My name is Peter and I live in Denmark.
I started fooling around with flightsim when I bought FS4 for my Macintosh ColorClassic – I guess that is somewhere around 1995.
I am in my mid-30ies and back in 2009 I got my first child, a son. That kind of blocked my spare time. So actually since then I have not touched FlightSim at all. That was quite an abrupt change as I prior to that was VATSIM FIR director en Denmark and very busy in the scandinavian flightsim community.
In the beginning of 2012 I (together with my wife and (now) 2 children) moved from our flat and in to a house. A house with a basement! So after renovating the house for half a year I guessed that I needed something new to spend my time with now that most of the renovation was over. So the idea of a building a Boeing in the basement was born.
“Building on a budget” means that I not can afford to pay thousands of euros for pre-assembled units but have to do a bit of research on what to do in which order and where to get the best match between quality and price. That involves a lot of DIY – hence this blog.
Still looking for a SIOC code for your pedestal with one encoder for your radios. Had done the code for all the radios a long time ago. Here you can download my code. http://www.flight.nrick.net/SiocSoftware.html
Hope you can use the sioc.
I am just beginning my cockpit, which is planned to be DIY and low-cost as possible. Currently I am in a planning and designing phase of the MIP construction.
I must say I am very impressed with your AI drawing of the Overhead panel. I am working on getting home made annunciators with lightning possibility and also planning panels elements made from laser-cut white plexiglass. Elements will be or painted with a solvent printer or I will use some tranparent foil to print on and stick it to the plexiglass. I made some prototypes and lightning is working quite nice for that material.
I wonder if Fomalux can be adapted to the backlighting somehow, as after seeing your results it much easier to be cut and shaped in a home worksop than hard plexi.
I hope results will look not so bad and hopefully I will be able to share this experience with you and other sim-builders.
Please let me know how can I directly contact you, of course if this would not be a problem.
Best regards from Poland – Sebastian
Sounds interesting. If you have a blog/website please let us follow your work. 🙂
You – and everyone else – are welcome to contact me on email@example.com
Were did you get the plates for the throttle’s. Can you give a link.
Greatings from the Netherlands.
Theye is a common template. Look here: http://www.737ngproject.be
Many thanks for the link Peter.