Last Updated 1 DEC 17

The Sim Pit

To get the most out of MS Flight Simulator (FSX / X-Plane 11) you need a certain amount of hardware beyond the obvious high end computer system. 
Over the last 12 years my set-up has evolved to what you see in the pictures below. 


As of 1 DEC 17

 

 

 

Video of simulator in action:

 

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Hardware

Saitek Pro Flight Yoke
Saitek Pro Flight Throttle Quads x2
Saitek X52 Stick & Throttle
Saitek Pro Rudder Pedals
Saitek TPM
TrackIR-5 -
Head Movement Tracking Device
Matrox Digital TripleHead2Go -
Three Screen Display Output
Go Flight GF-166A VRP Radio Panel -
COM1/NAV1 Panel
Go Flight GF-46 Multifunction Panel -
COM2/NAV2/Transponder/ADF/DME
Go Flight RP-48 Rotary/Push Button Panel x2 -
Various functions
Go Flight GF-T8 Toggle Switch Panel -
Lights, starters, yaw damper, prop synch
Go Flight Gear/Trim/Flaps Panel
Go Flight Mode Control Panel -
Autopilot functions
Desktop Aviator Avionics Panel 1015
Buttkicker Gamer
SimFlyer Seat
Flight Sim Server (Desktop) -
See Specs Below
IPAD Running HD Gauges App

Flight Sim Server Specs: 

CPU:  INTEL i7
M
OBO:
MSI
MEMORY:
8GB OCZ DDR2 800MHz
VIDEO:
NVIDEA 460 GTS  
SOUND:
ON BOARD
HARD DRIVES:

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Specialty Modules

Fighter Stick Support System (added 18 JAN 12):

 

Airliner Throttle Module (added 1 SEP 17):


 

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Tweaking FS2004

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