My 737NGX800 Homebuilt Cockpit
....NEWS: UPDATE! :) I hope everyone is staying safe during these Pandemic times. P3DV5.2HF1 is now out and MSFS 2020 has been released and after 6 months of using MSFS2020 I decided to move to P3Dv5.2 Hot Fix 1. Safe Flights Captains
I have decided to go with P3Dv5.2HF1 for several reasons. First and foremost was systems. MSFS2020, although having incredible scenery just cannot replicate correctly the 738 systems that Prosim has to offer. At this point in time ASOBO does not seem interested in the cockpit builders realm and it seems to me thier focus is aimed at the gaming market. It was also very annoying, that with every sim update, the previous version would be broken and it was a constant battle to search for tweaks to make it flyable with Prosim again. There is also no multiple views. Just way more trouble than I have time for. I now have MSFS2020 in the Hangar. 5.2HF1 is noticably more stable than it's predessor 4.5 and the performance of the new P3D offering is huge. On average I'm using between 2 and 3 GB of vram on my RTX2070. FPS are an easy 60, but I have my sim limited to 30. In December 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. Overhead is ready for the shell. Still a little work on the MIP to do but getting close.
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 Sept 27/2021. Changes to the News Page. Added new link to Juan Cordon's site in the Links Page. There will be a few more changes to follow as today is just a quick update.
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