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Author Topic: Complete 737-800 cockpit - moving sale  (Read 3530 times)

Offline navymustang

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Re: Complete 737-800 cockpit - moving sale
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2019, 01:25:14 PM »
Actually, the sim is completely capable of obtaining a letter of authorization as a level 5 FTD. But as one said, only as it is complete (which I am willing to do). I have canvassed many schools in the Florida area, and the real issue I face is that I am not a recognized builder (e.g., RedBird). My employer found this out the hard way when we bid on several contracts to build sims for flight schools, only to find out that even though our bid was lowest, they wanted a reputable builder with history. The other issue is for me is to warrant the sim, the price sky-rockets since I would have to warehouse many expensive items to maintain some level of up time (can't wait 2 months for Sismo to send me repair parts). And, travel cost to go outside the state for repair visits would break the bank for most flight schools. For most flight schools which I support for maintenance, they have absolutely no money in the annual budget for simulator maintenance. The buy sims for $200,000 and pray they work for many years before breaking down. I whitenessed one flight school here in Florida that was down for jet transition training for months because a simple $5.00 part broke, but getting money to pay for diagnostics and maintenance what not in the budget.

And if most of you have been keeping track of cost, you are right, I am only expecting to get a very small portion of my investment, hence the extremely low price.

I will most like salvage sellable parts in two weeks and sell the remaining for scrap metal pricing.
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Offline 757Simulator

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Re: Complete 737-800 cockpit - moving sale
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2019, 03:51:00 AM »
I will most like salvage sellable parts in two weeks and sell the remaining for scrap metal pricing.

Sadly I think that's your best option. Someday all of us builders will face the same issue and have to cross the same tracks.

Offline jskibo

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Re: Complete 737-800 cockpit - moving sale
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2019, 06:30:18 AM »
Been there. Had to scrap a whole shell and liners last build when a move left me with no storage or time to find reasonable storage. 

New build moving much slower.

Good luck!
John


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Offline bernard S

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Re: Complete 737-800 cockpit - moving sale
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2019, 09:28:44 AM »
no so  .. if you plan ahead  it's prudent to buy a building to house your sim .. this is why I rant to new builders    where are you going to house it  etc etc ..before you all start doing your nut its actully more cost competitive than you think .. with tax  breaks etc  it's almost free
« Last Edit: May 31, 2019, 09:37:09 AM by bernard S »

Offline 757Simulator

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Re: Complete 737-800 cockpit - moving sale
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2019, 03:46:56 AM »
Huh?  :huh:

Offline Joe Lavery

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Re: Complete 737-800 cockpit - moving sale
« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2019, 04:29:06 AM »
no so  .. if you plan ahead  it's prudent to buy a building to house your sim .. this is why I rant to new builders    where are you going to house it  etc etc ..before you all start doing your nut its actully more cost competitive than you think .. with tax  breaks etc  it's almost free

Bernard you've obviously never dealt with the UK tax, unless you're using the sim for business there are no tax breaks
. If you use it for business then the price of everything goes through the roof.
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Offline bernard S

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Re: Complete 737-800 cockpit - moving sale
« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2019, 12:18:23 PM »
ahhhhhh    okay now the penny drops    thanks ..because when I brought my building to house the sim    I received 100 percent depreciation in first year
« Last Edit: June 01, 2019, 12:19:39 PM by bernard S »

Offline hillbilly20

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Re: Complete 737-800 cockpit - moving sale
« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2019, 01:06:04 PM »
I will most like salvage sellable parts in two weeks and sell the remaining for scrap metal pricing.

Sadly I think that's your best option. Someday all of us builders will face the same issue and have to cross the same tracks.

Hi there

I have just seen a post on the ProSim737 forum from "nisx" asking for a JetMax sim to be located in the US. I thought of your sim - if anything its better than a JetMax setup but I dont know how to put the two of you together. If  you let me have your email address I will be happy to post this in the prosim forum if that helps in any way.

Regards

Alan Hill - UK

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Re: Complete 737-800 cockpit - moving sale
« Reply #33 on: June 11, 2019, 11:38:00 PM »
I will most like salvage sellable parts in two weeks and sell the remaining for scrap metal pricing.

Sadly I think that's your best option. Someday all of us builders will face the same issue and have to cross the same tracks.

Hello again,

I am not sure if you still have the sim for sale or if you have begun tearing it down. However, I have seen a post from someone who is looking for a simulator and they are located in Europe. I have told this person to come to the cockpitbuilders site, register and to contact you directly.

However, this person is currently waiting for his request to join to be approved.

If you would like to make contact with this person earlier than the process will allow, then please send me a message and I will be happy to forward it to those concerned.

Just trying to help a fellow simmer.

Kind regards

Alan Hill

Offline FaustoP

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Re: Complete 737-800 cockpit - moving sale
« Reply #34 on: June 12, 2019, 01:26:39 AM »
Hello,

Sent you a couple of PM in the past days, did you get them?

Kind regards,

Fausto

 

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