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Man Builds $30K 747-400 Simulator In Bedroom

Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:46 pm

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RE: Man Builds $30K 747-400 Simulator In Bedroom

Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:01 pm

WOW.

But seriously, the guy must have money to burn.
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RE: Man Builds $30K 747-400 Simulator In Bedroom

Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:03 pm

Oh, Lord...I can see the CIA, FBI, Interpol, etc. knocking at his door right now...
 
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RE: Man Builds $30K 747-400 Simulator In Bedroom

Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:05 pm

WOW, that's all I have to say about this guy. Ok, one more thing, he's single!!!!!
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RE: Man Builds $30K 747-400 Simulator In Bedroom

Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:06 pm

Oh my! How could he ever do that? Does Boeing sell such simulators to potential buyers?  Confused
There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
 
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RE: Man Builds $30K 747-400 Simulator In Bedroom

Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:09 pm

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 4):

I would like to know the answer to that too.
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RE: Man Builds $30K 747-400 Simulator In Bedroom

Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:13 pm

You'd have to be single to spend 30K on a simulator! Ha!
 
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RE: Man Builds $30K 747-400 Simulator In Bedroom

Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:13 pm

If he's using MS Flight Simulator to power his outside screens, I am curious how he gets the various controls to feed inputs to Flight Simulator and how he gets the instruments on his "flight deck" to display coordinated information. Does the FMS work, etc.? If not, then all that stuff is really all lit up for no reason, and the thing isn't worth much. If it does all work, then he has a pretty nifty little item. I'm impressed that he built it from wood and some car seats.
 
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RE: Man Builds $30K 747-400 Simulator In Bedroom

Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:15 pm

I did not read the text. He says he has built the sim all by himself!

Quote: "This is the next best thing," he says of the 747-400 he has assembled in his spare bedroom, which has a pair of car seats for the captain and first officer to park their butts on.
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RE: Man Builds $30K 747-400 Simulator In Bedroom

Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:15 pm

Wow, this is fantastic, and it is a 744 !!!...  eyepopping 

This guy is my kind of scum... Yes, very nutty fellow about 74s !!!

Next time I visit the U.K., will for sure take a little side trip to Coventry and ride the guy for at least three hours !!!...  Wink

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RE: Man Builds $30K 747-400 Simulator In Bedroom

Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:22 pm

Quoting XA744 (Reply 9):
This guy is my kind of scum...

This is what he said:

"JD: "There's no room for anything else—that's why my wife had to go!"

So he is single......again.
 
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RE: Man Builds $30K 747-400 Simulator In Bedroom

Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:25 pm

Talk about a guy in serious need of a life. I guess is he never had a girlfriend (and never been kissed)!!!
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RE: Man Builds $30K 747-400 Simulator In Bedroom

Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:28 pm

Quoting USADreamliner (Reply 2):
Oh, Lord...I can see the CIA, FBI, Interpol, etc. knocking at his door right now...

There are a lot of people around the world that have built cockpits of their favorite airplane to run MS Flight Sim with. There are many companies that make and sell parts for this hobby.

Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 7):
If he's using MS Flight Simulator to power his outside screens, I am curious how he gets the various controls to feed inputs to Flight Simulator and how he gets the instruments on his "flight deck" to display coordinated information. Does the FMS work, etc.? If not, then all that stuff is really all lit up for no reason, and the thing isn't worth much. If it does all work, then he has a pretty nifty little item. I'm impressed that he built it from wood and some car seats.

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RE: Man Builds $30K 747-400 Simulator In Bedroom

Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:30 pm

Remember............Not Everyone Can Be Airline Pilots.
Good Luck to all Skyway Pilots! It's been great working with you!
 
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RE: Man Builds $30K 747-400 Simulator In Bedroom

Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:31 pm

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 11):
Talk about a guy in serious need of a life. I guess is he never had a girlfriend (and never been kissed)!!!

why should that be the case???? Dont hate.. appricate.

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RE: Man Builds $30K 747-400 Simulator In Bedroom

Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:11 pm

Quoting USADreamliner (Reply 2):
Oh, Lord...I can see the CIA, FBI, Interpol, etc. knocking at his door right now...

