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    Full size 744 cockpit training poster

    http://www.avtrainingsolutions.com/x...atio-p-36.html

    I cannot afford a real MIP / overhead / pedestal but was thinking of buying the poster set and carefully cutting out the PFD ND and EICAS etc and using spray repositional adhesive to fix the posters to MDF. With some decent backlighting it should look quite cool.

    What do you think for a budget cockpit?

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    How do you plan to backlight a poster?

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    Backlighting was the wrong word to use, but using LED's to enhance the effect.

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    I think Chris Danker did something like that for his overhead, do a search....
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    It is a great idea, and I can't remember who did it, but someone building a 737 just did that.

    The only thing that matters in the end is if you are happy with the result, and you can fly it..

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slip-stream View Post
    http://www.avtrainingsolutions.com/x...atio-p-36.html

    I cannot afford a real MIP / overhead / pedestal but was thinking of buying the poster set and carefully cutting out the PFD ND and EICAS etc and using spray repositional adhesive to fix the posters to MDF. With some decent backlighting it should look quite cool.

    What do you think for a budget cockpit?
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    Thanks Jack and Trevor for your input. I remember seeing a 737ng version, as shown on the website, and the graphics are realistic and very well 3D modelled.

    It is a tad expensive though considering its just photo paper, but that company seems to be the only ones who produce full size training posters.

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    Did it, it was my first attempt building a cockpit. With a couple of led's in it. Also lot of work, made me thinking of building something better in the same time. Now, 4 attempts later i have my (symulatory) 737 mip and base almost ready, with screens behind it and glass cockpit software, the goflight MCP Pro, 2x goflight efis, a 737 seat (selfmade), a 737 yoke, triplehead2go with 3 21" screens. Pictures coming up soon. My advise: search on the internet for the best 2nd hand deals and be patient. Buy something, sell something, and buy with the profit other hardware. I think i have my pit for 1/5 of the price in the shops, maybe less. You see, it is possible, believe me. And in the mean time, try building your first pit with the poster set.

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    Understood Benno, I would love to see some photo's. I currently have a 6 screen set up, TH2Go, 1 Touch screen, CPFlight MCP Pro and Capt Efis, TQ6 Quadrant, rudder pedals etc, oh, and a Buttkicker (very important to feel the aircraft). Panels undocked via PMDG 744X.

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    $300 for a poster set?

    That's daylight robbery....

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    When it is a poster for a car it wil cost 5$?? When it is plane-involved the price goes up. That is my opinion. I can remember that Paolo de Angelis had a site with 1:1 highres pics from a 737 cockpit????? Does anyone remember and maybe a link??? Then go to a copyshop and voila Better results, less money.

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