After buying a new, powerful computer for photo editing,
I started also to experiment with FSX on this PC. Some info and pictures can be found in the
<FSX setup> page.
What is this all about
In the Flight Simulation section of my webpages you will find a description of 'My Setup' with detailed information about the used hardware and software. In 'Pictures' some photo series show how it evolved over time. To explain how networked PC's are used in flight simulation additional info about 'FS on more PC's' is added. On the 'Links' page a lot of references to software developers and other sources of information are brought together.
My Flightsim interest
again I see a large airliner become airborne I am impressed how so many
tons come off the ground so easily. To get a better understanding of this
I started long time ago to do some flight simulation programming myself.
This resulted in a very simple program with only the most basic aerodynamics
and navigational concepts elaborated. But, while working on that, I learned
al lot about the principles of flying and navigating an aircraft and .
. . about mathematics ;-).
In the mid 80-ies, after Microsoft started to sell its first versions of its Flight Simulator, I stopped my own development. With the FS2002 / FS2004 release almost a professional flight simulation package has been brought to the market. In combination with ohter software a nice virtual cockpit can now easily be realised.
As I am very
interested in advanced technical developments, like 'Fly by Wire' and
'Computer Controlled Flight' I started to fly with different Airbus types,
using PSS A320/A330/A340 pro software 'on top of' FS2004. Some month later
I added the PMDG 737 NG because it has one of the best Flight Mamagement
Computer implementations. Then I 'discovered' the specialities of
the turboprops and have extended my aircraft fleet with the PSS Dash8
and Flight 1 ATR72. And by now also the PMDG 747-400 and MD-11 are added.