My 737NGX800 Homebuilt Cockpit
....NEWS:..Finally an UPDATE! :) I hope everyone is staying safe during these Pandemic times. P3DV5 is now out and MSFS 2020 is close to release. Currently I am waiting to see how MSFS2020 works out before committing to the next platform. Safe Flights Captains
I have been using the 64 bit P3DV 4.5 for some time now with one 60 inch screen at 1080p and it's a very stable platform. V5 brings Direct X12 to the sim and pushes more usage to the GPU. Welcome news but it gobbles up vram..which makes it tough on 8GB GPU's. MSFS2020 is close to release so the dilemma.. V5 or MSFS. P3DV5 is 200 US, and with the low Canadian dollar this puts it close to 400 CAD, so price may dictate this call. In Decemeber I aquired an FDS MIP from Frank Cooper, who sadly, passed away in the spring of 2020. RIP Frank. I have my Overhead 98% complete now after two winters of work and I'm currently test flying it now. Several issues to iron out but basically it's working quite well and I'm happy with it.
What this is ...
I've decided to build mostly with wood and make as many items myself as possible with budget in mind. I've semi-finished my throttle quadrant for the 737NGX800 (non motorized), pictures and documentation are posted on the Throttle Tab. Like most cockpit builders I have many projects on the go and finished but a few so far. The idea is to get a working cockpit and refine the build as I move forward. I have a list of supplier Links and websites who I've had success ordering my supplies from and who have been very helpful, so be sure to check out the Links Tab. My son says everyone is going widescreen now, so to follow suit I've widened my webpages accordingly. Hopefully there there will be no major issues.
Why this site
- To present the documentation of my build, to give back and to share as much as possible with the cockpit building community.
Hopefully to help others in building with economics in mind
- To learn html and css (Thank you Jay for cleaning up my bad code and smoothing over the rough edges)
- FireFox doesn't seem to support the 'Top of Page' scripts as found on the throttle page. This site done in Chrome Browser. (FireFox Users can use 'back page' button if necessary)All Users - Use the back page arrow when viewing pictures except for those noted in the notam. (NOTAM!) Back arrow not required when viewing links or pictures under the Links, MIP, Throttle, Overhead, Pedestal or Yoke Tabs.
- Site Updated May 20/2020. Changes to the News and other changes to the main page. Added YouTube and For Sale Tabs. Updates page change and added Frank Cooper's YouTube Channel. Small Update today. Added a nice wing view video to Youtube Tab.
If you have any questions, problems loading the site or other bits of usefull info, please dont hesitate to contact me at my address below:
All the best