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Title: Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
Post by: Extraterra on August 03, 2017, 03:11:36 AM
Hello everyone,

I would like to introduce my Boeing 737-800 homecockpit project.
After a long time of planning and testing I finally found enough space and time to start my own homecockpit project.
To share the progress with the community I decided to start a youtube channnel to document every step of the build process.
At the moment I'm building the shell and parts of the inner construction. Later the topics panel creation electronics and programming will be covered. There will be further informations and sketchup files on my website http://www.mickeys-flightdeck.de (http://www.mickeys-flightdeck.de)
I hope it will be usefull for many of you.

And now I wish you a good time on Mickey's Flightdeck.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8Bs1AiQp9o&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzwYGsn1wGO8R9hel3TwVAn&index=1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8Bs1AiQp9o&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzwYGsn1wGO8R9hel3TwVAn&index=1)
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Post by: Joe Lavery on August 03, 2017, 03:42:10 AM
Great Videos Michael, I'm already a subscriber... 8)

Regards
Joe.
Title: Re: Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
Post by: B747-400 on August 03, 2017, 06:51:17 AM
Hello Michael,

excellent! Already subscribed!  8)

Cheers
Hans
Title: Re: Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
Post by: kurt-olsson on August 05, 2017, 11:03:11 AM
Will you use fsx or x-plane?

Nice videos by the way! Will follow your plans when i start building. :)
Title: Re: Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
Post by: Extraterra on August 08, 2017, 07:35:21 AM
I will use prepar3d.
Title: Re: Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
Post by: FredK on August 08, 2017, 12:38:45 PM
Excellent videos!

Your carpentry abilities are admirable!

Fred K
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Post by: bernard S on August 09, 2017, 08:21:22 AM
i tip my hat to you... i prefer metal... anyone that can work with that devils material  ( wood) to that standard is to be admired
Title: Re: Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
Post by: Extraterra on August 23, 2017, 04:53:58 PM
My new video went online right now.
The building of the "Quarter-Sill Lining".
It has been a lot of filling and sanding.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMGuyuUWg6Y&index=3&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzTAn1oeFiwew10C5FlmThZ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMGuyuUWg6Y&index=3&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzTAn1oeFiwew10C5FlmThZ)
Title: Re: Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
Post by: Extraterra on September 18, 2017, 06:29:15 PM
My new video went online right now.
I finished the transition from the sidewall to the quarter-sill lining.
Everything is prepared for painting now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwDdZd3BFyw&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzwYGsn1wGO8R9hel3TwVAn&index=12 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwDdZd3BFyw&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzwYGsn1wGO8R9hel3TwVAn&index=12)
Title: Re: Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
Post by: Extraterra on October 06, 2017, 04:43:21 PM
My new video went online.
I finally painted the sidewall.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWhIJpsworA&t=1s&index=13&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzwYGsn1wGO8R9hel3TwVAn (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWhIJpsworA&t=1s&index=13&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzwYGsn1wGO8R9hel3TwVAn)

(http://mad-mike-production.de/downloads/flightdeck/013-Sidewall_3.jpg)
Title: Re: Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
Post by: blueskydriver on October 06, 2017, 08:01:24 PM
Hey Michael,

Thanks again for posting your links! You are amazing at what you do and if anything else, you deserve the Cockpit Builders Patience Award...if we had one 😀

John
Title: Re: Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
Post by: Extraterra on November 06, 2017, 05:01:57 PM
Hello together.
My new video went online right now.
I finished the rear sidewall and the lower window frame.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYskAIeJld4&t=25s&index=14&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzwYGsn1wGO8R9hel3TwVAn (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYskAIeJld4&t=25s&index=14&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzwYGsn1wGO8R9hel3TwVAn)

(http://mad-mike-production.de/downloads/flightdeck/014-Aft_Sidewall)
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Post by: Extraterra on December 15, 2017, 02:18:42 AM
Hello together.
My new video went online.
I finished the rear and middle part of the coverage of the window frame.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2upNLkJsXiM&t=25s&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzwYGsn1wGO8R9hel3TwVAn&index=15 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2upNLkJsXiM&t=25s&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzwYGsn1wGO8R9hel3TwVAn&index=15)

(http://www.mad-mike-production.de/downloads/flightdeck/015_Aft_Window_Frame.jpg)
Title: Re: Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
Post by: B747-400 on December 15, 2017, 06:21:29 AM
Hi,

