Tag: Boeing 737

Fitting the MIP to the real Cockpit

I have bought the high quality MIP with glareshield from SISMO Soluciones and wanted to put it on top of the original B737-300 MIP stand and then mount both things into the real B737-300 cockpit shell. Nice idea. Of course the MIP stand totally changed from the -300 to the -800 (the FMC&lowerCDU bay is …

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Flight Management Computer using Rasperry Pi

Thanks to my colleague Piki from northern Germany and thanks to Dotsha747’s open source FMC PCB and hardware guidance I have been able to complete the first Flight Management Computer (FMC). It uses a Rasperry Pi 3B instead of the Rasperry Pi Zero recommended by Dotsha747 since I want to use a wired LAN connection …

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J-Rails Mounted

Thanks to Pedro von SimuJabs who was able to exactly replicate the Boeing 737-300 J-Rails I could now mount the original cockpit seats. Original J-Rails are very hard to get and the often replicated Boeing 737NG J-Rails are not compatible to the Boeing 737 Classic mounting holes. At the end, I had to still move …

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Thermal Insulation using Sheep Wool

There are all-natural thermal insulation materials out there. The Swiss company Fisolan AG is specialized in turning sheep wool into thermal insulation blankets ready to be used to insulate buildings … or commercial aircraft. Unlike glass wool the sheep wool blankets can be handled without health protection measures. So that is how the Cockpit looked …

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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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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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Boeing 737 Flight Controls Completed

It took some time to rebuild the cockpit so that it would fit the simujabs control column and rudder pedal mechanics. The whole construction had to be raised by around 22 cm which enabled placing the column and rudder mechanics under the “double floor”. The result is fantastic. See yourself … Above images show the …

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Boeing 737 Control Columns

To enhance a home cockpit with realistic controls instead of just using a simple joystick and gaming rudder pedals is possibly the dream of every cockpit builder. So here it goes … Boeing Airliners still have *real* linked Yoke Columns and Rudder Pedals. And there is quite some mechanical engineering involvend when you want to …

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Boeing 737-800 Home Cockpit (Linux-based, notably …)

Back in 2004 I started to think about how I could build a real airliner cockpit entirely based on Linux. I  At the end of 2017 (and with a grown family) this idea has evolved into a fun project. The way to that goal is still a long and a very creative one. But today …

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