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    Re: Building the 737 sidewalls

    Don't know. I've only found one image at Airliners.net, and that was from a BBJ:
    http://www.airliners.net/photo/Royal...bea2c81128c94e
    A quick Google search for "737 EFB" only gave a few results, one of them here:
    http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/...0929d2_pr.html

    The b737.org site has very little info and one single image near the end of this page:
    http://www.b737.org.uk/flightinsts.htm

    I'm thinking iPad in my cockpit. At least for some aspects, such as charts. But it is a long way to go before I run into that "issue".
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    Re: Building the 737 sidewalls

    Lots of progress has been made:



    (Click on the image for more details)

    There is a small error in the plans; part 1 is too narrow. But with the stitch and glue approach, this is VERY easy to fix. More details at my website.
    The above structure doesn't have a single nail or screw in it. Just plywood, glass fiber and epoxy resin! Strong enough to stand on!
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    Re: Building the 737 sidewalls

    Thanks Vidarf, this is excellent info and much appreciated!
    I intend to make the side panels and side windows on my cockpit into a one piece door on each side that will slide forward on rails to allow access to the cockpit. I was originally going to hinge them like a car door but I think that sliding the 'door' forwards and out of the way will be better especially if the cockpit is in a smaller room. This was actually my wife's idea, thank you Leonie! My frame is all steel so it should be an easy modification, meanwhile it's back to the TQ build!

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    Re: Building the 737 sidewalls

    This is a mockup we made, just to find out what would be a good construction. I think when we fill all the faces exept the windows, it should be a rigid construction.



    To be able to access the sim easily in case of maintenance or other work, we make 2 wheels at the back and 2 handles at the front. That way we will be able to lift the windshield over the MIP and roll the shell backwards so the sim is in its bare state like it is now.
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    Re: Building the 737 sidewalls

    Thank you Vidarf ! Excellent information and great drawings. Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Building the 737 sidewalls

    LOTS of work, a few images:
    my website

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    Re: Building the 737 sidewalls

    Vidar - quick question - i am kicking off a build shortly and have the luxury of being given permission by the wife to divide the garage in two, to create a dedicated and closed off space for the pit. The space i have is basically 8 feet long (front to back) by 7 feet wide, by 7 high.
    I am planning a MIP from either cockpitsonic or SimToGo, so dont have final sizes yet. But what i cant quite get a handle on is the overall size with your side walls.
    Do you have any sizes, or photos of where you are at with your build?
    The plans for the side walls are superb - i am going to build a scaled mockup out of card in the next few weeks to verify how it all works before committing to the MDF order.
    Thanks so much for your information and in advance for any extra advice.
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    Re: Building the 737 sidewalls

    Have you visited this site:

    WWW.MARKUSPILOT.COM
    there's a pdf on his site that gives every 737 cockpit dimension you'll need.
    outer dimensions for a full size cockpit (without the nose cone and stopping at the circuit breaker panel) is 8 feet wide, 6 feet long and 6.5 feet tall. So the cockpit will fit in your garage but there won't be much room to work on the exterior.

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    Re: Building the 737 sidewalls

    Should be about 240cm wide, based on the FDS MIP I have. Probably more in the neighborhood of 260cm. That's about 7.5 feet. Given your somewhat limited space, I would make the aft part of the 'pit a bit narrower. You won't be able to fit a true scale shell in there anyway, and definitely not side visuals. Get your mip first, then build around it. The side walls should be pretty far down on your priority list at this point.

    When you get to the "side wall point", you might want to scale the plans a bit down in order to fit everything in your limited space. Absolutely doable, though.
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