I plan on using X-Plane 12 on a Mac laptop (because I have a Mac laptop and have X-Plane experience in the past). However, I splurged and just bought a Simionic G1000 setup figuring it's best to spend my $ on simulating my avionics first! This of course has me going down the rabbit hole of 'what to do now.' I had fantasies of picking up parted out instrument panel components to build a good dupe of the DA40 panel until I saw what certified parts cost (lol).
So, finally, my questions! Has anyone else put any time/$ into making a 'DA40-ish' sim setup? If so, do you have any recommendations for the following:
- Instrument panel (to hold avionics)
- Center stick (looking for 'close to same' or at least 'similar to DA40')
- Throttle/prop/mixture controls (same as above, looking for 'as close as feasible')
- Switch setups (either individual switches/controls, or modules that mimic DA40)