Cockpit

* User Profile

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length

Who's Online

  • *Users: 3
  • *Guests: 38
  • *Total: 41

Our Discord

Author Topic: Phil's 757 Project  (Read 40251 times)

Offline jackpilot

  • Moderator
  • I am chained to this website!
  • *
  • Posts: 4,034
  • 737-800 Sim-Avionics/Full Cockpit FDS + OEM P3D V4
  • First Name: Jack
  • Home Location: Montreal / Canada
Re: Phil's 757 Project
« Reply #75 on: September 20, 2011, 10:45:05 PM »
Ha! GT40 ...wet dreams!!

Preheating in the kitchen oven and using a heat gun works well. Just do it real slow.
Phil, when seated and busy with the beast you will not be able/care to differentiate 2mm from 5mm thick!
Have been in a glassed up sim and believe me ...feels much better than empty window.


Jack

Offline fordgt40

  • I may as well be Staff!
  • *
  • Posts: 568
  • Aviation Enthusiast
  • First Name: David John Bullock
  • Home Location: Chelmsford UK
Re: Phil's 757 Project
« Reply #76 on: September 21, 2011, 03:57:27 AM »
Have been in a glassed up sim and believe me ...feels much better than empty window.

Jack

You have now added even more work to my sim!!!!  ..........and then air con is needed? :)

David
« Last Edit: September 21, 2011, 03:58:38 AM by fordgt40 »

Offline phil744

  • Moderator
  • Forum GURU
  • *
  • Posts: 365
  • Panel Monkey
  • First Name: Philip Lambert
Re: Phil's 757 Project
« Reply #77 on: September 21, 2011, 06:29:21 AM »

Have been in a glassed up sim and believe me ...feels much better than empty window.

Dont worry the windows will be the last thing to be installed, get hot enough in there as it it!!

Phil (also wants a GT40)
---------------------------------------------------------------------
757-200, P3D, LD767,Arduino, panels by some british moron, pile of dead airplane parts and a hammer!

Yeah i got one of these facebook things too http://www.facebook.com/Simvionics

Offline jackpilot

  • Moderator
  • I am chained to this website!
  • *
  • Posts: 4,034
  • 737-800 Sim-Avionics/Full Cockpit FDS + OEM P3D V4
  • First Name: Jack
  • Home Location: Montreal / Canada
Re: Phil's 757 Project
« Reply #78 on: September 21, 2011, 08:05:18 AM »
Phil, I never understood how David could part with his GT40!
Nevermind, still drooling and buying loto...

David: AC in the cockpit, no need . We are incorporating a new Company with Maurice to sell  AeroCans of Canadian Artic air. The deluxe model will include JetA fumes. This is where those Eyeball vents come handy!
http://www.cockpitbuilders.com/community/index.php?topic=1964.0
Page 1, because it drifted towards a thawing tutorial on page 2.
 :D



Jack

Offline Boeing Skunk Works

  • Still Flying the Dinosaur
  • I spend way too much on this forum!
  • *
  • Posts: 991
  • Yeah, you really have to fly this one >>>
  • First Name: Michael
  • Home Location: Southern IL
Re: Phil's 757 Project
« Reply #79 on: September 21, 2011, 08:33:25 AM »
Nah it was a new company i have not used before just sending feelers out.

BTW, i explained who i was  " a museum restoring a flightdeck for display purposes"  :idiot:

That's the easiest answer without having to give a 30 minute explanation about what you are really doing with it.
Why yes...I am a rocket scientist...

Boeing, Collins, Gables, Sperry, PPG, Korry, Pacific Scientific, Honeywell

Offline Jake 747 400

  • CockpitBuilder
  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Aviation Enthusiast
    • Jakes747sim
  • First Name: Jacob Didsbury
Re: Phil's 757 Project
« Reply #80 on: October 08, 2011, 07:37:55 PM »
This is awsome!!!!,  I watched the video of the delivery was epic :D

Offline phil744

  • Moderator
  • Forum GURU
  • *
  • Posts: 365
  • Panel Monkey
  • First Name: Philip Lambert
Re: Phil's 757 Project
« Reply #81 on: February 22, 2012, 12:45:43 PM »
Been a while..

Would love to say its all done who's up for a fly in round mine this weekend but no.. in fact hardly done anything..

Stuck really figuring out how it all works, designing stuff, getting hold of missing bits, i basically got a complete list of parts now.

Had a serious clear out of the unit that allowed me better access to the Sim from all sides, stripped out the guts now and gave it the final cut on the rear side removing the step.

Word of advice to any one with a real shell, do all your cutting outside before you bring it in, the dust these things produce is nasty, aluminium dust, anything electrical nearby will get ruined by it.

So before i finish up all the cutting i will weld up the steel base, put her on caster wheels and wheel her outside for a trim and a good old wash wont go a miss, its a bit grubby in there.

During the move i decided to spin her 90 degrees so she is now facing the office wall, its white clean so a good surface to project on whilst things are getting built, okay its not curved or fancy like some of the setups like you guys have, but just for getting her flying its good enough for now.  Once the Sim is moved upstairs then i will have a proper go at the visuals.

