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NATIONAL FLYERS ACADEMY XPC Flight Simulator - CYKF
National Flyers Academy FSX & "MS Flight" Ready - Simulator Intel Core i7 2600K @ 4.4Ghz Quad CPU Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z B3 Mobo 8GB PC3-12800 1600Mhz DDR3 RAM Corsiar Obsidian 650D Super Tower OCZ ZX Series 850w Modular PSU Nvidia Geforce GTX 580 GDDR5 GPU OCZ 120GB Agility 3 - 550MB / Sec SSD WD 1TB (7200) SATA 6GB/s HD-Storage Blu-ray Combo Super Drive Optional - Samsung MD230X3 Tri-LCD TT Keyboard and Optical Laser Mouse Saitek PRO Flight Rudder Pedals Saitek X52 Pro Joystick Set Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Edition
So you've been in love with aviation as long as you can remember and now you're thinking about getting your pilot's license but you're not sure where to start. Well, you're in luck! The computing power finally caught up with the long time dreams of the Extreme PC CEO himself to allow us to put into motion an EXTREMELY REALISTIC PC based flight simulator system. The force feedback controllers also matured enough to simulate with a very high precision the feel of an actual flight in a safety of your own home. The Matrox TRIPLEHEAD2GO comes just at the right time as well providing affordable 3 LCD setup which provides unbelievable feel of flight using affordable 19" LCD displays.
Since our CEO is a flying addict himself, he decided to materialize this project by calling up his long time friend Phill Moffit - the CEO of National Flyers Academy - An accredited Canadian Department of National Defense flight training facility. After one meeting at the NFA, they both decided to go ahead with the project. The OFFICIAL NFA flight simulator Extreme PC system comes with actual airtime in the Katana DA-20 along with an instructor. This one hour of flight instruction will give you an idea of what it's like to move from the simulation world to the real world. After completing flight school courses in the FSX using our realistic flight training setup, we feel comfortable you will be able to handle the REAL Katana DA-20 with ease on your first try! Why do we feel that way? Keep on reading...
We have designed a Quad Core System specifically for this task. It has everything you need to get you in the air much sooner then you think. We decided to use Microsoft's Flight Simulator X as the best teaching tool for your money currently available. At the moment it truly is the most affordable and accurate flight training tool.
There are 3 phases we successfully tested with a help of a 17 year old pilot who decided to test the effectiveness of our NFA Flight Simulator System. All images below were done during the test phase of the project.
Phase 1: Completion of the minimum 10 hour flight training using the Flight Simulator X training software we setup on your Extreme PC Flight Simulator System on your own time in the confort of your own home.
This FSX German made add-on features the famous single engine, two-seater GA aircraft, the Katana DA-20. Here, the PC-Pilot is given the opportunity to enjoy a realistic simulation of this aircraft including true flight dynamics and aircraft sounds.
The famous two-seater aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator X!
The Diamond DA20 Katana is a light, 2-seat aircraft, although intended for flight training, it is a great airplane for sightseeing. The Katana features are safety, easy handling, performance, it is quiet and good value at a reasonable price. The software simulates the DA20-80 with a Rotax 912 F3 engine, and the DA20-100 powered by the Rotax 912 S3. The attencion was directed to realism, but also to the atmosphere of this aircraft.
The realistic flight models hold the following features:
Realistic flight dynamics (climb rates, air speed, fuel consumption and handling)
Realistic soundsets taken from recordings on the real aircraft
Exact animations of the cowling, gear and flaps
Five different liveries
Accurate panel with pilots-and copilots view
Large, and very readable instruments
Complete simulated Avionics
Highly detailed virtual cockpit
Knee board with extensive documentation
Phase 2:Actual flight using the Katana DA-20 aircraft along with NFS flight instructor. This will be done at the CYKF airport at NFA headquarters:
Kitchener - Waterloo airport has long & wide runways, making it a perfect place to start your flight training. The guys in the control tower are nice to all NFA pilots knowing they are learning the art of flying. You're welcome to visit them in the tower and introduce yourself in person - believe us, it helps when you want a quick clearance for the take off.
