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    Another builder...Hello!

    Hi,
    I aim to build a cockpit, or part of it. How much, we will see....

    As for many others, it must be cheap! And for any order from abroad exceeding 30USD or 23Euros, VAT (25%) and custom clearing (10-20 Euros) adds considerable to the cost.
    So buying for 100's of Euros are out of the question.
    My capital is enthusiasm, some programming skills and basic electronics knowledge [like P=UI]. I do know how to use power tools, but I am not very good at getting precise results.

    I have started by making a pedestal frame (from an old drawer), simulating two rows of instruments.

    I am going to use small steps, starting with a comm instrument. At present, I go for stand alone instruments, next step is to interface them to the FS. This way, I am getting something to show before too long!

    At the moment, I am trying to understand the PICs, as they seem like a good choice for making a stand alone device. However, how to combine a multitude of instruments is an open question, FSBUS do seem the best way for me. But I am only a beginner.
    lnola

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    2000+ Poster - Never Leaves the Sim Trevor Hale's Avatar
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    Inola,

    Welcome to the group, and welcome to Mycockpit.org.

    We have many things to offer all levels of builders. Please do not feel ashamed to ask questions and post some photos.

    The bottom line here, is we are all a great group of people, and we all have a passion for flying.

    Welcome and enjoy your stay.
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    Hello and welcome. You will find that you can do a lot for very little money. Also go in steps will help with the layout of cash as well. You will also find that as your build goes on, you will get better with power tools. Take your time and sounds like you are off to a good start. Please share pictures of what you have done in the gallery too. We always like to see what others are doing. Most of all enjoy this hobby!!!
    Bob Reed

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    Hi Inola,

    I am big into 'budget' sim building too, check out my webpages for ideas on how to keep the costs down.

    Regards Gwyn

    737NG using Prosim737, Immersive Calibration Pro, Aerosim Solutions motorized TQ & cockpit hardware, CP Flight MCP & FDS SYS1X, SYS2X & SYS4X, FDS PRO FMCs, AFDS units & Glarewings, Matrix Orbital ELEC display, Pokeys Landing & Cruise alt display, Buttkicker Gamers, 3 x BenqMW811ST projectors with a Matrox Th2Go
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