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Offline Caflyt

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OK, So here we go!
« on: July 27, 2019, 07:45:42 PM »
So my business has held me hostage for the past year and I am finally starting to get to work on my new project. The shell has been sitting for a year. Today I removed the rudder pedal assemblies that were cut off during the tear down and replaced them with replacements (thanks Kattz). The older pedals are of course too wide for the NG CDU bay so my friend (who has a machine shop) and I cut away about 11mm from the shank portion of the tubes. Then we machined a cut out on the brake lever portion of the pedal to allow clearance for the braking action pivot. I re-installed the tubes and all is well.
This is only the beginning of a long journey to completion of my new sim with the real shell.
Stay tuned!

« Last Edit: July 27, 2019, 07:51:53 PM by Caflyt »

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Re: OK, So here we go!
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2019, 09:03:08 AM »
Hey Craig,

Glad to see that you're back on your project. Before you know it, we'll be seeing the finished pics...might seem like a long time from now, but it'll go faster then you think.  :idiot:

John
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Re: OK, So here we go!
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2019, 11:18:00 AM »
lol  rabbit hole 😉

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Re: OK, So here we go!
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2019, 11:46:19 AM »
Job wel done!
Repairing the floor should be a fun project.

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Re: OK, So here we go!
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2019, 12:22:43 PM »
To jealus to say anything...

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Re: OK, So here we go!
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2019, 03:53:00 PM »
Anyone want to come to Florida and help out??  ;)
I’ve got an empty guest room!

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Re: OK, So here we go!
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2019, 12:13:09 PM »
Craig, do you have any pictures from the inside of the cockpit?

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Re: OK, So here we go!
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2019, 01:07:30 PM »
Yes,
Yes I do!
Here are some...
Keep in mind this is actually a 727-ADV but should be mostly the same as the 737.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2019, 01:10:00 PM by Caflyt »

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Re: OK, So here we go!
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2019, 01:20:28 PM »
Is that guest room wheelchair accessible?...lol!  :idiot:
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Re: OK, So here we go!
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2019, 01:23:16 PM »
John,
It is upstairs but I will gladly carry you up and down as often as you need to!  ;)

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Re: OK, So here we go!
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2019, 09:26:37 AM »
LOL Craig! I am sure you could do that, and even though I am a lite 180lbs, you would likely tire of me after a few trips. Not from my weight, just from the bouncing around and me getting motion sickness.

Yep, I am one of those guys that gets sick in airplanes, cars (unless I am the one driving), carnival rides and etc. Unless, you like wearing your lab coat all the time to keep from me hurling on you, we'd have to find a better way.

Funny story, as I type this, it's in the works to replace my 19 year old stair glide chair. Even though it still works fine, my doctor prefers to replace it because he wants me to have a different model type. Anyway, it will cover 14 steps (possibly less) and if you're interested, you can have it for free. We just need to work out a way to get it there. Me bringing it or you getting a shipping company to pick it up.

Thus, it will save you from carrying me and/or me barfing on you, as well as future proofing your house for disabled or elderly visitors... :idiot:

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Offline Caflyt

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Re: OK, So here we go!
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2019, 01:36:49 PM »
I will soon begin dismantling my current shell and I may have a few things that may be of interest to some of you.
Most notable is the window frames Like these below.

https://www.aviationmegastore.com/?action=prodinfo&art=93289

I built this shell using the old FDS SHELL KIT however I did modify some of it to better fit my needs. (See the pictures).

I will be asking $475 for the window frames (new they are €699 and are currently out of stock). I may currently have an interested pilot who wants these so I will officially post them here if he doesn’t take them.
« Last Edit: August 10, 2019, 06:05:17 PM by Caflyt »

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Re: OK, So here we go!
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2019, 07:42:11 PM »
Only thing I’ve gotten accomplished this week. I attached the pedals to the modified down tubes.  🤨
This is going to take a while!
Damn responsibilities 😉
« Last Edit: August 06, 2019, 07:50:28 PM by Caflyt »

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Re: OK, So here we go!
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2019, 04:48:39 PM »
Wow, there is so much attention to the details!!!

Keep it coming!!

Regards,
Vincent

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Re: OK, So here we go!
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2019, 02:32:28 PM »
A few years of work on top and one afternoon on the bottom.
Making a little progress on removing the old sim.

« Last Edit: August 19, 2019, 03:17:37 PM by Caflyt »

 

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