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H.C.B.C Recommended software’s for modern civil Jet age pilot’s

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Do you like Boeing 737 ?

Prepar3D: 

PMDG 737NGX -800/900 for Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D is a good on screen software for a 737 simulation. Experience an airliner simulation with this feature rich and magnificently detailed simulation of the Boeing 737NG. Packed with detail, authenticity and a plethora of options to keep you learning and experiencing new avenues of flight simulation flying. 

https://www.precisionmanuals.com/pages/products/P3D/NGX8900.html

If you plan to make a full size sim with P3D we do recommend you to use a ( cockpit suite software for many reasons ) 

The software we do recommend for a 737 full size is Prosim737 suite, with prosim flight model https://prosim-ar.com/shop/products.html 

X-plane: 

We do recommend you B737-800X (ZIBO mod) if you like a X-Plane based system.

https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/forums/topic/138974-b737-800x-zibo-mod-info-installation-download-links/

FSX: 

we do not recommend any for FSX as Dovetail Games FSX steam has stopped development and are still 32 Bit system. FSX is built as a 32-bit app, even under 64-bit Windows. 

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X-Plane 11 – ZIBO MOD 737

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PMDG vs ZIBO – Battle of the 737-800|Drawyahtent

Microsoft Flight Simulator
Flight Simulator 1.0

Around the years of 1981-82, Microsoft obtained the license to port the simulator to IBM compatible PCs. This version was released in November 1982 as Microsoft Flight Simulator, and featured an improved graphics engine, variable weather and time of day, and a new coordinate system (used by all subsequent versions up to version 5).
Advertisements claimed “If flying your IBM PC got any more realistic, you’d need a license”, and promised “a full-color, out-the-window flight display”.[5] Early versions of Microsoft Flight Simulator were used as a test for PC compatibility. If a computer could run MSFS 1.0 and Lotus 1-2-3, it was 100% IBM PC-compatible, and if it could not, it was not.
Compatibility difficulty included the unusual use of the x86 assembly DIV command, where a “DIVIDE BY ZERO” command would be issued every time a screen refresh was needed. This technique often required hardware changes to assure compatibility with MSFS 1.0 software.[citation needed]
Some planes in this version came with special features such as the Sopwith Camel, which had two additional gameplay features; the dogfight mode and the ability to use it for crop-dusting.

Boeing Company’s Renton, Washington Factory

The Boeing Company’s Renton, Washington Factory is a facility where Boeing 737 Next Generation and MAX airliners are built. Current production includes the 737-700, 737-800, 737-900ER, 737 MAX 7, 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 models. The floor space covered is 1.1 million square feet (102,000 square meters).

 

If you not have the space for a full sim, a desktop setup can be a nice solution to take your simulation experience to the next level, this is SimOnSolution  B737 Desktop Simulator.

 

This unit provides all the functionality of B737NG aircraft required to complete the RNAV flight. A compact form of the device will fit every desk. It is a great first choice product for everyone who is searching for an immersive, reliable, and affordable simulation solution. Easily expandable with simonsolutions other hardware such as Overhead Panel, Throttle Quadrant, Yoke and Rudder pedals it may become a perfect virtual flying machine.

Software Required (not included):
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) or Lockheed Martin Prepar3D (P3D v4)
ProSim737 by ProSim-AR
FSUIPC v5 by Pete Dowson
X-Plane 11 Flight Simulator with ZIBO 737 mod

A320 Compact Trainer

Take your simulation experience to the next level with our A320 Desktop Simulator. This unit provides all the functionality of A320 aircraft required to complete the RNAV flight. A compact form of the device will fit every desk. It is a great first choice product for everyone who is searching for an immersive, reliable, and affordable simulation solution.

Click on picture for Link.

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LOWI RW08 in home cockpit Airbus A320. FMGS JeeHell, P3Dv3.4 by Tomek Toboła 1. feb. 2017

                 ( A320 cockpit suite )             JeeHell is free for non-commercial use

JeeHell FMGS is also available for licence for commercial use.
Commercial licence queries can be directed to the developer of Jeehell FMGS, Jean Luc contact information is available with the systems manual.

Features
Flight Management Guidance System
Autopilot/Flight Director and FlyByWire (FBW)
Primary Flight Display (PFD)
Navigation Display (ND)
Flight Control Unit (FCU)
Multifunction Control & Display Unit (MCDU)
Engine / Warning Display (E/WD)
Status Display (SD)
Overhead panel and subsequent ACFT systems
Brakes triple indicator
Stand-By instruments

Most builders, build a sim in module by module, like picture above this is a A320 full MIP ( main instrument panel ) that work PNP ( plug and play ) with software like JeeHell link to the supplier and Airbus modules you find here.

