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747sim



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:04 am    Post subject: 747 Simulator UK Reply with quote

Hi all, my name is Chris. I am currently building a 747 flightdeck simulator in the UK. I received my FDS DSTD recently and spent last weekend putting it all together. I made really good progress as you can see from the photos. A huge thanks to Steve and Nathan for helping out. Also, a huge thanks to Steve and Pete Cos for all their assistance and advice. The product is extremely high quality and easy to put together. It is amazing seeing and playing with all the buttons and knobs!

Next stage is to fit all the electronics and PCs.

Please like my Facebook page for updates and photos: https://www.facebook.com/747simuk
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Chris

Nothing like the excitement of assembling those parts and having the sensation of building a real cockpit.
I even remember that feeling when assembling the shell and having second thought about the liners as the inside of the bare shell has that "aerospace" professional look and feel.

Take your time and enjoy every minute of it.!
Jack
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Location: Vienna / Austria

PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Chris,

great job, and thanks for sharing your pictures!

I'm working on my 747 setup as well. Luckily I found a genuine 747-400 TQ Cool

A few days ago I finished the Parking Brake solenoid mechanism. Currently I’m working on the motorized Speed Brake lever. Pictures and some videos are on my HP www.B747-400.net if you are interested in.

Do you have a TQ?

When my TQ is ready, I’m going to place my order for FDS MIP etc..

BR from Vienna
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747sim



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Hans,

Great photos! Unfortunately I still havent figured out where to get the yoke and throttle from. I was thinking about the recently released throttle from Throttletek but that is not automated. I might have to get a PFC jetliner yoke for now if it fits between the rudder pedals.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Chris,

Will send PM ..

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

been working hard to get this all together. I have done the CP side so far. here is me in cruise with Xplane

https://youtu.be/ObGs0PipSRw
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Chris,

great work - thanks for the video!
Looking forward to my FDS parts Very Happy

BR from Vienna
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great to see you are airborne!!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is always a great moment when you start your take-off roll on your first flight.

Well done Chris! Keep us posted as you progress. If you need some help, just let us know. We also have a great group of B747 builders in the Forum.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, it was a very exciting weekend and am so pleased with the FDS hardware which is amazing. The support from everyone at FDS has also been outstanding.

I am using a Intel NUC, 250Gb SSD and 8G B RAM with mini-DP to VGA cables (to attach the screens). This runs PSX as smooth as butter!

My next plan is to consider motorized throttle and yokes. As PSX functions best with ethernet based controls rather then USB, not sure if there are parts that can be modified by FDS for this purpose?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgot to post some updates on here! I moved my sim into a custom built garden studio. I am sending my real yokes off to Pedro from simujabs to construct a dual linked system.

Pics are on my FB page https://www.facebook.com/747simuk/
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yokes are finally in Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy not sure if they are too far backward or too low though?

https://scontent.flhr3-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/46387814_2198879243728608_3652982037297496064_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr3-2.fna&oh=f46aed42417ade4cf4ad7d39dcfd40b3&oe=5C6DB771
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You want about 10 DEGREES forward on the columns.
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