Thread: New in the block!
02-15-2008, 04:31 PM #1
- Join Date
- Feb 2008
New in the block!
I just registered my self in the forum and I am very happy to be with you!
I am a 23 year old flight simmer who wants to build his own cockpit one day and that's why I am here!
I started a couple of years before with a try to make my own 737 throttle quad.
It's not ready yet and it will never be cause I plan to rebuilt it and use stronger materials and new technics.At the momment I want to concetrate on building a yoke column wich I think its a bit easier.I found a tutorial in here uses a sidewinder.What a shame I wasted mine by using it to build my throttle...
Nobody learns without a fail!
I am with you and ready to build as much parts as I can.The only think that stops me is my family cause they say I waste their space(bla bla bla bla bla....) and my wallet that is empty.
I am sure in the end I will build a homepit as cheap and realistic as it gets!
Thank for reading this.
02-15-2008, 07:10 PM #2
Welcome to the forum! Good luck with your project!Luis Gordo
Instructor StationTM - www.iStationGordo.com
02-15-2008, 07:23 PM #3
Welcome to the "Block" and we live and learn by our failures, so join the club or "block"
Glad to have you join us, and keep us up to date on your project, please
02-15-2008, 08:35 PM #4
- Join Date
- Dec 2007
- New Brunswick, Canada
New in the Block
I think itís hi time I introduced myself. Iím a retired CAF Air traffic controller now enjoying my retirement in Eastern Canada. I was also a long time civy flight instructor throughout my career in the military (as a part time job). Iíve owned a few airplanes in the pass and Iíve built and flown a Vanís RV-4 for a number of years. I have been a Flt.Sim enthusiast ever since I can remember when and now Iíve come across your fine Web site and forum.
I read Joe Laveryís fine article in PC Pilot magazine and it really got me going as a ďsomething to tryĒ item. Iíve gone as far as I can with the B737 throttle Quadrant and now I need someoneís help in locating the required gears for this unit. I can purchase the 6 gears from a shop in France for less than $2.00 cdn. However the shipping would cost me $36.00. The gears in question are 20mm and 60mm (PVC) with a 4mm hub. (3 of each). If anyone knows of a North American source, any info would be appreciated.
Many thanks and a great forum.
02-15-2008, 10:02 PM #5
Spooner60, welcome aboard. Please keep us informed of your project. Sharing helps other builders, as you've already found out
Hope someone comes along with help finding your gears.
02-15-2008, 10:09 PM #6
I stopped counting the failures several years ago.
If it hadn't been for the failures, my sim wouldn't be where it is today.
No one writes an instruction manual for building a sim. It's sometimes trial and error before something is working or looking correctly.
Welcome to the forum new guys. Hope to see some of your projects soon.Boeing Skunk Works
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We don't need no stinkin' ETOPS!
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02-17-2008, 11:16 AM #7
Welcome and now you will never leave hehehe.747 home cockpit builder
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02-18-2008, 03:05 PM #8
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- Feb 2008
The progress will be slow but I will keep you up to date.
As I said before first stop is the column!