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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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paulnd

Wear appropriate PPE when drilling as the green zinc chromate coating is toxic and possibly carcinogenic too.

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kurt-olsson

Quote from: paulnd on November 15, 2017, 10:21:41 AM
Wear appropriate PPE when drilling as the green zinc chromate coating is toxic and possibly carcinogenic too.

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Woot?
Should i buy a full bodysuit?

navymustang

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.

kurt-olsson

Cockpit finally finished!!!








...NOT! (Borat)

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kurt-olsson

Patient is on the operating table. This construction will be "never seen before" haha

The plan is to create wood bearing/housing for the pulleys. If they are strong enough i think i can use a rod of wood to connect pulleys and columns aswell.

Everybody saying this is a bad idea, but hey, at least try it. It will be cheap aswell! Hehe

kurt-olsson

Man that yoke construction is hard... :(

kurt-olsson

Prototype 1 is complete!

Main setup: rails attached to the crosstube that fixates the pulleys and holds the bearing so i can tighten the cable without the pulleys sckewing/tilting.
The bearings is spareparts from the disassembly of the steeringboxes.

One major problem to solve!

The bearings of the crosstube is close to the pulley, so i wonder if its enough to just use the two upper holes. (See third picture). I know Scott made custom bravkets because of this problem.




kurt-olsson

Bingo!

Superconstruction is ongoing! :)

kurt-olsson

Prototype 2.0!

Video of OEM clevis spade joint!

Tomorrow i have to clean my workshop, what a mess!



kurt-olsson

Oh, and i pulled the yokes beyond its limit pitch 12,5 degrees.
Here is youtube link.

https://youtu.be/YvRzmMrxQUo

kurt-olsson

Both yokes mounted. Tomorrow i will fixate the right cablewheel and drill holes for the canle to go through.

I will then put some "stops" agains the crosstube when the yokes reavhes max movement. Then will the springs/gas struts be installed.

kurt-olsson

Yokework continues...
Made the structure more solid and also made a "stopper" at 12,5degrees from venter position. So now the yokes support themselves.

After investigating i think i will use rubberband instead of gas struts because people have complaint about the "neutral position" is to hard to pull/push from.

Also bought two more panels, pictures when it arrives.

kurt-olsson

Saw a youtube video on some dude making bearing houses in wood, so i thought i give it a try. Turned out 1000 times better than i thought, perfect fit and rock solid! Dont even have to get a second layer of wood thats stopping the bearing from moving out of place.

kurt-olsson

After a couple of hours the height is right and i can move the column freely within the limits. According to the design the spade and clevis should only come together about a cm.

kurt-olsson

Completed the second stand and secured the wheels. Tomorrow i will connect the cables and voila! Only potentiometers and interfacing left and that part is easy, construction is hard.

kurt-olsson

Snail progress...
Had to raise the structure 8mm more to get the spade and clevis to work better. Now i can rotate the yokes beyond 105 degrees without any metal structures touch. I was able to get the alignment perfect.

The screws thats securing the cable is not smooth, i am very afraid that it will break if i deassembly the cable back and fourth a couple of 20-50 times.

The final peace in the puzzle is to secure the plates that the wheels are on. Once the cable is tighten it has a tendency to move up in the air a bit. Need to secure it to the floor/structure somehow.

The springs are removed, hate that noise... will use rubberband or tennisballs or something.


kurt-olsson

Christmas came early!

Man, the condition of these panels is amazing! Looks new!

This is also a end of OEM overhead panels. The only ones missing is the NGs specific, these will be aftermarket.

Next up is to get hold of MIP metal panels. Anyone tried Simparts.de? I can buy seperate panels. The kits from Simworld and FDS has too much panels that i dont need.

kurt-olsson

More OEM stuff.
Found a NAV radio, but unfortunatly the screws on the knob is not tightened or busted. I will not even attempt a try to fix this. I had my fair (unfair) share of these old knobs. Will use the one on the right to atleast tune in one single freq.

Bought a -300 Panel, Lots of hardware for small money! Just the autobrake switch is worth threetimes the price for the whole panel in the aftermarket. Lots of Korrys and switches too.

Also found a cheap door announciator panel.

kurt-olsson

Just placed an order for a MIP with simparts.de. Looks total pro and i was sold when i saw that their MIP frame is identical to the real one. I was also able to buy parts of the panels so i can fit my OEM gear panel later when i find one.

I know that Simparts.de also is building for real 737 cockpits and wants 100% scale accuracy.

This will be the last part i buy for a veeeery long time.. My wallet cant take anymore hits this year. :) now i have everything for getting the sim 90% ready, no more parts untill big progress is made!

Damn this hobby is expensive...

kurt-olsson

January 16, 2018, 09:57:07 AM #320 Last Edit: January 16, 2018, 08:56:59 PM by kurt-olsson
Areosim FTW! Custom cogs arrived! Fitted like a glove! (Ace ventura 2)
Now i can start locking the construction and continue build the floor construction.

jackpilot

Aerosim...not Aerosoft !

Hi Gwin !!


Jack

kurt-olsson

Boooooooring!!!
Nothing done to my sim in 3-4 weeks...
Painting the walls and roof and also putting in a new wood floor in the cockpit room. This type of work is: Booooooring!!!

kurt-olsson

I cant belive it!!!!!!!!
I just won a 3bay avionics pedestal from a 737 with all the dzus rails!

I have to rebuild my throttle to be able to fit the motors.


Trevor Hale

Great find. Those aren't easy to come by.
Trevor Hale

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