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rjvcarvalho
12-04-2010, 08:18 PM
Hello guys,

Just found this surfing the web:
http://i01.i.aliimg.com/photo/v0/254487869/180_degree_2_35_1_curved_Fixed.jpg
http://snowhitescreen.en.alibaba.com/product/254487869-50100483/180_degree_2_35_1_curved_Fixed_Frame_projection_screen_projector_screens.html

Nick1150
07-19-2011, 12:24 PM
Interesting find !!!

The link has expired....

I have googled but not found anything... Has anyone purchased this one ?

AMunk
07-19-2011, 04:27 PM
Hi Guys.. made this my own. price around 60 EUR in materials.
5418

Sean Nixon
07-19-2011, 05:28 PM
I responded when the link was valid. I had to subscribe to some business thing to request a quote. Reluctantly I did, but got no response. Thankfully I haven't been bombarded with spam from them either. If I remember rightly, it was a chinese firm.

flightdeck
07-20-2011, 05:51 AM
Hi Nick,
I have purchased a 180 screen from them, taylor made:
http://www.snowhitescreen.com/curved-fixed-frame-screen/

Here are pictures of the setup:

http://www.fly737.com/media/screen.jpg

http://www.fly737.com/media/screen1.jpg

It took me about 10 weeks to get the thing from China to Vienna.
Quality is perfect and massive, I can really recommend them!

Cheers

blueskydriver
07-20-2011, 06:08 AM
How much did it cost for the screen, and then what was the cost for shipping?

Thank you.

flightdeck
07-20-2011, 06:18 AM
The screen itself was US$ 1.900, shipping, forwarding, fees and taxes another US$ 900

BW901
07-20-2011, 09:28 AM
I agree with AMunk, it isn't expensive or difficult to make a decent screen yourself - couple of hundred Euro for materials and paint from the local hardware store and a couple of days work with some help from a mate, as I'm not that handy with powertools. I'll invest a little more money on special projector paint which we're using in the office to project straight onto walls; the image brightness and quality with the paint are excellent.

http://g-bvob.net/wordpress/?p=270

and in use, the projectors haven't yet been fully adjusted positionwise, so the visible joins are down to me, not the screen!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0JqfSbPh14

Cheers
Jon

AMunk
07-20-2011, 03:32 PM
That looks cool if the size of the room admits it.. :)

For my screen (still in test progress) the materials i used was:

- Electrical piping 2 x 3 meters and four 90 deg angles. 16 EUR
- Two cheap bathroom vinyl lining 2 x 1,8 meters 27 EUR
- One roll of white duct tape 10 EUR
- A lot of patience....
Total 53 EUR.

I started bending the pipes in the desired curve around the sim with a heating gun.
glued all the angles on the pipes to get the frame together.

Taped the vinyl lining around the frame, stretching until the desired bend, at this moment i looked like crap because the lining was all wrinkled...
Then i used the heat gun on the vinyl and to my surprise i crimped around the frame and removed all wrinkles....

blueskydriver
07-20-2011, 04:18 PM
First, we posted about this here, as well as on Cockpit Builders website. Please do not delete this reply because it redirects you to there; we always send many redirects back to MyCockpit on the other site. Especially, since a similar topic might be going on at the same time, so it saves time and people will not have to read the same post twice, but in two different places.

Therefore, please go to this link to read more about curved screens, and of course read more here on MYC:

http://www.cockpitbuilders.com/community/index.php?topic=1927.msg14775#new

Thank you MYC for being a great site that shares over the entire flight sim community...

BSD

blueskydriver
10-14-2011, 04:31 PM
Just ordered an 8 ft x 34 ft screen that is custom made...price $400 including shipping. Will post more about this next week, once it gets here in our hands...

BSD

Sweetwater
10-14-2011, 10:22 PM
BSD,

Thanks! Love to hear back on this

Jeff (KGEG)

blueskydriver
11-14-2011, 12:32 PM
Remember the screen I ordered? Well, it was ordered on October 14 and at my door by October 18. First, I have no idea how Carl made this screen so fast! It is 34 feet long by 8 feet high; it has a 2 1/2 inch black material border all around, with black gromments spaced every 6 inches (normally 12 inches, but I requested closer); it has double black thread sticthing and the border is doubled in the sewing. Also, it came with 250 bungees to hang it to a frame (not included).

Had someone work on it over the weekend and the reason it took a bit before starting, is because we needed a way to frame it. Thus, we used 10 each 8 feet long by 3/4 inch PVC plastic tubing (water type) and 120 each 3/4 inch Conduit Hangers, as well as PVC pipe to pipe and 90 degree elbow connectors. So, the frame and screen is up across the top only and that is to determine the rest of the frame spacing. Thought it would just be a matter of framing all around, but it's not that easy. The figuring for strecthing of the bungees, to get the right screen tightness, has to be done by testing, moving, testing and etc. Sure, it could be determined by math, but writting it on paper and then doing it is two different things, so if you do this, take that into account.

The material of the screen itself is white like you would see on a regular projector screen; although, it is not bright white, but not dark white either, it's more a mid-tone to bright white (will look for brightness value later). You can tell the front from the back easily enough, even though both look close in color.

Finally, what did it cost? A little over $400 US with shipping via UPS. Is it worth it? YES!!! Even though the projectors are not on yet, to see what the image is going to look like, I can pretty much guess it'll look awesome. The previous screen material, behind this new screen, is white and looks really close, so it should be the same or better than before with the projected images from FSX. The main issue is that the faults of the previous screen will not be there; no more screw spots, rough surfaces or seeing cracks.

Planning to post some pictures here shortly for all to see. As for the place we ordered it from, it is called:

Carl's Place
1223 Storrs Lake Road
Milton, Wisconsin, USA
phone: 608-352-0002
http:\\www.carlofet.com/
or email to: carl@carlofet.com

Here is a link to his Ebay site: http://stores.ebay.com/Carls-Place-Projector-Screens

I did speak to him about the flight simulator community and that there are many people working towards getting screens for their sim projects; told him that he'll likely get a lot of business from all of this... So, anyone looking to get a screen that is custom to your needs for your sim project, be it flat or curved, I'd suggest you contact Carl. Do tell him that I posted this and he might give you a better deal than you'd expect

Note: I do not know him personally or am I connected to him in any way, just found him on Ebay and ironically he is located in Wisconsin (same as us).

BSD Team

blueskydriver
11-14-2011, 01:01 PM
More pictures:

Aaron
11-14-2011, 03:09 PM
Great news!

Custom and well made screen and an affordable price!

Keep us update as you work on it

blueskydriver
11-19-2011, 11:43 AM
For more discussion and photos follow this link please:

http://www.cockpitbuilders.com/community/index.php?topic=2221.msg17095;topicseen#new

Note: MYC staff I have it referenced back to here as well, so please do not remove.

OmniAtlas
06-30-2013, 05:18 PM
For more discussion and photos follow this link please:

http://www.cockpitbuilders.com/community/index.php?topic=2221.msg17095;topicseen#new

Note: MYC staff I have it referenced back to here as well, so please do not remove.

Unfortunately blueskydriver I can no longer access cockpitbuilders. They have decided to ban me because I do not share the same opinion about a vendor's product. I did not say anything derogatory and instead was on the receiving end :roll: It is no surprise why mycockpit.org remains the more popular forum.


Flightdeck -- the screen looks very impressive and professional. Did you end up buying the frame as well, or did you make your own?

I am planning to do something similar to the Cobra Curve Screen / iDome setup by Paul Bourke with one 1080p projector. Cobra Simulation Curved Projector Screen Display - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F36SHN_FykM)