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  1. skiboj

    Simpit Running

    Trim Rings? Nice find on the MCP / EFIS
  2. skiboj

    Simpit Running

    Ouch, sorry to hear that. I stick with flightdeck solutions...awesome people and great service
  3. skiboj

    Simpit Running

    Keep at it! Getting it to a flyable state really helps keep the enthusiasm to build up. I parked mine for a year while wiring as I got bored of building and not flying. Now that I'm flying I'm really motivated for each next stage. Good luck and keep the pictures coming!
  4. skiboj

    How do I build a 737 Home Cockpit?

    Look at the back of the shell, that's eight ft wide. That room is much taller than a standard eight ft ceiling as well, do you have the height to do that? Don't know of any short throws with a zoom function, or offsets, so you're going to want to build your visuals first. Getting the stack setup correct is going to be fun. You can try it on a table first, build your mounts, mount it to a board, then when it's dialed in, flip it and ceiling mount it. It really need to be spot on as you're not able to slide the PJs around to correct and trying all that when the first one or two are on the ceilings going to be a pain in the butt.
  5. skiboj

    How do I build a 737 Home Cockpit?

    Appears to be two projectors in that setup, can't see a center one. I wouldn't attempt with two as that puts the blend line in the center of your view, good chance the runway will look a bit odd since it falls in the gap. 12ft x 12 ft is about the minimum with 0.50 throw projectors. I know I couldn't get the 0.70 throws in a 6ft radius arc. Flying fox used them but he's almost stacked and a larger radius screen. The taller you want your image the farther back the PJs will have to be, keep in mind of the shell and any blockage of the projection. Higher ceilings allow for a higher PJ placement you can then angle down and correct with keystone, but too much and it looks like crap Good luck, looking forward to your build pics!
  6. skiboj

    How do I build a 737 Home Cockpit?

    That's correct, MCP and EFIS are separate. I use a CPFlight EL series, fits fine in mine, watch out for the old CPFlight USB models out there, they were 85% versions and will look too small (CP no longer sells them but they are on the used market at times). USB won't impact your frame rates, however..... Are you referring to the MIP or MIP / CDU / Glare package on the site, the 1900 - 2900 range item? If so, you're going to need two 19" monitors, a 15" 4:3 monitor, a custome monitor for the lower EICAS, a hardware kit and a SYS4 interface board. All the switches and annunciators are wired to the SYS board, super easy to interface on that board. The only things that are USB is the SYS board, the MCP and the CDU. Now with a laptop you're going to need another PC with at least 6 video outputs to drive the displays in the MIP if you're setting up Capt and FO right away plus upper and lower EICAS and two CDU, or less if not (CPTonly would be one, EICAS one, CDU one).Laptop can't drive those displays.....well I suppose six laptops could, but impractical. If you're buying the assembled MIP all wired, then forget the above except the need for another PC with two or three video cards installed.
  7. Seems I've seen some hardware cockpit builds with the -300 software before. Not sure where they got the panels from though
  8. Couldn't resist, sorry... You would think it would follow the 300 model offerings right? The Dash 8 Q300 Version 2.005 Pilot edition. Euro 29.95 is our entry edition, for the general public, wishing to be introduced to the world of the turboprop airplanes, and not requiring the advanced product features, such as the most system failures, flight data recording playback or the network instructor station. This edition includes all the standard features, described above plus the electrical failure function of the remote control station. The Dash 8 Q300 Version 2.005 Pro edition. Euro 69.95 this edition is for the advanced users, who consider themselves familiar with the turboprop airplanes and are intended to discover the depth of the airplane systems and procedures we have simulated. This edition, in addition to the standard features includes the Hydraulic and Electrical failures function of the Remote Control Station, a special Cockpit Configuration which can be used by the cockpit builder, Emergency gear extension facilities, and a fully functional CAT IIIa certified Headup Guidance System (HGS). Apart of all above, the custom key combinations or joystick buttons can be assigned to control the autopilot and FMC. The Dash 8 Q300 Version 2.0005 Training edition. Euro 149.95 This package is the most advanced of our Dash8-Q300 series and is intended as a training aid for the professional pilots and technicians, as well as for the CBT system familiarization and demonstrations. The training edition is a former AIRLINE edition, which was already in use for some time in the numerous flight schools for the goal pilots and technicians training. This edition provides the full range of failures in every aircraft system using the included instructor station, as well as our new guide on how to utilize the capabilities of this software to prepare to the recurrent pilot proficiency checks. Apart of that, the training edition if full hardware cockpit enabled, and can be used to build home cockpits of various complexities from the ground up.
  9. Yes, 25 euro and 75 euro
  10. skiboj

    How do I build a 737 Home Cockpit?

