The Universal Flight Simulator

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Hmm... Time+/1x/Time- good idea! Will try to implement in html/javascript tomorrow and share (if finish). I see time +/- not as simple +1 or -1, but adaptive. For example:
We are in 1x (realtime) pressing "-" we decrement time bu step 0.1 so we get 0.9, 0.8 etc up to 0.1 and increment also happen in 0.1 steps
We are in 1x (realtime) pressing "+" we get step 1. So 1, 2, 3...9,10
We are in 10x, step 5 or 10, so get ting10,15,20...85,90,95,100
We are in 100x, step 50 or 100, se getting, 100,150,200...900,950,1000
Something like this.

Yes, VFDs looks nice, but not too bright in some cases. Lot of VFDs sounds good. Also good for budget.

No problems with electronics too. Only problem is absence of workshop. This mean all electronics happen slowly. I am familiar with Eagle CAD. Some time ago even made PCBs by etching+CNC drilling. Now need to learn PCBway/JLCPCB desing+production+ordering. The same for arduino. On last years I mostly code for arduinos because there is other guy who is doing electrinics and mechanics.

3D CAD, well, yes, need to learn it on one day.
 

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Hmm... Time+/1x/Time- good idea! Will try to implement in html/javascript tomorrow and share (if finish). I see time +/- not as simple +1 or -1, but adaptive. For example:
We are in 1x (realtime) pressing "-" we decrement time bu step 0.1 so we get 0.9, 0.8 etc up to 0.1 and increment also happen in 0.1 steps
We are in 1x (realtime) pressing "+" we get step 1. So 1, 2, 3...9,10
We are in 10x, step 5 or 10, so get ting10,15,20...85,90,95,100
We are in 100x, step 50 or 100, se getting, 100,150,200...900,950,1000
Something like this.

Yes, VFDs looks nice, but not too bright in some cases. Lot of VFDs sounds good. Also good for budget.

No problems with electronics too. Only problem is absence of workshop. This mean all electronics happen slowly. I am familiar with Eagle CAD. Some time ago even made PCBs by etching+CNC drilling. Now need to learn PCBway/JLCPCB desing+production+ordering. The same for arduino. On last years I mostly code for arduinos because there is other guy who is doing electrinics and mechanics.

3D CAD, well, yes, need to learn it on one day.
Oh yeah, I totally forgot about odd time multipliers (alt+F2) such as 2, 3, 20, 30, etc. Thanks for the heads up!
For example, it could be implemented using wafer switch selecting ranges, like on manual ranging multimeter - first range - x0.1 thru x1 with step of 0.1, second range - x1 thru x10 with step of 1, etc.

I still produce my PCB at home :) Either with a toner transfer method, etching in H2O2+vinegar solution, or routing em with my new 3018 cnc. After a bath of liqud tin and applying components overlay via toner transfer method they look like old military boards from 60s and 70s :)
 
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Another rotary? I prefer "softbuttons" because you don't need to reset them before every scenario start. All try to avoid as much as possible all fixed state switches.

PCBs...
When I worked in one interesting workshop, owner teached me some stuff. Eagle CAD, PCB drilling with CNC, laser cutting basics and, of course, PCB etching. In some cases I managed to get 0.18 mm trace width. We worked as team: he worked with machining tools, enclosures, painting, 3D drawing. I worked on electronics, PCBs, soldering and programming.

PCB tehnique:
Desing PCB according to mechanical restrictions (mounting holes, connectors etc).
Export drill and milling stuff in DXF, export (etching) traces into PS (then PDF).
Print traces on transparent material with 2400 DPI ink jet photo printer.
Prepare Scankemi material.
Use UV lamp box and expose (transfer) traces on scankemi material.
Use UV box to expose (transfer) from schankemi to PCB with already coated photoresist.
Develop photoresist in chemical (NaOH if remember correctly).
Manually drill positioning holes with drill press.
Etch PCB with persulfate.
CNC drilling + outline milling.
Done!

Personal record: from ink jet printing start to removing from CNC after milling (PCB done) took me 1 hour 6 minutes.
 

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Simple JavaScript magic and you have virtual web based timewarp panel custom made for your needs.
Remove unnecessary things.
Fix design yourself, because I am NOT web designer. :D
 

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