Now that MSFS2020 will be released in less than a month, I am currently skipping the warp of the screen for the time being. As I currently do not know if MSFS2020 is a simulator to build a cockpit against or upgrade my current P3Dv4.5 to P3Dv5.
The Warpalizer license I have today does not cover either MSFS2020 or P3Dv5 so the choice is still between upgrading the current Waralizer license or simply buying FlyElise. The price and choice of simulator may determine that later.
Started with building the floor. Bars in 120x45mm wood, 12mm board material on top of it and finally I will put an aluminum plate on either 2mm or 3mm depending on whether I need to get it stiffer or not.
I use Carl’s design (www.737diysim.com). Redo his measurements to suit my stuff and plans, but based on his drawing and builds the floor in sections. Mounted wheels 40mm construction height, if these are allowed to remain later, the ceiling height must determine. But during the construction period, they are extremely handy.
I bought a homemade Yoke column from a friend who went a straw sharper and bought an entire OEM column. On mine, the FO side is an OEM and the Captain side is a replica from opencockpits.com. The problem with this yoke is that it is made with link arms and thus can not turn more than about 140-150 degrees on each side. Whether I redo them before assembly or postpone it until much later into the construction, I will have to decide a little later. The plan is then a timing belt or chain.