I have added a link “memes”. Aviation related memes that I come across I will post here on the site.
In the actual construction of the simulator and the other projects I have started, I am still planning. My approach to rebuilding is that I should not regret a few weeks after installation but that the quality should be high and well thought out before i build.
Sitting at the time of writing and projecting the curved screen itself.
In the meantime, I will continue to show other bloggers that is building simulators that probably helped me without their knowledge. Today I want to show Peter’s blog www.buildaboeing.com.
Peter is a Danish guy who blogs at an incredibly high level of detail on parts of his project. Build A Boeing . com is a must to follow if you like me do a lot of DIY. I may not fancy all his ideas, but the knowledge he shares is amazing. If you have not already come across his blog, be sure you check it out.
Progress is slow but it’s just a matter of getting used to it, this hobby is slow. The job of 3D printing and CAD the MIP continues. The printer is currently working on a new gear leaver handle and mechanism. The body itself is just printed, the tube, the wheel and the trigger will be sanded, spray filled and painted in several steps. More on that when i can take pictures to show.
The CAD drawing is largely measured, adjustments are made to ensure that everything really fits. The space between the gear leaver, the standby instruments and the upper eicas screen is really tight and the range of small screens of 4:3 size is really limited. But I’m chasing on.
In the meantime, I intend to enlighten other cockpit builders, who have helped me in some way (probably without even knowing about it). The first video I ever saw on a homemade simulator was a video I came across on YouTube totally random.
Neale Hargreaves a British guy who has built a full mock-up Boeing 737-800NG branded as KLM. In his first video, he shows his entire sim that he built out in a shed. I watched the video countless times to the extent that my wife responded in the style of “if he can do one, you can too!” and that was where the idea of my own cockpit building started.