In the Boeing of Ryanair one can find behind the Capt seat, under the ‘flash lights’, a folder or fardehouder. This serves to folders or documentation in store.

I use the maphouder to the FCOM store.

This maphouder is fairly easy to make with mdf panels, wood glue and a little sanding. Afterwards, the necessary schilderbeurten and ready is Kees.

Info and images are to be found at the following link:

Jump seat – Rear Capt

In the B737-800, behind the Capt seat is the jump seat . A place to sit for a casual cockpit-visitor or a trusted fellow traveler (flight attendant, inspector, etc.).

Because of lack of space I can't jump seat locations. To the void and the realism behind the Capt seat to fill, I have a (dummy) a folding version of made.

Info and images are to be found at the following link:

Flashlights – Capt back

During the construction of my cockpit, I have usually kept to the layout and components that are to be found in the B737-800 of Ryanair.

For example, in the Ryanair boeings 2 flashlights to find under the jumpseat.

The flashlights I bought in a local legerstock and the lamp holders are patched together with overschotjes of mdf-panels.

Explanations and illustrations are to be found at the following link:

Useful USB tools

In the cockpitbouw we have usually over several computers and a mass of USB devices. Device manager gives no clear picture about which USB devices it all goes and whether they work or not. So a whole puzzle ...

Now there are 2 programs that I use which is quite easy to distinguish what all of the ‘USB-devices’ are connected and whether they work or not.

USBDeview is a small utility that all the USB devices lists that are connected to your computer, as well as all USB devices that you previously used.
For each USB device, extended information is displayed: device name / description, device type, serial number (for mass storage devices), the date / time that device was added, VendorID, ProductID, and more ...
With USBDeview you can also USB devices that you previously used, disconnect USB devices that currently connected to your computer, and USB devices turn off and turn on.

USB Watchdog (USBWD)
USBWD is a useful tool for every cockpit-the pc a client version to install and, for example, a Schedule/Instructor-pc the server version.
Via USB Watchdog server do you have of every pc an overview of all the USB devices that are connected and which are not.
Of all the USB devices of all pc's that can be used, you can a global ‘watch list’. USBDeview may be a useful tool ...
To any USB device you can then a personal name. So, it is easy for all USB devices can be clearly distinguished. You then have a global list of all usb's of all the pc with every USB device has its own recognizable name.

In one glance you can see which USB devices are connected all whether they work or not and this of all the pcs in the entire network ...




Uitbouwpaneel with cup holder and dummy ashtray – Capt back

At the bottom right of the Capt-back, there is an extension at the top of a cupholder for a mug in place and the front ashtray.

Everything is made out of mdf wood. The cup holder is made from a plastic drinking cup for toddlers.

The dummy ashtray is a reverse case in which one business cards in stores.

Additional explanations and illustrations are to be found at the following link:

‘Grimes’ Light – Spot 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:

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:

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
– 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
– 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
– 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
– Thermaltake Core P5
– Corsair RM750x – Full Modular 750W Power Supply
– Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit DVD EN

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:

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:

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