Tony

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Pinball!

Sometimes you need a fun diversion from flight simming. So I decided to make my own virtual pinball machine.

Boeing 737 Sim Update – July 2022 – Circuit Breaker Panels

Working on adding real circuit breaker panels to my 737 cockpit.

Buying Parts for your Home Flight Simulator Cockpit

What do you need to know when buying parts for your home flight simulator cockpit build?

Building a Rear Bulkhead

Time to start enclosing my cockpit shell with a rear bulkhead.

The Devil in the Details – Bringing my Simulated Cockpit to Life

At this point the sim is good shape and very flyable, so these last weeks I’ve been keeping busy by adding some little cockpit details to add some realism, and tying up some of those nagging loose ends. Adding Cockpit Seat Handles Since I added car seat rails to allow my Weber seats to move …

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You’re such a Knob! 3D Printed Map/Chart Light Knobs

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I love my 3D printer. I use it regularly to quickly make small parts I need using just a little imagination and creativity. A part I’ve been wanting to make for a while is the Boeing 737 Map/Chart Light knobs on the forward sidewalls. No one seems to make …

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Wet Compass and More 3D Printed Parts

I have to say, I’m really enjoying my 3D printer. For less than $300 for a Creality Ender 3 printer, coupled with Autodesk Fusion360, I’m able to make just about any component I need on a small scale. Comes in really handy when you’re willing to put in a little extra money and time to …

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Stick It! – Making Placard Stickers/Decals For Your Flight Sim

I’m starting to work on smaller details of my sim now that most of the major things (at least, those I can afford) are mostly complete. One of the areas I wanted to enhance was cockpit placards (or decals, stickers, whatever you want to call them). I looked around on the Internet and there were …

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Scotty, I need more power! – Powering Your Sim

Power. It’s the life-blood of any sim. Not enough and you’ll end up with random disconnects, brown-outs, and potentially damaged electronics. Put too much in and you’ll fry your electronics. Worst case, you’ll start a fire.

Chip On Board (COB) LED Light Strips – Perfect for MIP Lighting

Chip on Board (COB) LED Strips are perfect replacements for your traditional under-dash LED light strips.