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Title: SOLD! Two Cockpits For Sale
Post by: blueskydriver on October 10, 2017, 10:11:27 PM
Hello Everyone,

Time has come for me to downsize and sell two of the cockpits that I have. Yes, I know it's abnormal to announce this, because selling anything relating to this hobby is rare for me; especially, when I am use to buying...lol!

Okay, what am I selling? Two of my cockpits. The first one (cockpit A) I had setup in my garage (before building the shed/hanger), which is OEM, and the second one (cockpit B) is fabricated from wood and fiberglass, which was built years ago for a flight school located in Mankato, MN.

For cockpit A, it is the real shell, with the top half of the ray-dome and includes all of the interior liner panels (side walls, eye brows and ceiling). I used this one as a B737NG with all of my FDS items (MIP, Overhead and etc.) and had planned to continue using it until now. It is the same cockpit I spoke of in all of my postings the over years. I will link some of these past posts, where pics are included, as well as add some new pics. Please remember this is for the shell, ray-dome and liners only, so anything else shown is not included.

The price is $1,500 cash only upfront and you must arrange for all transportation. So, if you want it, pull up with a trailer and the money, and it'll be yours...

For cockpit B, it's a replica of a B727/B737 and this includes the back wall. In other words, it's all enclosed and the liners are built into it. The best part is this cockpit is sectional, yes sectional...meaning it can be taken apart and put into any room big enough for it, say like an extra bedroom or den, along with the basement or garage. Each piece can be carried through a standard size door, much like moving living room furniture...not easy, but not hard either, just bulky.

There are some pics of this cockpit in my older posts and I will link those later as well, along with adding some new pics. Mind you, it's currently apart, but I will do my best to show it being together.

The price is $1,000 cash and again, upfront money when you come to pick it up.

Sorry no payment plans for either cockpit since the prices are low...

Lastly, once the cockpits are sold, I will begin selling other items that I no longer need. It can range from switches to gauges up to a MIP, Overhead (not the one in the pics), Seats and so on...just not ready to deal with these items yet, since they're still in boxes.

If you're interested please PM me.

John
Title: Re: Cockpits for Sale...mine?
Post by: blueskydriver on October 10, 2017, 11:16:42 PM
Here is an older thread with a lot of photos in it for Cockpit A:

http://www.cockpitbuilders.com/community/index.php?topic=1420.msg10800#msg10800 (http://www.cockpitbuilders.com/community/index.php?topic=1420.msg10800#msg10800)

John
Title: Re: Cockpits for Sale...mine?
Post by: Caflyt on October 11, 2017, 05:30:43 AM
Darn you John!!!!
Why can't you live in Florida?
Title: Re: Cockpits for Sale...mine?
Post by: blueskydriver on October 11, 2017, 09:51:18 AM
What were you thinking of Craig?
Title: Re: Cockpits for Sale...mine?
Post by: blueskydriver on October 12, 2017, 01:40:36 AM
Okay, after getting very little sleep (2 hours) over the last 36 hours, I figured that I might as well look for more pics of the sectional cockpit. I only found a few, but Karen says she has some on her computer. She went to bed hours ago, so I'll have to wait until tomorrow to get them.

What I found on mine is pretty old, but for now it reveals a few things. First, the built in liners are not all built in, for example, the lower panels attach like the real aircraft lower panels and rightly so; otherwise, you could not take the shell apart. Those detachable ones do come with the cockpit.  Next, in the pics you'll see a very early FDS MIP in use, but it, along with anything else in the cockpit photos are not included with the sale. Thus, please remember it's just the sectional shell and the liners; please note, you will see the Overhead, MIP, Glareshield, Handles, Overhead Red/White Lights and so on, these items are not included, because they're going into my B727 in one form or another.

Almost forgot, there are Circuit Breaker decals on the back wall and other areas, but they're not exactly B737 types. However, does anyone remember the CB breakers that FDS made and sold, as well as the decals made and sold that JackPilot purchased, along with myself and others? What you would do is make the panel out of plexi or metal, drill all the holes, attached the decals and attched the circuit breakers and you're done. Well, my stuff is still in the box, so I will be selling those soon. Jack, if you're reading this, how about linking to some of your older posts for me, if not I'll get to later.

