Big777jet
Topic Author
Posts: 2682
Joined: Mon May 01, 2000 10:52 am

Hardcore Hobbyist Built Mock Cockpit 737

Fri Sep 26, 2003 7:42 am

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


 
futureualpilot
Posts: 2402
Joined: Thu May 25, 2000 10:52 am

RE: Hardcore Hobbyist Built Mock Cockpit 737

Fri Sep 26, 2003 9:02 am

I want one of those!!!
Life is better when you surf.
 
scottysair
Posts: 6442
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2000 4:07 pm

RE: Hardcore Hobbyist Built Mock Cockpit 737

Fri Sep 26, 2003 9:53 am

Yeah, me too! I want one of those!!!  Smile
 
pl4nekr4zy
Posts: 444
Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2003 12:03 pm

RE: Hardcore Hobbyist Built Mock Cockpit 737

Fri Sep 26, 2003 9:57 am

Me three! Me three!

But seriously, those are sweet! I like James Price's with the glass cockpit  Big thumbs up
"Don't forget to bring a towel!"
 
CLEspotter
Posts: 42
Joined: Thu Sep 18, 2003 7:50 am

RE: Hardcore Hobbyist Built Mock Cockpit 737

Fri Sep 26, 2003 10:01 am

I would rent these to movie makers for cheaper flight shots!
 
Woodreau
Posts: 1182
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2001 6:44 am

RE: Hardcore Hobbyist Built Mock Cockpit 737

Fri Sep 26, 2003 10:21 am

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
Bonus animus sit, ab experientia. Quod salvatum fuerit de malis usu venit judicium.
 
suspen
Posts: 151
Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2003 11:01 pm

RE: Hardcore Hobbyist Built Mock Cockpit 737

Fri Sep 26, 2003 10:25 am

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
Tower: "Cessna xxxx, state your intentions", Cessna: "To become airline pilot"
 
mandala499
Posts: 6458
Joined: Wed Aug 29, 2001 8:47 pm

RE: Hardcore Hobbyist Built Mock Cockpit 737

Fri Sep 26, 2003 6:41 pm

I wonder if the TSA is happy ! Big grin

Anyway... I WANT ONE !

Mandala499
When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !
 
andrewuber
Posts: 2142
Joined: Tue Jul 22, 2003 10:45 am

RE: Hardcore Hobbyist Built Mock Cockpit 737

Fri Sep 26, 2003 7:23 pm

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!
I'd rather shoot BAD_MOTIVE
 
cancidas
Posts: 3985
Joined: Thu Jul 03, 2003 7:34 am

RE: Hardcore Hobbyist Built Mock Cockpit 737

Sat Sep 27, 2003 1:10 pm

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?
"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
 
pl4nekr4zy
Posts: 444
Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2003 12:03 pm

RE: Hardcore Hobbyist Built Mock Cockpit 737

Sat Sep 27, 2003 1:56 pm

Hey there ya go Cancidas  Big thumbs up

How much do those things cost anyways?
"Don't forget to bring a towel!"
 
Accidentally
Posts: 612
Joined: Sun Dec 10, 2000 7:33 am

RE: Hardcore Hobbyist Built Mock Cockpit 737

Sat Sep 27, 2003 11:02 pm

Millions. Even if you got that far, you'd also have one uncontrollable electricity bill.
Indianapolis, IN
 
sandyb123
Posts: 743
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:29 pm

RE: Hardcore Hobbyist Built Mock Cockpit 737

Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:58 pm



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
Member of the mile high club
 
flymatt2bermud
Posts: 551
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:58 am

RE: Hardcore Hobbyist Built Mock Cockpit 737

Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:42 pm



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?
"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward" Leonardo Da Vinci
 
Badge
Posts: 68
Joined: Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:15 pm

RE: Hardcore Hobbyist Built Mock Cockpit 737

Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:35 pm

 
777-200
Posts: 959
Joined: Wed Mar 08, 2000 11:11 pm

RE: Hardcore Hobbyist Built Mock Cockpit 737

Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:32 pm

Talk about bringing a thread back from the dead haha..
Another Day, Another Dollar.... Young Jeezy
 
pjflysfast
Posts: 442
Joined: Wed May 31, 2006 11:05 pm

RE: Hardcore Hobbyist Built Mock Cockpit 737

Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:57 pm



Quoting Badge (Reply 14):
Build one yourself

what if you cant?
 
User avatar
United_fan
Posts: 6357
Joined: Fri Nov 24, 2000 11:11 am

RE: Hardcore Hobbyist Built Mock Cockpit 737

Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:42 pm



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.
Champagne For My Real Friends,and Real Pain For My Sham Friends

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: csturdiv, Yahoo [Bot] and 2 guests