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    Hello

    Hello--I'm from Richmond, Virginia. I've been thinking for quite some time about building a home cockpit in my basement where my flight simulator computer is set-up (convincing the wife is an issue for me as well).

    Came across this site on our FSX muliplayer forum, www.fs-mp.com in a post about the new FSC motorized 737 TQ (which is, unfortunately, out of my price range for the time being).

    I will probably be starting simple at first with a twin turbo cockpit set-up, like the B1900D, DHC-8, or ATR72. Frankly, there is so much here, it is a bit hard to digest it all. I am so glad I stumbled onto this group!

    I do some real world flying with friends who have airplanes (including a Raytheon/Beechcraft Premier 1A) and hope to be able to pursue my PPL soon (when the kids get older).
    David
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    2000+ Poster - Never Leaves the Sim Michael Carter's Avatar
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    Welcome to the site. There is a lot of information to soak up, but it doesn't have to be all at once.

    The ATR would be a great choice paired with Flight 1's flight model. I hear it's one of the best.
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    We don't need no stinkin' ETOPS!



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    That is exactly what I have--it is a great model (as is their new MD80-Pro). Wow, is that your home cockpit? Unbelievable!
    David
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    Yes. That is based on the DF727. A Lufthansa 727-230 to be exact.
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    We don't need no stinkin' ETOPS!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Carter View Post
    Yes. That is based on the DF727. A Lufthansa 727-230 to be exact.
    I would never leave the house!
    David
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    500+ This must be a daytime job


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    Welcome to MyCockpit David! You'll enjoy it here. In turn, your wife might hate us.

    Quote Originally Posted by David7700 View Post
    I would never leave the house!
    Actually you would never leave the basement

    And depending on how she feels on this fact, you might or might not want to bring that up during the convincing phase

    Take a look around and feel free to ask questions about topics you can't find on the site already.

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    David, welcome to MyCockpit.org! You will find a lot of information here and can get just about any question answered!

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    Hey--I've continued to visit the site to get inspired. The Lear looks tempting, but I am not sure I am at that level. I thought I'd try building the Push-Pull Throttle from Desktop Aviator, and if I can do it, try for something like this (maybe after the B1900D):

    David
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