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    Nick1150 Home Cockpit 737NG project in Athens

    So officially this thread is the beginning of my project

    The order was made from 15 of April 2010 to CockpitSonic GMBH, and the discussions before that took almost one month. Given this long time of waiting, you can understand that I am a pretty happy guy today !!!

    The Dual Seat Trainer arrived at my place yesterday noon time, but I had meetings in my office till late last night, so my wife accepted the package from Germany for me. I wanted to take few pictures before disassembly of the packaging, but I could not make it.

    The DST came in 5 pieces. The trainer with the CP Flight MCP EL and dual EFIS EL already installed, the CDU bay, one box with two 19” screens, one box with 15” screen and one box with one 10” screen for the lower EICAS and few cables, A/C adaptor, etc…







    The packaging was good, not perfect, but fair. Few hits on the back most probably from the transport were noticed


    The disassembly was easy, and quick, and took me almost 30 minutes to arrange without any help. After taking away all the nylon packaging, I could see the trainer. It weights almost 30 kgs without the screens, and therefore it is easy to move it inside the room.





    The details of the MIP as far as the first impression after unpackaging were fair and accepted quality wise, eventhough I do not have any previous experience in home cockpit building and of course I haven’t tested anything yet.












    On the background…










    Monitors, monitor cables, AC adaptor, etc…















    As with all constructions… the same exists here, few parts were found inside the packaging. I haven’t yet found where are they coming from…



    So now here comes cleaning of the screens, and the bezel windows



    After that I made a coffee. This is a Greek coffee called “Frape”. I avoid drinking this kind of coffee because it is too strong (I prefer espresso), but given the circumstances I wanted to celebrate the beginning of my project. Champagne will be served after the first online landing in LGAV !!!



    The screens were installed in no time !!!







    For all above I needed two hours… It’s almost midnight now I have to go to sleep.

    Coming back with more pictures asap…



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    Re: Nick1150 Home Cockpit 737NG project in Athens

    Nick,

    Very impressive. Thought you could at least have stayed up to get the thing flying.

    Quality looks good.

    Keep us all posted on your progress of construction through to the first landing at LGAV.

    Gary

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    Re: Nick1150 Home Cockpit 737NG project in Athens

    Thanks for the pictures... another 737 builder in our sights.

    A picture diary speaks a million words
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    Re: Nick1150 Home Cockpit 737NG project in Athens

    Looks good Nick! You are going to have a lot of fun in that

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    Re: Nick1150 Home Cockpit 737NG project in Athens

    Congratulations, Nick!

    I notice some improvements of your DST compared with previous versions, esp. the glarewing section is better designed than it was before. Also, the FMC bay is prepared for easy installation of the lower DU and FMCs.

    I remember the intense good feelings when I received my DST. Let me know, when you are doing your first landings at Venizelos online, so we can maybe meet there!

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    Re: Nick1150 Home Cockpit 737NG project in Athens

    Bravo Nick... when we talked on the phone, you said your MIP had arrived... I was envisioning just the MIP... WOW! That looks great! I'm looking forward to seeing it in action.

    Warren

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    Re: Nick1150 Home Cockpit 737NG project in Athens

    Hi guys, thanks for your kind words

    Indeed the feeiling is like receiving a new car

    The DST unfortunately arrived at a very busy time for me. Yesterday I came late at night from the office, and I am now leaving our place to take my daughter to her summer camp. I will be back on Sunday afternoon, when I hope I will find some to do some work I am trying to make it fly, as soon as possible. You see Warren is in Athens and I would like if that is possible to make a flight together

    @ Chris, I will be glad to fly to together... I will keep you posted my friend. And BTW thank you for all info and knowledge till today.

    @ Warren , I am getting back home Sunday afternoon. I will be more than glad to see you around

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    Re: Nick1150 Home Cockpit 737NG project in Athens

    hi Nick
    i am very happy for you looks fantastic i am with cockpit sonic all the way they hsve fantastic products
    i understand your waiting also the greek post is very bad on time i waited 22days for my mip covers to get here from the netherlands but you will have lots of fun with that
    is every thing just power up plug in run there softwere and go fly??
    or is there any programing to be done?
    also nick pm me with what VA you are as i fly all the time online vatsim only maybe we can do a flight together
    regards spiro

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    Re: Nick1150 Home Cockpit 737NG project in Athens

    Hi guys,

    I visit regularly this site and i read a lot of useful things. This is a second time that i write something. I am from the Cyprus and I build the same project as Nick but all staffs are from engravity and they are excellent. Anyway sycharitiria ston Nick. Happy landings. I underestand how do you feel, like a little boy and this is nice.

    Costas

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    Re: Nick1150 Home Cockpit 737NG project in Athens

    Great cockipt!!
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