Welcome to Cockpitbuilders.com. Please login or sign up.

May 09, 2021, 06:08:52 AM

Login with username, password and session length

PROUDLY ENDORSING


Fly Elise-ng
17 Guests, 0 Users
Members
  • Total Members: 4032
  • Latest: vasekg
Stats
  • Total Posts: 57011
  • Total Topics: 7593
  • Online Today: 24
  • Online Ever: 582
  • (January 22, 2020, 08:44:01 AM)
Users Online
Users: 0
Guests: 17
Total: 17

COUNTDOWN TO WF2021


WORLDFLIGHT TEAM USA

Will Depart in...

Recent

Welcome

Post Your Pit!!!! 1000 Member Show and Tell

Started by dharrison, August 30, 2011, 11:35:21 AM

Previous topic - Next topic

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

edward57

September 19, 2014, 05:28:17 PM #100 Last Edit: September 19, 2014, 05:29:24 PM by edward57
My  budget build...

but.. everything works..


fsaviator

Budget build?  That is a great job, and you are flying!
Warren "FSAviator"
http://www.B737NG-Sim.com  |  https://www.facebook.com/fsaviator/
P3D45/ Prosim737 2/ ACE Dual-linked Yokes/ RevSim Proline TQ and Dual-linked Rudders/ CPFlight MCP PRO3 and EFIS'; MIP737ICS_FULL and SIDE737; Forward and Aft Overheads; Pedestal/ FDS MIP

Trevor Hale

Everyone has a budget. But damn that looks nice.
Trevor Hale

Owner
http://www.cockpitbuilders.com

Director of Operations
Worldflight Team USA
http://www.worldflightusa.com

VATSIM:

geeman47

September 20, 2014, 08:26:35 AM #103 Last Edit: September 20, 2014, 08:47:14 AM by geeman47
Geez, my room needs to be cleaned up.  Still waiting on my overhead, should ship Sept 26-30.  Too much wood showing.  Any thoughts on hiding it? I was thinking black material to cover from under the monitors forward to the edge of monitor stand and then down to the floor.

JetMax B738, Throttle Quad, Overhead, PFC Yoke & Rudder Pedals, B737 Capt Seat, Running on 2 computers, FSX & 3-40" Sony monitors on the I-7-4790K, GTX780TI Video Card. Corsair H100i Water cooled, 2-SSD drives, 2.5 TB on two HD's.  Sim-Avionics Computer-I7-950,  GTX 480, GTX 750, GTX780, 1-SSD and about 5 different HDD's (this is my old FSX Computer)
HR Director: NDBAir NDBAir.com Virtual Airline

JetMax 737 NGX
Atari 800 XL  powering Sim Avionics Computer and Atari ST powering the FSX Computer

edward57

compared to some.. its a very budget build..
MIP from MDF. overhead was a poldragonet kit, I have used pokeys cards and phidgets LED outputs
OC MCP. FMCs and Efis (and 7 seg. displays).

not backlit, display is 3 x 55" LED TVs
Radios are self built from ebay panels and pokeys.
Pedestal is MDF
Control is Saitek yokes and pedals
Throttle is jetmax non-motorised budget version.
runs on Prosim737.

dvst8r

This hobby has taken ahold of me like a horrible drug addiction.  I've spent all of my grandparents moeny and most of my parents.... I'm not proud, but with that said here is my progress so far....

Sam Llorca


dvst8r


Caflyt

September 28, 2014, 01:43:24 PM #108 Last Edit: September 28, 2014, 02:31:44 PM by Caflyt
Slowly making progress on my re-build.
Custom making the interior right now out of foam insulation board (extruded polystyrene).
Lots of cutting and sanding to form the shapes but well worth it I think.
Last two shots are side by side comparisons of mine VS real.

Caflyt

September 28, 2014, 01:56:17 PM #109 Last Edit: September 28, 2014, 02:31:15 PM by Caflyt
Photos didn't load?!?!
It was a bug in IOS 8.
Installed update and all went well.

geeman47

A work of art Craig, nice! I was going to ask where you purchased the parts but see they are custom made.
HR Director: NDBAir NDBAir.com Virtual Airline

JetMax 737 NGX
Atari 800 XL  powering Sim Avionics Computer and Atari ST powering the FSX Computer

Trevor Hale

Looks awesome Craig.  Man that is really looking nice.
Trevor Hale

Owner
http://www.cockpitbuilders.com

Director of Operations
Worldflight Team USA
http://www.worldflightusa.com

VATSIM:

N737AG

I've seen Craig at work. Very patient and commited to detail. Can't wait to see it finished


Axel

Sam Llorca

Awesome job! You are the man Craig!

