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    Thumbs up Visit to the "Guru" of Sim Building in Gobowen, England

    Hi everyone,

    Just to let you all know that I recently paid a visit to fellow cockpit builder, Ian Sissons' home and got into his B737 Sim for a flight on a VATSIM controlled flight from Malpensa to Napoli.

    I must say that at first glance at the cockpit in his garage, my jaw dropped at the setup of the cockpit and the skill gone into the building of the cockpit. Ian you have outdone yourself and I must thank you for having me over to your home for the chance to fly your sim. Also the fact that you are always ever willing to part with your knowledge of cockpit building to others is impeckable. I learnt so much in that 4 hrs at your sim than I have done in the last few years that I have put my sim together. Your wiring skills and well thought out methods of figuring out the wiring of the switches and lights was brilliant. Now why didnt I think of it.

    I will post some photos soon and also a link of a video made in the sim.

    Ian , thanks for the great afternoon and I only wished that I had more time as I had more question to ask of you...

    For those of you that dont know Ian, get to his website for detailed instructions of how and what to do to build a B737NG flight simulator in your home.

    Here's the link:
    www.737ng.co.uk

    Cheers Ian and thanks once again. Also thank your lovely wife Pauline for the sandwiches and drinks served during the transit in Napoli......

    from a happy flyer...

    Chris.

    Chris Danker
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    Having also visited Ian's superb setup I totally agree with all of Chris's comments - great sim - great hospitality and it's all Ian's fault that I am now building my own version due originally to his website!

    Cheers Ian!

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    Ian's website was certainly a major factor in me not just thinking about it, but getting on and doing it. His description of how he tackled some of the hurdles involved continue to be invaluable.
    Andy

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    Here here! Although I'm not building a 737 Ian's site has served as great inspiration and information for my build. We are so lucky to have such generous and talented people to gain from.

    Ken.
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    "Guru", that's not what the Bride calls me :o)

    Gentlemen, good day.....
    i just have to say thanks to you for the very complimentary comments. part of the pleasure is sharing the experiences and encouraging new (and existing) builders to go the extra mile. it's well worth it. we are a very smart and innovative bunch and as ken says "knowledge is usless unless shared" - very true.
    and i have one or two things up my sleeve, i am writing it all up now. i've beaten the power switching logic on the overhead panel and 'simplified' it. it's 99% right. chris answered the last couple of questions when he was here... i'll post when the new doc is finished.
    thanks again for your compliments and have a great day.....
    best regards from the welsh borders.....
    ian

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