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Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube

Started by Extraterra, August 02, 2017, 11:11:36 PM

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Joe Lavery

Another great video Michael, with superb woodworking skills and excellent descriptive dialogue,
Keep up the good work.

Joe.
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain

Journalist - writer for  PC Pilot Magazine

Steenos

His latest video shows me how you connect angled pieces of wood. I had no idea. Awesome videos!

Extraterra

Hello together,
finally there is space again in the cockpit.
The overhead hangs free and the support structure has been removed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvK595YpIrc&index=20&t=0s&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzwYGsn1wGO8R9hel3TwVAn

Steenos

You're an absolute genius! Your build is awesome. I'm justinsoltau on youtube as well.

Extraterra

Finally I closed the ceiling frame. I used thin stripes of wood to create a solid surface and laminated it with glass cloth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R0aoAPNLJc&t=65s&list=PLLV77EPYL8OzwYGsn1wGO8R9hel3TwVAn&index=22

seedosip

The return of the nail gun  :)

Loved all your videos Michael! Learned a lot of different techniques and solutions! Thank you!

Cheers,
Sergej

Extraterra


Extraterra


skyline223

Michael I have caught up and watched every video from your project.

Absolutely inspiring!

You have incredible craftsmanship, patience, and attention to detail. You have my upmost respect! Thank you for taking the time to produce the fantastic videos as well. All the best!

Will
The Boeing 727 Legacy Project
www.727simulator.com

blueskydriver

Hey Michael,

It's amazing how far you've come in such a short amount of time! I don't know if you've read any old post by Ivar Hestnes, but back in the early days he was a "Man of the Wood" like yourself.

One of Ivar's old posts:

http://www.cockpitbuilders.com/community/index.php?topic=129.msg573#msg573

He had an amazing flight simulator in the early years, when the rest of us were just getting started and he really inspired a lot of us old timers. Plus, I've haven't seen anyone come close to his woodworking abilities in that regard...at least until now! What you're doing is certainly Ivar quality and like him, shows the amount of patience a person can have when they're totally dedicated to something they love...like woodworking.

Plus, I am very happy to see you posting the build videos as well, which are just as good as your entire simulator project. Please keep going and posting updates...

John

PS I have a request, please make a bloopers video when your project is all done, as I am guessing you have some funny ones.  :idiot:
| 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 |

Extraterra

Thanks to you all. I really haven't thought about bloopers until now. I always remove the video footage after the editing to get my disk space back. When there are funny moments I tried to integrate them into the videos. But I will look out for mistakes that might be funny for you in a later best of video.

Extraterra

In preparation of building my own panels I started a new side project. I'm building my own CNC router.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55Wu7XOs7GI

blueskydriver

Hey Michael,

That's actually great news!

I hope you do it in the same manner as your sim project, using videos that explain everything in the simplest details. Please do this for the guys who know absolutely zero about CNC machines...like me. Explain things like which bits to use and when, feed rates, router usage, materials used, keeping everything held down when CNC'ing, your choice of CNC hardware /software and so on.

My main point is, you're very good at narrating/making videos and you have a great knack for making the topic easy to understand... :idiot:

Best Regards,

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 |

Extraterra

Yes, I will explain it as detailed as I did in my cockpit videos. I'm also completely new to the cnc topic. So I will have to find a good solution for making panels and show you the results.

Joe Lavery

Just a though Michael,

Most builders use a laser for making panels, it's a lot quicker and you can do a better job engraving with a laser that you can with a CNC.
I have a CNC and a 60 watt Laser and the combination of both means you can cut the acrylic and then machine out the back for backlighting with the CNC. I also have a small lathe, bandsaw and circular saw.

Personally I like the flexibility I get with the equipment I've got, but I would still like a machine shop like yours!  8)

Joe.
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain

Journalist - writer for  PC Pilot Magazine

Extraterra

Do you switch between Laser and router on the same machine?

Joe Lavery

October 09, 2018, 11:55:12 PM #42 Last Edit: October 10, 2018, 12:00:56 AM by Joe Lavery
No they are two separate machines. I'm pretty sure you can't get a machine that has both capabilities. A CNC machine makes a lot of mess as it cuts through the material you're working on, whereas a laser only produces fumes as it cuts.
Another thing is that the Laser doesn't have a Z axis, it only works in the X and Y planes.
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain

Journalist - writer for  PC Pilot Magazine

fordgt40


Joe Lavery

I stand corrected David, BUT..... have you seen the price of that machine.  8)
You could buy a laser, CNC, Mill, and 3D printer for less than they want for it, I know which I would prefer.  :2cw: :idiot:
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain

Journalist - writer for  PC Pilot Magazine

fordgt40

Agreed, but I do not have the space for three separate machines  :)

Joe Lavery

Nor do I, so now we don't have a garage any more, at least not one you could fit a car in.  8)
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain

Journalist - writer for  PC Pilot Magazine

Extraterra

The building process of the Solidis CNC continues. In this video I will show the construction of the X-axis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoffVUfC6hY

Extraterra


Extraterra

The last CNC parts are made the whole machine gets assembled in this video.

https://youtu.be/f46JBHuWg7I

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