Prosim737

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The team over at ProSim have announced on their Facebook page some details and screenshots of their upcoming Boeing 737 model for P3D v4 users!

Here is the current feature list

– The model is a high-polygon one (containing 113000 polygons), that at the same time does not take more system resources

– Compared to the similar flightsim          solutions.
– Custom speculars, bump-maps, cube- map based reflections, etc.
– Gears modeled to the smallest possible  detail
– Extremely detailed animations
– Comes with 7 liveries initially
– Paint-kit is available
– Dynamic lights
– Flexing wings

you can get full panels for a 737 that work with Prosim 737 PNP ( plug and play ) ready to fly.

Here we have a full mip as a PNP module. 

Why do H.C.B.C recommend a cockpit suite software for a airliner ? 

The problem with a onscreen model to build a full size is that all logic’s run from inside the simulators core engine.

This pull a lot more FPS than a cockpit suite software that run outside the core engine in a network setup. Software ment for a cockpit build do also in most of the time have better logic’s for advanced systems and simulate the plane much better. The people that try use a onscreen software for a full size do meet another problem as the communication also then are FPS dependent, as all the logics then need use the internal Communication protocol of the sim.

Electronics will therefor not have more “speed” of communication than flight sim frame per second ( FPS ).

In a big system it has been proven that this can result in a lot of lag.

A big systems need other set up with external communication for all the internal stuff and only send end result to the simulator in a network set up, as to belive 10 screens from one PC + external view will give you the FPS you need is a illusjon !!. Remember a 737 have upper eicas screen , lover eicas screen, FO screen , Cap screen. FMC 1 screen , FMC 2 Screen , instructor station screen , + 3 outside views ) The software you need for a full cockpit build is a system that can simulate dual radio audio system. and full dual simulation of all systems + the different channels of sounds for a split up ( over head speaker , headset. FO, Cap with independent control ) in a network setup is simply not a part of a normal onscreen software ment for one person in front of one pc with one screen.

Channels to interface such as cockpit lights , channels for stick shakers and other things with correct logics ,  “are there power on plane to drive them” ( a simple stall offset will not work as real logics at all as this will still trigger shaker even if in real world the motor not have power due to lack of power, as an example ) this is also the reason why you see so many 737 and A320 simulators.

A good cockpit suite software also have the  interface module for all channels needed for a full dual systems simulation. so if we could use a onscreen software for this you would find all sorts of simulators such as Q400, F50 …… as a simulator. But all can be done but then with a lot bigger insight and skills, sometimes also in direct contact with the flight model developer to get access to internal logics, to make a airliner sim this way. 

Remember all hardware in a sim like a autopilot do not have any logics . Good software will make all the hardware work better, as all hardware just mimic’s a software.

 

10 tips from H.C.B.C how to and avoid troubles with your sim 

 
1: always make a win restore point before any updates or installation upgrades of your sim ( this way you can roll back if something goes wrong.

2: make sure windows do not have any power saving for USB’s enabled. ( also check this after a win update as sometimes this make it go back on , it is on by default )

3: make sure you always have latest update of windows and Net frame work on PC as this is not always updated with a win update.

4: Always run a installation and FS as ADMIN, this is not done by default in windows even if you are the only user

5: make sure P3D did install simconnect

6: use latest version of FSUIPC

7: run your FS in full screen, and have same resolution set up in win as your sim.

8: if you always remove menu bar in flight sim after use you get better FPS ( hold down ALT )

9 : make sure your sim folder shared with full access for all users on local or in a network setup and when you use stand alone software connected to your sim.

10 : install software with hi use of communication on FS pc to not over load your network or make additional lag .
ps !! also install p3d,FSX X-plane in default folder/drive as you can get problems with addons if you do your own

 

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Are you in the mood for a good movie ? 

We at H.C.B.C have put together a recommendation list for you, we belive this is some of the best aviation movies under this subject. If you have not seen them we strongly recommend it. 

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Sully (2016)

On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

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Ground Control (1998)

Ground Control follows the reluctant return to work of Jack Harris (Kiefer Sutherland), a retired air traffic controller who is still haunted by his role in a probably unavoidable plane crash that has left him guilt-ridden and professionally gun shy. When a Phoenix airport fighting budget cutbacks calls him in for emergency duty, he begins experiencing flashbacks to the night of the disaster, all while trying desperately not to lose concentration even for the single moment it would take to cause a fresh disaster. 

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Flight (2012)

Flight is a American drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by John Gatins. It stars Denzel Washington as William “Whip” Whitaker Sr., an alcoholic airline pilot who miraculously crash-lands his plane after it suffers an in-flight mechanical failure, saving nearly everyone on board. Immediately following the crash, he is hailed a hero, but an investigation soon leads to questions that put the captain in a different light.

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