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Author Topic: German B738NG Homecockpit-Projekt  (Read 7266 times)

Offline MjTom

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German B738NG Homecockpit-Projekt
« on: November 25, 2015, 08:58:03 AM »
Hello,
after I got some important measures from this competent community,
I continued working on my homecockpit.
The forward and aftersidewalls are finished and you may see the result.
Thanks a lot for help!




so long, Thomas
« Last Edit: September 08, 2016, 12:44:45 PM by MjTom »
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Re: update homecockpit-projekt
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2015, 11:06:00 AM »
Awesome work.  Glad we were able to help!

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Re: update homecockpit-projekt
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2015, 10:00:35 AM »
I am always blown away by what some can produce in wood! Nice job!  :D

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Re: update homecockpit-projekt
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2015, 02:14:03 PM »
It seems a shame to paint all that beautiful woodwork. Very nice clean job...

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Re: update homecockpit-projekt
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2016, 09:58:54 AM »
I will present you the next update.....it was a hard way to completion

- audio port
- ashtray
- sound system (rear speaker)
- air condition
- trim of the window frames
- and many little things that can make big trouble  ;)







and again: I thank all for the help!

so long, Thomas
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Re: update homecockpit-projekt
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2016, 02:28:48 PM »
Very impressive build progress  8)

Great job so far!

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Re: update homecockpit-projekt
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2016, 12:35:24 PM »
Hi,
After a longer period, a little update from my projekt and of course a question.  ::)
I am just building the lower section (FMC, lightpanel ect.)
For the lower DU, I will use a 12,1"" display.
But I can see 5mm on the right and left edge from this display under the frame.
it is not so bad, but maybe it can makes more accuarate.
Which display do you have installed?







so long, Thomas
« Last Edit: July 11, 2016, 12:45:22 PM by MjTom »
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Re: update homecockpit-projekt
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2016, 06:22:11 PM »
I used black electrical tape on the backside of the glass to hide my edges,
When the display is on and has a black(ish) background then the tape sort of blends right in
P.S. My "glass" is smoke grey also. I had all of the panels cut from smoke grey plexiglass.
Craig
« Last Edit: July 11, 2016, 06:24:18 PM by Caflyt »

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Re: German-Homecockpit-Projekt
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2016, 07:02:46 AM »
Thomas, great looking system so far. I would recommend painting a black stripe on the backside of your cover glass for the lower display. That will cover the LCD frame nicely. I also recommend you move your display frame up so that the top of the frame is at the same level as your CDUs. This will give it a look more like the real aircraft. Right now your frame is aligned with the bottom of the CDUs.
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Re: German-Homecockpit-Projekt
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2016, 08:17:56 AM »
thank you for the suggestions, that brought me an idea.

I will test the following:
a thin,  non reflecting pane (2mm) which I will spraying in a silk-matt black with a gradient colour.
perhaps, this will blurring the transition from edge to display.

I also recommend you move your display frame up so that the top of the frame is at the same level as your CDUs. This will give it a look more like the real aircraft. Right now your frame is aligned with the bottom of the CDUs.
Jim
.....  yes, I will remember it.
The frames are bad anyway, they look cheap.
So I need another.






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Re: German-Homecockpit-Projekt
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2016, 09:54:47 AM »
My first real cockpit parts.....I´m in love  :-*

in great condition with new hide covers and headrest..... ;D
So, only missing the rest around.   :(











I`ll sleep on it tonight  ^^
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Re: German-Homecockpit-Projekt
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2016, 01:03:48 PM »
Hi Thomas,

congratulations! I remember the day I picked up my IPECO seats ... I know how you feel very well  8)

I've two questions:

1st: where did you buy this beautiful seats?

2nd: you created excellent sidewalls. How did you do the planning? Did you use a CAD program etc.?

Servus aus Wien
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Re: German-Homecockpit-Projekt
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2016, 04:12:46 PM »
Hallo Hans,
1. The seats comes from "Airline Pilot's Historical Society"....
     ......once again a big "THANKS" to Nick

2. the sidewalls:
    -  plans from the www.
    -  demolished twice for a rebuilt
    -  a lot of help by friendly people from this community,
       who send me pics with the correct dimensioning
There are all MDF panels, which have been hardened with "acrylic-resin".