Excellent! Great work and videos!!
I wish I would have space for a machine park like yours  :(

Cheers
Hans
Title: Re: Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
Post by: ifeliciano on December 20, 2017, 11:50:57 AM
Michael. Left you a comment on the last video. Get a Sliding T Bevel to help get those cutting angles right on.
Title: Re: Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
Post by: CaptAus on December 29, 2017, 02:27:19 AM
Mickey,  An excellent resource and thanks for the effort and time in sharing your project.  I'm using your approach to build an enclosure for my JetMax 737-SKTQ, so I will have to make the necessary adjustments for a half cockpit.

Greg
Title: Re: Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
Post by: Extraterra on December 30, 2017, 05:05:04 PM
The new video completes the sidewall.
The front window ist build including this curius nose over the window handle and all parts are fixed in place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSENNb0TeGw&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzwYGsn1wGO8R9hel3TwVAn&index=16 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSENNb0TeGw&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzwYGsn1wGO8R9hel3TwVAn&index=16)
Title: Re: Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
Post by: Extraterra on January 10, 2018, 01:38:28 PM
Hello, I want to start the ceiling for my cockpit. But to know how it could look like I have build an overhead dummy first. The rest of the ceiling will be aligned to this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlRJhR__PjY&index=17&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzwYGsn1wGO8R9hel3TwVAn&t=25s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlRJhR__PjY&index=17&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzwYGsn1wGO8R9hel3TwVAn&t=25s)
Title: Re: Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
Post by: kurt-olsson on January 11, 2018, 05:50:31 AM
Lots of time i see people with expensive machines, tool that cant build anything nice, but man... this guy is a total pro! Even if i had the equipment i wouldent be able to do this.

I will replicate this build but with not as much details. Love the foam though, brings alot of realism to it.
Title: Re: Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
Post by: Trevor Hale on January 11, 2018, 07:22:30 AM
His woodworking skills are absolutely amazing.
Title: Re: Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
Post by: Caflyt on January 12, 2018, 05:17:32 AM
WOW!!
Even if I had that equipment, skill and patience I wouldn’t have the time!!!!
Very impressive work.

I am totally jealous  :P

Craig
Title: Re: Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
Post by: Extraterra on February 26, 2018, 01:56:25 AM
Thank you guys. It's always good to read that you like the videos.
It has been a while since my last video.
I was knocked out by my computer who decided to die after nine years of service. Now after my new PC arrived I could start editing videos again.

And here is my new video. I'm building the front ceiling over the windows.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee1P1B7IpL4&t=0s&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzwYGsn1wGO8R9hel3TwVAn&index=18 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee1P1B7IpL4&t=0s&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzwYGsn1wGO8R9hel3TwVAn&index=18)
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Post by: blueskydriver on February 26, 2018, 03:34:55 AM
Hey Mike,

Good to see you posting here and getting more YouTube videos uploaded. Just watched your latest one and it's amazing how far you've come already...

For the other members that are thinking about building a cockpit, you should watch all of Mike's videos, as they contain a lot of details about all the steps involved.

John
Title: Re: Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
Post by: Extraterra on March 21, 2018, 07:49:53 PM
My new video went online right now.
I finished the ceiling frame which will hold the eyebrows and all the other inside stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOpGgOdvdDY&t=0s&index=19&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzwYGsn1wGO8R9hel3TwVAn (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOpGgOdvdDY&t=0s&index=19&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzwYGsn1wGO8R9hel3TwVAn)
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Post by: FredK on March 21, 2018, 08:20:51 PM
Impressive work!

Impressive video!

Fred K
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Post by: kurt-olsson on March 23, 2018, 02:24:48 AM
Yeah, both building and video editing 5/5!
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Post by: Joe Lavery on March 23, 2018, 02:31:20 AM
Another great video Michael, with superb woodworking skills and excellent descriptive dialogue,
Keep up the good work.

