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    cost-conscious Boeing 737NG throttle

    Hi

    I have the PMDG737NGX and I want to use the 737ngx cockpit together with some hardware panels and stuff. I already have:
    VrInsight MCP combo
    VrInright CDUII

    The next parts are:
    Yoke and throttle, these two are expensive so I will build a own (motorized) yoke and thottle by myself, in my own style!

    How will it cost if you are comparing to buy a new one?

    There is to expensive to build a complete 737ng cockpit//
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    Re: cost-conscious Boeing 737NG throttle

    Here is a crude comparison that will give you an idea:
    - purchasing motorized third party yoke or throttle cost: an arm and a leg (really)
    - converting actual yoke or throttle into motorized version cost: an arm and some time
    - making your own motorized yoke or throttle cost: lots of time

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    Re: cost-conscious Boeing 737NG throttle

    Hi

    hehe I have figure it out the time will cost, a lot of but I am not scared to it, I would also learn alot of electronic during the time?

    If I will build from the begining what will that cost, about?

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    Re: cost-conscious Boeing 737NG throttle

    Hi freddehboy,

    I am nearing the end (I hope) of my home made 737ngx throttle quadrant. I figure after all the dust settles it will have cost me around 600 Canadian dollars. The hours I've put into it, I can't begin to add up. It's lots and lots. Mine wont be motorized at this time. A new motorized unit will probably deplete your wallet of around 3000 Euro..give or take. Of the 600 dollars worth of supplies I bought, I probably have enough stuff left over to build another as it's difficult to order a half sheet of mdf for instance, or try to buy a half litre of paint etc.

    Hope this gives you an idea of costs,

    All the best

    Ed

    PS: You're welcome to check out my throttle build at www.737ngxca.com for ideas etc.

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    Re: cost-conscious Boeing 737NG throttle

    Freddehboy,

    I am pretty much in the same boat as you. I'm only fifteen, so even purchasing something like the vrinsight cdu is too much for me. As a result, I elected to build everything myself.

    I currently use a ch products yoke, but I scratchbuilt a throttle quadrant for myself out of basswood, mdf, radioshack potentiometers, and desktop aviator cards. I also literally just finished motorizing it using an arduino uno board and a cheap servo motor. It may not be professional quality, but it only cost me about $150 and does all the same things a real tq would do.

    I also have a scratchbuilt mcp, scratchbuilt console with landing gear lever (and soon to be operating gear indicator lights) and a scratchbuilt overhead panel. It all interfaces with fsuipc and the ifly 737ng.

    I would love to help you out if you wanted to build your own tq. Just send me an email at gnwwiisteve@gmail.com and I can send you some pics.

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    Re: cost-conscious Boeing 737NG throttle

    Hi

    That sound not so expensive like a new one but do you really mean about 3000EUR for a motorized?


    Quote Originally Posted by birdyguy View Post
    Hi freddehboy,

    I am nearing the end (I hope) of my home made 737ngx throttle quadrant. I figure after all the dust settles it will have cost me around 600 Canadian dollars. The hours I've put into it, I can't begin to add up. It's lots and lots. Mine wont be motorized at this time. A new motorized unit will probably deplete your wallet of around 3000 Euro..give or take. Of the 600 dollars worth of supplies I bought, I probably have enough stuff left over to build another as it's difficult to order a half sheet of mdf for instance, or try to buy a half litre of paint etc.

    Hope this gives you an idea of costs,

    All the best

    Ed

    PS: You're welcome to check out my throttle build at www.737ngxca.com for ideas etc.

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    Re: cost-conscious Boeing 737NG throttle

    Quote Originally Posted by freddehboy View Post
    Hi

    That sound not so expensive like a new one but do you really mean about 3000EUR for a motorized?
    If you buy a ready made motorized tq then yes it can be about 3k depending on supplier e.g. http://shop.revolution-simproducts.c...?id_category=5

    Cheers
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    Re: cost-conscious Boeing 737NG throttle

    Hi freddehoy,

    The costs rise fast it seems. For my home build 45 for mdf, 100 for switches and buttons, 100 for bodnar card and potentio meters, paint and brushes 80, software 30 , avery sheets , nuts and bolts and various screws 50. plastic gears 25, pulse switches 25 and many other various little items that add up after awhile.

    Hope this gives you a bit of an idea of costs.

    Ed

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    Re: cost-conscious Boeing 737NG throttle

    Hi

    I now but if you build a own a motorized not buy a new one?

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    Re: cost-conscious Boeing 737NG throttle

    Quote Originally Posted by freddehboy View Post
    Hi

    I now but if you build a own a motorized not buy a new one?
    Hi freddehboy,

    For me the reasoning is that there may be things I wont be able to build on my own, so if I save money building my own throttle, that will free up money to buy those things I can't build myself. This type of economic view will be my strategy through out my build. To me, a motorized unit is not a P1 requirement. As long as I have a throttle that I am happy with, then that's fine for me. Everyone of us is different though, we all look at things in a different way, and what is good for one, may not be so pleasing to another. It's all about what YOU want in your sim pit.

    All the best,

    Ed

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