This is a picture of my Cessna 152 Simpit.
Now looking better:
The gauges are displayed via a program called Project Magenta which is connected to FS2004 using FSUIPC. The gauges are displayed on an 18.5" monitor which is placed behind the gauge cutouts.
I have mounted encoders (rotaries) next to the gauge cutouts to act as OBS knobs etc, these are connected to a Leo Bodnar card.
My switch panel including flaps and throttles are also connected to the Leo Bodnar Card (BU0836X) which is hooked up through FSUIPC.
The Audio Panel is connected to the Leo Bodnar Card, and also connected to my LED card where the LED Test button is connected to do an OMI Marker Test sequence.
LED Test Video:
My LED card controls the OMI Marker LED's and also the low volts LED. The software for this was specially wrote for my sim and LED card.
I am now building an NAV/COM radio and Autopilot to go in the radio stack.
I have integrated a warning panel into the MIP by using an HD47780 screen which is connected to my parallel port via a specially soldered cable, this connects to FS2004 via FSLCD software via FSUIPC.
The whole sim is made from 12mm MDF and is all CNC cut.
I am now making a lid to enclose the sim and working on visuals.
Everything hooks up to my pc which is:
3.06GHz x2 CPU (Core 2 Duo) / 4GB RAM / FS2004 / WINDOWS XP
The VGA Screen plugs into a spare VGA Input, and the LED Card / Leo Bodnar Card uses just 2 spare USB ports. The Warning panel display uses the printer port.
Everything is totally plug and play and interfaced to the Default Cessna 172 Model, but I fly it as a Cessna 152.
More updates to come!