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    The Michael Effect...

    After seing Mike's new engine cluster I went back to pictures that haunted me for months and the idea to build a classic 737...Is'nt that beautiful???
    (and Nick has many of these available!!!)




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    Wow, those gauges look expensive to implement.

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    Just makes you want to tap some glass doesn't it. I love them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BHawthorne View Post
    Wow, those gauges look expensive to implement.
    Not really if you manage to squeeze in monitors behind the panels with a result like this:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackpilot View Post
    Not really if you manage to squeeze in monitors behind the panels with a result like this:
    Yes, but the OP doesn't look like an LCD is behind that panel.

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    This last pic is from a real 737 but the effect gives a good indication of what simulated gauges would look like

    When I was considering a classic 737 I asked quotes from Flightillusion and the cost was substantial but within the price of a regular car!!
    Banks finance cars (or used to until recently) but hardly a project like that!!! lol
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    First off Brian what the heck is an OP lol Secondly I have to agree mikes 727 panels guages look absolutely stellar using the LCD process and a darn sight cheaper than the individual guage idea. The price to do individual guages is so cost prohibitive not even worth discussing for the avg builder. But a couple LCD of varying sizes could pull that off incredibly well. Only trick is to carefully plan the LCD sizes ie a 10-19-32 ect to whatever will work. I think in my opinion it would defnitely allow an affordable solution to breathe life back into the classics.Truly Mike is the man to watch with this type of thinking. JMO

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    Hello Jackpilot

    As You..., the PROJECT 727 group also appreciates the beauty within the MIP of classic BOEING airliners. With freeware Boeing gauges, FS PANEL Studio, three 17" LCD monitors and a replica MIP you can catch the essence of a classic BOEING 737 Main Instrument Panel for your sim as we did for our B-727 sim.

    Michaels 727 sim (BSW) and our PROJECT 727 sim are just a few examples which confirm that a classic BOEING airliner can be built even if the large software and hardware sim companies do not sell the parts or software gauges to build a Classic Boeing Panel.

    We invite you to also see our website which has many photos of our panel during its several stages of development. Its another approach..., using a homemade replica of a real panel. Theres also a YOU TUBE tour of our cockpit with several views of the MIP and videos of the freeware gauges working during flight.

    Go to:

    1.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEyOP_pb3gQ

    2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z59AXQW0bWo&feature=channel

    3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8621Lfse3nY&feature=channel

    4. www.xsn.net/project727

    Feel free to PM me with any questions you may have

    Hope This Helps and Hope to See your "CLASSIC BOEING 737" Takeoff Very Soon

    Joe Maldonado
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    I think I died and went to analog heaven!

    Yes, it is a lot of work, but if you really want it, you can do it.

    I think the biggest problem for this kind of display is having exact measurements of the panels you chose to use. There is a lot of stuff in the way on a Boeing analog panel and the panels have to be as precise as possible.

    Having those exact measurements is not always possible so work-arounds have to be made and sometimes unwanted compromise.
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    We don't need no stinkin' ETOPS!



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    This is one of the many reasons I chose the 767. Although not a true classic Boeing, it does still have many glass instruments but the advantage of CRT displays too! The best of both worlds if you ask me!

    Tom

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