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    My modest project

    I thought I would share the beginning of my modest cockpit project. seeing some of the extremely high quality work made me apprehensive of showing my project but I realized if im happy with it its all that matters.

    Since im still flying on my desk I decided to start with an overhead i could attach to my desk while I work on the pit.
    This is what I started with.





    Then I started on my MIP


    Im slowly getting it together, im working on a modest budget mainly because I dont want to commit alot of money to this (plus the wife wouldnt be too happy)

    My current setup

    Right now I have LED's and a Phidgets LED64 on the way for the overhead which is using PROsim737 logic
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    Re: My modest project

    Your "Modest" start looks great! I know how you feel though, as I do not feel like my work is ready to see the light of day yet. Congratulations, and enjoy the journey as much as the destination!
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    Re: My modest project

    That looks great, I have done the same thing with my overhead.

    ..and I know exactly what you are saying, I feel the same too, really, when I stand back and lok atmy sim I think it looks awesome... but when I look at someone else s work mine always seems to look like nothing more than a slightly organized mess.

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    Re: My modest project

    Nothing to be ashamed of there! I think that is a MAJOR issue right now in the flightsim hobby. All the companies are going for "PRO" quality and cost! Is it our fault as simmers ? Maaybe, maybe not. Not sure.

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    Re: My modest project

    Quote Originally Posted by capetonian View Post
    That looks great, I have done the same thing with my overhead.

    ..and I know exactly what you are saying, I feel the same too, really, when I stand back and lok atmy sim I think it looks awesome... but when I look at someone else s work mine always seems to look like nothing more than a slightly organized mess.
    Your sim inspired me to do that with the overhead. I thought about doing that originally and thought it would look cheesy. I saw your videos with the LED's and said to my self " wow that looks really good"

    I see a handful of midrange panel makers but I figure if I make as much as possible myself I can focus more money on areas of the sim that shouldnt be scrimped on. Plus I have a shed and garagefull of building supplies and hardware so might as well make use of it..

    I will say I am super impressed with the mechanical engineering skills of you guys. Seeing alot of the projects made me think I could do some of this..

    I hear you on the disorganized mess. I rewired the Overhead three times thinking I could get the wiring a little neater.

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    Re: My modest project

    After 3 months of work I dont feel like I got alot done. For sure my project dosent measure up to the accuracy of some projects here but its my sim and so far its what I want out of it.
    This is what it looked like around mid may.
    Not much still just a rough idea subject to alot of change.




    Skip ahead to late June Early July








    And finally just a few minutes ago.








    The 100 plus degree in my garage has put a slow down on construction. I used the down time in the hot weather to obtain 3 more PC's for clients and spent some time setting them up and testing and also for planning my next moves. I should take it on its maiden flight sometime on October. Main big projects is to purchase a proper 737 MCP so I can redo the glare wings. A new overhead and maybe a TQ from throttletek. Im still up in the air on display. Projectors are kinda out of my budget so Im deciding between A new ati video card with eyefinity to run 3 22 inch lcd's for front visuals , or running 2 dualhead2 gos with 4 22 inch lcd's.

    Anyway hope you enjoyed looking.

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    Re: My modest project

    I've been looking carefully at the pictures this project but seem to be unable to find the modest part of it.

    Very nice indeed.

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    Re: My modest project

    This looks excellent, why is it so many simbuilders are in denial of a great looking project. You've done an excellent job there, looking forward to how this will progress.

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    Re: My modest project

    Thanks for the kind words. I think we can all agree that the level of skill and ability of alot of members here can be intimidating. I see alot of the hand built pieces and parts and it floors me sometimes. Then I realize that they too started with trial and error. Its been a fun journey though.

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    Re: My modest project

    wow, your sim is amazing with what you've done in that timeframe
    i started a few months ago and only got as far as the MIP before idling for the next few months...
    good luck with it and keep us updated

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