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This page is about building your own procedure trainer device using basically FlightGear, other OpenSource software and home brew hardware. It is probably far from being a FNPT [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_and_Navigation_Procedures_Trainer Flight Navigation Procedure Trainer ], so I'd like to call it a '''PMPT''' for ''Poor Man's Procedure Trainer''.
 
This page is about building your own procedure trainer device using basically FlightGear, other OpenSource software and home brew hardware. It is probably far from being a FNPT [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_and_Navigation_Procedures_Trainer Flight Navigation Procedure Trainer ], so I'd like to call it a '''PMPT''' for ''Poor Man's Procedure Trainer''.
 
The goal is to have most of the components, "real" FNPT have:
 
The goal is to have most of the components, "real" FNPT have:
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* A realistic flight dynamics model
 
* An instrument panel with realistic looking instruments and controls with realistic behaviour.  
 
* An instrument panel with realistic looking instruments and controls with realistic behaviour.  
 
* An outside 3d-view rendering the world scenery (but not our own aircraft)
 
* An outside 3d-view rendering the world scenery (but not our own aircraft)

Revision as of 15:47, 2 November 2009

A first version of the PMPT - functional!

About

This page is about building your own procedure trainer device using basically FlightGear, other OpenSource software and home brew hardware. It is probably far from being a FNPT Flight Navigation Procedure Trainer , so I'd like to call it a PMPT for Poor Man's Procedure Trainer. The goal is to have most of the components, "real" FNPT have:

  • A realistic flight dynamics model
  • An instrument panel with realistic looking instruments and controls with realistic behaviour.
  • An outside 3d-view rendering the world scenery (but not our own aircraft)
  • As many controls as affordable (yoke, rudder, switches, buttons, radios)
  • Aircraft is completely flyable without keyboard and/or mouse

The Components

Instrument Panel

Outside View

Yoke and Switch Panel

Rudder Pedals

Radio Panel

The Basic Hardware Interface

The Almighty USB HID Controller

Circuit Board

Firmware

Panel Controller

Yoke Controller