From simply adding an X-keys Desktop under the monitor to emulate an F-16 ICP, to using the X-keys Matrix board for all the switches in a full blown cockpit, these guys have taken advantage of X-keys versatility and reliability to move one step closer to virtual reality in their flight simulations.
New X-keys Matrix Review in Computer Pilot Magazine
“The Matrix can be a daunting undertaking to an electronics beginner like I was. But it quickly turns into a fun adventure with big rewards at the end. It is great way to get a more useful and realistic cockpit. There is nothing like reaching for the switch instead of watching it being flipped on-screen. At only USD$59.99, I highly recommend it to any cockpit builder.” — Matt Edwards
Read Matt's full review here: xkeys_comppilot.pdf
Snake 122's Great X-keys Adventure
"I first learned about the X-keys Matrix Board from Flareless. I love my X-keys Matrix so much, that I wrote an article for the February 2006 issue of Computer Pilot Magazine on how others can use the X-keys Matrix Board to add switches to their own cockpits. It was a great adventure with big rewards at the end." --Matt “Snake122”Edwards
X-keys Review in PC Pilot
“The extent to which this enhances the feeling that you're controlling an aircraft, instead of operating a computer, is surprising; doing away with the mouse, in particular, makes a significant difference.” — Iain Dawson
Read Iain’s full review here: xkeyspcp28.pdf
Click here to visit http://www.pcpilot.net/
“For someone with a limited hardware background, the X-Keys Matrix allowed me to add some powerful features to my cockpit quickly and easily. It's really a great product.” – Richard “Flareless” Sherkin
Thanks to Flareless for sharing these images from his custom cockpit.
Flattop's custom cockpit features an inverted X-keys Pro.
Thanks to Bruno "Flattop" Mainardi and Gèn. Jim "Spyder" Beattie for these pictures.
Visit their site: www.quebecairforce.com
For more pictures of Flattop's amazing simulator, visit:Flattop's Cockpiton the Quebec Airforce site.
Maestro's X-keys ICP
“X-keys = life, no X-keys = death." -- Lance "Maestro" Scott 209th Delta Hawks
Bigfoot's X-keys Desktop
"My small X-Keys unit is just the right size for my F-16 cockpit's ICP panel and is the one piece of equipment I never have to worry about. It just works flawlessly and was easy to setup". -- Troy “Bigfoot” Fisher, DCO, 209th Delta Hawks
Speaker's control panel triggers an X-keys Matrix Board
"There are 60 separate buttons on this front panel. I used the X-Keys keyboard Matrix controller and the buttons from an old IBM keyboard. " -- Michael "Speaker" Bradley
Crash Uses and X-keys Desktop for his ICP
"We are using the 20 key PS/2 unit to simulate the ICP panel in FALCON 4.0. It fits well between the Masterpilot Quickshots that are being used as MFDs and functions well in the daisy chain with the MFDs, and CH Products or THRUSTMASTER HOTAS gear." -- Dan “Crash” Crenshaw
Froglips started with the X-keys desktop for his ICP