You will have time to get to know the controls of the DA-20 before the flight. Take as much time as you need. Since we'll provide you with an exact replica of the Diamond Katana DA-20 in the FSX all the control panels will feel very familiar as soon as you step into the cockpit.
To keep with very high standards at the NFA, you will doing all the flying since the begging, which includes the taxing of the aircraft to the active runway, take off, entire flight itself, and even the approach to a landing! The flight instructor will only be there to help you with the radio work (taxi clearance, take off clearance etc).
It's up to you how you want to spend your first hour of flying. We recommend just relaxing and doing some high and low level flying to see how amazing it is to be in the clouds.
You will never forget your first flight experience which is why we want to make sure you are more then ready for it by fully completing the stage 1 using the FSX. Ten hours is recommended but the more time you spend on it, the more time you will have to enjoy your first hour of the real flight. The DA-20 cockpit works just like the one in the F-18 jet fighter - all glass panoramic view gives you an amazing few of the skies. You will be absolutely amazed how easy it is to control the aircraft using the DA-20's jet fighter like stick control system.
The terrain in south western Ontario is very easy on the pilots. Plenty of roads and fields to practice approaches etc.
When it's time to head back from the flight of a life time, this is what you will see on your approach to runway 32.
Following your FSX flight training, setup the aircraft for a landing, reduce the power and align yourself with the runway 32.
You will have control over the aircraft even at final moments of the landing. Only your FSX flight training will make this seem easy. DA-20 is one of the easiest and stable aircraft in the industry. It practically flies itself.
The actual touch down will be done by the flight instructor. You get to do this yourself after 3 hours of flying time! This experience will tell you 100% if flying is something you wish to pursue as a carrier or recreational use. It will be something you will remember for the rest of your life!
NFA has a team of VERY dedicated female flight instructors that make things even more relaxing! =)
Aviation is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding careers. Getting there can be expensive however. Having constant access to a VERY realistic flight simulator at your home can save you thousands of dollars on "flight reviews" by reviewing your flight lesson on the flight simulator over the EXACT terrain and land marks you used during the actual flight. It's no secret that flight simulators prepare even ATP pilots with thousands of hours of flying time for check rides on the 747 based aircraft as its a more economical way to keep the flight crew up to date. Simply put, it's a well worth investment into your future.
Phase 3: If you chose to continue with your flight training after successful completion of the Private Pilot rating at NFA, we'll move you onto the commercial level of the flight training. Your first flight hour on the Diamond DA-42 high performance twin is on us! We'll even make sure you get a tour of the London based Diamond Aircraft Assembly facility!
Here are few images of this incredible aircraft:
This is the hardware under the hood, what powers your NFA Extreme PC Flight simulator
Extreme Gaming with the Intel Core i7 Processor Extreme Edition
The ultimate immersive gaming experience Conquer the world of extreme gaming with the highest performing desktop processor on theplanet: the Intel® Core™ i7 processor Extreme Edition. With intelligent multi-core technology that kicks into overdrive as your activity becomes more intense, it delivers breakthrough performance in gaming. Plus, multitask demanding applications up to 25% faster and unleash amazing power for digital media creation.
Adrenaline on a chip Prepare to lose yourself in the action. The Intel® Core™ i7 processor Extreme Edition, incorporates technology that distributes AI, physics and rendering across eight software threads, putting you in the middle of a smoother, more realistic gaming experience.
Fast and efficient multitasking Whether you’re casually checking email and surfing the web or hopping between intensive apps like HD video encoding, the Intel Core i7 processor Extreme Edition enables maximum PC performance. And with more than double the memory access performance for reduced latency, you’ll achieve more and wait less.