Lastly, I will say that some of the other items shown in the pics will eventually be sold, so keep an eye out for them in my future posts...

John

PS. Some of you have asked me to call you and I will do so, but most likely it'll be Thursday, and sometime after lunch hour (CST).  ;D
Title: Re: Cockpits for Sale...mine?
Post by: blueskydriver on October 13, 2017, 02:49:25 PM
Here are a few more pics of the OEM shell before we did some work on it. More pics for the sectional one forthcoming, searching all my storage drives now.

There is a pic of Karen painting the interior panels some years ago; the panels are included with the OEM cockpit.

John
Title: Re: Cockpits for Sale...mine?
Post by: blueskydriver on October 14, 2017, 11:41:01 AM
Found a few more pics that helps show the fiberglass/wood cockpit better, but these are not the ones Karen and I have been searching for. We’re going to keep looking and hopefully find them because it shows everything together and the day we took it apart, along with loading it all into a moving truck...

John
Title: Re: Cockpits for Sale...mine?
Post by: blueskydriver on October 14, 2017, 08:16:45 PM
Hey Bernard check your PM. Rob, please PM me...

John
Title: Re: Cockpits for Sale...mine?
Post by: jackpilot on October 15, 2017, 01:18:07 PM
Hi John here they are:
CB panels decals and breakers set on lexan sheets and on the backwall

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/922/Maejsw.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/923/Wzzvs5.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/923/7F2FPM.jpg)
Title: Re: Cockpits for Sale...mine?
Post by: bernard S on October 15, 2017, 08:05:34 PM
i dont have sausage from you
Title: Re: Cockpits for Sale...mine?
Post by: blueskydriver on October 15, 2017, 11:46:44 PM
Hi Benard,

When is the best time to call you? I sent you a PM yetserday or the day before asking this...let me know please. On Monday, I have 3 docotor appointments, so I will not be availabe until after 5:30pm.

Kind Regards,

John
Title: Re: Cockpits for Sale...mine?
Post by: blueskydriver on October 15, 2017, 11:48:20 PM
Hi Jack,

Thank you for the pics, those panels you made do look awesome!

John
Title: Re: Cockpits for Sale...mine?
Post by: simlady/ Karen on October 22, 2017, 11:48:42 AM
Sorry guys that John has not gotten back to any one regarding his Sims for sale.  It's MY fault... I take the blame...  ;D

I have been looking at getting a new truck before winter, so that i can get a good feel for it before the snow flies, so John and i have been doing some Truck shopping.

I traded my 2010 Chevy Silverado 2500 for a 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab.... IT's sooo sweet.... so once again, sorry that John has been delayed in getting back to everyone but He had to help me get my new toy...

Karen
Title: Re: Cockpits for Sale...mine?
Post by: blueskydriver on December 02, 2017, 01:29:05 PM
Hey Everyone,

Some may remember this post about me selling a couple of my cockpits, and then wondered what happened? Plus, some folks had already made offers, but I never got back too anyone... Last thing I said was, "Getting Karen a new truck right now and we were at the dealership at this very moment", etc.

Anyway, what followed came out of nowhere, and no not from buying the truck...lol..., but I started having health issues with my heart. So, after many tests and change of meds, I am better. However, the doctors are bitching at me, where they'd nicely ask me before, that I must reduce all my stress. Right? I said...lol..., but they said I will not be around much longer if I don't listen too them!

Therefore, after rethinking everything, I still want to sell the items I listed, but now I am adding the B727-200 cockpit, the real one that we cut the bottom off of last summer and got it into the shed. Okay, I am asking $4,000 cash and firm at that price, and no payment plans. Plus, you must come pick it up or a trucking company you hire can. If you have a trailer, I will pay for the crane truck to load it onto your trailer.

