This page lists all of the online sites that I
probably couldn't have constructed this sim without, or that I at least got some great
ideas from. It would be well worth your time to check these sites out.
Kev's Cockpit http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/kds?$=main/howto/kevssim.htm
I never would have even thought of building a flight
simulator without first having seen Kev Saker's report. It is very well put together and
provides a lot of revolutionary flight sim construction techniques. This guy has been a
mentor to me since I began this project around November of 1998.
The adjacent two pictures are the respective property of
AVSIM - www.avsim.com
The forums on this site are probably one of the most useful resources
for building a flight simulator. Besides the abundance of freeware flight simulator
add-ons they have, the news system is probably the best on the internet for flight sim
The A320 Project www.avsim.com/hangar/flight/a320project/main.html
Peter Cos of the A320 Project does a fantastic
job of providing high quality files for CNC and precision construction. He provides a vast
array of information and is quite a bit farther ahead in construction than I am. He is
definitely the worldwide leader in Airbus construction along with digital virtual flight
This site provided the most impressive
addition to the simulator, the Glass Cockpit. Enrico Schiratti has written a series of
software applications that allow you to run single (yet very powerful and realistic)
instruments across multiple machines that connect to one machine running Microsoft Flight
Simulator 98 or higher. The software looks unbelievable and is available as a demo at
The previous two photos are exclusive property of Schiratti.com
This guy has laid out every switch in the 777,
A320, 747-400, and 247D and told what it does. It is extremely helpful and a must see web
site. If you are planning to build any of these four airplanes, this site should be your
For those of you who will be using Microsoft
Flight Sim 98 or older, you will need to download a Boeing 777 from the internet.
FlightSim.Com has over 25,000 flight sim add-ons and the list grows every day. Using their
search feature, you will probably have your pick from more than 20 different 777s.
Simulated Air Traffic
The heart of Pro Controller and Squawkbox, two of
the greatest add-ons available for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Advanced Graphic Technologies
This company has some of the best looking parts
you'll ever want to buy, and their prices are spectacular. Pretty much whatever they don't
normally sell, they can make.
This is one of the best looking sims i've seen. Junji Hirayama has
found was to make his 747 look almost picture perfect through the use of small monitors,
realistic looking metals, and an EPIC card. His throttle quadrant is homebuilt and looks
to build a throttle from scratch
If you're planning to build EVERYTHING in your simulator, you will
eventually be building a set of throttles. This site gives a very detailed explanation of
how to do this from scratch without needing an initial throttle.
Java flight planner
This is an excellent applet that allows you to enter a departure
point, and an arrival point, and be presented with a complete flight plan to your
destination without the need for anything but your internet explorer.
Derek's Cockpit links, is a huge link page for homebuilt flight