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Diy 737 project by Jørgen

Started by Jørgen B. Nielsen, September 18, 2020, 08:31:00 AM

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Jørgen B. Nielsen

Hi all,

My name is Jørgen B. Nielsen, and I'm situated in Trondheim, Norway. After 10 years of dreaming and 2 years of planning, I'm finally in the process of cockpit mock up. The plan is to build 737 cockpit, with as much diy as I am capable of. The project plan has been to model as much as possible in CAD to minimize headscratching and rebuilding. The structure is made from laser cut sheet aluminum, while the rest of the components are to be machined on my OX CNC router or 3D-printed. As space is limited, the plan is to use three 65-75" TVs for outside view. There is still a ton of work left, however it has been really rewarding seeing 2 years worth of planning starting to come to life.

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FredK

Hi Jorgen

Welcome!

You certainly have a quality build in progress!

......Complete with a full service kitchen galley I see!

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

navymustang

I love how the galley is right behind the cockpit.

Great job! I know you will truly enjoy this project.
My 737-800 full-scale cockpit has been sold. Now onto my full-size military 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.

sagrada737

Hello Jorgen,

It looks like you have a great start on your 737 Sim Project.   Having the CAD and Fabrication capability bodes well for your making good progress on your Sim.  I can see from your photos that you have a lot of ingenuity incorporated in the design of your Flight Deck.  Nice work!

Be sure to consider access and maintenance in all areas of the Flight Deck.

Great job!

Mike
Full-scale 737-800 Sim; P3d v4.5x with Sim-Avionics (two computers), FDS MIP,  FlightIllusion hardware.  3-Optoma ZH406ST Laser HD projectors, with 4K inputs from a single Nvidia RTX-3090 GPU, resulting in a 210 deg wrap-around display.  6dof Motion Platform using BFF 6dof motion software, driven by a Thanos Servo Controller to 6.2 KW Servos, Lever type actuators.

Jørgen B. Nielsen

Thank you for your warm welcome, and encouraging feedback. Just to clarify: I'm not building the cockpit in the main kitchen of the house ;D  I am married and have a 3 year old kid, who will grow up thinking it is normal to build full scale simulator cockpit in the basement.

Trevor Hale

Quote from: Jørgen B. Nielsen on September 29, 2020, 11:53:11 AMI am married and have a 3 year old kid, who will grow up thinking it is normal to build full scale simulator cockpit in the basement.
And this is a problem how? LOL  Welcome to the group.
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KyleH

Quote from: Trevor Hale on September 29, 2020, 04:34:40 PM
Quote from: Jørgen B. Nielsen on September 29, 2020, 11:53:11 AMI am married and have a 3 year old kid, who will grow up thinking it is normal to build full scale simulator cockpit in the basement.
And this is a problem how? LOL  Welcome to the group.

This reminds me of a story I ready in EAA magazine. A girl's father and uncle were each building airplanes, one in his garage the other in his basement. She grew up thinking this was a normal thing most people did.
One day when she was over visiting a friend house, she asked her friend "Where's the airplane?"
Kyle

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Jørgen B. Nielsen

Thought I post an update to the project. I have mainly been working on getting the overheads installed.

kurt-olsson

HOLY MOLY!

Those cut metal parts looks amazing! Makes it look real pro against wood!

Your sidewalls look amazing and also really impressed with the windows!

Nice work!


archen

Woow! Love your construction. Great work in both designing and making 👏

Keep it up
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Jørgen B. Nielsen

Time flies! I see that it is more than a year since the last post. It has been a busy year, and I'm now close to completion of the first build stage. All that is left is to assemble the pedestal and some programming tasks. I have managed to make most of the parts my self including designing my own IO-PCBs. Only exceptions are the laser cut aluminium, the start switches from Anderssimparts, which I realy enjoy, some parts for the glareshield and the TQ from Cockpitforyou, which has been a very nice addition to the sim. The rest has been machined, 3D printed and assembled in my small workshop.

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sagrada737

Nice work!   Congratulations on your Sim progress!

Mike
Full-scale 737-800 Sim; P3d v4.5x with Sim-Avionics (two computers), FDS MIP,  FlightIllusion hardware.  3-Optoma ZH406ST Laser HD projectors, with 4K inputs from a single Nvidia RTX-3090 GPU, resulting in a 210 deg wrap-around display.  6dof Motion Platform using BFF 6dof motion software, driven by a Thanos Servo Controller to 6.2 KW Servos, Lever type actuators.

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