Flight Simulator Monitor layouts

My Windows 7 machine has a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB, which can handle 4 monitors.

My first configuration was 3+1, here it is with X-Plane 10

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And with FSX, FSX lets you put other views on other monitors. X-Plane does not.IMG_2883

Here I put the 4th monitor above, which is less ok, but not the best.IMG_2893

And with 3 above and 4th below.  I like this one better.  Also notice the iPhone and iPad mini running Air Nav Pro.   The 4th Monitor on the bottom is running on my Mac Mini (X-Plane 10 on OSX), while the 3 monitors are on the Win7 GTX 660 machine, connected via the network.IMG_1089

Here I’m using my Mac Book Air and a 42″ LCD TV together, which the gauges on the laptop, and Air Nav Pro on the iPad mini.  This was a test but could work if setup better on a desk.  I like the TV being a little bit further back and gauges closer, seems closer to the real thing.IMG_3084

I found this software by www.flythissim.com with a G1000 cockpit for Cessna 172.  I’m running the cockpit on my PC’s 4th monitor, with the 3 other monitors running X-Plane 10.  I put monitors behind the 4th monitor, so it looks like looking over the hood of the plane.  Focusing close for controlls, and further away for outside the cockpit.

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I’m conisdering getting a touch screen, since the FTS cockpit was designed to use it.

 

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