Category: Flight Simulation

Pitot probes and AOA Vanes mounted … Cockpit Minibar to be designed!

Thanks to Nick from the Airline Pilot’s Historical Society the Lufthansa B737-300 shell was outfitted with 4 Pitot Probes and 2 Angle of Attack vanes! Looks professional although these probes will never be used again. Now to something more serious: I’ve found the perfect location for the Cockpit Minibar: just right to the jump seat …

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Forward Overhead Panel finished

This required quite some wiring and night shifts … and the rather important backlighting required some thinking and handcrafting as well. Result: almost ready to perform a regular startup procedure according to the checklist.

On the Importance of proper Home Office Furniture & Clothing

Thanks to my colleague Jim Doyle from Desert Air Spares in California, two really neat Boeing 737 Ipeco J-Rail cockpit seats in working condition including headrests have arrived today. They are going to be refurbished and placed in the cockpit shell. But before that they play an important role to better suit body and soul …

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Circuit Breakers and Overhead Panel

Circuit Breakers are mounted, an original Boeing fire extinguisher was delivered by Nick from Airline Pilot’s Historical Society and the forward overhead panel with components from OpenCockpits is in the works …

XPIOCARDS is now XPCOCKPIT

We have moved our X-Plane Home Cockpit code repository from sourceforge to github. And it has a new name: xpcockpit. It consists of four components: XPServer, the X-Plane Plugin acting as a dataref provider to external clients XPClient, a sample client to try out our famous dataref subscription method XPUSB, the interface to USB-driven H/W …

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Lufthansa follows the 737 Reconstruction

The Lufthansa Company Archive became aware that I am reconstructing the Cockpit of their D-ABXA “Giessen” Boeing 737-330. Lufthansa was the first owner of the aircraft, starting in 1986 and flew it until 2001. They decided to publish a short Whatapp Story …   The funny part of the story is that I was not …

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Or maybe a Space Shuttle Launch Simulator …

Karl was kind enough to help me to turn the cockpit. I need to get access to the lower floor parts in order to fit the mechanics and to make it rain proof (although the latter will give me some continuing headaches to solve). Two winches, some tools, some rough size, mass and force estimates …

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Boeing 737 Flight Deck Project

Dear Friends of Flight Simulation In late September 2018 Jörg Weinmann, the head of simparts.de and simsystems.de, sold the following Boeing 737-330 cockpit shell on ebay and I could not resist to place a bid. It turned out that I was the only bidder since other potential buyers were frightened by the unknown and potentially …

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Virtual SkyWork Airlines Flight to Elba

Our Family could enjoy three marvellous vacations on Elba during the last years. Thanks to SkyWork Airlines the island is only an hour away from Bern. Since flights to the Marina di Campo airport on Elba are currently troubled by unmet regulatory requirements in Italy we decided to help out SkyWork Airlines with a virtual …

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Buttkicker (Füdligingger) under the seat

The Buttkicker Simulation Kit has arrived. After being sold out for years it is finally available again. It’s a fine piece of hardware. Connecting is easy. I’ve screwed the Transducer under the original B737 seat and it makes a difference during flight. What is needed now would be to add low frequency vibrations to individual …

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