Enclosing the JetMax 737?

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cmantel1
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Re: To quote a Norwegian fellow I think most of us know.....

Post by cmantel1 »

jackpilot wrote:
cmantel1 wrote:.. I only wish I had the room to do this. Someday maybe.
The JetMax is only 1,10 m X 0.85m !

:wink:
I have a severe spinal cord injury, and I have my rig in my old office, which is pretty small. To do any work at all behind the MIP, I have to disconnect the OH1 and pull the whole thing out to get access. Someday, I'll move everything to a bigger room, or preferably to a heated garage so I will have plenty of room to build a more complete flight deck enclosure.

so, for now, I just have to make do with what I have.

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Post by jackpilot »

A garage is often the best option as sim sounds can be an "household issue" and power access is easier to manage close to the breakers panel !
In the meantime have fun flying.
Cheers
Jack
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cmantel1
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Post by cmantel1 »

thanks Jack. I had a set of "half-a##" made window frames for a while, and it very much enhanced the sim experienc by restricting your view and requiring you to turn your head and bend around, etc. to see out the windows. But I took it all down when I put in a FI FLAPS gauge and a Chronograph and I just never put it back up. I have been following several other sim builders for quite a while now, including Michael, and have been watching how they all solve various situations, all in anticipation for when I get more room. We will be buying a new house and moving soon, and one of my essentials for a purchase is the ability to insulate, heat and cool the garage, where my project will be located. Someday, I would also like to update the visuals (right now I just have 3 50 inch TVs, and even perhaps a 3DOF motion platform, but that will probably occur after I die; ;-/

787 George
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Post by 787 George »

Michael,

I'd be really interested in doing this for my JetMax. Maybe when you are all done and would like to take some detailed photos, measurements (I know I'm asking a lot) If you can't, it's ok, I know it's a ton of work.

George

MichaelYSSY
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Post by MichaelYSSY »

Hey George
I'd be happy to take any measurements you may need

Cheers
Michael
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MichaelYSSY
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Post by MichaelYSSY »

Hello All

The progress is slow I know but there has been a little more in the last week

The OH frame has been progressing and I now have positioned the Frame that holds the Forward and Rear OH in place and spending too much time sitting in the rig and imagining how it's all going to look and feel.
(Should do some more work instead) :lol:

Anyhow here are some more photos to show you the progress.

These are the frame bits and pieces
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I think the next step will be to make the rear bulkhead to hold everything up. THINKING.

Cheers
Michael

This is the aprox position of side rail
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Frame assembled and in position
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view from FO side
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Post by 787 George »

MichaelYSSY wrote:Hey George
I'd be happy to take any measurements you may need

Cheers
Michael
Mike,
Whenever you have the time and want to start measuring I'm all ears.

George
JetMax 737 SKTQ, Overhead, Pedestal. Precision Flight Controls Yoke & Rudder Pedals, Atari800 XL and Commodore 64 Computers

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Post by Marco Eckl 777 »

Looks Stunning Michael.
What's that mount you have there for the PC Monitor on the right side?
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Post by MichaelYSSY »

Hi Marco

Thank you.

The PC Monitor on the right hand side I use for Flight Planning software, vPilot and SimA Dispatcher Console, I also run a second SimA SysBoard Controller on this monitor.

The PC Monitor is mounted to the side of the JetMax unit with a standard type PC Screen Swivel Bracket.

Cheers
Michael

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Post by MichaelYSSY »

Hi Guys
Well it's been a while now but recently I have done some more work on enclosing the JetMax.

A bit of painting and some more woodwork and this is the latest.

Rear Buldhead installed and OH rails supported
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I have a lot of work to do as I'm building my own OH, with FDS SysBoards on their way wiring will be fun......

Next thing is to complete the side windows and that's happening soon.
Lots of measurements to take and then the roof lining. (not quite sure how I'll approach that but something to think about)

Cheers
Michael
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Post by MichaelYSSY »

Hi Everyone

Things have been moving along with a few more things completed but still feels like a long way to go.

The window frames are completed except for the FO partial window that is just open at the moment. I will close it up from where the OH ends at the same angle as the front post so that it looks better, I also want to give that corner of the OH a little more support.

The side wall is sort of getting there, the panels are cut and two are not fixed yet but just sitting in position. there is still a fillet section to close of the rear and I will make a document rack out of that.

Next project is to work out how I will fill in the top section between the OH and the window frame tops. Eyebrow Windows? well I'm still thinking.

Happy with progress.

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Post by Marco Eckl 777 »

Hi Michael,

your FD looks better every time you post some pics.
I bet it gives a lot more immersion when you enclose the whole pit.

Thumbs up for your work. Just stunning!

Greetings
Marco Eckl | JetMax 777 SKTQ
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Post by Jean Louis »

Really very good work Michael, all congratulations
jean louis

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Post by 787 George »

Looking really good Mike!

George
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