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    Hi all - New member just starting out on new build

    I am a new member to MyCockpit. I have been flying sim for quite a while now currently using FSX. I have decided that I need to step things up and move away from my single LCD screen, keyboard and joystick!

    I intend to immerse myself fully in sim flight by building a 737NG cockpit! I am a competent DIYer but some of the electrical intricases look quite challenging to say the least!

    This website has already beeen a great source of information and inspiration for my project. I know I'm going to encounter many problems (no, challenges) along the way so I hope you guys will help me out from time to time. Is 3 years enough or will it be neverending?

    Regards Rob (molisam)

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    Re: Hi all - New member just starting out on new build

    Hi,
    3 years will get you to the third build, the first two you will not be happy with and take apart.
    I was also daunted by the electronics, but just take your time and ask questions if you are unsure. There is nothing worse than blue smoke coming of a piece of electronics you just paid 100 quid for.
    My biggest problem is the visuals. I have been deciding for 6 months whether to use projectors or tv's and keep going back and fourth. I need to decide pretty soon as my pit is almost ready.
    Whereabouts in the UK are you from?
    Allan

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    Re: Hi all - New member just starting out on new build

    Hi Allan

    I live on the East Yorkshire coast.

    As far as visuals are concerned, I've just aquired a projector from a friend and have just had a quick look at the quality of the projected image onto a white wall. I was a bit disappointed with the colours / contrast etc. It was not replicating the images to any great degree. The projector was clearly a very cheap model. If you go down the projector route, I think that you get what you pay for - if you've a good spec PC and graphics card, it probably goes without saying that you don't want to unravel the computer's good work with a poor projected image.

    Anyway, I look forward to years of rebuilds and smoking electricals! lol

    Regards Rob (molisam)

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    Re: Hi all - New member just starting out on new build

    Rob

    Sounds like your not too far away from us. I'm in brid if that bears any relevance to your location.

    Cheers
    Geremy Britton
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    Re: Hi all - New member just starting out on new build

    Hi Geremy

    I live just outside Hornsea so I'm not too far away from your good self.

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    Re: Hi all - New member just starting out on new build

    Had a dig around in the out-house this afternoon...came out with a 19" LCD monitor, a 15" LCD monitor and a small Dell laptop with a 10"x7" screen...I feel a 'glass cockpit' coming on! If I can network the small laptop I could use it somewhere in the panels...any suggestions?