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    Hi All
    My name is Mark and I live in Brisbane Australia and I am 37 years old.

    I am new to forums so here goes. I have been wanting to build a cockpit for quite a while but I am torn between the 737ng and the 767. I love to fly both of them. every spare minute I get I have to Fly my wife hates it. I have done all the research i can so it is now time to get motivated. The only things is I am not sure on where to start. I think I will go with the 737 as it seems to be the more popular. The pictures I have seen so far is really impressive. I have unlimited time and space to complete what seems to be an enormous project. Enough rambling on.

    I look forward to talking to you all

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    Mark,

    Welcome!

    My only concern is your wife hating you flying on FS. This is a big issue, but hopefully in time it will get better. I bet that all of us here that are married or have signifcant others could share many, many stories on how FS affects our relationships with the significant other. I would encourage you to push hard for your project and your right to have some 'self' time, but only in a loving and calm manner my friend! Hopefully if you get on with the project, your wife will become more understanding in time. Mine has, and something dawned on me one day- I had never taken the time to show her a video on youtube or elsewhere of someone flying their homebuilt flight sim. So I did, and you know what? It really helped her to see the big picture a bit better. It doesnt mean she's thrilled (they can never understand why we want to spend so much money on a big-boys 'game/toy') but she's a bit better with it too. She encouraged me to start giving guitar lessons so I'd have some money to help with the project since there's not much money left over after mortgage, bills, etc. One thing I say is this: With FlightSimming, you can learn and teach others about math/science/history/technology/geography/economics/etc. and at LEAST you are at home with her. Being in the room next door or out back in the shop is better than you being off riding motorcycles/fishing/hunting/partying like mad! You get the idea...nothing wrong with those other things but the point is you can spend money on things that take you away from home, or things that keep you at home. Her choice! (All in love though mate!)

    Best of luck,
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    Flight sim CAN become a bit of an addiction...and cockpit building is an even more powerful "drug".

    WORK at maintaining the relationship first and foremost. It is eassy for addictions to screw up lives and marriages. In addition to FS 9.1 you don't whan to be simultaneously running Divorce 1.0 .

    You don't have "unlimited time" to devote to cockpit building and simming. You have a lot of time to devote to it. But some of your time needs to be for your family too.

    That being said......... enjoy the crazyness. And plan on it taking years to realize the dream...cause it does.

    best,

    .................john

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    I second the two statements above. Family first, job second, and only then hobby. When you die, no one will talk about how great a cockpit builder your were or how smooth you could land a simulated jet.
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    Okay, again Welcome! I wasnt trying to intimidate you in any way, just wanted to say welcome (to the madness) and we all look forward to seeing you move forward!
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    Yeadh... ditto. Welcome to both the hobby and the forum.

    I guess we all responded to the cockpit builder's #1 "hot button" worry issue............. how's the wife doing with all this crazyness. (interesting that about 99.999999999999999 % of cockpit builders are male .)

    Must be a sensitive subject.

    One of the cockpit builders over at SimV, "Masternerd", has a good tag line on his sig. It is something like:

    "A bunch of computers, a pile of MDF, and an understanding wife."

    Anyway....... don't let us scare you off. Sorry if that came across as negative.

    best,

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    G'day mate,
    Good to see more Aussie crew!

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    NNNNooooooooOooOoOoOo.. Not another one!!! Oh well, welcome anyway, even if you are "one of them"!!!
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    Careful now Bob... I think WE are in the MAJORITY now!

    Suggest we change domains to MYCOCKPIT.ORG.AU
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicD View Post
    Careful now Bob... I think WE are in the MAJORITY now!

    Suggest we change domains to MYCOCKPIT.ORG.AU
    Hey NicD.. Um yea.. I will get back to ya on that..... ?????Maybe????? Na.....
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