More threads, more speed The Intel Core i7 processor Extreme Edition has an unprecedented design with two threads per core (i.e., total of four cores with eight threads). With twice as many threads, you can perform more tasks simultaneously and get things done faster.
Unmatched digital media creation It’s time for digital content creation that’s limited only by your imagination. Experience total creative freedom with the power to encode video up to 79% faster and render images up to 46% faster. And enjoy incredible performance on other multimedia tasks like photo retouching and editing.
Power on demand With optional Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, you can enjoy full processing power exactly where and when you need it most by accelerating performance to match the intensity of your activity. That means you can maximize speed for demanding applications and work more efficiently.
Gaming without limits Feed your need for speed and tune your system for maximum performance with overspeed protection removed
Now performance really does come "on-demand"
We've expanded and redefined what's possible for technologies to come:
Dynamic scalability, managed cores, threads, cache, interfaces, and power for energy-efficient performance on demand.
Design and performance scalability for server, workstation, PC, and mobile demands with support for 2-8+ cores and up to 16+ threads with simultaneous multi-threading (SMT), and scalable cache sizes, system interconnects, and integrated memory controllers.
Simultaneous multi-threading brings high-performance applications into mainstream computing with 1-16+ threads optimized for a new generation multi-core processor architecture.
Scalable shared memory of Intel QuickPath technology features memory distributed to each processor with integrated memory controllers and high-speed point-to-point interconnects to unleash the performance of next-generation Intel® multi-core processors.
Multi-level shared cache improves performance and efficiency by reducing latency to frequently used data.
Intel Technologies Demonstrated - Video Demos
View demos on Intel® technologies to help you better understand the hardware and software Intel develops. Touching on all aspects of the hardware and software ecosystem, Intel creates innovative products that are standards-based, performance-driven, and with new levels of energy efficiency.
Hardware-assisted Intel® Virtualization Technology¹ allows you to better take advantage of software-based virtualization technologies and to run multiple separate, tamper-resistant environments on a single PC.
Next-generation Intel® HD Boost adds 47 new SSE4 instructions designed to dramatically accelerate targeted multimedia tasks and quickly perform complex operations across multiple data elements at once.
We need just 2-3 business days to build your dream machine from the time you submit your order with us. This is pretty fast, considering the competition will have you wait between 5 to 14 days. At the moment we have a build capacity of 50 systems per day (and that number will grow higher as we evolve!). On average your custom system is ready for pickup or delivery in three (3) business days. In addition to our speedy turn around times, we also offer delivery and setup at your house/office in the Kitchener-Waterloo & Guelph area for a small fee. Greater Toronto Area is available as well. (Use our contact page to enquire)
No Hype - Just Freedom of Choice
-We don't rely on hype and flashy magazine ads to sell our systems. -We don't make you buy a "Single Trendy Tower" creating marketing hype around it.
We believe that the beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We let you decide what chassis design is best for you, then we build your system around it. In order to provide this freedom, we carry nearly 100 diverse chassis designs, giving you a variety of styles that will meet your desire and budget. This way you truly have the creative freedom to design your dream machine from the massive array of best brand components we prescreened for you to insure stability and compatibility while maintaining a reasonable price.
Best Configurator in The Business
The Extreme PC Configurator technology was designed from the ground up to be extremely user friendly and intuitive.
The Configurator allows a person with limited computer knowledge to make the necessary adjustments to any of our pre-defined system configurations and have it match their hardware as well as budget requirements.
The Customer can modify all aspects of their new computer and immediately have the system quote available in real time, right next to their custom system configuration. In addition to the quote, the customer can click the green double arrow button located next to the quoted system price and receive a visual presentation of all the system components selected for the build.
