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Has anybody seen this yet???http://www.simw.com/hardware/v737-overhead.htmlLooks awesome!!! Could be the belated Christmas present I need to buy myself! Need that SDK though PMDG!! Let's hope the lawyers work this out soon....Phil

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Agreed. You're better off going to one of those sites that provides the toggles and all that as a package that you assemble yourself. If I'm paying that much, I want at least a fake APU EGT and Press gauge inset. Even if it doesn't swing the needle, the paint just looks cheap.

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Agree with everyone on that. I'll build you better for that price (way better). It doesn't even have any analog gauges. My overhead was as real as it gets and that's now over 10 years old. Makes that one look like a toy ("Made by Mattel").I used Flight Deck Solutions panels in the long run (many others were tested and trashed due to craptastic backlighting and incorrect cut outs).

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I used Flight Deck Solutions panels in the long run (many others were tested and trashed due to craptastic backlighting and incorrect cut outs).
If I had thousands of dollars to spend, and a suitable basement...They do some great work, though. There's a basement sim right up the road from me that we use for WorldFlight every year that uses their stuff.

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Opencockpits is very good.Here is a fully assembled OH panel, complete with backlight, gauges, and displays. You can build it yourself for less. Their site has just about everything you'd need to build a full blown 737 cockpit.http://www.opencockpits.com/catalog/overhead-fully-assembled-p-325.htmlOVH1b.jpgovh5s.jpgovh2.jpg

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The only problem is you will not be able to use this with the NGX.SDK or no SDK.You will need to find custom software and I wish you luck.Fred.

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Isn't that a beauty. Alas just a pipe dream for me since i am now at the 'Condo' stage of my life.Edit. i am obviously reffering to the Opencockpits Overhead.

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The only problem is you will not be able to use this with the NGX.SDK or no SDK.You will need to find custom software and I wish you luck.
I'm not sure how the toggles show up to the OS, but couldn't you map them using FSUIPC and the keystrokes in the FMC? It'd be a bear without the SDK, but I suppose that's where your custom software comment comes in...

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The only problem is you will not be able to use this with the NGX.SDK or no SDK.You will need to find custom software and I wish you luck.Fred.
Why would that be? The SDK's gonna let just about anything work provided the company makes drivers or you know how to program them yourself.

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Why would that be? The SDK's gonna let just about anything work provided the company makes drivers or you know how to program them yourself.
I think he was saying currently it's either a custom program, ported through FSUIPC or something, or nothing...until the SDK.

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That looks very ugly!! and nothing like the real overhead of a 737. Plus, What a rip off!! No way would I spend an excess of 1K on that!!

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That Opencockpit one looks great... Next step you gonna need to get a real 737 nose...

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Hi,Take a look on here, professional products coming from:http://www.flightsim...om/default.aspxPersonnally I used TQ Lite throttles (see pictures in attachment, also overhead pictures), very good product, I used he TQ since one year and works great, also very good support by email, respons to any questions or technical problem within the 24h.Enjoy!Nile Daniel

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I think the OP overhead is great, but not the price. It's not geared for cockpit builders, folks. You're missing the point. It's a small representation of the overhead, made to sit on a desk vertically. Very neat idea!Linking $3000+ cockpit building parts seems a little ridiculous given the OP.

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I wish I had 260.000 euro! Not! Nice to dream though.2 The wife wouldn't be happy Lol

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If it was $400+ $50 for shipping I think it would be a good buy. I am not building a homemade cockpit anytime soon if at all. This is a nice thing to have above a monitor or on the side easy to use and set up etc.. But the price is high and being in the US I would not want to guess how much shipping would cost. For what it is the price is outrageous. I would easily spend $400-500 on it. It might not be great but beats clicking with the mouse on the screen now. Now that throttle quad looks awesome from the post above. Overhead panel looks great and if it's cheaper than what the op posted that's pretty good but it also requires a lot more room, effort etc..

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Agree with everyone on that. I'll build you better for that price (way better). It doesn't even have any analog gauges. My overhead was as real as it gets and that's now over 10 years old. Makes that one look like a toy ("Made by Mattel").I used Flight Deck Solutions panels in the long run (many others were tested and trashed due to craptastic backlighting and incorrect cut outs).
If you can build me a Flightdeck Solutions overhead panel that will work with the NGX for less than the cost of the VR Insight unit, I will wire you the money this afternoon!!!Phil

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If you can build me a Flightdeck Solutions overhead panel that will work with the NGX for less than the cost of the VR Insight unit, I will wire you the money this afternoon!!!Phil
Haha, sure thing, Phil. I actually may have my choice of words congested there, but that was two different statements. One being I could do much better than that for the money, and the other being what I had a decade ago ;)But you're more than welcome to wire me money if you're ever just feeling generous (or drunk). beer2.gif

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