747 Simulator UK

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747sim
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747 Simulator UK

Post by 747sim »

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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Post by jackpilot »

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.!
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Post by B747-400 »

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 8)

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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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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Hi Chris,

Will send PM ..

BR Hans
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Post by 747sim »

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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Post by B747-400 »

Hi Chris,

great work - thanks for the video!
Looking forward to my FDS parts :D

BR from Vienna
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Great to see you are airborne!!
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Post by Jetcos »

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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Post by 747sim »

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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Post by 747sim »

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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Yokes are finally in :D :D :D not sure if they are too far backward or too low though?

https://scontent.flhr3-2.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=5C6DB771

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You want about 10 DEGREES forward on the columns.
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