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    Hi, I'm Nikola Jovanovic from Belgrade age 19

    I'm intending to start build cockpit...there is a little problem with money, but I'm planning to do that step by step...
    I don't want to do with 737NG or A320 because most home cockpit are that type... I want B744 or MD-11 cockpit, but I have problem with parts...most companies makes components for 737 and A320...I can't find much for other aircrafts...
    Please some advice from wich part to start...and where to look for parts.
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    Welcome to MyCockpit, Nikola.

    A partial solution to money problems and scarce parts is to make most of the simulator parts yourself. I think there is great satisfaction in building even if my results aren't as perfect as the purchased items. I suggest building those items first which will get you "flying" as soon as possible. It's always nice to have an at least partially operating simulator to remind you why you're building things. So, perhaps start with a yoke then move on to a throttle quad or a set of pedals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike.Powell View Post
    Welcome to MyCockpit, Nikola.

    A partial solution to money problems and scarce parts is to make most of the simulator parts yourself. I think there is great satisfaction in building even if my results aren't as perfect as the purchased items. I suggest building those items first which will get you "flying" as soon as possible. It's always nice to have an at least partially operating simulator to remind you why you're building things. So, perhaps start with a yoke then move on to a throttle quad or a set of pedals.
    that's true...that is the most satisfaction when make parts all alone I'll keep that in mind... I thought about it, and it's not too hard to make some of it...I can't say that I'm good in electronic, and I must buy some elctronic

    For now, I have saitek gear: Joustick, throttle quad. and pedals It's really good expirience, but I fly 10 years, and finally, I'm ready to do something more and to improve my envirnoment It's unique feeling when you can press every button and switch for real..when you turn on power and see al that lights
    I intent first to make some universal MCP... for B737/B747....it's quite same
    I'm thinking about MD-11, but I can't find anything about Md-11 home built cockpits, and for now have to do with boeing And I have to find some clear space to put all stuff on it

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    Thanks for aswer, I saw MCP pro, and I'll probably buy it for few days
    I saw most of this pictures earlier...but that don't give me anything about scale....I want 1:1 frame replica... I saw that you made it with wood, and I found that is very cheap option, so I intent to do same...I need some blueprints or something like that cause I don't have access to real cockpit

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    Lacking any sort of drawings or another builder building the same type, photos and a few pieces of real equipment can go a long way to scale the size correctly.

    Start searching e-Bay for a few parts so you have a reference for the rest that you want to build. Save your sellers and searches and check them often. There are a lot of used aircraft parts dealers on e-Bay. You just need to look often so you don't miss anything you might need.

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    For now, I can't find anything on eBay, only old Flight enginer 747 chair ...I'll keep monitoring offers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikola View Post
    Thanks for aswer, I saw MCP pro, and I'll probably buy it for few days
    I saw most of this pictures earlier...but that don't give me anything about scale....I want 1:1 frame replica...
    Make sure you know the limitations of what you are getting with the GoFlight MCP Pro. Firstly, you can only use all of the functions (like LNAV, VNAV) on the panel if you have the Level D 767, the Wilco PIC 737, or the Project Magenta suite. Otherwise, you will be restricted to the basic limited FS autopilot functions.

    Also, the GoFlight module seems to be 85% of full size, which is the same scale as the module from certain other suppliers. Funny that - I suspect someone is using somebody else's designs under licence. 100% scale MCP's seem to be considerably more expensive.

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    brynjames, thanks for post I saw that about scale in some documents today... I prefer PMDG products...I hope that MCPPro is fully compatible with their software

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikola View Post
    I prefer PMDG products...I hope that MCPPro is fully compatible with their software
    No! My post lists the only aircraft/applications fully compatible with the MCP Pro "straight out of the box". For the PMDG 747 and 737 you need an extra driver which used to be on sale from PMDG (at about $50 if I remember correctly), but now these drivers are provided by another company. As was reported recently in another thread, PMDG have withdrawn the FS2004 driver from sale and the other company say they don't have the right to sell it - so you can't get it at all. I don't know all the details, but suggest you do a bit more research to get the facts before parting with $500

    I should add that I have an MCP Pro and am quite satisfied with it.

    Good luck!

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