For the listed items, I know people have asked about the CB kit from FDS, as well as other items...the truth is I haven't sold a single thing yet, but I will slowly, so have patience with me. Also, no one has asked if I am totally leaving the hobby, and the answer is, no I am not.

In fact, I decided to leave OEM cockpit building and moved totally towards FDS Cockpits. Drum-roll please! The big surprise...I already have a FDS B737 Cockpit (painted) and the Liner Kit sitting here still in the box, with the ever so popular O2 panels on the way. Unfortunately, I cannot set it up because I have no room, hence the selling of the other cockpits.

Lastly, I want to express one important thing, in my opinion the guy who shows up with a wad of cash and a trailer is going too get the best deal. Why? Because I am likely to just throw extra stuff in for very little, or even for free! Believe me when I say I will work with you..., but you must do the same with me  :)

For questions and sometimes, my slow to answer you, answers. please PM me and I will get your phone number or give you mine where we can discuss everything...

Kind Regards,

John

Ps It is Christmas time and this is the best time too get your wife/spouse/significant other to go along with you..."calling it a present" if you get my meaning.  :idiot:
Title: Re: Cockpits for Sale...mine?
Post by: blueskydriver on December 02, 2017, 02:39:01 PM
By the way folks, there are many older post of mine about my B727-200 now for sale. You will see in the older post how it was transported with the bottom still attached... I copied a pic from Phil's older post to give you one idea on how to transport it without the bottom. Of course, this is just one method, there are many others.

Also, I know Karen does not want me too say this, but for USA buyers, I do have my own trailer that is big enough to transport any of the cockpits that I am selling, and if possible, I could transport it to you. Although, you must pay all my fuel costs for round trip, pay for 1-2 nights hotel (depending on your distance from me) and first pay in full for the cockpit itself. And, I would prefer that you ride in the van with me to your location, so if anything happens, you know why, but more so, because you already own it and I am not responsible for transportation damages.

With that said, you must understand I only offer the "me transport it for you deal" too someone special, who is 100% ready to commit with no waffling, who puts the cash money in my hand and who is very passionate about cockpit building. But, for whatever reason cannot find a way to transport it themselves. Why? Because I know how it feels too want a cockpit so badly, yet to have no way to transport it...it totally sucks! However, some sellers did help me and I want to "pay it forward". Maybe, I should say " do you have OCD like mine?"...lol!

If this is you, PM me  :idiot:

John
Title: Re: Cockpits for Sale...mine?
Post by: blueskydriver on December 21, 2017, 11:54:00 AM
Hey Everyone,

Finally found the exterior pics of the sectional cockpit that is For Sale. This unit can fit through a standard doorway much like living room furniture...more pictures too come later

If you’re interested PM me.

John
Title: Re: Cockpits for Sale...mine?
Post by: blueskydriver on January 10, 2018, 06:33:41 PM
Hey Everyone,

I am running this thread and the one for the PFC Yokes and Pedals because I am trying too sell these items separately. However, if someone buys the cockpit, the yokes and pedals, and a set of blue weber sets with straight rails (just announcing the seats today) altogether, I will sell everything for $3,000. So, that's the cockpit at $1,000, the yokes and pedals at $1,000, and the seats at $1,000; where as the yokes and pedals are $1,500 and the seats are $1,200 if you just buy items separately.

In other words, I am offering a combined deal for everyone. If you are just starting out or sitting on the fence about buying, here is your chance...

John
Title: Re: Cockpits for Sale...mine?
Post by: blueskydriver on January 14, 2018, 07:28:29 AM
***Bump***

And, it's too quite on Cockpit Builders, where is everyone...hopefully, flying their simulators...unlike me. I've been on a Lego OCD High, who knew plastic could be so much fun, and the Lego airplanes are really amazing.

