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    Hi Everyone

    I have been flight simming since starting on the sinclair zx81 wireframe
    cockpit of a spitfire. The last few years have been getting more serious into flying 747, 737 for a virtual airline. After seeing a sight in the UK about
    building a home cockpit I have been inspired to have a go myself. I hope to learn a lot from you guys and hopefully some help from you as well. I hope soon to start building a mcp for my boeing.

    Bruce Jackson

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    Yupe!! Welcome to the Hobby man this is the right place to spend your money... errrr follow your dream LOL!! Kidding!! Welcome and please donīt hesitate to ask these guys are amazing builders and very talented I sure know they will help you out!

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    Hey Bruce...

    It's great to hear from you. I am sure many of us builders are looking forward to seeing and hearing about your plans. There is a plethora of knowledge here in the sight, you will be able to find it I am sure, if not. Ask questions. We are all here to help each other out. Please feel free to create a gallery of your project, so we may all see how things are going for you. I for one am excited to see more new members joining daily. You all bring something new to the table, and for that we thank you.

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    Welcome

    Many thanks guys for the warm welcome I got on here tonight, one question I was going to ask. Is it better to buy a commercially built MCP panel or one of the ones you put together yourself

    Bruce

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty View Post
    Many thanks guys for the warm welcome I got on here tonight, one question I was going to ask. Is it better to buy a commercially built MCP panel or one of the ones you put together yourself

    Bruce
    Hello and welcome! Well that depends... If you have the time, know how or willing to learn how I think building your own is a great idea, but if money is not a problem and you would rather spend your time on other parts of your sim, then buy one. There are a few good ones out there. It is all up to what you want..... And I too look forward to seeing your project grow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty View Post
    Many thanks guys for the warm welcome I got on here tonight, one question I was going to ask. Is it better to buy a commercially built MCP panel or one of the ones you put together yourself

    Bruce
    If your not ready to buy an interface system yet, but want to have a large change in realism. Buying One is a great start.

    2 Models spring to mind. CPFlight best (But more expensive) and Goflight. A great product.

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    MCP Panel

    Thanks Bob and Trev for the advice think I will go for the goflight version, I have been led to understand that there is a company in poland that makes fantastic panels for the 737NG, which is great for guys like me this side of the pond.

    Bruce

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty View Post
    Thanks Bob and Trev for the advice think I will go for the goflight version, I have been led to understand that there is a company in poland that makes fantastic panels for the 737NG, which is great for guys like me this side of the pond.

    Bruce
    Welcome to the group, Bruce. Just be aware that Go-flight makes great equipment but their customer service sucks. I have several of their units and love them. But, if I need help, I prowl the boards. Good luck
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    Welcome to MyCockpit Bruce,

    I would very much recommend the CP Flight MCP with the backlit front plate from Engravity. I have this unit and two CP Flight EFIS modules that work brilliantly with the PMDG program and look a million bucks. Well worth the extra pennies, don't compromise on this purchase, you won't regret it!

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    Smile Cp Mcp

    Thanks for that Gwyn, I didnt realise they made an EFIS Panel as well, looks as if this is the better option

    Bruce

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