Joe.
Title: Re: Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
Post by: Steenos on March 24, 2018, 02:11:31 PM
His latest video shows me how you connect angled pieces of wood. I had no idea. Awesome videos!
Title: Re: Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
Post by: Extraterra on April 09, 2018, 02:17:56 AM
Hello together,
finally there is space again in the cockpit.
The overhead hangs free and the support structure has been removed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvK595YpIrc&index=20&t=0s&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzwYGsn1wGO8R9hel3TwVAn (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvK595YpIrc&index=20&t=0s&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzwYGsn1wGO8R9hel3TwVAn)
Title: Re: Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
Post by: Steenos on April 09, 2018, 02:05:43 PM
You're an absolute genius! Your build is awesome. I'm justinsoltau on youtube as well.
Title: Re: Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
Post by: Extraterra on May 15, 2018, 03:44:20 PM
Finally I closed the ceiling frame. I used thin stripes of wood to create a solid surface and laminated it with glass cloth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R0aoAPNLJc&t=65s&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzwYGsn1wGO8R9hel3TwVAn&index=22 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R0aoAPNLJc&t=65s&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzwYGsn1wGO8R9hel3TwVAn&index=22)
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Post by: seedosip on May 16, 2018, 05:10:28 AM
The return of the nail gun  :)

Loved all your videos Michael! Learned a lot of different techniques and solutions! Thank you!

Cheers,
Sergej
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Post by: Extraterra on August 10, 2018, 06:27:19 PM
Finally I've finished the eyebrow windows and installed them into the ceiling.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6hpB9IuGMs&t=1s&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzwYGsn1wGO8R9hel3TwVAn&index=24 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6hpB9IuGMs&t=1s&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzwYGsn1wGO8R9hel3TwVAn&index=24)
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Post by: Extraterra on September 11, 2018, 04:45:49 PM
I added some more details to the ceiling. It is giving the whole thing much more realism.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6XVtnp2Tzk&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzwYGsn1wGO8R9hel3TwVAn&t=0s&index=25 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6XVtnp2Tzk&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzwYGsn1wGO8R9hel3TwVAn&t=0s&index=25)
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Post by: skyline223 on September 11, 2018, 06:40:23 PM
Michael I have caught up and watched every video from your project.

Absolutely inspiring!

You have incredible craftsmanship, patience, and attention to detail. You have my upmost respect! Thank you for taking the time to produce the fantastic videos as well. All the best!

Will
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Post by: blueskydriver on September 12, 2018, 05:03:29 AM
Hey Michael,

It's amazing how far you've come in such a short amount of time! I don't know if you've read any old post by Ivar Hestnes, but back in the early days he was a "Man of the Wood" like yourself.

One of Ivar's old posts:

http://www.cockpitbuilders.com/community/index.php?topic=129.msg573#msg573 (http://www.cockpitbuilders.com/community/index.php?topic=129.msg573#msg573)

He had an amazing flight simulator in the early years, when the rest of us were just getting started and he really inspired a lot of us old timers. Plus, I've haven't seen anyone come close to his woodworking abilities in that regard...at least until now! What you're doing is certainly Ivar quality and like him, shows the amount of patience a person can have when they're totally dedicated to something they love...like woodworking.

Plus, I am very happy to see you posting the build videos as well, which are just as good as your entire simulator project. Please keep going and posting updates...

John

PS I have a request, please make a bloopers video when your project is all done, as I am guessing you have some funny ones.  :idiot:
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Post by: Extraterra on September 13, 2018, 09:23:22 AM
Thanks to you all. I really haven't thought about bloopers until now. I always remove the video footage after the editing to get my disk space back. When there are funny moments I tried to integrate them into the videos. But I will look out for mistakes that might be funny for you in a later best of video.
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Post by: Extraterra on October 09, 2018, 02:38:50 AM
In preparation of building my own panels I started a new side project. I'm building my own CNC router.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55Wu7XOs7GI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55Wu7XOs7GI)
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Post by: blueskydriver on October 09, 2018, 03:11:30 AM
Hey Michael,

That's actually great news!

I hope you do it in the same manner as your sim project, using videos that explain everything in the simplest details. Please do this for the guys who know absolutely zero about CNC machines...like me. Explain things like which bits to use and when, feed rates, router usage, materials used, keeping everything held down when CNC'ing, your choice of CNC hardware /software and so on.