Is it a problem/illegal to have flight simulator at your place?

Quote:
There's no room for anything else. that's why my wife had to go!

I totally agree. A man needs to set his priorities. But who's bringing the beer now?
 
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RE: Man Builds $30K 747-400 Simulator In Bedroom

Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:17 pm

whats funny is this quote:

"claims he wasn't good enough at math to fly proper planes"


with today's modern avionics , you only need remedial math anyway! I would bet building his own sim required more math then planning a flight in his sim  Smile
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RE: Man Builds $30K 747-400 Simulator In Bedroom

Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:18 pm

Quoting XA744 (Reply 9):
Next time I visit the U.K., will for sure take a little side trip to Coventry and ride the guy for at least three hours !!!...

I'm sure in the absence of a women he might just appreciate it, I hope he's pretty.
 
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RE: Man Builds $30K 747-400 Simulator In Bedroom

Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:20 pm

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 4):
Oh my! How could he ever do that? Does Boeing sell such simulators to potential buyers?



Quoting Blasphemystic (Reply 5):
I would like to know the answer to that too.



Quoting NYC777 (Reply 11):
Talk about a guy in serious need of a life. I guess is he never had a girlfriend (and never been kissed)!!!

any chance you could read the article before commenting???  Yeah sure
 
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RE: Man Builds $30K 747-400 Simulator In Bedroom

Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:22 pm

Good on him, it's a fair achievement and probably far more productive than just spending endless hours down the pub getting pissed... the latter also seems to lead to more marriage break-ups too!

Now the question is... what's his username on A.net  silly 


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RE: Man Builds $30K 747-400 Simulator In Bedroom

Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:30 pm

There is a guy in Austraila who hand built a 744 sim in his basement. It was featured in Airliners magazine a year or so ago.

When I worked as a contractor for DL a few years ago, they had two old DC9 sims in crates behind the geneal office complex that they were trying to "give away" for 20 grand each. Of course, it would cost you that and then some to get them up and running (they had been in those crates for several years). We all pondered the idea of buy them, setting them up somewhere and chargeing a per hour rate but sure we would have went bust in the first month!!!
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RE: Man Builds $30K 747-400 Simulator In Bedroom

Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:28 am

Thats insane! That is my new dream setup right there!!!!
 
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RE: Man Builds $30K 747-400 Simulator In Bedroom

Sat Oct 20, 2007 1:17 am

Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 12):
Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 7):
If he's using MS Flight Simulator to power his outside screens, I am curious how he gets the various controls to feed inputs to Flight Simulator and how he gets the instruments on his "flight deck" to display coordinated information. Does the FMS work, etc.? If not, then all that stuff is really all lit up for no reason, and the thing isn't worth much. If it does all work, then he has a pretty nifty little item. I'm impressed that he built it from wood and some car seats.

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RE: Man Builds $30K 747-400 Simulator In Bedroom

Sat Oct 20, 2007 11:41 am

Quoting Tristarcrazy (Reply 20):
We all pondered the idea of buy them, setting them up somewhere and chargeing a per hour rate but sure we would have went bust in the first month!!!

There is a company here in NZ that has commercial outlets in shopping malls in Auckland and Christchurch. They have a full-size 737NG simulator (unfortuately not full motion). I know for a fact that you need to book at least a week in advance to fly a session in the one in Christchurch.

I cant remember the web address but just try googling 'Flight Experience'

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RE: Man Builds $30K 747-400 Simulator In Bedroom

Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:24 pm

Quoting Tristarcrazy (Reply 20):
There is a guy in Austraila who hand built a 744 sim in his basement.

I think this is the one you mean:

http://www.hyway.com.au/747/

The site doesn't look like much has been added to it since I last looked though.
 
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RE: Man Builds $30K 747-400 Simulator In Bedroom

Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:25 pm

Quoting 1MillionFlyer (Reply 16):
"claims he wasn't good enough at math to fly proper planes"

Well someone has to add up the costs of that thing!

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