Okay, got off subject, so yeah my cockpits are still for sale. The seat pictures are coming tonight I hope, just need to clean the dust off and take the pics. Also, I know some folks made offers for some items via PM's and I plan too contact you, if I can keep my head on straight...hahaha  :o

John

Ps If you read this, please post something on my thread, or one of your threads or make a new one. Just to get more conversations going...
Title: Re: Cockpits for Sale...mine?
Post by: blueskydriver on January 22, 2018, 04:50:18 PM
Bumping again...lol!

Seat pictures? Thank goodness I got my CB website posts to remind me of what I am supposed to do..lol!

Anyway, if anyone wants to know more about my items for sale please PM me. By the way, I am having another surgery come Feb 16th and if someone wants to buy one of the cockpits before then it would be great, but after that it might take a month or so before I could do anything. Although, if you bring a few helpers, I can work it out with Karen too be off work on the pickup day.

John
Title: Re: Cockpits for Sale...mine?
Post by: blueskydriver on March 05, 2018, 01:40:08 AM
Hello Everyone,

I still have my items for sale and tonight I got the seat pictures finally. As mentioned before, these are straight rail seats and they're FedEx blue in color. They do have 5 point belts, which is nice to get with a set of seats. When viewing the seat pics please ignore the dust as they will be cleaned soon...

If you're interested in viewing any of my items in person just send a PM and we can workout a visit. Also, now that Spring is just around the corner, this would be a good time to buy because it'll be easier to transport everything. I did mention using my trailer, but that is something we would workout as part of a deal.

John
Title: Re: Cockpits for Sale...mine?
Post by: blueskydriver on March 09, 2018, 02:42:47 PM
See a lot of new folks coming in wanting to start a cockpit, so I am bumping my post to show them what I have for sale...

John
Title: "INCOME TAX SEASON SALE"
Post by: blueskydriver on March 10, 2018, 11:46:49 PM
Hey Everyone,

Today my "INCOME TAX SEASON SALE" begins and if you buy all three items together I will sell everything for $2,500. (firm)

Here is the catch, you have to come pick it all up before April 15, 2018 and pay only cash.

Otherwise, after that it'll be the regular price of $3,000, so that's the cockpit at $1,000, the yokes and pedals at $1,000, and the seats at $1,000. (firm)

Also, the Real OEM Cockpit A is on sale for $1,000 from the regular price of $1,200 (firm)

Thus, if you just got an income tax return or about to, this is your chance to get a flight simulator project going much faster and I can attest that you will not find these items at such low prices altogether at once. Normally, it takes time to get it all, and that is because of no availability, no funding or no significant other will agree to it.

If you're interested, please PM me...

John
Title: Re: Cockpits for Sale...mine?
Post by: blueskydriver on March 11, 2018, 07:33:04 PM
Since the weather is getting nicer, this would be a good time to purchase a full size cockpit and transport it. You buy one now and you'll still have 3 months and 10 days before summer, and we all know what happens when summer arrives...

John
Title: Re: Cockpits, INCOME TAX SEASON SALE!
Post by: jmlohrenz on March 12, 2018, 09:02:29 PM
Interested - Sent you a PM.
Title: Re: Cockpits, INCOME TAX SEASON SALE!
Post by: blueskydriver on March 14, 2018, 01:34:42 PM
Hey Everyone,

Jason is coming to view my cockpit items that are for sale this Saturday, so if anyone else wants to come this weekend, just send me a PM. Also, I wanted to mention that the OEM cockpit does have the liners in it and this includes the "ever so difficult to find/buy overhead eyebrows" which can sell for $100 or more each. Thus, my sale price for that cockpit of $1,000 when you think about it, is actually pretty cheap.

Oh yeah, and it's the real deal no less!

John
Title: SOLD!
Post by: blueskydriver on March 17, 2018, 10:59:29 PM
Hey Everyone,

Cockpit B has been sold and picked up. Cockpit A is still available for the sale price. I am still on the fence about the B727, but if someone is really interested in buying it send me a PM

John
Title: Re: Cockpits, INCOME TAX SEASON SALE!
Post by: blueskydriver on March 18, 2018, 06:16:39 PM
Update:

Along with the Cockpit B, the PFC Yoke and Pedal units, the Throttle Assembly seen in the pics, as well as the Blue Weber seats have been sold.

