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  • #3784

    Andrew Lawrence
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    Basement Fly Guy,

    I want to thank you for the inspiration to build my own cockpit.  I am about 85% complete at this point.  I will take some pictures and a video when it gets closer to finished.  I think my wife thinks I am crazy, but everyone who has seen it, loves it.

     

    Thanks!

    Andrew

     

    #3835

    Basement Fly Guy
    • Posts: 228

    Thanks for this post. It was very nice to read. And for the record, I don’t think you’re crazy. I think it’s cool. I look forward to seeing pics.

    N15JG On PilotEdge

    #3848

    Andrew Lawrence
    • Posts: 10

    Thank you!  Unfortunately my father passed away suddenly on August 17th.  I have not been able to work on it too much since.  I have been busy dealing with things, plus he was a huge encouragement on this.  He loved all simulator stuff, so it has been hard to continue on with it.  I have been working on it a little here and there.  I will get pictures when I get a chance.

    #3864

    Basement Fly Guy
    • Posts: 228

    I’m very sorry to hear about your father. I can imagine how trying the time is. I look forward to photos when the time is right.

    N15JG On PilotEdge

    #3948

    Andrew Lawrence
    • Posts: 10

    About 90% done at this point.

    Here are some pictures and a video.  I decided, for now, to use the simulated panel.  I had a IR touch screen add on for the 40″ monitor, but it will not fit on the 47″.  I will need to get another one.  It actually worked quite well for push buttons.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8N6gMRgAN8

    #4395

    Andrew Lawrence
    • Posts: 10

    Just an update on my sim. I have done a lot with it lately, and have it nearly where I want it. I upgraded the main monitor to a 58″ 4k TV.  I also have installed a Diagma panel using PanelBuilder for the gauges.  The Diagma panel has a real hood on it, so I put an LED strip on the underside, so that it is easier to see the switches and such.  I am now working on small details to make the interior look more real.

    I will get some pictures and videos soon for you all to see.  I am really happy with the way it is coming out.

    Andrew

     

     

     

    #4410

    Andrew Lawrence
    • Posts: 10

    As promised, I finally had a chance to get some new pictures of my simulator. Still a little work to do, but mostly finishing stuff.

    Let me know your thoughts!

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    #4417

    John
    • Posts: 29

    Looks great!

    Is that a mini keyboard on your yoke?  How did you attach it?

    N916PP

    #4418

    Andrew Lawrence
    • Posts: 10

    Yes, it is a mini 2.4ghz keyboard with track pad.  Useful when I don’t want the full size keyboard and mouse in the cockpit.  Mounted it with velcro tape.

    #4432

    Andrew Lawrence
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    This forum is very slow moving.  Too bad, as building a simulator is fun!

    Here is the newest video of my sim.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec9rCg8HhEI&t=453s

    #4433

    John
    • Posts: 29

    Looks great Andrew!  Hope to see more.

    I am unable to continue by build at this time, but I like to keep up with others who do such a great job with the hobby.  Hopefully, I can get back to my build soon.

    N916PP

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