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Phil's 757 Project

Started by phil744, March 27, 2011, 02:42:32 pm

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jackpilot

Ha! GT40 ...wet dreams!!

Preheating in the kitchen oven and using a heat gun works well. Just do it real slow.
Phil, when seated and busy with the beast you will not be able/care to differentiate 2mm from 5mm thick!
Have been in a glassed up sim and believe me ...feels much better than empty window.


Jack

fordgt40

September 20, 2011, 11:57:27 pm #76 Last Edit: September 20, 2011, 11:58:38 pm by fordgt40
Quote from: jackpilot on September 20, 2011, 06:45:05 pm
Have been in a glassed up sim and believe me ...feels much better than empty window.


Jack

You have now added even more work to my sim!!!!  ..........and then air con is needed? :)

David

phil744

Quote from: jackpilot on September 20, 2011, 06:45:05 pm

Have been in a glassed up sim and believe me ...feels much better than empty window.


Dont worry the windows will be the last thing to be installed, get hot enough in there as it it!!

Phil (also wants a GT40)
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757-200, P3D, LD767,Arduino, panels by some british moron, pile of dead airplane parts and a hammer!

Yeah i got one of these facebook things too http://www.facebook.com/Simvionics

jackpilot

Phil, I never understood how David could part with his GT40!
Nevermind, still drooling and buying loto...

David: AC in the cockpit, no need . We are incorporating a new Company with Maurice to sell  AeroCans of Canadian Artic air. The deluxe model will include JetA fumes. This is where those Eyeball vents come handy!
http://www.cockpitbuilders.com/community/index.php?topic=1964.0
Page 1, because it drifted towards a thawing tutorial on page 2.
:D



Jack

Boeing Skunk Works

Quote from: phil744 on September 20, 2011, 10:08:08 am
Nah it was a new company i have not used before just sending feelers out.

BTW, i explained who i was  " a museum restoring a flightdeck for display purposes"  :idiot:


That's the easiest answer without having to give a 30 minute explanation about what you are really doing with it.
Why yes...I am a rocket scientist...

Boeing, Collins, Gables, Sperry, PPG, Korry, Pacific Scientific, Honeywell

Jake 747 400

This is awsome!!!!,  I watched the video of the delivery was epic :D

phil744

Been a while..

Would love to say its all done who's up for a fly in round mine this weekend but no.. in fact hardly done anything..

Stuck really figuring out how it all works, designing stuff, getting hold of missing bits, i basically got a complete list of parts now.

Had a serious clear out of the unit that allowed me better access to the Sim from all sides, stripped out the guts now and gave it the final cut on the rear side removing the step.

Word of advice to any one with a real shell, do all your cutting outside before you bring it in, the dust these things produce is nasty, aluminium dust, anything electrical nearby will get ruined by it.

So before i finish up all the cutting i will weld up the steel base, put her on caster wheels and wheel her outside for a trim and a good old wash wont go a miss, its a bit grubby in there.

During the move i decided to spin her 90 degrees so she is now facing the office wall, its white clean so a good surface to project on whilst things are getting built, okay its not curved or fancy like some of the setups like you guys have, but just for getting her flying its good enough for now.  Once the Sim is moved upstairs then i will have a proper go at the visuals.

Keeping on the visual theme, instead of going out and blowing a load of cash on 3 projectors for what is just a temporary setup instead i went a different route, i scored of eBay 3X Epson EMP-74's, only 1024/768 resolution so crap by todays standards but bought all 3 for £30, they only needed new bulbs.  Instead of looking for whole EMP-74 replacement bulb units instead i traced the part number of the actual lamp unit, found these for £60, stripped the lamp unit and swapped the bulb over and i now got 3 working projectors for £70 quid a pop, throw in a TH2GO for £100 of fleabay and I'm the happy owner of a 3 channel projection setup for £310 quid. all i have to do is re paint my wall, and because painting a wall falls under the "decorating" category it gets the OK by the missus.

All i have to do is fabricate now a T bar that the projectors attach to and bolt it to the crown of the actual nose end, its strong enough to do it.

And currently making all the panels in the background for my Sim, starting with the overhead, that's a hell of a lump to design and build and is taking up most of my time, but you allready know i can do that allready, but sometimes i wish i could just buy in the sodding thing :)

I have a build album going on the overhead as I'm making sets for others in the process, if your interested its here http://www.flickr.com/photos/project75/sets/72157628218609053/

so, some pics of how she looks ( not much different than before )

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757-200, P3D, LD767,Arduino, panels by some british moron, pile of dead airplane parts and a hammer!

Yeah i got one of these facebook things too http://www.facebook.com/Simvionics

matta757

Happy to see this topic on the "Recent Posts" column again!

jackpilot

The last picture with the chair is precious!!
What a project!!
Jack


Jack

Maurice

Quote from: phil744 on February 22, 2012, 08:45:43 am

  Once the Sim is moved upstairs then i will have a proper go at the visuals.



Yeah, that should be a snap, unless your wife refuses to help.  :). One of two things is true here....either you are a very committed builder, or you should be committed for attempting such a huge project, or maybe both  :)

I truly admire your courage.

Maurice
Gravenhurst, Ontario - Canada

Trevor Hale

WOW! Amazing, Beautiful work!
I know the feeling about the aluminimum dust, it gets into everything.

Trev
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Phil

This is just fantastic!!!
Keep up the good work.
Sam

kurt-olsson

Wow, first time i see this thread. Amaaaazing!
Any updates? :)

blueskydriver

Yeah, now if Phil will only come do my B727, I'd be way ahead!

Those pics are from 5 years ago, he needs too post some new ones, if he hasn't done so else where...

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 |

navymustang

Just a thought about your projector mount - if you really do mount them to the nose with a T-bar, every time you move or slide a seat, or anything - the projectors will shake. And eventually go out of alignment.
Jim
Building a full scale 737-800 AATD for home use. Majority of hardware is from Sismo Solutions, software is Prosim under P3D. 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.

blueskydriver

I 100% agree with Jim, nothing worse then projector micro-shakes...

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 |

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