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Here is a collection of shots of my central pedestal. It represents the pedestal of a Boeing 737-300 through 800. I just want to say thanks to Indo_FS for giving me the link to the specs of the thing, and to Chris Benton from the East Point Military Museum (Also known for his full motion 737 sim) for helping me out with some other details.
Here are the pictures:
Wood. The thing was made out of MDF.
The whole thing set up for the first time just to check some stuff.
Stuck my home made decals on it to try. Looks nice if you ask me.
I painted the back part grey with spray paint. Looks pretty close to the Boeing color to me.
Painted the engine fire part and throttle part grey.
Cup Holder; VERY important part in the cockpit.
Finished product with decals on it.
Does anyone know where I can get the entire radio stack or other parts that are located in the central pedestal?
Hope you enjoyed the pictures
Jeff S KDTW
06-14-2002, 06:10 PM
Very nice!!! ;-)
06-14-2002, 08:39 PM
That is really good, I know you joke, but the cup holder is exactly the kind of thing that takes this from being a normal "fairy tale" type cockpit to a hard working, real as it gets "office environment." Well done!
06-15-2002, 02:04 AM
Keep on building :)
06-20-2002, 04:20 AM
Goed gedaan jochie! (Well done, buddy!)
I have added a speed brake lever now, and the flaps lever will also be added soon. I let these axis use the USB through the radioshack USB converter. Works great as long as I have FSUIPC to calibrate the axis properly. I'm also looking ay how to make the overhead, but its kind of wierd. I might need a different monitor (projector).
07-17-2002, 10:19 PM
You mean the FMC ISNT OPERATIONAL?! YOU CALL YOURSELF A FLIGHTSIMMER! Bah! Get out of here!
:D :D j/k
Nice. And the cup holder isnt a bad idea at all...I always say: its the little things that makes things big.
07-23-2002, 12:07 AM
Wut sup man, its Aymen!!:P
Ur home coc-pit is great man but the proplem is that ur room is a bit unorginized! Try stacking up some things around the room thats not needed, thats wut I do to keep my room nice looking home coc-pit! By the way i love the cup holder thing!
Great Jop Man!!
07-31-2002, 02:28 PM
Mooi! Waar woon je?
Beautiful! Were do you live?
Ik ben Nederlands en woon in Venezuela.
translation-> I am Dutch and live in Venezuela.
08-01-2002, 09:42 PM
Yeeaahh weeel mate I live in da sydney area maatee.....AAWWWstralia :)
09-09-2002, 01:38 AM
Based on the screen name and the centre of your wings there, I may be making a bold assumption, but where in Indonesia are you from/do you live?
09-10-2002, 03:50 PM
Another simmer that uses CH Products yoke/pedals, is building a cockpit and lives in Venezuela! BINGO!
Hans, I live in San Diego (Valencia). I will really like to meet you and exchange ideas on sim cockpit homebuilding and fs2k2 in general. I enjoyed your pictuers a lot!
Feel free to contact me:
(0241) 8716910 Ext 360
cool. I live in Maracay, edo Aragua. I go to valencia every day since I go to school there (CIC (Colegio Internacional de Carabobo)). We'll see what we can do.
09-11-2002, 02:06 AM
Could you be so kind as to give me the measurements of the center console you built. I'm in the process of building my own 737NG also and the console has eluded me in finding the correct size. Thanks in advance,
512mb ddr ram
Geforce TI4600 128mb
09-12-2002, 05:50 PM
If you want a working FMC get a TI-83 calculator and I will send you the FMC prog I made. Works/Looks alot like the real one!!
I hace the TI-83 alreday but I dont have the stuff to connect it to the PC. They do at school though so sent the program to Hans_van_Beilen@hotmail.com plz. It runs independant of the pc right?
height: starts at 56cm (near the back) ends at 62cm. there is an incline in it. look at pictures.
Engine Fire section:
radio stack section:
09-13-2002, 01:09 AM
Thank you very much!! I will begin building this weekend. I've already ordered my 3D MIP from Flightdeck solutions. Hope to have it all up and running before the end of the year! thanks,
11-29-2002, 11:33 AM
"If you want a working FMC get a TI-83 calculator and I will send you the FMC prog I made. Works/Looks alot like the real one!!
could you pleasee send that to email@example.com. Thanks and good luck.
yeah i asked a while back but never got it. better luck this time?
12-02-2002, 09:25 PM
I was just wondering if you could bring us update pictures on your home made 737 central pedestal. Good stuf man..
12-08-2002, 08:00 AM
should try this site for the radio´s... it is expensive but I think its worth it..
12-17-2002, 04:21 PM
Hey MAn......messy room huh??? nice work, keep building@
Living Close to An AFB and A busy little Airport is FUN! F-22s e F15 take off all the time :-lol
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Building continues... Today I got a water drain pipe for the yoke column. i am currently disasembling my CH yoke to make it fit on the pipe. I also made the first two toggle switches, and I'm about to test them...
They work. heres the result: u (not too exciting huh?)
I altered the toggle switch and placed a normal push button behind it. wired it up to an old keyboard and so wheneven i flip the switch, it will think i pressed a key on the keyboard.
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