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    Re: 2 Place Collimated Display

    A few questions:
    1. What would be the minimum room dimensions (WxDxH) needed to house the Display system?
    2. What is the width on the roll of mylar? Would you consider selling it separately?
    3. What is the specific model of the projectors? Similarly, would you consider selling it separately?
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    Re: 2 Place Collimated Display

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom_G_2010 View Post
    A few questions:
    1. What would be the minimum room dimensions (WxDxH) needed to house the Display system?
    2. What is the width on the roll of mylar? Would you consider selling it separately?
    3. What is the specific model of the projectors? Similarly, would you consider selling it separately?
    The mirror footprint is based on a topside radius of 8.5 feet and a depth of 13 feet. I added on to my workshop with a dedicated "sim room" measuring 22x18x12 feet. You can get by with a ceiling height of 9 feet, but heigher is a plus That is based on a cockpit floor height of 12" above ground level. I was allowing for raising the entire system to make room for a modest motion based platform.

    The mylar is one mil material with a width of 116". The largest cost is the freight charge. It exceeds the limits for FedEx or UPS and you need to enclose it in a wooden crate which increases the weight and resultant freight charges, otherwise if you could arrange for an FOB pickup that would make it a lot simpler and cheaper.

    The projectors are BenQ W1070/ST with a native resolution of 1920x1080. There are four of them.

    There are some videos on youtube under 737castle as well as numerous pics embedded in these forum msgs going way back to the start.

    Cheers
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    Re: 2 Place Collimated Display

    Hi John,

    It just so happens that I'm beginning a reorganization of my sim facility (garage....) so that I can move forward with the Sabreliner project. I have a visual system in mind, but something like what you have might be a better option, if it will fit in my garage. I'd considered a GeneScreen (tm), but don't really have the tools or resources to make a sufficiently precise (and large) structure.

    How much space does this rig require once assembled? Also, would it fit on a 16' flatbed trailer?

    Of course, I'm also keen to know what you might be asking for it.

    Matt

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    Re: 2 Place Collimated Display

    Quote Originally Posted by xplanematt View Post
    Hi John,

    It just so happens that I'm beginning a reorganization of my sim facility (garage....) so that I can move forward with the Sabreliner project. I have a visual system in mind, but something like what you have might be a better option, if it will fit in my garage. I'd considered a GeneScreen (tm), but don't really have the tools or resources to make a sufficiently precise (and large) structure.


    How much space does this rig require once assembled? Also, would it fit on a 16' flatbed trailer?

    Of course, I'm also keen to know what you might be asking for it.

    Matt
    Hi Matt,

    IIRC you are located in Moore, OK. Just a stone's throw from the Springs.

    As to size, best to allocate a floor space space of 19x12 feet. This provides you walk-around space of 2 feet at the base and about a foot and a half at the top. As to height, you could get by with a nine foot ceiling to hang the screen. This places the base of the mirror frame at two feet above the ground floor and the 737 cabin floor at one foot above the floor.
    Depending on how much height you need below the cabin floor for control linkage and such you could go lower.

    I assembled the mirror to provide for mobility. It consists of five sections, each with a vertical height of six feet; two ears and three sixty degree sections to form the semi-circular. Each section is bolted together. Once it is disassembled, should all fit into a 5x8 foot UHaul.

    Have several hundred hours in the T-39 ( the mil version of the Sabreliner ), this would be a nice fit for your project. The cabin is smaller than the 737, but both seats are closer to the centerline and a larger "sweet spot" for collimation.

    Hope this helps. There are some videos on youtube under the handle "737castle" that you might find informative.

    Haven't given much thought as how best to sell the system, associated projectors, controllers, etc. Guess a lot depends on the interest this query generates.

    I haven't set a price or the best way to sell it just yet.

    Stay tuned
    John

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    Re: 2 Place Collimated Display

    Greetings,

    The 737 sim (cabin and collimated display) is up for sale. If anyone is interested, contact me via PM and I'll provide more details and answer any questions,

    Cheers
    John

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