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    The Eagle has landed...my real cockpit arrives!

    Back in April I bought an actual nose section from a 737-300. It finally arrived last week and I'm excited as a new father. The picture tells the story. More detail on my website at www.fly737ng.com

    Now the real work begins!


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    Re: The Eagle has landed...my real cockpit arrives!

    So is this it's arrival back at your hangar after your cutting or it's arrival to you before your cutting? Nice piece of aircraft you have there. Will you be flying the friendly skies or do you have a different airline in mind?
    Up Up and away in my beautiful my beautiful - Amphibian

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    Re: The Eagle has landed...my real cockpit arrives!

    This is the arrival before the cutting. Here's a photo of the work in progress.



    I may actually fly it as a United aircraft, but the paint will probably have to change to flat black to control the light spill in my simulator room .

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    Re: The Eagle has landed...my real cockpit arrives!

    These pic's are great! If my wife ever gets upset with the space my 172 fuselage takes up I'll be showing her these

    Seriously though, Great piece of hardware! I'm looking forward to progress pics.

    What are your overall plans, fixed base or motion, fresnel screens, curved screen or collimated, what vintage instruments, etc. inquiring minds want to know . . .

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    Re: The Eagle has landed...my real cockpit arrives!

    I suppose United could take offense at you sitting on their nose with a rotary saw Just had me thinking of a new show "When Flight Simmers Attack". Severely kidding around. Great pic though...

    Can't wait to see what grows from this insanely huge acorn.

    PS: I kinda like the black United better anyway. Don't know if they had 737's with that color though? The deep blue is almost a black?

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    Re: The Eagle has landed...my real cockpit arrives!

    Just updated my site at http://www.fly737ng.com/

    Lots of new pictures in a gallery at the bottom of the home page. To answer Tom's questions: fixed base for now until motion gets cheaper and easier, curved screen for now until collimated gets easier (looks like a lot of smart people are well on their way to that one), NG instruments.

    Here's a one photo of the latest progress. Follow the link to the site for more.

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    Re: The Eagle has landed...my real cockpit arrives!

    Unless you can find a reasonably priced source of Mylar that's wider than 54", you'll never have a collimated display on that awesome setup. However, you could build some "old-school" beam-splitter based collimated displays. A good source of that kind of thing is old sims that use it and are having their visual systems upgraded.

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    Re: The Eagle has landed...my real cockpit arrives!

    Woa, a real nose section, geeeez(L)

    Maybe a bit silly question, but where the heck can you buy such things:O!

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    Re: The Eagle has landed...my real cockpit arrives!

    Hi,
    I bought my nose section off Ebay - they come up every so often.
    It is not a 737 but a business jet and I am in the early stages of bringing it back to life.
    Allan.