Simulator Components

Last Updated on December 7, 2021

My Boeing 737-800 flight simulator is composed of the following major sections. Click on a section below to learn more.

Boeing 737 Main Instrument Panel

Main Instrument Panel (MIP)

Last Updated on November 5, 2022 The Main Instrument Panel (or MIP) is where the primary bulk of work is done in the cockpit.  All your situational displays are here and the controls for the autopilot and flight management computer sit in the MIP as well. Related Posts:How Much Does A Home-Built Airliner Flight Simulator …

Boeing 737 Yoke

Flight Controls

Last Updated on November 5, 2022 Flight controls are, as you’d expect, what control an aircraft’s direction of flight. Here’s we’ll talk a bit about the real Boeing 737 NG flight controls and what I am using in my simulator to replicate them. Related Posts:How Much Does A Home-Built Airliner Flight Simulator Cost?LinksPoint Me in …

Boeing 737 NG Center Pedestal

Center Pedestal

Last Updated on November 5, 2022 The Center Pedestal on the Boeing 737, and most aircraft, is the heart of aircraft communications. From navigation radios to weather radar, PA announcements, and even printing, this is an absolutely critical piece of equipment. It also has engine fire alerting and extinguishing systems. Read on to find out …

Boeing 737 NG Thrust Levers

Throttle Quadrant

Last Updated on November 5, 2022 The Throttle Quadrant (or TQ for short) houses the thrust levers, flap handle, spoiler handle, and more. It’s everything that makes you go or go slow. It looks simple, but there’s a lot under the hood. Read on for more about my simulated TQ. Related Posts:How Much Does A …

Home Cockpit Base and Shell

Last Updated on December 7, 2021 The simulator base, floor, and cockpit enclosure provide a stable foundation for all the major components to affix to. It also adds a sense of immersion allowing you to feel you are sitting “in” something rather than out in the open air. Related Posts:How Much Does A Home-Built Airliner …

Visuals

Last Updated on November 5, 2022 Quality visuals are the pinnacle of immersion. Most people go with flat or curved monitors, or use projection screens. I did something a little different, and it’s COOL! Read on to find out more about my collimated displays. Related Posts:How Much Does A Home-Built Airliner Flight Simulator Cost?To See …

Computer Hardware and Software

Last Updated on December 6, 2021 Here is how my system is currently configured.  I am trying to keep it as simple as I can for performance and stability, as well as ease of rebuilding if I need to. Prepar3d 4.x Sim/Visuals PC Intel 8700K CPU delidded (from siliconlottery.com) and overclocked to 5.1 GHz Corsair …