Each system component has a “View” button beside it. When clicked, a full product description and actual cost of component is shown. Should a customer wish to purchase any item separately, they can go back to the main store section of the website and buy the item for that exact price. Each item on the Extreme PC website has detailed information accompanied with actual image(s) of the product . We don’t show “for display purposes only” images like the competition. We show an ACTUAL image of the hardware that will arrive at your doorstep. This keeps product return rate to a minimum and ensures customer satisfaction.
Extreme PC is the only system builder to show its customer a “Price Trend Graph”. Essentially it’s a price graph that shows how each item we carry is holding value over the course of last 7 months. Our server monitors over 30 different suppliers and provides this information in a friendly easy to read graph which is located under the main product image of every item we carry. This information allows our customers to make more informed purchases. Additionally, it allows you to see when the last price drop occurred and it shows how much money was saved without any guess work. The competition will never show this information as most of them like to artificually “spike” the prices for greater profits.
We at Extreme PC are consumers as well, and we believe in honest and transparent business practices.
Ultra Fast Storage - Speeds up to 550 MB/s!
Vector 2.5" Solid State Drive
The Vector Series delivers a new industry-leading solid state storage solution for the high-end consumer and workstation user. The Vector pushes storage performance to the max and redefines the modern day computing experience. Vector Series SSDs are innovatively engineered to deliver industry-leading file transfer rates and superior system responsiveness, all while providing a more durable, reliable, and energy efficient storage solution compared to traditional hard drives. Designed to take full advantage of the SATA III interface, the Vector unleashes ultimate productivity, gaming, and multimedia applications.
Built to last, Vector maximizes drive life with low write amplification, efficient garbage collection, and an advanced suite of NAND flash management to provide years of Hard Drive humiliating performance that is second to none.
Advanced controller technology allows Vector to excel in high performance and deliver superior endurance without compression or loss of usable capacity. That means more space and more speed from your Vector SSD.
With a sleek 7mm housing, Vector's slim z-height ensures compatibility with the latest thinner form factor notebooks. Alloy casing lends style that matches your taste for modern storage.
4k Random Read
4k Random Write
Legacy Mechanical Drive Storage
Our Configurators are specifically designed to give you maximum flexibility when selecting the right storage speed and capacity for your needs. Using either built-in RAID SATA6G, or optional dedicated SATA6 PCIe controllers; you can specify up to a gigantic 10 Terabytes of storage space per system or more depending on the rack space in the tower of your choice. Should you choose security over speed - RAID 1 array is always a safe choice. RAID 5 is optional and usually requires a dedicated I/O PCIe controller. With that kind of storage capacity you won’t have to worry about running out of HD space any time soon.
You may even go beyond those options and choose from a wide array of HD controllers equipped with LCD displays & monitoring capabilities that ensure all your drives run nice and cool as per the manufacturer’s specifications.
High Quality Corsair Technology in Our Systems
Corsair Dominator® Platinum builds on the legacy of the world’s most awarded high-performance memory, adding a striking new industrial design and LED lighting effects. Like all Dominator memory modules, they are built using only select memory ICs, highly-screened for performance and stability, and feature a patented DHX (Dual-path Heat eXchange) cooling technology, so you can push them to the limit.
Extreme PC systems are equipped with incredibly powerful graphics technologies from the two best visual processor makers in the world. The tight competition between AMD (ATI Technologies) and Nvidia Corporation, makes you, the customer a true winner. From experience we know that most of you have a company preference toward ATI or Nvidia and for that very reason we leave the choice of the GPU to yourself. We carry the very latest cards from both manufacturers. This is an era of Hollywood quality visual effects powered by technologies such as programmable vertex & pixel shader units that create your favorite digital worlds. Enjoy it!
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600 series graphics processing units (GPUs) represent a significant leap forward in 3D graphics design, delivering the unparalleled horsepower and revolutionary technologies you need to tear through the latest games.