Keeping on the visual theme, instead of going out and blowing a load of cash on 3 projectors for what is just a temporary setup instead i went a different route, i scored of eBay 3X Epson EMP-74's, only 1024/768 resolution so crap by todays standards but bought all 3 for £30, they only needed new bulbs.  Instead of looking for whole EMP-74 replacement bulb units instead i traced the part number of the actual lamp unit, found these for £60, stripped the lamp unit and swapped the bulb over and i now got 3 working projectors for £70 quid a pop, throw in a TH2GO for £100 of fleabay and I'm the happy owner of a 3 channel projection setup for £310 quid. all i have to do is re paint my wall, and because painting a wall falls under the "decorating" category it gets the OK by the missus.

All i have to do is fabricate now a T bar that the projectors attach to and bolt it to the crown of the actual nose end, its strong enough to do it.

And currently making all the panels in the background for my Sim, starting with the overhead, that's a hell of a lump to design and build and is taking up most of my time, but you allready know i can do that allready, but sometimes i wish i could just buy in the sodding thing :)

I have a build album going on the overhead as I'm making sets for others in the process, if your interested its here http://www.flickr.com/photos/project75/sets/72157628218609053/

so, some pics of how she looks ( not much different than before )

---------------------------------------------------------------------
757-200, P3D, LD767,Arduino, panels by some british moron, pile of dead airplane parts and a hammer!

Yeah i got one of these facebook things too http://www.facebook.com/Simvionics

Offline matta757

  • Forum GURU
  • *
  • Posts: 403
  • 757 builder
    • Matt's 767 Project
  • First Name: Matt
  • Home Location: Minnesota
Re: Phil's 757 Project
« Reply #82 on: February 22, 2012, 05:41:39 PM »
Happy to see this topic on the "Recent Posts" column again!

Offline jackpilot

  • Moderator
  • I am chained to this website!
  • *
  • Posts: 4,034
  • 737-800 Sim-Avionics/Full Cockpit FDS + OEM P3D V4
  • First Name: Jack
  • Home Location: Montreal / Canada
Re: Phil's 757 Project
« Reply #83 on: February 22, 2012, 05:51:25 PM »
The last picture with the chair is precious!!
What a project!!
Jack


Jack

Offline Maurice

  • I am chained to this website!
  • *
  • Posts: 1,684
  • Intermediate/advanced builder
  • First Name: Maurice
  • Home Location: Gravenhurst, Ontario. CANADA
Re: Phil's 757 Project
« Reply #84 on: February 22, 2012, 06:49:21 PM »

  Once the Sim is moved upstairs then i will have a proper go at the visuals.


Yeah, that should be a snap, unless your wife refuses to help.  :). One of two things is true here....either you are a very committed builder, or you should be committed for attempting such a huge project, or maybe both  :)

I truly admire your courage.

Maurice
Gravenhurst, Ontario - Canada

Offline Trevor Hale

  • Administrator
  • I am chained to this website!
  • *
  • Posts: 3,727
    • Cockpitbuilders.com
  • First Name: Trevor
  • Home Location: New Liskeard, Ontario
Re: Phil's 757 Project
« Reply #85 on: February 23, 2012, 08:24:56 AM »
WOW! Amazing, Beautiful work!
I know the feeling about the aluminimum dust, it gets into everything.
 
Trev
Trevor Hale

Owner
http://www.cockpitbuilders.com

Director of Operations
Worldflight Team USA
http://www.worldflightusa.com

VATSIM:

Offline Sam Llorca

  • I spend way too much on this forum!
  • *
  • Posts: 727
  • Aviation Enthusiast/Private pilot
    • Flight experience simulation center
  • First Name: Samuel
  • Home Location: Sarasota, Florida. U.S.A.
Re: Phil's 757 Project
« Reply #86 on: November 13, 2012, 07:32:29 AM »
Phil

This is just fantastic!!!
Keep up the good work.
Sam

Offline kurt-olsson

  • I am chained to this website!
  • *
  • Posts: 1,114
  • 737 -mixed year OEM panel builder.
  • First Name: Peter
  • Home Location: Gothenburg
Re: Phil's 757 Project
« Reply #87 on: March 08, 2017, 01:33:12 PM »
Wow, first time i see this thread. Amaaaazing!
Any updates? :)

Online blueskydriver

  • I am chained to this website!
  • *
  • Posts: 1,812
  • FSX/FS9 PM, PMDG737-700, FDSMIP/Overhead.etc
  • First Name: John
  • Home Location: WI
Re: Phil's 757 Project
« Reply #88 on: March 08, 2017, 03:15:32 PM »
Yeah, now if Phil will only come do my B727, I'd be way ahead!

Those pics are from 5 years ago, he needs too post some new ones, if he hasn't done so else where...

