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brissydave



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 8:25 am    Post subject: b737 project site Reply with quote

you guys come across this one yet?

http://www.ccad.uiowa.edu/~opl/737-800/Boeing_737-800.html

pretty good stuff.
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mauriceb



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:00 am    Post subject: Re: b737 project site Reply with quote

brissydave wrote:
you guys come across this one yet?

http://www.ccad.uiowa.edu/~opl/737-800/Boeing_737-800.html

pretty good stuff.



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Legal



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This ain't funny anymore.

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Karl



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this a personal project for them, or are they going to make this available to interested non commercial parties? Whatever they do, I think it will be B%*$/y expensive...

Regards,

Karl
B737NG Builder
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brissydave



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey karl how you going.
i see that they are some cad facility/college at a uni, but where do they get all the dimensions and info?
the shell gets me.....i am struggling to skin my shell in a not-too-labour intensive-way...so shells facinate me at the moment.
gee i could do with a stint in their shop for a year.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this company is either owned or was sold by Chris Benton who started a sim company in Darwin Australia quite a few years ago. The shell was a mold taken directly off a 737 front cut that Chris bought. I dont know if they are still in business but they did definately sell to sim builders. I know Matt Ford bought a few things from them for his sim.

Gary
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Karl



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great thanks Dave, Very Happy so are these guys based in Australia then? Maybe Matt can shed a little light on this. Or perhaps Gary could find out from Chris Benton if they are still about. There approach to building the Throttle Quadrant looked interesting. Still I will be looking forward to Peter’s 737 T/Q when it gets going this year…Hopfully, keeping my fingers crossed.

All the Best for 2006

Karl
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brissydave



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i hope pc initially stocks up prior to intro of ng tq! gunna be popular!
i thought it was the university of iowa?(me silly)...but the interior of the shop and some of the products they are using are def aussie...?

hi gary, do you know any more about these guys? i tried all possible links and site addresses.
i have been trying to get info on chris benton for a year now...just as he has the only real nose section in aus probably and wanted to see pics etc.


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dnoize



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think it is the uni of iowa and their sim. Or at least it got linked from there)

Check their new site here:

http://opl.ecn.uiowa.edu/

and their 737 sim here:

http://opl.ecn.uiowa.edu/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=737-800

the original link on top of this thread is from the old OPL website.

more interesting stuff from them here:
http://opl.ecn.uiowa.edu/gallery/albums.php

stef
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warvet



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DAMN! makes me almost switch to a Boeing Shocked Well not quite but close lol Very Happy Very very sweet sim setup.

Tim
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brissydave



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for that stef.
good pics of roof linings and also home made style eyebrows.
well, now i have the best pics yet on how to do my interior roof this week while on holidays.
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Garys



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep Stef this sim was built for the uni by pacific aero. You can see in the Early Benton allbum it being built and also the sim being put on a container for shipping.

Dave I spoke to Chris about 2 years ago now. His website was linked through the East Point Military Museum www.epmm.com.au but even that seems to be down. PH for epmm is 0889819702. Maybe you could give that a try.

Matt Ford would probably be the best person to get in contact in regards to this company. Every indication tells me that they are no longer in business though.

Gary
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brissydave



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey fellas, what do you think they made those eyebrows out of?
i made a template this afternoon...didnt realise how big they are in real life.
tomorrow i will rough(jigsaw)cut each in halves to get the angle down the middle and then route all edges and sand and fill and prime like a maniac.
even though the opl shaped ones arent perfect they might do.

airline pilots historical society has them for 250 u.s. a pair but they prob wont fit my windows.


oh well gary, if they've shut up shop i'll have no address to break into!
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