I still have the Cockpit B (real one), the older seats, and some new other items for sale. I will try to post the new item pics tonight...

John
Title: Re: Cockpits, INCOME TAX SEASON SALE!
Post by: blueskydriver on March 20, 2018, 03:20:06 AM
Hey Everyone,

I am dropping the price for the B727-200 to $4,200 for the Income Tax Season Sale! So, here is your big chance to get a real full size cockpit...

Additionally, plan is to reinstall all the panels and take some new pics to show everything together. There are no gauges or seats, but the rest is intact, as well as there is a post 9-11 door...

John

Title: Re: Cockpits, INCOME TAX SEASON SALE!
Post by: blueskydriver on March 24, 2018, 08:05:46 PM
-Bump-

Just a reminder, I am selling the B727-200 for sure (I know Scott, it's crazy of me), so if someone is really looking for OEM/real cockpit, here is a huge chance for you too buy one cheap!

Plus, let me say this delicately, going B737NG is great, but after a while you're just watching computer screens; whereas, the B737 Classics and B727-200 follow the old school "scan the gauges flying". Maybe, that explains the reason for some builders' going retro and doing the gauge cockpits...then again, interfacing the real gauges is much easier with guys like Rob, Scott and friends showing us how it's done.

No disrespect to the NG because I have one...

Anyway, if you're interested PM me. And, regarding transportion, that could be made easy...

John
Title: Re: Cockpits, INCOME TAX SEASON SALE!
Post by: blueskydriver on April 09, 2018, 08:47:29 PM
Hi Everyone,

Okay, there's 6 days before tax season is over and I still have both cockpits available for sale. So, I will now accept the best reasonable offers for each one or both together. Thus, here is the biggest chance in this hobby to get a real cockpit(s) for a very low price.

Also, I am now willing to accept PayPal for these cockpits. If you got some funds built up looking for a place to go, just send me a PM...

John
Title: Re: Cockpits, INCOME TAX SEASON SALE!
Post by: blueskydriver on April 21, 2018, 01:42:51 AM
Hey Everyone,

Income Tax season is over and done with; however, I will keep the sale prices going since some of you might still be waiting for the refund check to land in your mailbox or checking account...lol! So, if you're interested in either the B727-200 or the B737 shell with liners, they're still available.

Plus, this past Wednesday looks like the official last day of snow...12 inches in that one day!...therefore, the weather will be on par for transporting either cockpit. I mentioned using me and my trailer which is still doable (upon agreed terms), so what more can I say?

I'll say this "Cockpit(s) for sale at a low price, with transportation help, and the weather is finally on our side. Don't let this chance slip away to where someone else beats you to it; especially, if you've been on the fence about buying one".

Best Regards,

John
Title: Re: Cockpits, INCOME TAX SEASON SALE!
Post by: blueskydriver on April 25, 2018, 06:38:56 AM
Hey Everyone,

I am going to make a great combination pricing for the Cockpit with liners and the cockpit seats that are in my other ad...Yep, here it goes:

For $1,000, I will sell you the real cockpit shell (B737 without the floor) and the cockpit seats!

Yes, it read that right...$1,000 gets you the cockpit with liners and the seats!

Mind you, I was only already selling the cockpit for $1,000 and the seats at $500, but now if you buy the cockpit you get the seats for free...yes...free!

Thus, if you're the builder who does not have a lot of funds available, this is your chance too get these items very cheap and I mean cheap, cheap cheap, echo echo echo...PM me if interested.

John

Note: I will accept PayPal. Also, you must pickup or have someone transport it for you; although, if you need assistance, we could possibly workout something.
Title: Updated Ad...
Post by: blueskydriver on May 11, 2018, 10:37:59 PM
Hey Everyone,

I still have the Cockpit "A" from the very beginning of this thread for sale. Price is $1,000 and I am throwing in the older cockpit seats.

