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September 30, 2020

How I built my Sidewalls!

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Sidewalls and Rudder housing!

My sidewalls are made of chipboard, MDF and balsa wood. First, I built the base structure. It's more or less a box. I added a card slot to make it a bit more realistic. The card slot is made of MDF board and a triangle bar.

The upper sidewalls are made of a skeleton of small wooden strips. It was very tricky because of the limited space and the shape of the sidewalls. After gluing them together, I covered them with two layer of balsa wood.

Thereafter: filling, sanding, filling sanding and painting took place.

Enjoy the pictures!

Loudspeaker and Air Vent!

These trim parts are made of MDF, 1 mm plastic board and some aluminum perforated plate.

The Air Vents are from AircraftSpruce.EU. They are plastic, not too expensive but in beige color. So, I spray painted them with the desired color. The trim parts color is RAL 1015.

  Here's a link if you are interested in: BALL & SOCKET AIR VENT BEIGE

The loudspeakers are from a disassembled genuine PC speaker set.

Finally, I'm satisfied with the result!

Surround speaker for engine Sound!

I purchased the Wavemaster MX3+ speaker system because of the small shape of the main speaker.

I built a mounting bracket (aluminum) and screwed them below my window trim parts.

The Wavemaster STAX 2.1 PC speaker Corded 42 W Black is from Conrad.

  Here's the link: Wavemaster STAX 2.1 PC speaker Corded 42 W Black

Now I need to find the proper place for the subwoofer!

Rudder Housing!

MDF, wood and 1 mm plastic board. Those are the main parts I needed to build the complete Rudder Housing. For the Rudder Adjusting Crank I used a knob, a wooden stick from ice cream, and a junction box cover I brought to the right shape.

It took some time to figure out the right shape and to manufacture the parts. Finally, I'm more than happy with the result!


Sliding Visual on rails!

Due to the lack of space in my room, I needed to find out the best way to build the Visual. Another important point is maintenance. To gain access to the three beamers, I mounted the aluminum cage for the visual on rails on my ceiling.

The visual is not finished yet. This will be the last step, as soon as all other jobs are done.

The aluminum bars are from CAP Alu Profil Systems. Here is the link to one of the parts I ordered. But the site is in German language: Profil 5 40x40

I'm using three Ultra Short Throw Full High Definition LED DLP projectors PF 1000 U from LG. See the specs here.

Windows / OVHD trim parts / Shell!

Window and Trim parts!

I used lot of cardboard templates to find the correct sizes and measurements. They are a compromise between the genuine Boeing parts I'm using and the size of my tiny room.

Again, it took lot of time to find the right shape and to manufacture the parts. MDF and 1 mm plastic boards are the main materials here as well.

Not too much text here. I think the pictures shows the process step by step!

Conversion of OVHD panels!

Connectors, connectors, connectors ... and connectors again ...

As I did not have the original Cannon plugs, I had to find another solution. To connect the OVHD panels to SimStack from Simulator Solutions properly, I use Aviation connectors I found on AliExpress.

There are different types. I took the ones with fewer pins for easier soldering!

  Type 1: 12 Pin
  Type 2: 12 Pin
  Type 3: 7 Pin

Current status!

Status and things to do ...

Here are some final pictures of my simulator. Of course, there is lot of work ahead:
I need to lay the carpet, some minor touch ups need to be done as well, and much much more.

Next step is, connecting all panels to my PCs using SimStack! So, stay tuned for another update ... realistically in the first quarter 2021!

Stay safe and enjoy the pictures!

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