My main point is, you're very good at narrating/making videos and you have a great knack for making the topic easy to understand... :idiot:

Best Regards,

John
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Post by: Extraterra on October 09, 2018, 04:48:47 AM
Yes, I will explain it as detailed as I did in my cockpit videos. I'm also completely new to the cnc topic. So I will have to find a good solution for making panels and show you the results.
Title: Re: Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
Post by: Joe Lavery on October 09, 2018, 08:24:29 PM
Just a though Michael,

Most builders use a laser for making panels, it's a lot quicker and you can do a better job engraving with a laser that you can with a CNC.
I have a CNC and a 60 watt Laser and the combination of both means you can cut the acrylic and then machine out the back for backlighting with the CNC. I also have a small lathe, bandsaw and circular saw.

Personally I like the flexibility I get with the equipment I've got, but I would still like a machine shop like yours!  8)

Joe.
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Post by: Extraterra on October 10, 2018, 02:19:16 AM
Do you switch between Laser and router on the same machine?
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Post by: Joe Lavery on October 10, 2018, 03:55:12 AM
No they are two separate machines. I'm pretty sure you can't get a machine that has both capabilities. A CNC machine makes a lot of mess as it cuts through the material you're working on, whereas a laser only produces fumes as it cuts.
Another thing is that the Laser doesn't have a Z axis, it only works in the X and Y planes.
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Post by: fordgt40 on October 10, 2018, 05:04:51 AM
Hi Joe

Actually you can, see here

https://boxzy.com/

regards

David
Title: Re: Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
Post by: Joe Lavery on October 10, 2018, 09:32:39 AM
I stand corrected David, BUT..... have you seen the price of that machine.  8)
You could buy a laser, CNC, Mill, and 3D printer for less than they want for it, I know which I would prefer.  :2cw: :idiot:
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Post by: fordgt40 on October 10, 2018, 11:43:27 AM
Agreed, but I do not have the space for three separate machines  :)
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Post by: Joe Lavery on October 10, 2018, 12:28:18 PM
Nor do I, so now we don't have a garage any more, at least not one you could fit a car in.  8)
Title: Re: Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
Post by: Extraterra on October 21, 2018, 11:28:51 AM
The building process of the Solidis CNC continues. In this video I will show the construction of the X-axis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoffVUfC6hY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoffVUfC6hY)
Title: Re: Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
Post by: Extraterra on November 04, 2018, 04:02:00 PM
I finished the Z-Axis of my CNC router. This is the last step before the final assembly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bzaZY-SIsI&t=1s&index=28&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzwYGsn1wGO8R9hel3TwVAn (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bzaZY-SIsI&t=1s&index=28&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzwYGsn1wGO8R9hel3TwVAn)
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Post by: Extraterra on November 18, 2018, 07:54:30 AM
The last CNC parts are made the whole machine gets assembled in this video.

https://youtu.be/f46JBHuWg7I
Title: Re: Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
Post by: Extraterra on December 02, 2018, 06:20:38 AM
Now it's time to use the CNC for the first time.
I will show you the first setup in detail and take you with me when I fire up the machine.

https://youtu.be/MZ0T0p4Le0g
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Post by: Extraterra on January 13, 2019, 06:14:06 AM
The first cockpit task for my CNC router. I'm making an EFIS panel.

(http://mad-mike-production.de/downloads/flightdeck/030_Engraving_Efis_Panel.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv1c_u2vaQ4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv1c_u2vaQ4)
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Post by: blueskydriver on January 13, 2019, 08:25:21 AM
Hey Michael,

I am so glad to see you covering the CNC and your way of explaining everything is the best ever. My plan is too turn mine on again and start learning more about it. With learning 3D printing for so long I haven't given much thought about my CNC, but you've inspired me...

Please keep the videos coming!

John
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Post by: Extraterra on February 03, 2019, 02:51:28 PM
The glareshield is covered with leather and I have installed my first LED lighting.

(http://www.mad-mike-production.de/downloads/flightdeck/031_Glareshield_Covering.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaoQsejS4iY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaoQsejS4iY)
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Post by: Extraterra on February 24, 2019, 12:05:23 PM
Today I present you the first episode of my new series "The Cockpitshow". In this show you have the possibility to present your homecockpits or special builds to the community. If you want to be part of the show then visit my website for further informations about the pictures you have to send to me.
I hope I will see you soon in one of the next episodes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MflPEuOT_LA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MflPEuOT_LA)
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Post by: Extraterra on May 20, 2019, 02:47:37 AM
The new video is online. I made my first Boeing knobs by making a silicone mold and casted them with resin.

https://youtu.be/TenemYrd27A