AT-6G Texan Real to Sim Conversion

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warbirdguy1
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AT-6G Texan Real to Sim Conversion

#1 Post by warbirdguy1 » Mon May 10, 2021 10:52 pm

Hey all,

I obtained an AT-6G Texan a little ways back and are in progress to convert it into a functional flight simulator using Perpar3D as the base simulator environment.

This will be my first simulator fuselage I convert with the intent on using Air Manager as the primary tool to drive my hardware.

I have a fair bit of experience with MobiFlight on a communal A-4 Skyhawk and Cessna 152 I built with friends but feel with some learning Air Manager is a vastly more capable tool.

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Re: AT-6G Texan Real to Sim Conversion

#2 Post by Keith Baxter » Fri May 14, 2021 12:30 pm

Hi,

Oh WOW. Thank you for sharing.
That is an amazing project. I sure hope you are not going to replace that panel with a flat screen. :twisted:

Many of us will be following the progress and look forward to the next update.


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Re: AT-6G Texan Real to Sim Conversion

#3 Post by jph » Sat May 15, 2021 11:58 am

Keith Baxter wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 12:30 pm
Hi,

Oh WOW. Thank you for sharing.
That is an amazing project. I sure hope you are not going to replace that panel with a flat screen. :twisted:

Many of us will be following the progress and look forward to the next update.


Keith
YE GADS ! - Keith - I misread and thought you said - " I hope you are going to replace that panel with a flat screen"
I nearly fell of my chair. :shock:
I was about to apply the curse of Beelzebub on you for sacrilege ....
Phew... :o ;)
NEVER EVER replace mechanical gauges you have with false prophets of the LCD... :!:

Mech' gauge are simply the best.
I - personally - Hate looking at garmin units and other 'modern' LCD type instrument displays as I could be flying in ANY generic aircraft. There is simply no 'personality' to the experience. (imho of course. ;) )
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Re: AT-6G Texan Real to Sim Conversion

#4 Post by warbirdguy1 » Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:58 am

As tempting as LCD screens are I have decided it would be better to preserve the integrity of the simulator by using mechanical instruments everywhere I can.

Small updates nothing spectacular I have decided to go with the A2A Simulations T-6 addon.

I anticipate I will gain some traction on this project in the comings months once I finish helping my friend out with his 737-800.

As the T-6 project develops I will post my progress.
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