John
| FSX | FDS-MIP OVRHD SYS CARDS FC1| PM | PMDG 737-700 | UTX | GEX | UT7 | ASE | REX2 | AES | TSR | IS | TOPCAT | AvilaSoft EFB | OC CARDS & OVRHD GAUGES| SIMKITS | SW 3D Lights | FS2CREW2010 | FSXPassengers | Flight1 AE | MATROX TH2GO-D | NTHUSIM | 3-Mits EW230Ust Proj |

Online navymustang

  • Simulation Engineer
  • Forum GURU
  • *
  • Posts: 479
  • Building a 737-800 full scale cockpit
  • First Name: Jim
  • Home Location: KMCO
Re: Phil's 757 Project
« Reply #89 on: March 09, 2017, 11:45:19 AM »
Just a thought about your projector mount - if you really do mount them to the nose with a T-bar, every time you move or slide a seat, or anything - the projectors will shake. And eventually go out of alignment.
Jim
Building a full scale 737-800 AATD for home use. Majority of hardware is from Sismo Solutions, software is Prosim under P3D. An AOPA member and LifeTime member of National Association of Flight Instructors
Please note that I am a self-employed professional cockpit builder that provides consulting to defense contractors and civilian schools and airlines.

Online blueskydriver

  • I am chained to this website!
  • *
  • Posts: 1,812
  • FSX/FS9 PM, PMDG737-700, FDSMIP/Overhead.etc
  • First Name: John
  • Home Location: WI
Re: Phil's 757 Project
« Reply #90 on: March 09, 2017, 12:13:54 PM »
I 100% agree with Jim, nothing worse then projector micro-shakes...

John
| FSX | FDS-MIP OVRHD SYS CARDS FC1| PM | PMDG 737-700 | UTX | GEX | UT7 | ASE | REX2 | AES | TSR | IS | TOPCAT | AvilaSoft EFB | OC CARDS & OVRHD GAUGES| SIMKITS | SW 3D Lights | FS2CREW2010 | FSXPassengers | Flight1 AE | MATROX TH2GO-D | NTHUSIM | 3-Mits EW230Ust Proj |

 

FlightSimExpo 2019

FsExpo

COUNTDOWN TO WF2019


WORLDFLIGHT TEAM USA

Will Depart in...

Recent Posts

Wrong hiegth above ground when landing and P3D set for Panel Only
by navymustang
[Today at 08:30:23 AM]
12v power supply for map light
by Joe Lavery
[Today at 07:45:52 AM]
Windscreen/windshield Wipers
by blueskydriver
[Today at 03:32:37 AM]
B767 MIP
by Goodenough
[January 16, 2019, 09:13:23 PM]
STEERING AND YOKE 737 PROMO
by blueskydriver
[January 16, 2019, 06:07:16 PM]
Join me on Vatsim Tonight
by Trevor Hale
[January 16, 2019, 05:53:50 PM]
YOU CAN HELP SHAPE FLIGHTSIMEXPO: 2020
by Trevor Hale
[January 16, 2019, 01:10:08 PM]
Streaming with Elgato tools.
by RayS
[January 15, 2019, 03:43:59 PM]
Help in building a GTN 650/750 for Reality XP
by redman
[January 14, 2019, 01:02:57 PM]
What have you done for your simulator today?
by bernard S
[January 14, 2019, 12:05:01 PM]
Complete 737-800 cockpit - moving sale
by navymustang
[January 14, 2019, 11:07:28 AM]
Wanted: B737 Linked Yoke,
by dvst8r
[January 14, 2019, 10:55:31 AM]
Replace display Flyengravity CDU
by flymo
[January 13, 2019, 01:10:55 PM]
It's been a while. a new picture of my baby!
by Trevor Hale
[January 13, 2019, 09:21:19 AM]
Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
by blueskydriver
[January 13, 2019, 08:25:21 AM]
Three Projector 210 degree with P3D4
by blueskydriver
[January 10, 2019, 04:12:26 AM]
Aircraft Registration Placard
by jackpilot
[January 07, 2019, 10:19:13 AM]
How do you manage power amperage for your sim
by kurt-olsson
[January 07, 2019, 10:12:23 AM]
Trim Wheels
by Joe Lavery
[January 07, 2019, 04:18:15 AM]
ActiveSky - across networked PCs anyone
by FredK
[January 06, 2019, 10:54:28 PM]
ACE 737 Pro Yoke stab trim switch issue help needed
by dornier
[January 06, 2019, 08:23:42 PM]
Help In wiring LED and Fan
by GyverX
[January 06, 2019, 03:54:28 PM]
737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
by kurt-olsson
[January 06, 2019, 11:38:46 AM]
B737 OEM Throttle Quadrant and more to come
by archen
[January 05, 2019, 06:27:11 PM]
Wanted: 737 FMC/CDU
by blueskydriver
[January 04, 2019, 07:35:04 PM]
Other forums ?
by navymustang
[January 03, 2019, 05:51:20 PM]
FLIGHTSIMEXPO LAUNCHES DISCOUNTED ADVANCE REGISTRATION FOR ORLANDO 2019 EVENT
by Slacker
[January 03, 2019, 09:52:14 AM]