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Re: German-Homecockpit-Projekt
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2016, 04:08:39 AM »
THX
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Re: German-Homecockpit-Projekt
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2016, 05:59:27 AM »
Hi,

Actually I just wanted to remove the dirt and renew the velcro.
I started to remove the old glue and a paint layer, as this have dissolve
Somebody sprayed a 1K paint over the original paint and dust without cleaning it before.
(I suspect the maintenance personnel, which made a airplane check)





After 3 days and a few bottles of beer for the nerves, the seat was completely dismantled.
I'll let pretreat the painted parts from a profi and repaint.
All other parts will be cleaned by myself and reused. The usedlook comes back from alone.
About 200 pictures will help by the assembly work.



so long, crazy Thomas
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Re: German-Homecockpit-Projekt
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2016, 06:33:14 AM »
Hi Thomas.

If you need it, I have the Component Maintenance Manual for the seats from Ipeco, which includes exploded parts diagrams.

I disassembled mine and went to assemble them almost 2 years later, and it was invaluable.

https://www.facebook.com/Micks737/posts/778304915612177

With regard the paint, i had to use paint stripper, as the aluminium is too thin so sandblast.  It took almost 2 weeks to get all the parts back to bare metal, but the result is awesome.   Im sure you will have a great time :)

Cheers,

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Re: German-Homecockpit-Projekt
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2016, 06:49:29 AM »
Hi Mick...

....cool pictures!
and a good place for the buttkicker, a have the same.
Component Maintenance Manual:that will be great,  I'll contact you.

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Re: German-Homecockpit-Projekt
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2016, 02:04:11 AM »
Hi Tom and Mick,

wow, that's what I call a mega-puzzle  ;)
Have fun reassembling!

Cheers
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Re: German B738NG Homecockpit-Projekt
« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2016, 01:18:13 PM »
Hi,
A few pictures after removing the paint (chemical) and after powder painting.

also nice without paint:


with the holder for Buttkicker (seen by Mick):



powderpaintig...better than new:






Preview of the next project:
I got the two OEM circuit breaker panels from a B737-800 NG.
much I tell already.....after stripping 36 kg lighter  ;)



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Re: German B738NG Homecockpit-Projekt
« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2016, 02:43:52 PM »
Welcome to the world of crazy :-)

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Re: German B738NG Homecockpit-Projekt
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2017, 12:11:00 PM »
Hi,
The winter time has gone, time for an update from the Boeing cellar.
What happens:
- adjust rudder machine
- finish roof panels
- modify roof panels, to be prepared for the OEM part
- the two eyebrow windows (covered with original leather from 1969) were restored
  they are just at the paint shop
- aluminum sheets has been fitted (Mip, MAP, light panel and CDU bay)
- frame for the forward/ after overhead constructed
  the frame is foldable downwards, the box is dustproof and still gets a equipment cooling
- find a lot of other little OEM parts, which should give the cockpit reality
  NG-maplights, mikes, dome light, pilot's case, etc.
 
Actually should be the paint on it .... no chance.
The cockpit evolves into a never-ending story.
But I do not give up!





next projects:
- adjust the rear panel with the original circuit breaker panels from an B738NG of 1998
- filling and sanding
- finish the second IPECO seat

Thanks to all (especially Karl) for the help, pictures and measures.
so long, Thomas
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Re: German B738NG Homecockpit-Projekt
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2017, 08:39:59 AM »
Hello
A small update from the slowest cockpit builder at all times.
After the german weather forced me into the cellar, I have finished a few things.
Although  I've used purchased rudders ans footrests from a well-known manufacturer, no dimension was at the original.
So everything must be made new:



The crank unit is in the making. The pedals can then be adjusted in the range of 10cm.

first color:
I have painted the after raceways with a special color.
I do not think you can see that they are made of wood.



The heap is getting bigger and bigger


Still a picture of the whole


I wish you a nice weekend.
so long, Thomas
« Last Edit: August 05, 2017, 08:57:12 AM by MjTom »
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Re: German B738NG Homecockpit-Projekt
« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2017, 09:12:08 AM »
Very nice! Looks like you have the same amount of space as me for building.
The woodshell looks really good.

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Re: German B738NG Homecockpit-Projekt
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2018, 09:05:26 AM »
Hi,
A little update, what I have tinkered.
"adjustable rudder pedals by means of the crank unit"
there is also a little video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObsJM75zwow
Thanks again to Karl, who provided me with original pictures and measurements.

Greetings from the slowest cockpit builder ever,
---> Thomas



« Last Edit: January 06, 2018, 09:15:01 AM by MjTom »
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