyone had any thoughts at all on what I posted above?  It is driving me NUTS!

    in reply to: I need some tips for the 3 screens setup guys #2883
    Brian Hedrick
    Participant

    Richard, thanks for the info.  I’ll give things a shot again with your suggestions.  I may end up just taking the prop out of the equation by removing it in Plane Maker (not ideal but better than having it off center and tilted a bit).

    in reply to: I need some tips for the 3 screens setup guys #2879
    Brian Hedrick
    Participant

    So, I’ve tried both solutions above.  @Richard, this seemed to work, slightly, although it put the prop off to the side as opposed to in the center of the screen (center of the airplane).  Not ideal but is this how yours ended up as well and what you are living with or were you able to correct that with the offsets and/or plane maker?

    @Hanan, I just couldn’t get XCamera to work for me to fix this issue, but it is a pretty cool application nonetheless if I ever end up running XPlane outside of the cockpit and I need to “move” around the virtual cockpit.

    Quick question to everyone just in general…  when you are flying, and sitting in the pilots position, are you looking straight ahead or toward the center of the plane (prop) for directional awareness?  Obviously you should keep your gaze moving across the entire field of view for proper full awareness of your surroundings, but in general, when flying straight and level, where do you predominately look?

    thanks so much,

    Brian

    in reply to: I need some tips for the 3 screens setup guys #2837
    Brian Hedrick
    Participant

    I’d like to ask a somewhat related question.  When you all are flying, are you looking straight ahead from the pilot’s seat or are you keeping your gaze toward the center of the nose?  It seems that if I look straight ahead, and hold a steady heading, I feel like I am flying sideways.  If I move to the center of the cockpit and look straight ahead, everything looks OK (I seem to be flying straight).  I’ve tried to alter things in Plane Maker to fix this, but nothing seems to work.  No matter what I do, when I am in the proper pilot’s seat and look straight ahead, it feels like I am flying sideways.  And before anyone asks, I have the weather set so that there is absolutely no wind, so no cross wind causing this.

    Any assistance or thoughts anyone has would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers, Brian.

    in reply to: I need some tips for the 3 screens setup guys #2828
    Brian Hedrick
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    @Hanan, thanks for this but what are the “flat fractional offsets”?  I don’t recall seeing a setting with this description anywhere.  I only see the FOV, the Lateral Offset, Vertical Offset, and Roll Offset.

    in reply to: I need some tips for the 3 screens setup guys #2825
    Brian Hedrick
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    I am having a heck of a time trying to get my 3 TVs to be aligned properly.  I’ve followed just about everyone’s advice that I can find and nothing still looks right.  I’m using a 60″ TV up front with two 32″ TVs on either side.  No matter what I do, nothing is lining up. I get it to line up (or what I think is lined up) while on the ground and then when I start flying, it all goes wacky…  I’m not sure if there is anything anyone can advise to assist, but it is really nerve racking having put this much time and effort in to building the cockpit to not have this look right.  Appreciate any assistance anyone can provide.

    in reply to: Control Panel Screws #2777
    Brian Hedrick
    Participant

    Hey BFG, hope you had a great week and are looking forward to the weekend. I’ve made some great progress on my sim (pictures to follow in another post) but wanted to ask if you can recall the size (length and diameter) of the screws you used for the desktop aviator panels?

    thanks as always.

    ** UPDATE **

    It’s amazing how resourceful you become when you just want to get something done.  I took one of my Desktop Aviator panels to Home Depot and determined the right size screw.  I’ve decided to go with #4-40 x 1/2″ screws that came with their own nuts.  The brand I’m using is Everbilt.  The switch panel and flap panel both use the same size, so the 8 pack was perfect.  For the fuel selector panel, I will use #10-24 x 1″ screws (they also came with their own nuts – same brand).

    in reply to: Side Monitor Placement #2755
    Brian Hedrick
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    Anyone have any good tips/tricks/advice on cutting the holes for the side windows?  Not really sure the best way to go about measuring correctly to ensure only the screen is visible and no bezel as well as getting the holes cut out in just the right section of the plastic sheet so I don’t have to go out and buy more sheets until I get it right :-).  Thanks for any advice/best practices that anyone has on this.

    in reply to: Start building Cessna cockpit #2474
    Brian Hedrick
    Participant

    Yeah, great result for Max.  He’s sooo much better than his dad ever was.  Can’t wait to watch your flight as Spa is one of my favorite circuits.

    in reply to: Start building Cessna cockpit #2434
    Brian Hedrick
    Participant

    That’s great, thanks so much.  For some reason I was thinking you had the TV mounted to the whole unit somehow and not the wall in front.  How far from the front of your front screen is the back of your panel or the front of the sim structure?

    in reply to: Control Panel Screws #2433
    Brian Hedrick
    Participant

    WOW!  Thanks so much for the very detailed instructions.  I’m eagerly awaiting the guide book to be finished.  Will probably be the best money spent on the sim.  Have a great weekend and happy flying.

    in reply to: Control Panel Screws #2404
    Brian Hedrick
    Participant

    Thanks for asking this question Chris.  I’ve been meaning to ask the same thing.

    in reply to: Start building Cessna cockpit #2403
    Brian Hedrick
    Participant

    Hey Jeroen –

    Great progress and videos thus far.  Quick question…  When your sim is assembled, how do you have the front display attached to the rig?  I like that you can’t see the bezel at all on any of the sides and this is what I am going to attempt as well as I am going with a TV as my front display as opposed to a projector.  I found a brand new 60″ 1080p TV on eBay that I’m planning on using for this.

    Regards,

    Brian

    in reply to: Panel PDF #2321
    Brian Hedrick
    Participant

    Thanks for the tip.  I’ll give them both a try.

    ** Update **

    Worked perfectly in Adobe.  Thanks again. I should be getting started building the sim next week as I now have all of the equipment, etc.  Just need to go to the local Home Depot and get the lumber and hardware.  The journey begins…

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