‘Grimes Light’ Commercial Jump Seat

Above the ‘observer seat’ or ‘jump seat’ is also a commercial (Grimes light) for the direct lighting.

The ad I have a friend cockpitbouwer. This ad is made for 24V DC and one can see it with the red dial for dimming.

The outside of the ad had his good time had. The markings were not clearly visible and there was left and right of the lacquer is gone.

I have the ad so a little bit renovated by the paint, and the markings again.

Additional images can be found on following link:
https://www.flightdeck737.be/hardware/platform/aft-flight-deck/onderfdelen-achterwand-capt-zijde/grimes-light/

Circuit breaker panels – Rear Capt side

The ‘circuit breakers’ (CB’s) are the different electric fuses that are to be found in a B737.

The CB-panels that are to be found in my homecockpit come from Flybycockpits (Portugal).

In total, the 10 panels of which 7 pieces for the FO side and 3 pieces for the Capt side. This number I have supplemented with additional panels that are not by Flybycockpits be delivered.
This extra homemade panels are:

  • small headphone panel at the top of the Capt-side;
  • ‘latch’ panel at the bottom left of the FO-side;
  • expansion of the panel, P6-STBY (Power Control Unit);
  • panel with 2 power outlets, 115V AC and 28V DC on the FO side;
  • Handles.

Additional explanations and illustrations are to be found at the following link:
https://www.flightdeck737.be/hardware/platform/aft-flight-deck/onderfdelen-achterwand-capt-zijde/circuit-breacker-panels/

New cockpit pc's

Finally 2 new pc's purchased for the cockpit. Done in the stone age to fly with Win XP, FS9 and 4 old Pentiums ...

The first and most powerful is a i7 that will be used as a server with P3D and Prosim737 2.0. This pc also serves for the external views through 3 tv's.

The other pc is a bit lighter and is an i5. This will serve as the client with all the Prosim737 Displays and various FS add-on programs.

The i7 has 5 connectors and 12 USB connections.

The i5 has 8 jacks (2 tickets + internal) and up to 15 USB connections.

I think that I now have a number of days/weeks fresh am to have anything to install and all the hardware back to get it ... exciting!

– Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7/4.7 Ghz 6C/12T 12M 14NM 95W IGP (overclockt to 4.8 Ghz)
– Corsair Hydro H150i PRO RGB Liquid CPU Cooler
– MSI Z370 GAMING M5
– Corsair Vengeance RGB 2x8GB PC4-28800 16GB DDR4 3600MHz
– MSI Geforce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X 11G
– Samsung SSD 960 EVO 250GB M. 2 x4 NVMe 3200MB/s 1800MB/s (Win10)
– Samsung SSD 960 EVO 500GB M. 2 x4 NVMe 3200MB/s 1800MB/s (P3D, ProSim, ...)
– Western Digital Caviar Blue 1Tb SATA600 5400rpm 64Mb
– LG DVD-RW GH24NSD1 24X SATA Black
– Thermaltake Core P5
– Corsair RM850x – Full Modular 850W Power Supply
– Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit DVD EN
 
– Intel Core i5-8400 2.8/4.0 Ghz 6C/6T 9M 14NM 65W IGP
– MSI Z370 KRAIT GAMING
– Corsair Vengeance LPX KIT 16GB DDR4 2400Mhz
– Samsung SSD 960 EVO 500GB M. 2 x4 NVMe 3200MB/s 1800MB/s
– MSI Geforce GT 710 1Gb GDDR3
– LG DVD-RW GH24NSD1 24X SATA Black
– Thermaltake Core P5
– Corsair RM750x – Full Modular 750W Power Supply
– Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit DVD EN
– USB 2XUSB-A FEMALE ON SLOT BRACKET
– USB 2XUSB 3.0 ON SLOT BRACKET 2x10PIN
 
 

Dome light – Rear Capt side

Against the back wall (rear bulkhead of the cockpit, one can find left and right 2 lamps (Dome Lights) for the interior lighting of the cockpit .
They are used at the entry to the cockpit when it's dark or the lights while giving a briefing ...

This ‘Dome Light’ on the right side is located above the ‘jump seat’ (or ‘observer seat’).

The ‘Dome Lights’ are difficult or impossible to find in the well-known hardware vendors. Also on Ebay they are a ‘hard to get’-part.

Therefore, I have here and there playing around a while to own one to tinker. An extra working area when this artifact was the building of the opbouwblokje against which the ‘Dome Light’ is confirmed.

The bouwscenario with images can be found on following link:
https://www.flightdeck737.be/hardware/platform/aft-flight-deck/onderfdelen-tailgate-capt-side/parts-tailgate-capt-side-2/

Back FO fully installed

The back panel on the FO side is ready and fully installed.

Images are to be found at the following link: https://www.flightdeck737.be/hardware/platform/aft-flight-deck/onderdelen-achterwand-fo-zijde/pictures-fo-back-wall

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Upper rail – window P2 with nis

In the two extreme corners of the rear wall there is a niche in which a metal bar or rail disappears. This ‘upper rail’ to the construction of the cockpit. The rail is on the bottom open and would serve as a conductor of window P2 (not official source).

The housing at the front around the rail is in the real out of foam rubber. My copies are of mdf-strips are used. Mdf is also easy to edit.

Against the housing, there is also a black tube that is towards the front of the cockpit. The function of this is unknown to me.

Additional information and images can be found on following link: https://www.flightdeck737.be/hardware/platform/aft-flight-deck/onderdelen-achterwand-fo-zijde/upper-rail-window-p2/

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DMD chip replaced in the BenQ projector

My BenQ projector is already for a while with a defective DMD chip. You can recognize this by countless white pixels, which are visible on the projected image. The DMD chip allows for the formation of the image.

The cause of this is heat which the micro-mirrors in the DMD-chip piece. A widely known problem with several cockpitbouwers that projectors work ...

You can use the projector for repair, but that is a costly undertaking. Either you do the job yourself by itself the DMD chip to be replaced and then from for 1/3 of the normal repair costs.

With what courage and patience, I started work on this album and after a few hours the job was done.

The new DMD chip I have purchased from Vervangjelamp.nl.

Additional explanations and illustrations are to be found below at the following link: https://www.flightdeck737.be/pc/visuals

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Panel electrical sockets 115V / 28V

On the back wall of the FO-side is a panel with the electrical connections of the 115V AC and 28V DC.

The sockets have a Us-version. In Europe, these outlets have little or not used. In America probably ... 🙂

Additional information and photos can be found on following page: https://www.flightdeck737.be/hardware/platform/aft-flight-deck/onderdelen-achterwand-fo-zijde/panel-electrical-sockets-115v-24v-achterwand-fo-zijde/

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Circuit breaker panels – Back panel FO side

The ‘circuit breakers’ (CB’s) are the different electric fuses that are to be found in a B737.

The CB-panels that are to be found in my homecockpit come from Flybycockpits (Portugal).

In total, the 10 panels of which 7 pieces for the FO side and 3 pieces for the Capt side. This number I have supplemented with additional panels that are not by Flybycockpits be delivered.
This extra homemade panels are:

  • small headphone panel at the top of the Capt-side;
  • ‘latch’ panel at the bottom left of the FO-side;
  • expansion of the panel, P6-STBY (Power Control Unit);
  • panel with 2 power outlets, 115V AC and 28V DC on the FO side;
  • Handles.

Additional explanations and illustrations are to be found at the following link:
https://www.flightdeck737.be/hardware/platform/aft-flight-deck/onderdelen-achterwand-fo-zijde/circuit-breaker-panelen/

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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