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    2000+ Poster - Never Leaves the Sim Michael Carter's Avatar
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    New ceiling panel came, but still not quite right

    The ceiling panel that joins the eyebrow trim arrived today, but even with recutting the angles of the window frame, I just don't seem to be able to get this right.

    The window frame is not supposed to be any wider than the forward edge of the trim panel, and it's no bigger than the glass itself, but it's still not right.

    I think I need to rebuild the window frame with the sides of the frame angled away from perpendicular. If I do that and don't change any other angles it should push the window closer to the overhead.

    I think I'd rather rewire a Sperry AP head.







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    1000+ Poster - Fantastic Contributor Tomlin's Avatar
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    Man, even if it's still not 'quite right' it looks really good- starting to see a bit of immersion there!
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    Looking good...once the "feel" is around you, it all starts to help you believe you realy are there.

    I just wish - I - could pick something to build that doesn't have a bubble canopy!


    Good luck with your modifications.
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    2000+ Poster - Never Leaves the Sim Michael Carter's Avatar
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    Thanks.

    Yeah, bubble canopies are tough. You almost have to have the real article since no one makes them for the sim crowd.

    As this half shell continues, I'm going to have to start thinking of a way to get in and out of this thing as my seat is not on rails yet. I doubt I'll be able to get in and out from the left side like I've been doing now for a year.

    After more thought, I think the angles on the window side are the problem. If I change those two sides to a different angle to move the window inboard I think the whole thing will fall together.
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    looking great once again... i think its is much better to build the sheel around the cockpit rather than the other way around. this is the same way i will be heading eventually lol. Pleased to see you are getting a step further to a 'cockpit' and it realy is looking great from the pictures... so as i always say keep us updated

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    2000+ Poster - Never Leaves the Sim Michael Carter's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by 737 Gez View Post
    looking great once again... i think its is much better to build the sheel around the cockpit rather than the other way around. this is the same way i will be heading eventually lol. Pleased to see you are getting a step further to a 'cockpit' and it realy is looking great from the pictures... so as i always say keep us updated

    Best Wishes,
    Thanks!


    I don't know if it's better or not, but it's the only way I'm going to be able to do it. Frankly, I'd rather have built the sim into a shell, or half shell but
    my room is very limited.
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    I know what you mean, it's the same with me. My room is quite small too.

    I'm building just the capt.side of the 737NG and find that I'm having to keep moving things out of the way as I build,
    Love your setup hope mine looks half as good when I'm ready for the half shell.

    Still not sure what I'm going to do about visuals, I have a projector in the lounge room for my home theatre but don't think that I would have enough room to use it in the sim room.

    I think I'll end up with some sort of monitor arrangement for the front and capt side windows.

    Paul

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