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    737 Building plans/blueprints

    Do any of you guys who have built your own console (by console, I mean the frame that holds the MIP, CDU, MCP etc, etc..) have plans for them?

    I am not sure if I am phrasing this right...

    One of these thingys (*this one is from aerodeck engineering)
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    Thats an interesting question.

    It all stems down to the aircraft your building, and if your going to use purchased panels or not.

    If you are going to buy main instrument panels from a company like FDS you should buy them first then build the support to fit the panels. If you decide to carry further with your own, you can get real measurements and figure where your supports will seperate.

    I took my measurements from the real aircraft MIP, and seperated the supports where the leg holes went to the rudder pedals.

    Also keep in mind how much space you have in your room.

    If all the above fails, make the supports so you can fit 3 19" monitors side by side and that will get you started.

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    Mycockpit.org Check this out.

    You may find this interesting. The site has not been active or updated, but still links to this PDF with dimensions. Very helpful, I wish I knew who the author is...

    http://users.pandora.be/b737ng/B737%20measurements.zip

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    Trev, Matt, thanks for the sage advice...

    I think I do want to go with purchased panels. I am not good at making things look 'pretty'. I am hoping to do all the underlying support structure myself and leave all the eye candy to the professionals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattO View Post
    You may find this interesting. The site has not been active or updated, but still links to this PDF with dimensions. Very helpful, I wish I knew who the author is...

    http://users.pandora.be/b737ng/B737%20measurements.zip
    Pedro bibloni is the one who made that document. Pedro is a spanish builder very active in the opencockpits forum. He is also the designer of the much used autocad 737 throttle lever designs.

    I have also seen a working RMI and Horizon by his hand...this guy is truly amazing with his skills.

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    Anyway to get ahold of him? I'd be VERY interested in a working RMI and ADI that looks like it belongs in a commercial airliner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boeing Skunk Works View Post
    Anyway to get ahold of him? I'd be VERY interested in a working RMI and ADI that looks like it belongs in a commercial airliner.
    You might find him via the spanish builder group or the opencockpits forum.

    He also made a great 737 ng style altimiter/speed gauge.

    You can find his gallery on the opencockpits site here:

    http://www.opencockpits.com/modules....g2_itemId=2083

    2 pages showing his RMI and altimiter.

    He is using opencockpits cards and software

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    Re: 737 Building plans/blueprints

    I've shared building plans on my website:
    https://builda737simulator.wordpress.com/

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