To Clarify, Cockpit A is just the shell, the interior liners (side walls, eye brows and ceiling) and the 1/2 ray dome. This cockpit has no floor. And, it does not include the MIP, Overhead, Pedestal, IPECO Seats or anything else except the shell, the interior liners, the ray dome and the older seats I described earlier.

Next, the B727-200, that is still for sale at $4,000. I posted pics just recently. It does not have any gauges or seats. Also, if you have any questions or concerns about transporting this cockpit, please PM me.

If you have any other questions or comments regarding these items for sale, I would prefer you PM me please...

Thank you,

John
Title: Re: Two Cockpits For Sale
Post by: blueskydriver on May 11, 2018, 10:51:12 PM
Moved Pics:
(will take more pics soon)
Title: Re: Two Cockpits For Sale
Post by: blueskydriver on May 23, 2018, 03:03:39 AM
Here are some more pics with all the panels in place...

I am posting in batches of 10 due to disconnects during uploading of larger files. Therefore, I made all the file sizes much smaller and they should download much faster; however, that is why I posted more to show all the areas for detail.

John

Pics 1-10
Title: Re: Two Cockpits For Sale
Post by: blueskydriver on May 23, 2018, 03:05:11 AM
Pics 11-20
Title: Re: Two Cockpits For Sale
Post by: blueskydriver on May 23, 2018, 03:06:48 AM
Pics 21-30
Title: Re: Two Cockpits For Sale
Post by: blueskydriver on May 23, 2018, 03:08:18 AM
Pics 31-40
Title: Re: Two Cockpits For Sale
Post by: blueskydriver on May 23, 2018, 03:09:39 AM
Pics 41-50
Title: Re: Two Cockpits For Sale
Post by: blueskydriver on May 23, 2018, 03:21:12 AM
Pics 51-58

Be sure to go up and look at all the other photos above this post...

John
Title: Re: Two Cockpits For Sale
Post by: blueskydriver on June 08, 2018, 02:30:06 PM
Hooray! I've sold all 3 cockpits as of today!

Jason purchased the wooden one. A retired B727 pilot purchased all the interor items of the white one (more on this later), along with the older seats, and a retired B747 pilot purchased the grey one for a decoration. He did not buy the interor wall and ceiling panels or eyebrows, so I will be selling those separately (I will make a new ad for those items soon).

Now, I will have room to setup the FDS cockpit and get my sim back in the air...am I excited? HELL YEAH!

John
Title: Re: Two Cockpits For Sale
Post by: kurt-olsson on June 08, 2018, 04:39:34 PM
Great news John!
Title: Re: Two Cockpits For Sale
Post by: iwik on June 08, 2018, 05:00:14 PM
John.
Great news, perseverance surely pays off.
Les
Title: Re: SOLD! Two Cockpits For Sale
Post by: blueskydriver on June 14, 2018, 12:10:44 PM
Thanks Guys!

John
Title: Re: SOLD! Two Cockpits For Sale
Post by: simlady/ Karen on June 15, 2018, 07:05:38 AM
 :-*   and the wife has room for more Lego's... I better go tape out my area before John takes is all...  ;) ;D
Title: Re: SOLD! Two Cockpits For Sale
Post by: iwik on June 15, 2018, 01:15:18 PM
Karen,
What happened to your jet cockpit? Has john convinced you lego is better.
Les
Title: Re: SOLD! Two Cockpits For Sale
Post by: Joe Lavery on June 16, 2018, 01:34:31 PM
I have to ask John...

What made you buy two cockpits and then an FDS one? Are you a millionaire, or just like the rest of us impulsive but crazy, also I imgine with a veerryyy!!! understanding wife?  ;D ;D ;D :) :)

regards
Joe
Title: Re: SOLD! Two Cockpits For Sale
Post by: blueskydriver on June 16, 2018, 03:56:25 PM
Hi Les and Joe,

Les, to answer for Karen, she stills has the F16, put we wrapped it for now. At one time she was going to sell, but she decided to wait.

