Which is the cockpit of which aircraft ?

It all starts with the choice of what the aircraft is a cockpit from scratch. Not such a significant step. My preference was, anyway, more to the Boeing 737.

De of choice for the Boeing 737 and was very fast, and this for the following reasons :


  • I will fly and be happy with this unit, and the subject matter is very compelling;
  • I have access to a comprehensive documentation of Ryanair on the Boeing 737:
    – 737 Operations Manual;
    – 737 Flight Crew Training Manual;
    – 737 Checklist;
    -737's Quick Reference Handbook;
  • The Boeing 737 software, ProSim737 is a very, very, realistic, reliable, versatile, and easy to set up;
  • A couple of friends (the real one) Boeing 737-pilots with me in word and deed, to help the plane get the hang;
  • A very wide range of products;
  • Lots of information on the Boeing 737 were found on the internet:
  • Many of the examples of the 737-cockpitprojecten available on the internet.

Do-it-yourself versus in a Plug-and-Play ?

As I've already mentioned, is that there is a wide choice to the Boeing 737-based hardware. Several manufacturers, such as Flight Deck Solutions, FlyEngravity, Open-Cockpit, CP Flight, Cockpitsonic, Simparts, etc. will sell hardware of all kinds. The first one is still more realistic than the other.

The budget, which is within the limits to hold, one can opt for as many as possible materials to make one. I don't think the MIP, Glareshield, MIP mode, CDU bay, avionicspedestal, shell, platform.
Handy guys to go this much further and make it trottles, meters, buttons, yokes, and rudder all by itself.

Since I don't have access to the necessary tools, equipment, knowledge, and patience, I will try to look in the direction of as much as possible to " Plug-and-Play solution.
Also, take into account the various comments made, which I have found during my research (see the section on "Lessons Learned") is, to me, is the most convenient way to have a homecockpit.

It was during my research was a quest to find hardware that is compatible with the software. The Software, which is necessary for the operation of the various cockpitfuncties.The matter of the future have sufficient capabilities to be able to take advantage of.
Taking into account the possibilities of the future, and the price tag that is attach to that content the following aspects will apply:

  • For the hardware, there should be a thorough and realistic;
  • It should be within the planned budget;
  • No, or as little, as possible do-it-yourself electronic devices;
  • As much as possible, opt for a side-of-the-box hardware, time-saving, in order to avoid problems and the possible onvoldoeningen);
  • If it is possible that the hardware itself is going to check with the manufacturers or the shops instead of from online-photos
  • Several possibilities have concerns, aanstuursoftware, and it is compatible with the hardware;


The To Do list (as of 01 May, 2020)

  • Virtual tools using Voiceattack;
  • Cockpitvideo in flight with a GoPro camera on my YouTube channel (by 2020).

