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Enclosing the JetMax 737?

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:09 pm
by MichaelYSSY
Hi Everyone

Ever since I first got my JetMax 737 I have thought about improving it and getting more realism into my flying.

As I'm limited in space the Dual Seat (unfortunately) was never an option.

So with that in mind I'm setting about on enclosing my rig, adding window frames and CAP side inner compartment (side panelling)

I'm not 100% confident about this but think it's worth giving it a shot.

I have got quite a few measurements from the web and decided to start with the front centre window pillar and top window frame as this one is the easiest to make and position. (a very good friend of mine is doing the majority of the woodwork, to which I'm very grateful) I couldn't find any Single Seat 737 that have been enclosed with partial shell on the net (maybe I'm not looking hard enough)

Having recently learnt how to add photos to the post, I have added some below.

All comments welcome and if you have some info, that is welcome too.

Will this work or not? well see.....

This is my JetMax Corner and the first part of the window frame in position to take measurements.
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A Closer view of the centre pillar and CAP Window 1 top frame

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Looking back from the FO window 1 frame (FO window will not be a full window but just a partial frame going just past the OH side frame)

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It's a bit hard to see but this is pretty much the eye height view from the seat

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The project will be slow but I thought that some JetMax owners may be interested.

Cheers
Michael

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:31 pm
by FRANKY
That's a great idea Michael ! Have just started my Jetmax and have thought about that also.... Keep us up to date :)

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:17 pm
by MichaelYSSY
Hi All

Well I have been sitting in the Sim with this window frame up and just not happy. The top left corner and top line of the window 1 frame just seems to be too close to my head.
The measurements and angles that I got from the internet were just not correct.

In the end I downloaded a photo of a guy who bought a nose section form a wrecking yard and had it sitting upright nearly straight on. From this photo I took measurements of the window ANGLES

So now I have made a temp version of the window frame and put it on the Simulator to see how it feels and the answer is YES.

Its hard to see the angles from the photos but here are a few photos of Version 2. Now to make the as installed version.

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Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:42 pm
by jackpilot
Picture of a european 777 project. May help and motivate ..lol

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Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:33 pm
by MichaelYSSY
Thanks Jack

Yes that does motivate.
That sort of enclosure is what I have in mind.

Cheers
Michael

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:58 pm
by MichaelYSSY
A little bit more work done.

I have made a decision on the window frame angles, taken measurements and then some more, I have sat in the left seat and pondered.

But decision was made and the final version of the window (top) frame has been made and installed.


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Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:07 pm
by MichaelYSSY
More Progress.

The Left Window 1-2 pillar cut and installed.
I think it looks reasonable.

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Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:13 pm
by MichaelYSSY
Oh and one more thing

The outline of the side boxes is complete.
I have decided to use the JetMax tiller panel angle.
(I know it's different on the Dual Station and in real aircraft but I came to realise that it's way too much trouble to change it so I'll live with it)

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Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:17 pm
by jackpilot
Nice woodwork, Enjoy !

(Coming from an Overhauling Beaver...this is the ultimate compliment !! :P )

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:35 pm
by MichaelYSSY
Thanks Jack

Yea, those Beaver teeth do look sharp.

This sim work is really a lot of fun.

Cheers
Michael

Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:45 pm
by MichaelYSSY
Yesterday the front window 1-2 pillar was trimmed into shape (with lots of help from my woodwork expert) and this morning I secured it into it's final resting position on the rig.
Quite happy to get this part completed and happy with the result.
Next steps are

Side windows 2 and 3
Rear Bulkhead
Side boxes

Not necessarily in that order, will probably be working on all 3 at same time.

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Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:18 pm
by MichaelYSSY
Hi All
Just to catch up a bit.

Thanks to a fellow Sim Builder for supplying me with some Boeing Grey paint, the frame is painted and reinstalled on the Simulator.
The frame is now properly (well at least I think so) secured and should not need to be removed again.

I must say, I do like the look of the frame now that it has been painted.

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Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:26 pm
by MichaelYSSY
During the last week, my friend and I have been busy constructing the CAP sidewall box. Last night we completed it and I couldn't wait to get it home and slide it into place.

Yes, I like it and it fits in well with the seat and seat adjustment levers.
Will paint it soon enough.
:D

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Cheers
Michael

To quote a Norwegian fellow I think most of us know......

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:38 pm
by cmantel1
It starting to really "look like a Boeing Baby!" LOL

Looks lovely Michael. I only wish I had the room to do this. Someday maybe.

Re: To quote a Norwegian fellow I think most of us know.....

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:43 am
by jackpilot
cmantel1 wrote:.. I only wish I had the room to do this. Someday maybe.
The JetMax is only 1,10 m X 0.85m !

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