    Well, 1200 x 3 = 3600, Screen and mount = 300?, Warping software = 200? ~$4k Paid $2400 shipped for all three 60" monitors........ And if I get bored of simming, I have three nice new TV's for the house (we really don't need any, have enough now.....and a 138" Home theater ) The point to make though is you need to do what works best for you, whether its Projection or other means. Plan, Plan, Plan way ahead and don't make a mistake of buying things you think will work and end up selling them off later at a loss when you find they won't. I took a hit of about $300 on the Projectors after letting them collect dust on my shelf for 2 years. Not complaining, could have been much worse. And a plug for Eric as I hear his L45 gear is top notch!
  11. skiboj

    How do I build a 737 Home Cockpit?

    My base is 8ft x 8ft, and the space I am in, third stall of my garage, is 12ft x 21ft. I dropped the projector idea and sold mine off for two reasons, space and I wanted the 5760 x 1080 resolution and couldn't get that in short throw PJs without spending a fortune. Using three 60" plasma's and they cost what three STPJs would cost, but I didn't have to buy a screen, or mess with warping software and that added cost. Also don't have to deal with, what happens when one projector dies down the road. With TVs it's easy, any 60" fits just fine in my sim. Scott just ran into this issue when the replacement PJ, a refurb of the same model, was slightly off and projected a few inches lower than the other one. Since he was against the ceiling, he couldn't adjust any higher to line them up with the other two, so sold them and went LED TVs Sure I only have 150 degreeFOV, but if I want more, it's just two more TVs to 210+ degrees.
  12. skiboj

    How do I build a 737 Home Cockpit?

    Great now that I have it flying, long three years to get here, but a year of that was bored with not being in a flying state so I put it under a tarp and did other things. Absolutely on FDS! In fact, they just upgraded their MIP to a 2.0 version (better AFDS with dual color state, added new annunciators like the latest models of 737), so I ordered the upgrade kit for mine. No experience here with fly engravity gear, so can't comment there, but I'll stick with FDS for the quality and excellent support from Peter, Steve and the staff. I spent 16 years at Boeing and now the past few at GE Aviation and guess who's gear is in our labs? Flightdeck Solutions I do have other stuff, like CPFlight for MCP / EFIS and I was an early buyer of the Rev Sim throttle. Funny story, Boeing brought the P-8 Poseidon demonstration trailer by GE for a a day so our folks could have a look since we build gear for that aircraft. In the back end of the trailer is the cockpit of an old united airlines 737 that Boeing hired FDS to make into a flyable demonstrator, complete with a mini wrap around view. I was in it watching a few folks take turns flying under the Golden Gate Bridge and trying to land at KSFO. The guy running it finally asked, "Do you want to give it a try?" I said, "No thanks, I have one in my garage". He laughed and said yeah right.......so I showed him some pictures.........he stopped laughing and started asking all sorts of questions
  13. skiboj

    How do I build a 737 Home Cockpit?

    +1 Flight Illusions Cockpitbuilders,com Prosim737.com http://www.revolution-jetstream.com/Welcome.html http://www.jetmax.ca/
  14. skiboj

    P8 Poseidon

    ROFL!!!! Awesome....Is it in beta Yet? What Livery is it coming with? How much is it? :) :) Why aren't you doing an FS9 version :(
  15. skiboj

    P8 Poseidon

    Just how would you propose they could make this a "True Simulation"? They aren't going to simulate the systems in the back, FSX isn't capable, and even if it was you would have to wait for the PMDG Akula Class simulator to have something to hunt out there in the water. So what's left? Range? Can pretty much figure that out from the size of the aux tanks and known fuel burn. Performance of the wing? Well you have another mixed fuselage / wing bird like the 3 C40 variants (worked on that design as well...at least the A model) not that hard to get it close.In the end its another commercial derivative aircraft. There's nothing fancy up front that you can model that would be of any value in FSX to anyone. You're not going to hunt subs or whales or even russian trawlers with it. Deploy sonobouys? Not likely Deploy the MAD boom? I guess they could model a trailing wire if it made people feel better. You're just going to burn holes in the sky flying around in a Haze Grey 737. In the end, you would have a basic repaint of a 737....Get over your secret squirrel stuff already......Nobody is asking for multiplayer, Guy in the back, simulation of the systems models.Have fun changing elastomeric bearings.......