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Research01/01/2010From Jan 2006 to Dec 2009
Order Desktop, the ICS MIP13/03/2010Incl. The MCP, Efis, Landing gear, DEVICES, Glareshield (FlyEngravity + CPFlight)
CDU13/03/2010Incl. A Dummy CDU (FlyEngravity)
737 Yoke13/03/2010
TFT monitor for PFD/ND and Upper EICAS13/03/20102x 19" and 1x 10,4 " (FlyEngravity)
LCD screen for Lower EICAS06/05/201012 "
Construction of MIP-mode13/05/2010
MIP ready + to Pick up the Desktop as ICS MIP29/05/2010Wait time from order to delivery : 11 weeks
Control electronics provided, such as the MCP, Efis, PMDG displays, and FSLabs driver04/06/2010WOW !
Construction of CDU-state13/06/2010
Images, MIP, Instruments are placed in the22/06/2010Temporary solution, pending the outcome of the Flight Illusion gauges
The Lower panels30/06/2010+ rear MIP sealed
Throttle Quadrant21/07/2010Supply Of 06-Nov-10 The FSWeekend In Lelystad
Rudder stands29/07/2010- Ruddervloer
- Stand-up-rudder position
- 'Rudder Pedal Adjustement'
Painting of the MIP Position in the primer19/08/2010
Painting of the MIP Position in the Boeinggrijs07/09/2010
Aluminiumbekleding of the ruddervloeren06/10/2010
MIP Setup07/10/2010- MIP Stand Boeinggrijs
- PARLIAMENTARY Position in the gray-and-white
- Rudderstands in Boeingrijs
Finish " Rudder Pedal adjustement’
- The Lower panels and subpanels with the buttons
- Ruddervloeren coated with aluminum
- Make placards
Purchase Cockpitseats14/10/2010Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules
Throttle Quadrant06/11/2010Delivery of TQ (the Revolution Sim Products)
Cockpitplatform09/12/2010It is grey and has aluminum flooring
Avionics pedestal20/01/2011Equipped with GoFlight modules and the aluminium aircraft fasteners
The renovation cockpitstoelen24/02/2011- Spray painted in a grey colour
Arm - and head rests in grey leather
Cushions in a grey upholstery fabric
Checklisthouders24/02/2011To the side of the TQ
Play Yoko24/02/2011
Placement of air vents and on - board Lower panels06/04/2011
Purchase of projector13/04/2011In addition, the BenQ MW811ST
Connect the buttons have backlighting15/05/2011MIP, MCP, lower subpanels, TQ
To install indirect lighting and MIP13/08/2011Glarewings, glareshield, the MCP
Switch to ProSim737 Boeing's suite of18/07/2011The Boeing 737-800 aircraft, software
License from 26/12/2011
The use of the Pokeys 55 interface Card03/09/2011
Buds Lower Dimming Panels11/10/2011The buttons, switches, etc., to interface (via a Pokeys 55)
The Order Of The Forward Overhead16/11/2011ICS version (FlyEngravity)
The Delivery Of The Forward Overhead 15/02/2012
The Forward Overhead - Assembly02/03/2012The Panels, backlighting, places, decals, annunciators with led's, toggle switch caps
Delivery cockpitramen (windows Boeing 737)25/04/2012FlyEngravity
Delivery Eyebrow Windows17/05/2012
The improvement Glareshield MIP15/07/2012FlyEngravity
Installation of metal Overhead support structure07/08/2012For the confirmation of OVH, and colors
Cockpitramen (Windows Boeing 737)15/08/2012Placing it against the metal frame
Delivery Afterward The Overhead12/09/2012The assembly and mounting it to a metal frame
The Setup In The Flight Deck Audio System02/10/2012placement of the different speakers, using different sources of noise
Setup To Have Tacticle Sound System02/10/2012ButtKicker Gamer
Construction of the 'Map Lights'14/12/2012
The Standby Compass
23/03/2013A Compass and a Clock with a 2.5" with 5" screens and Prosim for the displays
Place plexiglass in the cockpitramen10/11/2013
Construction Of A Front Limit05/07/2013Eyebrow windows with Map lights, fold-away grab handles and a built-in loud speakers
Construction, Window, Pool Liner – Middle Strut Windshield18/09/2013
Construction Of The Rear Ceiling F/O25/01/2014 I on/construction
Delivery CPFlight radio modules06/02/2014for the avionics pedestal
Purchase Of Boeing 737 Steering Tiller10/02/2014The Aviation Megastore
CPFlight radio modules ready for use11/03/2014Built in radio, pedestal
Construction of the Rear Ceiling - CPT01/04/2014 I on/construction
Collection and construction for the sidewalls 13/09/2014Ventilation, oxygen panels - Map light panels - cup holders - grimes-lights - Armrest windowhandvatten - back - hand-mics - document pocket - Audio ports
The delivery of the Boeing 737, Circuit breakers, panels,11/11/2014FlybyCockpits
Gear pin stowage15/11/2014To store gear, and a pin
Adjustment to the seat rails27/12/2014Lateral movement of doubles, the I-rails)
The Update of the EFIS knobs22/12/2014The replacement of the CPFlight buttons from ITS Design
The use of USB Display Adapters09/03/2015
Boeing 737 Standby Instruments11/04/2015Digital ISFD and ENABLES individual displayschermpjes
Ruscool Intercom boards21/06/2015Ruscool the cockpit intercom system
The new CDU, with full-color screen18/11/2015FlyEngravity Version 2
Built in the DV window-armrest/chart holder'16/01/2016
The construction placed sidewalls 30/01/2016
Construction of FORWARD Sidewall Liners,13/02/2016
Manual gear extension access by28/02/2016
Cockpitvloer is equipped with a vloernagels12/03/2016
Construction of AFT Sidewall Liners,02/04/2016
Building Foot Of Air, Windshield, Air12/04/2016The Lower panels
The Delivery Of Oxygen Panels18/04/2016FlybyCockpits
Construction, Education, Training Or Raceway Covers Are05/05/2016
Construction of Grimes lights.31/07/2016
Finish Aft Raceway Covers31/07/2016
Finish Aft Sidewall Liners,21/08/2016
MIP Gauges30/08/2016Flaps and Brake Pressure, Custom, Sim Parts,
Construction Of The Dome Light25/09/2016
To order the Overhead gauges01/10/2016Custom Sim Parts
Finishing the DV window-Armrest/Chart holder13/10/2016
Finishing and installation of FORWARD Sidewall Liners,21/10/2016In/opbouwonderdelen
Installation and configuration of a Steering Tiller01/11/2016
Installation and activation of the MIP and OVH gauges30/12/2016Custom Sim Parts
Placed with the machined sidewalls-installed, and Aft Raceway Covers17/01/2017And opbouwonderdelen
The purchase of 2 Telex Airman 750 headsets31/05/2017On Ebay, and Marktplaats.nl
Operating the Telex Airman 750 headset22/06/2017Along with 2 of the Ruscool Intercom Boards
The finishing and the installation of the window liners with handles06/07/2017
To finish EQUIPMENT, panels05/02/2018Handles, Panel decal, Amp decal, for extra panels
MOBILE panels: Flybycockpits
Back to wall W03/03/2018Back with the fixtures, EQUIPMENT panels, fire extinguishers, the Upper rail of the window-P2
2 cockpit computers21/03/2018Server:
- P3D
- Prosim737

- Prosim Displays
Add - on prg's
LED lighting01/05/2018Coloured indirect LED lighting, entrance, exterior, cockpit
A Back wall in the APT24/08/2018Back with CB, panels, lights, the Upper rail of the window P2 as the Jump Seat, a Flash of the lights, and maphouder
Computer monitors with TV15/01/20193 TV's 65-inch, and with the use of the Viewgroups
A Dummy yoke (F/O21/02/2019Boeing 737 replica steering wheel by ITS Design, Simulation, and a DIY wood frame
Boeing 737 cockpit, with seats in the05/06/2019The replacement of the C-130 Pilot, the seats 2 are real IPECO Boeing 737 seats
The black floor covering 30/06/2019Space is the outside entrance to the cockpit
Flight crew compartment door11/04/2020Posting in a flight crew compartment door
Boeing 737 Trip Counter23/04/2020Place of the Trip Counter on the yoke
The Stick Shakers17/06/2020Placement of Stick-Shakers to the yokes
Cockpitvideo's YoutubeTo DoCockpitbeelden in flight with a GoPro camera
Virtual tools using VoiceattackTo DoVoice checklist the CAPT/FO using VoiceAttack

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