Designed from the ground up to deliver maximum graphical detail at the best possible frame rates, the Radeon HD7900 series state-of-the-art architecture includes an ultra-threaded engine for unparalleled shader performance. In addition, it is CrossFire™ ready, allowing your greatest multi-GPU fantasies to come true. There’s more to PC graphics than games, and Avivo — video and display perfection — makes sure you experience it all. Avivo promises a high definition amphitheater visual experience, delivering sharper photos, smoother video, true-to-life image representation, and universal display connectivity.
Audio - The THX Experience
Enhance Your Music, Games and Movies
Sound Blaster Recon3D Quad Core DSP harnesses the power of the Sound Blaster series and surpasses its features! Never before has audio fidelity been so crystal clear. Become immersed in breath taking surround sound during music listening, movie watching or PC gaming.
Upgrade your existing library of MP3s and other music files to DVD-Audio quality with 24-bit Crystallizer. Or turn your stereo music into amazing multi-channel surround sound with CMSS-3D. With Creative MediaSource, you can easily Super-Rip CDs into Xtreme Fidelity quality audio permanently! Sound Blaster Recon3D's THX certification, Dolby® Digital EX and DTS-ES™ support means your PC can be transformed into a virtual home theater.
Ask any gamer and they will tell you that high quality 5.1 or 7.1 sound is as important as a high frame rate. The best way to illustrate this is by using Valve's most popular on-line Counter Strike Source 3D game engine. With the use of a 5.1 surround sound setup, the player can visualize the action within a 3D environment far more accurately and easily than a 2 speaker/headphone setup.
When you're the only one left standing on your team and the pressure is on, having the benefit of high fidelity acoustics will allow you to hear your opponent’s direction of approach and his general distance from your position. Sound information is crucial and it often means the difference between victory and defeat.
The Extreme PC Configurators are populated with all types of 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 surround speaker setups for every level of budget. Although when it comes to crystal clear sound, Logitech's 5.1 Ultra and Logitech's Z-903 5.1 speakers are at the top of the list. Both units have THX certification and with Creative's EAX Advanced HD Multi-Environments feature, they produce crystal clear life-like sound delivered in real time.
Your computer - your BIOS. It’s that simple. We don't hide the BIOS information behind a logo during boot sequence, and we don’t limit the access to it either. Instead we set every system's BIOS configuration for maximum performance. As a result, you get your system ready for action out of the box. Also, it’s your machine and if you wish to take it to the extremes by overclocking - it is your right to do so. Keep in mind however, you’re doing it at your own risk. (There are limits to every product and we urge to use caution.)
Wiring & Lighting – The Inside Job
The Configurator is filled with an amazing array of modifications for your case. We have a great selection of round IDE cables and sleeving kits to keep your cables neat and tidy providing optimal air-flow. We also carry an assortment of lighting CPU coolers, RAM heat-spreaders, cathode lights and additional fans to add to your case that come in every color and style to perfectly match the case you choose. Stick with our pre-defined choices or make your own statement with the selection of colors. Your system will not only look amazing on the inside, but it will run cooler and quieter as a result.
12 Hour Burn In Process
Quality Control is paramount to us as we understand that a faulty computing experience can be very frustrating. Extreme PC is dedicated to providing you with a 100% bug free system upon pick-up or delivery. In order to have this guarantee we put every system through a 12 hour “test burn” process. During the “test burn,” your system is put through a rigorous workload. This heavy load simulation is done to insure that your everyday computer use is as flawless as possible. Should a software or hardware failure occur during testing, the faulty component(s) will be replaced and the “test burn” will be restarted.
Real Copy Of Microsoft Windows
As an Extreme PC customer you have a choice of buying your Windows Operating System software from us. However if you already own a copy of Windows or some other operating system of your choice, you can remove that option in the Configurator and save yourself some money. Unlike the other guys, we provide you with the option to choose whether or not you’d like an Operating System at time of purchase and we don’t make you buy it if you don’t want it.
However, if you choose to purchase the Operating System, you will receive a physical copy of Windows with every system which includes your own CD-Key and user license.
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