1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Power Plant Simulator

Discussion in 'Modeling' started by ak49er, 13/8/07.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. ak49er

    ak49er

    Joined:
    13/8/07
    Messages:
    2
    Country:
    us-alaska
    Note to Mods please feel free to move this to the aproprite forum.

    Greetings to all. I have been enjoying this hobby for some time and am facscinated by simulators of all kinds. I also appreciate and respect all the advice I have received on this and other forums. A little about me as I have never introduced myself, I am 31 live in Alaska and have, through a turn of events, found myself deep into the hobby of cockpit flight simulators.I work in a power plant with six natural gas fired turbines, two of which have their waste heat passed through two boilers which feed a steam turbine. I have tried to find a training simulator I could configure to match/simulate my plant. I have had no luck. One day while changing settings in the .cfg filesof MSFS I wondered if I could model a Gas Turbine Generator in MSFS. I though that one could design a 2D panel to represent the control panel the operators see in the control room, model an aircraft file to represent the plant with six "engines/turbines" and modify the parking brake settings at the contact points to hold no matter what. The prevailing winds could represent the "electrical load" and peak demand hours could be repressented by dawn and dusk. I figure the visual "aircraft" could look like the plant building. The sounds would be easy as well. I would like to create this just for my satisfaction but would offer it as freeware for anyone to use. I beleive it is acheivable as I see ships and FS land vehicles offered. The problem, I have never designed a panel or aircraft, I have just scratched the surface as to what free software is available and I have not found much.

    1) To those with experience in this field, is this plausible?

    2) What freeware could I use?

    3) Would anyone be interested in working with me/ mentoring me in panel and aircraft design.

    4) Is this something anyone would download as freeware, just for kicks?

    5)Has this hobby finally ate my brain?
  2. arno

    arno Administrator Staff Member FSDevConf team Resource contributor

    Joined:
    28/5/04
    Messages:
    21,285
    Country:
    netherlands
    Let's keep the discussion at one place, you I will lock this thread. Please take a look at the other thread with the same topic.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page