15. April 2013 by Peter
Last night was a milestone in my cockpit building as I could install my main instrument panel (MIP).
The last couple of months I have been building my main instrument panel – I call it the MIP-front-plate. This weekend I finished the front plate and mounted it on the structure!
Now I need to plug in the wires on to my 2 MasterCards. That should be a somewhat easy task – but of course time consuming.
The bright reader will notice that the two monitors on the first officer side is turned the wrong way. The navigation display should be on the inside and vise versa. This is because it actually just is a copy of the captains screen. I do not have enough display ports on my graphics card to run three separate monitors. So I have bought a $5 DVI-splitter so I can display the captains display on two screens.
On top you see a OpenCockpits MCP/AutoPilot and 2 EFIS panels from Hispapanels.
This is beginning to look like a B737 cockpit indeed!
Here is a video from a very happy Peter
Time for a beer!