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    Suggestions for a start

    See my introduction post at http://www.mycockpit.org/forums/show...3988#post43988

    having said that, I think I will probably go down the path of the 737/767 (what are the differences between these two cockpits?).

    I really don't know where to begin. Project Magenta seems a bit out of my budget at this moment. I am thinking of starting with this so please, any suggestions are welcome to get me (possibly) started on the right path to happy flying.
    • Get the master and extension USB boards (I/O cards) from OpenCockpits.com
    • Get the 3 leds (green/red/yellow) to hopefully begin with the Inner/Middle/Outer marker indicator
    • Build part of the pedestal buy acquiring the NAV/COM/XPDR/ADF panels from HispaPanels.com and whatever extra electronics that might need.
    • Already have CH Products Flight Sim Yoke and Pedals
    For the 2nd phase I think of the following:
    • Buy the Autopilot panels/buttons/indicators
    • EFIS panel
    Third phase (when I get lucky enough to buy a house):
    • Start building the frame for the pedestal and PFD using wood I am handy
    • Do some things with acrylic plastic

    Anybody sees any pitfalls with this path? after that I don't know what would be next or what is most appropriate as I am still in a rental apartment and can't build a full cockpit.

    My dream has been to get a full throttle quadrant with motors and all. Was getting warm with the Symulatory.com TQ but even for presales you are lucky to get an answer, now imagine if you shelled out thousands of euros and the thing does not work... I guess I will need another TQ supplier for that part of my adventure.

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    Looks like you have done the research. Your path appears to be a good one. One thing I would like to mention is that you cam build a lot of cockpit for cheap using wood and paint. Just to get you started.

    Best regards, and welcome to mycockpit.org

    Trev
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