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    2000+ Poster - Never Leaves the Sim Michael Carter's Avatar
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    This Is Unreal!!!

    I never imagined it like this. It's great!

    I haven't had that 'flying feeling' since I last flew a Cessna.

    We pushed out of Geneva for the return trip to Paris, and then it was on to Hamburg. What an experience. FS flying will never again be the same. I'm glad I've stuck it out this long with the 727. It has not disappointed me.

    Now I know how everyone else felt on their flight deck's maiden flight.

    WOW! I couldn't stop grinning for the whole flight. I busted my altitude on the way up just staring at the instrument panel (and navigating too, I don't have the altitude alert quite working right yet, but I'll get it).

    Now I have to get on those instrument bezels.

    Parked at 17A, Hamburg, just after shutdown:









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    At long last the payout Bet you felt like Howard Hughes did with his airplanes.
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    I cant wait to do the first flight in our sim, still alot of work for us to do yet.
    But im sure we will get there...

    Damien

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    2000+ Poster - Never Leaves the Sim Michael Carter's Avatar
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    Well, lets just say I haven't been able to get this stupid grin off of my face.

    Part of it because it's finally flyable as a panel and second because I wasn't every really sure it was ever going to happen.
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    Very nice work!!!! I know how you are feeling right now!

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    CONGRATULATIONS!

    I know exactly how you aere feeling... it is a real kick when it shows that it WILL work.

    best,

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    Congrats!! The pictures don't do it justice, i did the same thing in my 737-200sim and never could get a good photo of the simulated gauges on the lcd. They looked very real in person. Great job!

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    2000+ Poster - Never Leaves the Sim Michael Carter's Avatar
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    Thanks guys!

    I'm still making minor adjustments for the instrument placement and I believe I've got it now.

    The heading cursor contol is functioning too now for the HSI, but it's not the same knob that was used on the 2-D panel. ??? All that matters though is that it works. It looks pretty much like the Mode Select switch on the AP.

    In one of the above photos, I have the Collins bezel over the HSI. It has a piece of glass with an anti-reflective coating. It looks a lot better in the picture than the other guages do. I may use a window tint on the lenses of my bezel and see how that works out. The do seem rather bright in the photos and in person.
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    Project 727

    Congrats Capt. Mike!!!

    Your hard work, love for commercial aviation and dedication to the Boeing 727 has finally payed off big time. You are so wright to say that FLIGHT SIM WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN.

    You will Never, Ever forget this moment for You are now Once Again Airborne, Pilot In Command, Soaring Higher and Faster Than Ever Before, but this time its Special because At Last it Finally Does Feels
    ..."AS REAL AS IT GETS".

    As you well know its not easy keeping the spirit of the 727 alive and strong, but you have managed to do so with lots of CLASS.
    Again, Congratulations to You CAPTAIN!!!

    Joe Maldonado
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    KEEPING THE SPIRIT OF THE 727 AT FULL THRUST!!!
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    2000+ Poster - Never Leaves the Sim Michael Carter's Avatar
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    Thanks Joe! Hearing that from the best 727 builder on the planet means quite a lot.

    I'd sure be interested in knowing just how many 727 builders there are out there. Especially those that have them flying. I believe we belong to a very small club indeed.

    Sure feels good to have it flying. It's been a long four years.
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    We don't need no stinkin' ETOPS!



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