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Offline kenrosefire

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X-Plane 737-800 Build
« on: July 19, 2018, 04:25:49 PM »
Hello all!

After seeing all of the interesting discussion on peoples's builds here, I thought I should join it. My build is going to be a Boeing 737-800 with X-Plane 11 based on Arduino using the ArdsimX/SimVimCockpit plugins. My board of choice is the Arduino Mega 2560.

I am going to build most of it myself but I have had to make a few purchases as it was to much time and/or money to do myself.
These so far are:
Used Opencockpits MCP
Used Opencockpits EFIS
Used Opencockpits ATC/Transponder Panel
Used SimParts 737 Throttle Quadrant
Used FDS MIP including extras

My FMC currently is two iPads running the AirFMC app. It is not perfect, but it works until I can buy some. The structure of my cockpit is going to be of wood, with pedestal and overhead panels being 3d printed. I have two 3d printers including the Monoprice Maker Select Plus and the Geetech Pro W printer. Each panel once printed with be covered with vinyl to mimic real panels. I went this way because back lighting is a very low item on my to-do list.

This is what I have so far:
« Last Edit: July 19, 2018, 04:27:14 PM by kenrosefire »

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Re: X-Plane 737-800 Build
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2018, 06:07:14 AM »
Nice Job Gavin,  Really looking good so far :)
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Offline FredK

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Re: X-Plane 737-800 Build
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2018, 06:43:02 PM »
Nice work Gavin!

Looks like my old TQ will have a nice home after all!

Fred K
Boeing 737NG-800, Prepar3D v4.3, Sim-Avionics, WideView multi-channel (curved screen), Optoma 1080GTDarbee projectors (3), Fly Elise warping, FSGRW weather, FDS OH panels and CDUs, SimParts MIP, FDS SysBoards (OH), CPFlight MCPPro and pedestal panels, FI Gauges, PFC controls, converted motorized TQ (SIOC), Weber seats

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Re: X-Plane 737-800 Build
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2018, 08:07:12 PM »
Thank you for all of the kind words! I just got my 737 throttle and it's about 25% interfaced. For all of you X-Plane builders out there, have any of you used phidgets or looked into it. I'd like to hear your thoughts! Thank you all!

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Re: X-Plane 737-800 Build
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2018, 08:23:11 PM »
Looks good Ken. I need to get some MDF and cut some for the MIP. Which dimensions did you use?

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Re: X-Plane 737-800 Build
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2018, 08:55:16 PM »
Hello all! I have not posted for a while so I thought I'd give you guys an update. I have not made too much progress since my last post as I have been learning about all things simulation(or at least trying to). However I have made a little progress. On my throttle I have taken out all of the phidgets boards and connected the existing pots to a Leo Bodnar already in the throttle. I have almost all of the non-motorized functions finished and I am holding off on the motorized functions. I also acquired a pedestal off of Facebook that just arrived today and I'm looking forward to installing panels onto it in the future. My build besides this is at a bit of a standstill because I am having 3d printer issues that I'm working on. It is getting there!

 

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