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Offline 727s4ever!

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New guy intro and 727 cockpit for X-Plane project start
« on: September 17, 2018, 01:18:33 PM »
Greetings from Arizona!  My name is Woody and I am new here at Cockpitbuilders!  I was referred to this site by Scott who has an awesome 737 cockpit!  Thanks Scott!

  I am just beginning work on a B727 cockpit build with the aquisition of a 727-200 throttle quadrant and center pedestal.  It is really clean and complete and my plan is to get it interfaced with my computer for use in X-Plane and the FlyJSim 727 V3 first (which is amazing by the way) and then proceed on with the rest of the physical build.  I am using VR right now with the FJS 727 V3, ACE 737 full column yoke and 2 Saitek pro throttle quadrants equipped with FlightSimPM-UK 747-400 throttles (minus number 4, of course) and I have to say it really is the next best thing to having a pit.
 
I have built an F-16 pit for Falcon BMS a few years back, so I am not completely new to sim building, however a classic airliner cockpit is something else altogether!  I am sure there is new tech available for our hobby that I need to learn about too, so I am excited to find this site and get some insight from all you guys!  Thanks in advance!

A little more about me.  I am currently a Captain flying the A320 for a major U.S. airline.  I flew the 727 from the right seat for 7 seven years, and also was flight engineer on her for a year and a half.  She remains my favorite!  I flew the 737-300/500 from the right seat and left seat also, before I jumped over to the left seat of the Airbus.

Looking forward to this build and getting to know you guys!

Blue skies, smooth rides-

-Woody
« Last Edit: September 17, 2018, 01:20:02 PM by 727s4ever! »
Blue skies, smooth rides-

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Re: New guy intro and 727 cockpit for X-Plane project start
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 01:40:04 PM »
Hi Woody,
Welcome to the group.  Good to have you here, and Awesome for ScottW Referring you.
Glad to have you here and good luck with your build.
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Re: New guy intro and 727 cockpit for X-Plane project start
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2018, 02:29:13 PM »
Hey Woody! I about jumped out of my seat from reading the title to your thread! I am also building a 727 based on XPlane/FlyJSim. I'll be following your build closely! I'd say we need to get together and chat a bit about building the 727! Beautiful throttle, by the way!

-Will
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Re: New guy intro and 727 cockpit for X-Plane project start
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2018, 03:36:27 PM »
Aviation is really an uncurable disease!
 :D

Congrats Guys!


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Offline 727s4ever!

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Re: New guy intro and 727 cockpit for X-Plane project start
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2018, 12:09:29 AM »
Thanks guys!  Glad to be here!

@skyline223- Hey Will!  Scott W told me you were on here!  Glad to see another 727 fan!  We definitely need to talk sometime about our projects!  I see these cockpit cuts on ebay for $55,000 and up, and that would be cool, but just waaaaaayyyyy too much money!  Your CPT is cool!  I spent alot of time in one of those when I was going through 727 F/E training. :o

Blue skies, smooth rides-

-Woody
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Re: New guy intro and 727 cockpit for X-Plane project start
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2018, 11:23:11 AM »
...
A little more about me.  I am currently a Captain flying pushing the takeoff and land buttons on the A320 for a major U.S. airline.
...
-Woody
Fixed
 ;D ;D ;D


Sorry couldn't resist. Must be listing to Airline Pilot Guy podcast too much.


Welcome aboard Woody. Glad to see another non-737 in the group.

Offline 727s4ever!

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Re: New guy intro and 727 cockpit for X-Plane project start
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2018, 04:15:08 PM »
@KyleH-. Why do you think I'm building a 727? 😁👍.  I will say I do hand fly the "bus" quite a bit.  The sidestick took about a second and a half to get used too.  Very nice way to fly!  Then I put on the auto pilot for the boring stuff!

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-Woody
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Re: New guy intro and 727 cockpit for X-Plane project start
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2018, 05:06:50 PM »
Welcome to the group Woody!

I agree, after Boeing7xx flying the "bus" is the walk in the park  ;D
I myself been in A320 sim first time a couple of weeks ago and took off/landed it from first try with one left hand.  :angel:
BTW, sidestick was real Airbus one.

Even my FO can fly it  :D


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Re: New guy intro and 727 cockpit for X-Plane project start
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2018, 03:03:42 AM »
Nice looking sim!  That’s cool you were able to fly it!  The Airbus is a great aircraft.  I use X-Plane and the ToLiss A319 with Oculus VR to practice engine failures, and other emergency procedures.  It’s nice to have a way to stay sharp on these procedures between simulator checks.  It’s a lot better than chair flying.  I have the FF A320 ultimate too, but it does not play nice with VR.  It’s a shame too, because it is the best A320 simulation out there right now.
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