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    I have finally started!!!!!!

    Well, after 6 years of wanting, 2 years of planning and one month of spending today i have made the very first part of my sim!!!!!!!!

    As you may know i have recently got my new sim room/workshop a few weeks ago and over the past few weeks been building it all up and playing with all my brand new shiny toys, and this weekend I got to the point where it was time to actually start making somthing that will go towards this insane pipe dream we all have of actually having your own full blown flight simulator!

    Currently sat here typing this with a coffee and a pile of panels all illuminated perfectly, how buzzing am I at this moment.

    I know it dont look much, but its a start





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    That's how we all started! Good luck and keep us up to date on the progress.

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    Good for you Phil!!!!!

    I'm glad you've taken pictures, because you don't want to forget this moment!!!! Take pictures as you progress, so you'll never forget how you felt when you accomplished your projects.

    And Thank You for sharing this moment with the rest of us

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    Cheers Matt

    I have definitly got the bug now, its midnight here at the moment and i have work in a few hours but im now starting to re-make the radio head and starting the pass sign panel, audio panel, rudder trim and have a go at an FMC aswell!!

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    Phil,
    Those look fantastic, Who made your panels for you? Your definitely on an amazing rollercoaster ride now Good Luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warvet View Post
    Phil,
    Those look fantastic, Who made your panels for you? Your definitely on an amazing rollercoaster ride now Good Luck.

    Tim
    Ive made the panels, that what ive been doing all weekend, very rewarding.

    Just had a first stab at the FMC, this is one complicated piece to figure out, a couple of more layers to cut before its complete.



    But as usual i got carried away, i decided to make a job load of panels to try different methods of painting cutting machining and engraving, i even got some parts for the legend that is the 737 aswell!, but i dont know why, im not making a 737 but i do like its colour.


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    Outstanding job Phil!

    This work is incredible.

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    WOW! Phil thats insane...unbelievable work my friend. How did you do the backlighting? If i wanted an overhead done in back light for A340 would ya do it? how much would it cost me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by warvet View Post
    WOW! Phil thats insane...unbelievable work my friend. How did you do the backlighting? If i wanted an overhead done in back light for A340 would ya do it? how much would it cost me?

    Tim
    Im afraid the backlighting is a closly guarded secret for now, keep in mind the EVAC and XPNDR panels only require 4 LED to illuminate, but looks OK just using three, not decided on exactly how im going to do it yet.

    As for the overhead, well i know i can do the different colours, but some pieces may be too big for my machine, i will have to look into it.

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    Wow, when you do it, you do it First Class.

    That looks really great.
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    We don't need no stinkin' ETOPS!



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