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 Specs and Utilization

Project Magenta software makes the use of several networked computers mandatory, because many PM modules need their individual video output. As a benefit, the requirements on most PC’s are rather modest – the slowest PC in my network is a AMD Duron @ 750 MHz! These machines can be found 2nd hand at very decent prices. When I upgrade (1st is usually the PC running MSFS), it’s components are “rotated” into the slower machines.

Click on the buttons below for direct access to the different PC’s spec sheets.

Electromagnetic Clutch

An electromagnetic clutch is basically a coil. Whenever DC is applied a magnetic field is built up. Upon disconnection this field collapses and an electrical charge with reverse polarity is sent into the leads of the coil. Without ground, the voltage builds up and ultimately discharges with a spark. This spark is very likely to cause an electromagnetic interference.

Solution:A suppression diode is installed between “+” and “-” leads of the electromagnetic clutch, with the anode connected to minus. I used a standard N1N48 diode.

CDU Intel Dual Core E6700 @ 2,8 GHz, overclocked to 3,6 GHz
RAM 2.048 MB DDR2 1066, 5-5-5
Mainboard GigaByte P35-DS4-SLI
HDD
  • System: WD 360ADFD Raptor, 36,7 GB, 10.000 RPM
  • FS9: 2 x WD740GD Raptor, 74 GB, SATA, 10.000 RPM, hardware Raid-0 (stripping, 148 GB total capacity)
Video Card Leadtech Nvidia 8800GTX, 768 MB

 

OS Win XP – SP3
Programs
  • MS Flight Simulator 2004
  • FSUIPC
  • WideFS Server
  • EpiCenter
  • FS Communicator
  • Active Sky
Display 3 BenQ 721C beamers, connected to a Matrox TrippeHead2Go (digital version)
CDU Athlon B 1.200 MHz
RAM 512 MB SDRAM 133
HDD Seagate Fireball 60 GB
Video Card G-Force Ti-4.200, 64 MB
OS Win 98SE
Programs
  • Project Magenta Glass Cockpit -> NAV
  • PM “WhazzUp”
  • WideView Client
Display 10,3″ TFT display @ 1.024 x 768
CDU Athlon XP 1.600+
RAM 512 MB SDRAM 133 CL2
HDD Seagate Fireball 60 GB
Video Card Matrox Millenium II, 16 MB
OS Win98SE
Programs
  • Radar Contact V.4
  • WideView Client (FS Modul
Display 6,4″ TFT display @ 640 x 480
CDU AMD Duron 1.100 MHz
RAM 128 MB SDRAM 133 CL2
HDD Seagate 2,1 GB
Video Card G-Force Ti-4600
OS Win 98SE
Programs
  • Project Magenta Boing Glass Cockpit
  • WideFS Client
Display PM Primary Flight Display on a 10,3″ TFT LCD panel @ 1.024 x 768
CDU AMD Duron 750 MHz
RAM 128 MB SDRAM 133 CL2
HDD WD 40 GB, ATA 100, 5.400 RPM
Video Card Vampire (AGP)
OS Win 98SE
Programs
  • Project Magenta Boing Glass Cockpit
  • WideFS Client
  • PM Sounds
Display PM Navigation Display on a 10,3″ TFT LCD panel @ 800 x 600
CDU AMD Atlon XP 1.700+
RAM 256 MB SDRAM 133, CL2,5
HDD WD 13 GB, ATA 33, 5.400 RPM
Video Card Voodoo2-2000 PCI, 16 MB
OS Win 98SE
Programs
  • Project Magenta Boing CDU
  • Project Magenta Boing MCP
  • WideFS Client
Display
  • PM CDU Display on a 6″ TFT LCD panel via an analogue-digital converter card
  • no display for MCP (all hardware)
CDU AMD Athlon 3.500+
RAM 2 x 512 MB, CL 2,5, Dual Channel
HDD WD 80 GB, ATA 100, 7.200 RPM
Video Card Gainward Nvidia 6800 Ultra PCI-E, 256 MB
OS Win XP Professional, SP2
Programs
  • Project Magenta “PM Systems”
  • WideFS Client
  • Navigraph nDAC
  • FS Build2
Display 19″ CTR Monitor outside the cockpit