Baron 58 Cockpit Simulator

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Builders sites/forums

FSCockpit Overview site about building flight simulator cockpit
AVSIM Good FS resources
Mike's Flight Deck Good overview site, lot of techniques explained
Cockpitsolutions Various cockpitbuilder info
Simprojects Some good basic simulator electronics concepts
boeing 737NG Testing IOCards
IFSBI Independent Flight-Sim Builders International, a group of cockpit builders who are providing a world wide centralized location, for cockpit sim builders of all levels

Beech/Baron builders

Beech200 Simpit of Beech 200 (French)
Beechcraft Queenair 65-B80 Flightsim in a real Beechcraft Queenair 65-B80 Cockpit (examples of good selfmade faceplates)
Baron 58 Scott’s Baron58 Flight Sim

Baron info

The Baron's Reign Baron history

Beechcraft site (Raytheon)

Beechcraft / Raytheon website
World Beechcraft Society Society of owners and operators of all Beechcraft Pilots
Pilotfriend Beechcraft and Baron background information (also other broad range of pilot resources)
Baron 58 Fuel Planner Baron 58 Fuel Planner. Program is intended to be used with the Dreamfleet Baron 58
Flight test Baron This article appeared in the November 2002 issue of Today's Pilot.
Baron Decals Baron 58 Plastics Interior Decal Kit


Very good navigation tutoral
See how it Flies  On line  book about how to fly airplanes (comprehensive)
Wright's First Flight How We Made the First Flight by Orville Wright Lot of various flying info (VFR tips, E6B, Rules of Air etc.) / Dutch/English
Internet NOTAM service Flight Safety and Local NOTAM Retrieval
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Largest aviation association in the world (good resources)
Nice net-based training aids and reference materials (ADF, VOR, HSI trainer etc)

Hard- Software

Paneles compatibles con IOCards
Soft- and hardware to control Flight simulator from external elements, and in addition, to show the information generated by the simulator via external elements.
Panels (design and manufacturing). All engraved panel come from Schaeffer.
Flight simulator related products to build own cockpit. For the baron cockpit I use the engine instruments and their yoke.
FSUIPC/ WideFS: FSUIPC provides an interface for other programs to read and write all sorts of data relating to the simulation; WideFS links FS utilities over a LAN
Hardware (buttons, Panels, etc.); PCB guide. Also sell the grey type rotary encoders CTS 288

Electronics (internet) store (switches, leds, etc. etc.). also GEAR sets
Very good Baron58 for Fs2004 just by Dreamfleet. Very detailed very good characteristics, 2 versions available, one including Reality XP. have not checked whether it works with FSUIPC offset values
ActiveSky is a comprehensive weather engine and sky graphics upgrade for MSFS 2004.  From high-quality cloud and sky graphics to real-time weather condition transition and depiction, this is a complete and robust system that provides the highest level of realism possible through all facets of weather simulation.  ActiveSky is designed, built, tested and maintained by an assortment of real-world pilots, experienced simulator enthusiasts and meteorological experts.
Flightdeck solutions hardware (panels, switches etc.). Mostly jets. For the baron cockpit I use the grey type rotary encoders (RENP)
 (connect straight to the opencockpits mastercard
Providing flight simulator experience with glass cockpits, flight management, utilities and control software. For the baron cockpit I use the PM GA-IFR
Electromechanical components, e.g. white pushbutton caps for avionics
Electronics. For the baron cockpit I use e.g. their Mountain Switch Pushbutton Switches Grey/Black CAP Green  LED and the collared toggle' caps

      AOG's SA_WXR

Realistic weather radar simulation. Realistic beam (3,5° width) with adjustable tilt (+/-15°) and 160° angle of view.10NM up to 320NM range. High cloud formations (thunderstorms, towering cumulus) are divided into “sub clouds”, to model the different reflections at different altitude stages. You need a additional PC connected via WideFS and FSUIPC to run this product.


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