Joe, the easiest way to answer, it all happened by chance, plus the cockpits were not that costly. I had the first one (the grey nose one) in the garage and I used it for my first simulator. The B727-200 was something I had went for because of two older friends (both real GA pilots), who were interested in making it a team build; however, one passed away from Cancer pretty quick, and the other lost interest. So, I went back and forth with keeping or selling it, in the end I sold it.

The third cockpit, the wooden FBT from Northwest Airlines, belonged to two guys I knew in Madison, WI who built a simulator way early on and I actually went too see this sim before I even thought of doing my own. Anyway, they got out of the hobby a few years ago and wanted to sell it, but only had one weekend to do it. Thus, they called me and I helped them out, but I never put it back together enough to fly it; that one has been sold now as well.

As for going with the FDS nose section; well, let me say I reached the conclusion that I should've got the FDS one much sooner. In other words, I had a huge change of heart with real versus non-real...with real you'll spend a lot of wasted time on it. For example, getting your MIP into a B737 CL takes some doing or using an non-real Overhead in the real Overhead space can be tricky (these are just to name a few). Whereas, a non-real can be easily modified and is usually built around the other non-real items like how FDS does everything.

Consequently, I finally realized that even the airline companies do not use real shells for training simulators. We all know most sims of that caliber are just boxes on stilts per se, but on the inside it's real. Therefore, that is my main point in general, real has it's place like non-real does, and it all depends on the builder's long term plans.

That being said, my "new" long term plan is to get it real on the inside and stop worrying about it being real on the outside, which I barely saw anyway. Plus, I am thinking about the next phase...and what may that be?

Well, if I am downsizing to one non-real shell and knowingly, a non-real one is lighter, plus by just having one simulator means all my funds go into that single one. Which means I will be able to look at pricer items for it and one of those items will bring me up in life...

Here is a hint: just 3 letters...S A M

Best Regards,

John
Title: Re: SOLD! Two Cockpits For Sale
Post by: Joe Lavery on June 17, 2018, 07:11:49 AM
Thank you John, For a real insight to your build progress.

And your hint at the end, would be something in the form of 6 DOF perhaps  8)

I tend to agree with you regarding the shell, for me it is all about the inside, which is why I'm still working on new bits for mine before I put it back into operation.
In fact after your post about 3D printing the window handles, I've been looking at the CR-10 or the latest Ender 3; which is a lot cheaper. However I'm watching videos on YouTube to see what other users think of the different printers and the results they're getting.

One guy has founda way to print with practically no visible layers, by printing with a special Cura profile that prints slower, with a very small layer size of .05 or .08.
That will probably mean more to you John than me, I don't yet have a printer.  8)

The down side he says is that it can double the print time. Which may or may not be an issue, agan I don't have a printer.... YET!

Best regards
Joe.
Title: Re: SOLD! Two Cockpits For Sale
Post by: blueskydriver on June 17, 2018, 07:51:40 AM
Hi Joe,

CR-10S all the way, we got 2 of them now! They're awesome and very easy to learn...

Yep, the layer height is everything...the lower the slower, but it looks much, much better.

PM me your email, I'll send you some info.

John
Title: Re: SOLD! Two Cockpits For Sale
Post by: blueskydriver on June 17, 2018, 07:54:08 AM
Almost forgot, go check out www.thingiverse.com (http://www.thingiverse.com) search for Boeing items, make an account as well...

John
Title: Re: SOLD! Two Cockpits For Sale
Post by: Joe Lavery on June 17, 2018, 06:01:19 PM
Thank you John,

PM Sent.
Title: Re: SOLD! Two Cockpits For Sale
Post by: jmlohrenz on June 19, 2018, 04:13:02 PM
I just got my CR-10S in the mail today.  Excited to start using it!!
Title: Re: SOLD! Two Cockpits For Sale
Post by: blueskydriver on June 19, 2018, 05:51:06 PM
Way to go Jason! I think Joe is going to get one as well... I plan to post some links to videos I watched on YouTube that are the best for CR-10S. Give me a bit too find them.

John