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    EX-B737 builder comes back and wants to build a A320 home cockpit!

    EX-B737 builder comes back and wants to build a A320 home cockpit!

    Hello to all !

    My name is Nick from Athens, ex B737 full home cockpit...

    Started back in 2008, with FSX, multiple screens and a joystick and ended up in 2010 to do the jump..... here is my thread.... http://www.mycockpit.org/forums/showthread.php?t=20424 here is a video from the old times https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdMNCDrvFfY


    At some time in 2014, due to busy business schedule, I realized that my time was limited, so I sold the sim...

    I always wanted to come back, SINCE THE FIRST DAY I SOLD IT, but the decision was postponed....

    Now I have decided to start building again, this time for a A320 build...

    After 4 years away from this hobby, I started reading, and realized that many have changed, so I would like your thoughts about the following...

    1) I would like a single seat trainer (having a dual seat trainer in the past, from experience I can tell you that it was maybe only 5% when a second person was with me in the cockpit)
    2) I do not want an enclosed shell (Shell is great, but given that the room that I will build the sim can be extremely dark, it is ok)
    3) External will be 3 x 50" TVs (I've done the projector thing, it's great, but too much fuzz IMHO)
    4) Even though the sim will be SST, I would like the full feeling, forward and aft overhead, motorized throttle, etc....
    5) All parts will be Plug n Play (From experience PnP parts will give you back your money if sold, DIY modules are still somewhere in my place)
    6) From all parts that I need, all I have already is a very powerful SSD PC, and a Th2Go
    7) I would prefer European suppliers due to Customs duties...
    8 ) I am totally unaware about the new software trends, so I was hoping you can guide me through the correct channels...

    With that said, I am open to all thoughts and discussions...

    Thank you in advance,

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    Re: EX-B737 builder comes back and wants to build a A320 home cockpit!

    Hardware : Skalarki it's the best
    Software : JeeHell (on this forum) free or ProSim A320 (1500€)

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    Re: EX-B737 builder comes back and wants to build a A320 home cockpit!

    Hey Nick, welcome. Seems like there are at least two-three more Greeks in this forum building with jeehell.

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    Re: EX-B737 builder comes back and wants to build a A320 home cockpit!

    Hi Nick and welcome to the Airbus party.
    I will build an A320 too and in early 2018 i came back to this after an 10 years abstinence, but the deamon is awake again. I was happy to see, that there has so many things developed over the past decade. I startet my first cockpit in 2003 but at that time you needed to build nearly everything on your own and i ended up in only building an not flying anymore. But the game has changed a lot (if you are willing and able to spent some more money, of course) After iŽhave made the construction in CAD i finished my purchase plan which looks like:

    - All panels and electronics will come from Skalarki (FCU, Pedestal, MIP, Overhead, Throttle etc.)
    - Sidestick base is from VIRPIL controls (very sturdy and all metal)
    - Sidestick is a leftover from my first cockpit and it cam from Perter Cos FDS
    - Rudderpedals and Tiller are from Opencokpits Spain (very good and realistic)
    - The shell and the wooden "backbone" of the cockpit will be DIY build (luckly iam working in a carpenting company where all can be make to build it like an IKEA Billy)

    Well, wow, it would be ready after everything is in place, cool.

    Reg. Bernd

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    Re: EX-B737 builder comes back and wants to build a A320 home cockpit!

    This costumer of mine did This Setup using one of our flightbox!

    Regards
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    Re: EX-B737 builder comes back and wants to build a A320 home cockpit!

    Hi Roberto, yes, and iŽam really looking forward to get my flightbox from you in August which iŽve ordered already. IŽve read a testimonial about your box in our german flightsimulation magazine "FS-Magazin". They have testet it and also the Boing 737 throttle. Their positive assumption gave me the last bit for my decision. I think, that especially with your A320 box you have really closed a gap of the available hardware. Honestly you canŽt "fly" in Airbus Philosophy really, unless you have the trottle with the detends which are a major part of the whole Fly-by wire-FMGS-system of this wonderfull aircraft. Actually iŽam using a Saitek throttle and struggle with the missing TOGA, CLB etc. In conjunction with the Airbreak and Flaps-levers in this box you really have the most important controls at hand. (Except the Flightstick and pedals, of course.
    reg.
    Bernd