Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: 737 TQ Update

  1. #1
    75+ Posting Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    88
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    737 TQ Update

    Hello Fellow Cockpit Builders,

    After seeing other members contribute tutorials and videos of their 737 TQ construction i promised myself that i would post a video of mine when I had made substantial progress. I bought a simparts kit last year in December and now nearly 9 months later I have something that i am proud to share with the community. Its still not finished but it is 90% there. A little background.. I had bought the Simparts 737 TQ from Jorg @ simparts.de in kit form and gave building it from scratch a go. I didnt think it would take this long. The kit is fairly good, but be prepared to do a lot of work. The result none the less are great. I went down the servo and phidgets route. I wrote my own software to interface phidgets to fsx. (software is available in another thread ) Here is a link to a video i took on my camera phone. Its not the best, but hopefully enough for you all to see my progress.

    http://au.video.yahoo.com/watch/5713810/14969880

    Enjoy

    Diego

  2. Thanks Melnato, Spatate, Anderson/SBSP thanked for this post
  3. #2
    150+ Forum Groupie Padraig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Eire
    Posts
    257
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Re: 737 TQ Update

    Very nice indeed. You did a great job!

  4. #3
    300+ Forum Addict Anderson/SBSP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    São Paulo, Brazil, Brazil
    Posts
    336
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Re: 737 TQ Update

    Amazing job!!!

  5. #4
    75+ Posting Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    88
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Re: 737 TQ Update

    Thanks Gents!

  6. #5
    Executive Assistant Geremy Britton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    North,East England
    Posts
    1,597
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Re: 737 TQ Update

    Lovelly Job there. Well done.
    Geremy Britton
    Executive Assistant, MyCockpit Inc
    Head of GLB Flight Products
    www.geremy.co.uk

  7. #6
    Our new friend needs to reach 10 posts to get to the next flight level
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    FORBES NSW AUSTRALIA
    Posts
    7
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Re: 737 TQ Update

    G'Day Diego,

    That looks great mate........

    How much in AUD did it cost you to get it to the present working state???

    Where did you get your MIP set-up from???

    I'd be interested to see some more pics of your set-up as I am keen to build a 737 Sim.

    Cheers, Warren.

  8. #7
    75+ Posting Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    88
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Re: 737 TQ Update

    Hi Warren,

    Good to see your thinking of building a 737 sim. Ive been taking my time and it is a great outlet to unwind.

    The throttle kit cost me approx $2200 AUD to ship to Australia. Then it was approximately $600 worth of phidget parts and paint to finish it up.

    Im using an FDS MIP which still needs to be worked on.

    Once i finish the throttle, my next step will be to buy the MCP and glareshield for the MIP and then choose an avionics sweet.

    You chosen an expensive hobby mate... be prepared to part with the $$$$$

    Cheers

    Diego

  9. #8
    150+ Forum Groupie Melnato's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    206
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Re: 737 TQ Update

    Hey Looking good Diego!

    Ive got the same TQ, but I think the newer Servo card must be higher
    resolution...your servos seem smoother than mine...could be your software too...
    Im stuck with FS2phidgets because of older gen. cards...

    Congrats!

    Nat

  10. #9
    75+ Posting Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    88
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Re: 737 TQ Update

    Hey Nat,

    Thanks mate. No time like the present to upgrade your servo card . I think the smoothness is attributed to the new acceleration and velocity paramaters which are customizable.

    Quick question for you sir.. How quick are your trim wheels? I think mine are too slow. I might swap the gears around to get a higher teeth count on the dc motor see if i can speed it up.

    Cheers

    Diego

  11. #10
    150+ Forum Groupie Melnato's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    206
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Re: 737 TQ Update

    I thought you had magically slowed them down with your software.

    Mine are probably 2-3 times faster, but you know the REAL ones are variable...sigh...
    they vary from deadly to quite slow like in your video,
    If only that could be emulated

    Nat

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. 767-300 Update 7
    By Drewsta in forum My Cockpit Update
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-02-2009, 05:02 PM
  2. 767-300 update 6
    By Drewsta in forum My Cockpit Update
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-23-2009, 08:12 PM
  3. 767-300 update 5
    By Drewsta in forum My Cockpit Update
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-29-2009, 04:33 AM
  4. 767-300 update 4
    By Drewsta in forum My Cockpit Update
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-28-2009, 10:00 AM
  5. Little update
    By ivar hestnes in forum My Cockpit Update
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-05-2008, 05:04 PM