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    Fly Engravity v's Flight Deck Solutions..............

    Hi Guys,

    Just interested in your thoughts on the MIP's from Fly Engravity v's Flight Deck Solutions???

    From your experience which one would you consider the most complete straight out of the box???

    I would like to build a 737 Sim and am currently in the research stage & would appreciate any advice...........


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    Fly Engravity!!!!!!!!!!!! Two thumbs up!!
    IF it's not Boeing I ain't going!!!!!!

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    Re: Fly Engravity v's Flight Deck Solutions..............

    I agree. I personally Own the Engravity product, and have compared it to FlightDecksolutions..

    Engravity all the way.
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    Re: Fly Engravity v's Flight Deck Solutions..............

    Just to even up the score I checked out both and went for FDS! It really depends on what you want and the extent to which you are prepared to fabricate things youself.

    For example do you want the option of a complete ready made framework to hold togther the MIP with a MCP tray and support for a glareshield or not

    Do you want integral backlighting

    Are hardware items eg knobs, annunciators etc included

    Check the forums for service feedback, quality issues etc.

    Ask the suppliers questions - how quickly do they respond?

    There is no direct answer to your question - completeness out of the box depends on what you ordered. For what it is worth, I did a spreadsheet of the respective options, what was included, price etc and then made a decision based on my "drivers", which were weighted towards completeness of the whole MIP assembly options and not price. I have enough work building all the other components!

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    Re: Fly Engravity v's Flight Deck Solutions..............

    The hard part is both companies offer all the same features as David listed. You just need to look at lead times and price.
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    Re: Fly Engravity v's Flight Deck Solutions..............

    Can't tell much on Engravity as I didn't have anything with them.
    On the other hand, there are not enough good words in the world
    to describe Peter Cos and his FDS team and their work.
    Top notch products with top notch support.
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    Re: Fly Engravity v's Flight Deck Solutions..............

    While we are at it,
    Can anyone comment on the Cockpitsonic MIP as well?
    Thanks
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    Re: Fly Engravity v's Flight Deck Solutions..............

    ACK!

    But but but but thats not a 727? ROFL
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    Re: Fly Engravity v's Flight Deck Solutions..............

    Just my experience as an FDS user.

    1) Both companies constantly put out new products on the market, so any comparison should be made between "apples", regarding prices and specs.
    2) Depending how far you want to go, consider how you will integrate all components.
    Both companies supply very good internal elements like MIP, MIP stand,Overhead, etc.
    Personnally, I see a plus with FDS as their line goes on with their own Hardware for the MCP/ EFIS/ AVIONICS and their own Interfacing Cards and Software, modular Shell and Interior liners, that all fit together.
    There is a risk associated with building a serious Sim with parts coming from different suppliers or generation of product and not always totally compatible in size or performance..

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    Re: Fly Engravity v's Flight Deck Solutions..............

    dont forget to build in the import taxes and shipping charges.....
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