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737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build

Started by kurt-olsson, September 06, 2015, 01:39:47 AM

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Made a small video of my sim.
new structure.

Basically a horizontal post across the MIP. I can likely sit on this so it can handle heavy weight.
the middle window post is now heavier size (not attached yet) and will be attach to another posts that goes from the floor and up.

The middle post will also be connected to the post that goes across the MIP.

the window frame will be replaced with heavier wood.

I think this is a keeper, lots of space for building the MIP in later stages.



New structure to hold the window post.
The two upper posts that makes the window frame will be exchanged for heavier wood. I might change the side posts aswell but i dont think thats nescessary.


Don't listen to these guys!  I have almost the exact setup as you and it not only holds the entire weight of my real OH with real panels, it holds my 220lb arse along with it!   You have the 2 vertical 2x4s under the horizontal 2x4s   Perfect!  Continue on.  Guess we should build homes out of metal studs as well?  LMAO   Buh bye, back into my hole......
737 Junkie


Thanks Rob.

Hope you didnt get any patent on your design, because i stoooole it! Hahahaha


Have the two overhead studs to add for the overhead panels. Then my version 1 structure is complete. I will not build more stuff like sidewalls/windows untill 90% is interfaced and works. Need the space to make it easier to work with the cockpit.



More progress!!!

The brackets are excellent for mounting the otherone aswell.

Sadly, i noticed that one corner had a crack in it close to the ring. I will have to contact some company that can repair this for me. I dont want to add any panels before i fix this problem. Really annoing but could have been worse.

I am so glad, all my measurements are spot on according marcuspilot.

Will have to adjust the frames, but i know the main mounting will work.



Building the glareshield mockup.

I wont paint it but instead put some black cloth/vinyl fabric on it.
If anyone has a good tip let me know. That goes for the under glare fabric aswell.


Holy Diver! Its been long its been rough since i build this awesome thing!
Dum da dam dam durum da dam!


June 21, 2018, 02:06:41 PM #384 Last Edit: June 21, 2018, 02:07:06 PM by crazydunc
Quote from: kurt-olsson on June 21, 2018, 12:37:33 PM
Holy Diver! Its been long its been rough since i build this awesome thing!
Dum da dam dam durum da dam!


That looks awesome - Great job!




Quote from: crazydunc on June 21, 2018, 02:06:41 PM
Quote from: kurt-olsson on June 21, 2018, 12:37:33 PM
Holy Diver! Its been long its been rough since i build this awesome thing!
Dum da dam dam durum da dam!


That looks awesome - Great job!


Thanks mate!


Forward Overhead panel up in position. Needs to be lowered at the front by 2cm and back by 1cm.

Its been hard to find the right brackets that will work with this setup.

Marco ERJ

Looking great, Peter! Keep up the great work!



June 27, 2018, 12:44:42 PM #389 Last Edit: June 27, 2018, 10:20:39 PM by kurt-olsson


July 01, 2018, 01:39:35 PM #390 Last Edit: July 01, 2018, 01:40:06 PM by kurt-olsson
FO Yoke interfaced!

Right now i will only code scetches that recognizes buttonpress/read analog values etc. once it is complete i will start manipulate datarefs of x-plane.


On Saturday my Aircraft comes alive, Objective : To be able to control pitch and roll with my yokes! 😊


These are the thrilling moments, almost like child birth  :)

Not that us guys would know anything about that !
My 737-800 full-scale cockpit is complete and been put in storage (for sale). Now onto my full-size helicopter project. An AOPA member and LifeTime member of National Association of Flight Instructors. Please note that I am a self-employed professional cockpit builder that provides consulting to defense contractors and civilian schools and airlines.


My Yokes is interfaced as a Teensy Joystick. Incredible little code for getting everything to work with one usb. 26v stallshaker relay still to be done, but not now.

I think i made a huge misstake with my Yoke platform, i can access it by two holes for some easy maintenace, but if something bigger brakes or needs to be done i have to dissassemble the complete cockpit... :(

I want to convert my pitch with rubberbands instead of gasspring but its impossible to access it enough to be able to switch.

Atleast everything else is easy to remove for troubleshoot.


July 16, 2018, 10:46:05 AM #394 Last Edit: July 16, 2018, 10:46:42 AM by kurt-olsson
Its Alive!

Yokes completed and soon PFD and ND, then i can start flying!

I am in between getting a short-throw projector (easier to mount) and an old lcd tv for doing beta testing.

Anyone tried the 100$ ultra short throws? I know they are garbage but i wont buy the tvs untill the sim is about 60-70% complete and can do normal operations.



More woodwork (which i hate) to fit the second monitor. Made perfect mounting of the monitor. The first one is a bit tacky, but itl work.

So cool to see the sim coming alive. I am glad i made the -800 otherwise i would be flying in 2034 if going the steam-gauges route. (But in all fairness steam is cooler)

Also cleaned the simroom, next is to sort all the cables/ccomponents on the workbench.



My LCD screen fell out of the MIP and onto the floor.
The Dell one wasnt connected to the box except some tape.

Luckily i could connect it again and it worked, but this way its harder to mount... :(


Custom lip that the monitor rests on.

Great sucess! (Borat)


Progress! Throttle remake v2.0.

Nowthe OEM pedestal will fit over the motors!


Well what do you know...

Like a glove!!! (Ace Ventura 2, carparking)

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