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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Cadet, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. Cadet

    Cadet Cadet Airman

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    I'm saving up for a "Flight Training Center" of my own right now. So far I have the computer, the software (X-Plane by Laminar Research) and the table. The list below shows the specs of the computer:

    THE COMPUTER

    Digital Edge X-System Core2Duo
    -2GB DDR-2 RAM
    -Dual 500GB Drives
    -640 MB
    NVIDIA 8800GTS Graphics Card
    -Intel Core 2 Duo Xtreme 6800
    $ 2963.00
    The table was $460.00.
    I also need:
    -Yoke $125
    -Throttle Quadrant $155
    -Flightstick $85
    -Rotor Controller/Throttle for Single Engine Planes $115
    -Pedals $125

    I have no idea why I'm posting this. If you want to see pictures of the stuff listed above, here you go:

    http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s50/westrichgr/fullsetup.jpg




     
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  2. ilikecookies

    ilikecookies WiiChat Member

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    Looks awsome. Me like it!
     
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    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    Thats fantastic man. I envy you with that setup.
     
  4. Wii_Smurf

    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    I like it though abit far for a flight game?
     
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    OOO..I want my computer to look like that lol even though I don't use flight simulators. My aunties fiancee has been trying to make something like that though, he's really into that sort of thing too.
     
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    Right, the only reason your spalshing all that cash is because your in the air force right? so your getting be getting some practise at home?

    Thats what i assume :p

    man that set up looks wicked, i want one :D
     
  7. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    If I had x-plane...I would be building new planes more than flying lol. How much is it up to by now? (BTW: planning on going to college for aerospace engineering soo......)

    Edit: why not an ir-3 sensor thingy....

    Edit2: I'd get dual cards....but dual 8800's would be sick!! You got vista? are the 8800's DirectX10 compatible?
     
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  8. Cadet

    Cadet Cadet Airman

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    Well, I'm not in the Air Force right now, but I will be soon, when I turn 18 and graduate the AFROTC, but for now I am using it to get the hang of flying :)
    Side Note: The picture of the setup isn't my table, its a touched up image from the website I order from. Everything on it is what I have, except I only have 2 monitors...right now...:ihih:

    -Cadet
     
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  9. surfinrach90

    surfinrach90 I GOT A JAR OF DIRT.

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    Woah that is AWESOME best of luck getting it all, and be sure to show us the pics once you're done :D
     
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    I looks fun...but is it really worth it?!
     
  11. Cadet

    Cadet Cadet Airman

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    Its only worth it if you know that your career will be flying planes, which I know mine is.

    -Cadet
     
  12. King Wiired

    King Wiired HITLER ME JEZ

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    Looks reeeeally impressive, good luck with everything! Possible you can take some photos of how the screens look during this simulated experience? Would be nice to see :]
     
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    con77 Joined the dark side

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    that looks like a pretty nice set up
     
  14. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    I should post the one I use for church service presentation. 6 vcr/dvd/dvr's and 4 monitors. YEAH!! Also a $5000 projector....

    Whatever happenededed to my TrackIR 4 thingymabobber idea?

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Cadet

    Cadet Cadet Airman

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    I'll look into it, I've still got a few bucks left...possibly a link to a good site for it?

    -Cadet
     
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    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    bah, just google "trackIR 4 pro"
     
  17. Gaz

    Gaz Poker Face :D

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    not bad, i've seen a set up before with about 15 screens, had about 5 computers running it all. quite nice. my mate studies aviation or something at uni.
     

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