Are you getting ready for November? Hope you are.

Keep up the good work.

Cheers

Caflyt

Thank you all for the kind words!
I used to shape surfboards as a youngster and this is very similar. I think I've crossed into the "Aim too high, never fly" zone now though.
I find it VERY difficult to settle for "good enough" and it is really slowing down the build, but I just can't stand the thought of sitting there on the enroute portion of a flight with time to look around the pit and saying to myself "Damn, I should have.......!)
I'm trying to learn to let go!!! I think I have a problem needing professional help!!! :-\

Once done shaping, I will hardcoat the foam, paint it then spray a polyeurethane to protect it. Should be good.
Oh, and Axel, I can't wait to see it finished too!!! Thanks for all your help Brother!!

Craig

geeman47

Craig,

Wish you would make some how to videos on your process for You Tube.  I'd love to learn how to do that.  If & when I decide to do some sort of custom enclosure for my 1/2 flight deck those skills would come in handy.  Don't know that anything off-the-shelf would work for me.

George
HR Director: NDBAir NDBAir.com Virtual Airline

JetMax 737 NGX
Atari 800 XL  powering Sim Avionics Computer and Atari ST powering the FSX Computer

FredK

Craig -

Your work is impressive! 

I would also be curious of the details of how you do it.  I spent endless hours shaping wood for my cockpit but your approach is superior for sure.

Fred K
Boeing 737NG-800, Prepar3D v4.5, Sim-Avionics 1.964, SimSync multi-channel (curved screen), Optoma 1080GTDarbee projectors (3), Fly Elise warping, FSGRW weather, FDS OH panels and CDUs, SimParts MIP, FDS SysBoards (OH), CPFlight MCPPro and pedestal panels, FI Gauges, PFC controls, converted motorized TQ (SIOC), Weber seats

Caflyt

September 30, 2014, 02:49:30 PM #117 Last Edit: September 30, 2014, 03:44:06 PM by Caflyt
Thanks guys!!
I kind of make it up as I go so it isn't a perfect science but once I feel confident of the best practice and move on to the FO side I will try to put something together that illustrates the process.
I can tell you I've found several ways NOT to do it  :o
Fred, if you've shaped yours from wood this will be a breeze!
The key for me will be finding the best process for coating it,painting it and protecting it.
I met a guy locally who creates large foam props and figures for Disney and the like who is giving me some pointers on what to use on a BUDGET!!! I'm just not yet at the point to start that phase as I'm not done with the shaping etc.....
My Wife, 3 kids and a full time job have to fit in there as well so it may be a week or two until I can report some results.
Maybe I'll start another thread this weekend with some more pics and explanations.
Stay tuned!!!!

N737AG


XOrionFE

Really incredible work!  It is looking awesome.

Scott

jackpilot

Quote from: geeman47 on September 20, 2014, 08:26:35 AM
Too much wood showing.  Any thoughts on hiding it?

Your visual display seems to sit far too high (maybe it is the picture angle)
Your line of vision should be flush with the glareshield angle and you should not see the bottom of the monitors when your seat is adjusted for flight.
just a thought!


Jack

Caflyt

George,
I concur with Jack. It would surely be an easy solution to lower the monitor stand 4-6" killing two birds with one skil saw.
Craig

Looks great

geeman47

October 01, 2014, 08:54:42 PM #122 Last Edit: October 01, 2014, 08:55:55 PM by geeman47
OK, skill saw put away now...My eye line now with the monitor stand now 2 ft less in depth (saved a bunch of room in the sim room, lowered about 6 inches) from the previous photo.  Thanks for the input.
HR Director: NDBAir NDBAir.com Virtual Airline

JetMax 737 NGX
Atari 800 XL  powering Sim Avionics Computer and Atari ST powering the FSX Computer

Trevor Hale

LOL Now you just need bigger monitors :) ha ha ha
Trevor Hale

Owner
http://www.cockpitbuilders.com

Director of Operations
Worldflight Team USA
http://www.worldflightusa.com

VATSIM:

geeman47

Only about two feet left in the room from the edge of the monitor to the walls.  The 3-40" Sony's will have to do for now LOL
HR Director: NDBAir NDBAir.com Virtual Airline

JetMax 737 NGX
Atari 800 XL  powering Sim Avionics Computer and Atari ST powering the FSX Computer

Like the Website ?
Support Cockpitbuilders.com and Click Below to Donate