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    What did you guys start building your cockpits with?

    The subject speaks for itself . What were your first steps? Shell? MIP? Overhead or pedestal? Or may be just working MCP and everything else just wrapped it around? Please share your experience

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    Started (and still ongoing) with the MCP. Thinking pedestal next but MIP sounds enticing as well.

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    MIP and Radio stack. Began adding to it later.
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    I am starting with cockpit displays / warnings etc & switch inputs. when all this is working then I will start on brake pedals & throttle quadrant. The last stage will be to build the cockpit and put it all together.

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    Overhead. Then throttle, yoke, center control stand, MIP, and shell.

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    I personally think the most important place to start is with your Main Instrument Panel, and build outwards from that. That is where your eyes are focused most of the time, and really once you have the MIP done, you in a way become flyable, which is important to be able to keep flying while you are building.

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    MIP, it is like Trevor said, fly while building keeps you motivated!
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    i started with the throttle where it still sits on my bench unfinished, then moved on to the shell, no i'm networking..... and gettin it all to run

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    I think it depends on what you want...at the start and at the end. I personally am building an Avro Lancaster from the pilot forward, so I will have both the pilot and bomb aimer positions with computers for two people (multi-crewing). I will primarily be using Battleground Europe for my purpose as opposed to FSX etc. I have that as well, but if ur not getting shot at it just doesn't seem as exciting hehe.

    But to me, most importantly it will look exactly like the front end of a Lancaster from the outside. In the end, the inside will be as close as I can get it, but the main point is that you feel as though you are flying in one during your bombing mission (or when you're getting your *** shot down). S!

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    I think logically you should start with the base. (Which is what I did). This allows you to setup dual controls which would be difficult to retrofit afterwards. Then I worked on the MIP and MCP. The MCP is nearly complete and the MIP is 50% complete. Then im moving backwards down the Pedestal, so FMC, Throttles, Radios etc. Then side walls and windows so that I have support for the final part which is the Overhead.

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