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    Hello from India

    Hi Pilots,

    My name is Pankaj and am from India...I have been into the Flight simulator for the past 6 months and am doing flying on the desktop sim...Unfortunately in India there is hardly any craze for flight simming and hence the lack of hardware and other stuff ..But i do intend to start up slowly and steadily with the cockpit building for 737 NG.Well , for now, am keeping tabs on this and other forums on building home cockpits.I liked this site as i found this site to contain much more information and knowledgeable and passionate people like you all.So the time has come for me to put my engineering knowledge to use..
    Time to pick the drafter and Engineering drawing..Looking forward I see the Flight sim community growing stronger....Anyways once again "Namaste" from me to all of you and looking forward to your co-operation and help in building up my dream....

    Pankaj

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    Namasté or Namaskar (नमस्ते [nʌmʌsˈteː] in Nepali and Hindi (from internal sandhi between namaḥ and te) is an Indian greeting or parting phrase as well as a gesture.
    Taken literally, it means "I bow to you". The word is derived from Sanskrit (namas): to bow, obeisance, reverential salutation, and (te): "to you" [1].
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    Hello Pankaj. Now you are in trouble! You are officially in the "Nut" farm! Building a sim is as hard or easy as you make it. Remember there are always compromises to be made. The cost, difficulty and realization of a dream all depend on how you set your mind to start. Understand that there will be compromises and they won't disappoint you when you have to make them. Think you can do it without any and you are in for a long unhappy haul!
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    Quote Originally Posted by whoispankaj View Post
    Hi Pilots,

    My name is Pankaj and am from India...I have been into the Flight simulator for the past 6 months and am doing flying on the desktop sim...Unfortunately in India there is hardly any craze for flight simming and hence the lack of hardware and other stuff ..But i do intend to start up slowly and steadily with the cockpit building for 737 NG.Well , for now, am keeping tabs on this and other forums on building home cockpits.I liked this site as i found this site to contain much more information and knowledgeable and passionate people like you all.So the time has come for me to put my engineering knowledge to use..
    Time to pick the drafter and Engineering drawing..Looking forward I see the Flight sim community growing stronger....Anyways once again "Namaste" from me to all of you and looking forward to your co-operation and help in building up my dream....

    Pankaj
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    Welcome Pankaj
    I'm fairly new myself. The people here are very friendly and eagar to offer any assistance.I used to have an Indian doctor here in Australia who was right into Flight Simming infact he was on the beta tester's role when FS2004 first came out. I even bought my first set of rudder pedals from him when he upgraded.
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    Thank you guys...I understand the complexity of building the sim and am prepared for it...I know its going to take years...And I am planning to build it incrementally..So may be i wanna build each component as realistic as possible to avoid for any immediate upgrade...Searching the forums it seems to me that MCP should be the first one to target and then go with MIP...

    Thanks Once again....

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    Hello.
    I think first should be pedestal (radio stack).
    You can use it in standard FS aircraft or in any Payware.
    You don't need additional software like Project Magenta.
    Second step should be MCP and MIP. If You wan't to fly RNAV also FMC is necessary. At this part You need additional software (software interface for PMDG, Project Magenta or any other free cockpit solution).
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    Hi Pankaj, welcome to the site.

    I started building a few panels to sit around on the desktop. The next thing I knew I had the whole 727 overhead hanging above me.

    Then it was going to be just a simple crude three engine throttle. Just a cover really for the Thrustmaster TQS I had been using. Now I'm sitting next to a full center control stand with a Boeing 727 throttle mounted atop.

    I thought I'd be satisfied with a CH yoke. That didn't last long. Nooooo...now it had to be the real thing. Beats the heck out of a CH yoke though. Can't be seen flying a CH yoke with real Boeing equipment sitting around you.

    I never had plans on building a MIP. Steam guages, irregularly spaced and aligned instrument holes, indicators everywhere and in the way of the holes for monitor placement, people thinking I'm nuts for building a 727 with no software support, no navigation instruments available, etc., etc.

    Now look what I've gotten myself into.

    It's an addiction I tell ya. There is no known cure unless you get an airline job, and that only alleviates the symptoms. It will always be in your blood.
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    Yeah...It gets quite addictive and especially if one is interested in aviation and unfortunately cannot be a pilot...I myself start up reading MSFS tutorials and ended up reading the real manuals of 737...Home cockpit is another journey for me...Looks like radios should be the first one to start ..Thanks guys for your posts...It just pumps my adrenaline to build up a realistic cockpit in India...