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Offline Mach7

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Flooring Installed!
« on: June 18, 2019, 08:27:54 AM »
Finally installed the carpet in my pit. Was initially looking at close to 400 dollars for 60 square feet of carpet tile, as I assumed this would be the easiest to install due to the angles and curves. Purchased a 6 x 8 foot outdoor/indoor floor mat from Home Depot @ 24 dollars cdn, then made a paper template and cut to fit.

It actually turned out pretty good!

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Re: Flooring Installed!
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2019, 11:27:45 AM »
Nice!
I am also going with the black mat option for my cockpit.

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Re: Flooring Installed!
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2019, 05:00:50 PM »
Looks good.  Can you tell me about possible static electricity issues that might arise or how to mitigate it?  I also want to do carpet, but that has me hesitant. 

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Re: Flooring Installed!
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2019, 05:17:19 PM »
black    make sure have vaccum handy 😉

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Re: Flooring Installed!
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2019, 05:41:16 PM »
@helloo

Not too much to worry about on the inside of the sim regarding static electricity.

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Re: Flooring Installed!
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2019, 02:25:53 PM »
Hey Mike,

I did carpet and the static electricity mainly came from my hands, but it would also come from my knees when wearing shorts. Anyway, I just attached a simple wire to the pedestal and from there a 3 prong outlet adapter with ground wire. The plug adapter wire will provide the grounding...as long as the actual outlet is grounded correctly.

Have you thought about the coin shaped mat that is used by some airlines? I purchased 2 rolls of this:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-7-5-ft-x-17-ft-Coin-Grey-Universal-Flooring-HK70CN717SGRHD/205185022

Yes, it cost more then cheap carpet, BUT how much are your sim components worth? Carpet, static, zap, and new part! It will happen, just a matter of time. Go with the mat; I had mine delivered too my house through Home Depot.  :idiot:

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Re: Flooring Installed!
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2019, 08:17:12 PM »
100% agree, go rubber.


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Re: Flooring Installed!
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2019, 09:24:43 AM »
I was not aware the 73 had carpet on floors   as for mine I have honeycomb floor and carpet directly over top of that

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Re: Flooring Installed!
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2019, 10:05:00 AM »
Rubber Carpet from Costco





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Re: Flooring Installed!
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2019, 11:24:59 AM »
From what I've seen it's been the coin shaped rubber matting in both the 727 and 737, but this was in the UA and NWA planes. However, if it's carpet in the real planes, it'll need too be cleaned often...likely the same for simulators.

Frankly, whatever works for your budget is fine, just plan ahead for the static issues, drink or food spills, and if you have a pet(s). Pet hair will cling to everything because it gets statically charged from the animal itself; much like humans do...lol...dragging your feet.  :idiot:

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Re: Flooring Installed!
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2019, 11:55:47 AM »
Not trying to emulate, just my own preference... :D
Jack
« Last Edit: June 25, 2019, 11:56:18 AM by jackpilot »


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Re: Flooring Installed!
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2019, 12:58:14 PM »
Nothing like a good old aluminum floor   :)
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Re: Flooring Installed!
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2019, 05:49:57 PM »
Carpeting is a pain to keep clean (dust, stains, shows areas of traffic after a while etc) whatever it is made of.
My 2 cents ;)


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