Thread: Hi from a new 727 builder
09-02-2008, 06:51 AM #1
- Join Date
- Jun 2008
- Berlin, Germany
Hi from a new 727 builder
Hi fellow sim-builders,
I would like to introduce myself: I live in Berlin, Germany and I started to work on a B727 cockpit a couple of months ago.
Initially I planned on a 737NG but when I had a chance to get some real parts I changed my mind. I was using the OGS glass cockpit software (by the way, it's really great - for those who have not yet tried it) and I will still use the NAV display (otherwise I might get in trouble when flying online, if I don't find the waypoints). I am using FS9 and the 727 software is the Dreamfleet 727. The IO cards are from OpenCockpits (again, I can really recommend trying that if you are not yet dedicated to another system, especially if you live in Europe and can obtain the products quick and cheaper than stuff from overseas) with SIOC as the programming software.
So far I managed to get the first switches going ((lights, probably for those experienced builders not a great deal, but it is a great feeling to turn a switch and the FS aircraft lights light up ) and I wired up the parking brake lights. It should work to use the original 727 light with an output card and a 24 V system. At least in theory. The light lights up but have not yet connected it to the card and the computer.
The things I am proudest of are a 727 overhead and a 727 throttle. The idea is (as I really consider it as a privilege to own parts that spent 20 years in airline service) to use as much of the original wirings, lights and components as possible.
Currently I am working on a stand to put the overhead over my head(actually, I try to get someone build it for me) and to be sure it does not fall down and end both a promising project and a promising newbie. As soon as the stand is ready I will complete the wiring of the overhead and then I will take care of the throttle.
I will add pictures as the project becomes "showable" and I am glad to see so many other 727 builders (actually, this aircraft seems to have a sim builder renaissance) with great projects and great results.
Greetings from Germany,
09-02-2008, 07:10 AM #2
OH NO!!!! another B727.... Hold back Mike.... here we go again.... LOL
Welcome aboard, seems you'll have a few B727 friends here. Glad to have you here, I look forward to seeing some pics of your project.
09-02-2008, 10:50 AM #3
Welcome to the site Florian. There are a few of us here with a 727. It's not an impossible build, but it's not as off-the-shelf as more popular aircraft.
If any of us can help, just let us know.
Congrats on picking the finest narrow body Boeing ever built.Boeing Skunk Works
Remember...140, 250, and REALLY FAST!
We don't need no stinkin' ETOPS!
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09-02-2008, 11:08 AM #4
Still not outriden on the 737 yet mike LOL!
The 737 remains supreme at the moment, have you been doing some 727 building advertising then mike ?
As a suggestion to Matt, or trev or any of the admin for that matter... it would be nice to see a table/graph of all the aircraft actually being built here in our forum by the members ... not just for newcomers although it will help seeing who is who etc and who's 'on their side' so to speak but also to us because i dont know what aircraft every single member is building here.
It would also be good for competition purposes too, just to see which aircraft is in front there
Just a little idea i had that's all.
And also to our new B727 builder .. Welcome! unknowingly you havn't JUST become a member of a cockpit builders' forum but what some would call a nut house LOL ... i think the nut house label is more refered to by the women however
Nevertheless welcome to the site, and hope to see your progress in the furture, mike has already jumped into convo here, he is your main man here for 727 as far as pictures are concerned anyway, you should find them very interesting.Geremy Britton
Executive Assistant, MyCockpit Inc
Head of GLB Flight Products
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