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F/A-18 Hornet

This site is for those who want to build an F/A-18 Hornet or F/A-18 Super Hornet Flight Simulator with replica cockpit parts.

Building an F/A-18 Simulator?

F/A-18 Simulator Parts

These F/A-18 Flight Simulator Cockpit Instrument Panels are replicas of actual F/A-18 Cockpit Instrument Panels.

F/A-18 Parts for Sale:

Manuals on CD

These Manuals on CD will save you time building your cockpit and are a fantastic reference for parts you will purchase or build.

CD Manuals for Sale:

Flight Simulator Software

Purchase your F/A-18 Superbug Flight Simulator software from us! This software brings MS Flight Simulator to a higher level of realism.

Aircraft Posters

Posters of an F/A-18 that help you build a realistic flight simulator!!!

Posters for Sale:

Check Lists

Checklist for different Aircraft on everything from pre-flight to landing.

Check Lists for Sale:

Simulator Cockpit Parts

Simulator Cockpit Parts

Simulator Cockpit PlacardsParts

These Placards bring a much higher level of realism to your cockpit!!!

Simulator Cockpit Parts

Simulator Cockpit Parts Coming Soon

These parts are near completion

Simulator Cockpit Parts

Simulator Gauge Face Plates

Face plates for those hard to find gauges

Simulator Cockpit Fcae Plates

Welcome to The Simulator Store !!!

October 26, 2014 Update

All new customers who want to register please send me a request via email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (because we received over 100 SPAM postings recently)... I will email you information in order to register your account.

 

ORDERING AND SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

If you would like to order parts...email the list of parts you want to purchase to us at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

I will verify that I have the parts in inventory...or if you want to back order them now...and send you an email confirming the status.

We do not know what the shipping charges are when the order is placed because we have different box sizes for various deliveries and can not determine the cost for every country...This is a better solution and works great.

Payments are made to us via Paypal.com:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

When your box is shipped, you will receive an email for the shipping costs which you will send to me via Paypal.com also...

Thanks,

Steve

How to make your cockpit come alive...

Purchase the following:

MS Flight Simulator X Deluxe Edition...

VRS Superbug add on program....            http://www.vrsimulations.com/

Link2fs...a free software program...         http://www.jimspage.co.nz/intro.htm

3 Arduino MEGA boards for connecting parts and programming....   https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11061

Then start connecting parts.

PROJECT UPDATE

The HUD frame box is completed...and we are working on fabricating the upper glass section holders...

The original HUD is on the far side and the replicated HUD Box and Upper HUD glass section is in the picture closest to you.

This is the camera base that is completed...It is fabricated from aluminum and powder coated black...It is waitting for a new set of lights. and push button.

CAMERA

This is the first phase of fabricating the camera...the front extension is fabricated in another shop.  This part will require more work to make it look authentic.

 

We just completed the final upgrade to the Landing Gear Panel...including a LED lighted Red handle (our handle is on the top)

Here is the original handle...next to our replicated part.

We are completing the fabrication of the E Model Master Arm Panel...

Lights are being inserted this week. A New "Push to Jett" button is also being installed this week. The Placard has lights in it!!!

We are upgrading the 2 upper Warning Light Panels

The original Panel is on top...the replicated panel is on bottom.

This is the first template for the Ejection Seat ...all the changes have been made and it is ready for production.

This right side of the seat box is completed and also the left side is completed. When completed the seat will look like this seat we completed.

ARDUINO BOARD Connected Parts

Here is the start of the Battery Project...It will be connected to the Arduino MEGA board.

 

Here's a fantastic tutorial video from Josh Williams in Australia that shows the landing gear, tailhook and other switches he wired himself.... Just a basic video that shows how to connect them to FSX and make your sim functional...You too can also make your cockpit switches and parts work with the software...

Great job Josh!!!

 

Go to Youtube and search for the following video...VRS Superbug Simulator Controls Configuration

 

 

 

 

 

We manufacture high quality cockpit parts for the following aircraft:
• F/A-18 A, C, E Model and Superbug E Model Hornets

 

Buying these parts will save you a tremendous amount of time building your simulator
and will enhance your flight experience.
For the last 12 years I have been collecting F/A-18 cockpit parts.

As a former Marine pilot, I miss the excitement of a catapult launch, formation flying, aerial combat
and carrier landings...
If you have any questions I can be contacted by email at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
or call 541-951-6006
Steve Patterson
4400 Old Stage Road
Central Point, Oregon, 97502
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• Checklists • Posters
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