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Hardcore Hobbyist Built Mock Cockpit 737  
User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 12 months 2 days ago) and read 7618 times:

Wow! Hard-core hobbyists spend thousands of hours and dollars
constructing mock airliner cockpit in their garages!

Read this:

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/25/technology/circuits/25pilo.html?ex=1065501667&ei=1&en=d52b652adfd707aa


Big777jet




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User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7513 times:

I want one of those!!!


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User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7381 times:

Yeah, me too! I want one of those!!!  Smile

User currently offlinePl4nekr4zy From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 465 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7368 times:

Me three! Me three!

But seriously, those are sweet! I like James Price's with the glass cockpit  Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineCLEspotter From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7345 times:

I would rent these to movie makers for cheaper flight shots!

User currently offlineWoodreau From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1042 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7286 times:

You can go to http://www.projectmagenta.com to see other people's cockpits. Project Magenta provides the software to do the glass cockpit.

Looking at $650 to get the software to drive all the glass panels for the pilot, copilot and the two FMCs.

Woodreau / KMVL



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User currently offlineSuspen From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 156 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7269 times:

That seriously rocks. It looks like all the glass displays are showing the correct information from the simulator too! Throw that cockpit on a trailer and take it to the fairgrounds and it'll even pay for itself when you charge kids $2 to drive it.  Smile


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User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6859 posts, RR: 75
Reply 7, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7135 times:

I wonder if the TSA is happy ! Big grin

Anyway... I WANT ONE !

Mandala499



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User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 8, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7065 times:

I've been flying MS Flight Simulator since the early 90's, and am just now getting my personal cockpit up to the level of realism that I want. I use Precision Flight Controls hardware - it's without a doubt the very finest available, and the most realistic. Visit them at http://www.flypfc.com/.

This realism does not come cheap. As you'll see in the site, a Jetliner yoke (modeled in the Saab 340 yoke castings) will cost you almost $700, and the rudders are another $500. A good throttle quadrant is around another $500 or so.

My system is rather humble. I'm using the Cirrus yoke and rudder pedals, and for now I use the throttle on the yoke cabinet. I plan to add the throttle quadrant and several sets of throttles for different configurations (737, 747, turboprop, etc) by the end of the year (pending spousal approval, of course!!). I have a great video card that supports dual monitors so I'll likely make the jump to a pair of 19" tubes as well.

It's a great hobby - and there are some amazingly accurate aircraft available for Flight Simulator. My hard drive currently has about 12 gigs (yes, gigabytes) of addons and utilities for my simulator. One aircraft that may show you the realism that MSFS is capable of is the new A-320 from Wilco Publishing. Check this review out - http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/kds?$=main/review/a320pic.htm .

Hope this stokes up some interest in this great hobby!



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User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (10 years 12 months 19 hours ago) and read 6904 times:

why not spend the money and buy a full-motion sim? i'd prefer one of those. then, just redo the software to run FS2004! Big grin

who's with me?



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User currently offlinePl4nekr4zy From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 465 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 12 months 18 hours ago) and read 6893 times:

Hey there ya go Cancidas  Big thumbs up

How much do those things cost anyways?



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User currently offlineAccidentally From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 6881 times:
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Millions. Even if you got that far, you'd also have one uncontrollable electricity bill.


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User currently offlineSandyb123 From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2007, 1109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6165 times:
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Quoting AndrewUber (Reply 8):
This realism does not come cheap.

I bet it doesn't but how much would this cost realistically. I'm shocked how cheap the technology is! $650 for all the software??? So does that leave just the cost of hardware and installation? If so how much would that cost?

The reason I ask is I run a gift experience company in the UK and we're always getting inquiries for flight sim experiences which aren't £1000 / hour in a commercial simulator, but I am not going to plonk someone down in front of MS flight sim either as it wouldn't be good value for money!

Sandyb123



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User currently offlineFlyMatt2Bermud From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 563 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 6157 times:



Quoting Woodreau (Reply 5):
You can go to http://www.projectmagenta.com to see other people's cockpits. Project Magenta provides the software to do the glass cockpit.

Could they build one of those for you?



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User currently offlineBadge From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6111 times:

Build one yourself http://www.flightdecksolutions.com

User currently offline777-200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1020 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5902 times:

Talk about bringing a thread back from the dead haha..


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User currently offlinePJFlysFast From United States of America, joined May 2006, 463 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5877 times:



Quoting Badge (Reply 14):
Build one yourself

what if you cant?


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5827 times:



Quoting Cancidas (Reply 9):
why not spend the money and buy a full-motion sim?

You got $10 mill ? I saw an article about a guy in Puerto Rico making one out of the nose of a TW 727! I'm sooo jealous.



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