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Great website.. I am in the process of starting my own build.. I have pretty much all the resources figured out except 2 things that I need help with..

1. What size LCD screens are you using for MIP and for the EICRS center and lower? Everything I see says 2) 19 inch for the main instrument displays 1 for CPT 1 for FO but what about the little center and center lower back up panels..

2. How to wire up the over heads and MIP to a board and then program..
July 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterWes Moser

Great Site !!! Please keep the info coming it is very helpful !!!!

September 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFrank

Great website with loads of information. Always a pleasure to read. Thank you.

August 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJWS

i love to work you put in the website.

So do you buy Non-flight parts from the Aero Turbine



June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGary Argue

This is fantastic! :) Keep up the good work!

April 9, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterImre

Hello, I've read your ProSim 737 Glass Cockpit Avionics suite review and I want to thank you for publishing such a complete and excellent review. I’ve been using flight simulator X since 2009 and I just began researching what is necessary for me to build a Boeing 737NG home cockpit and I’ve found your review very informative.


March 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJorge

Your work on this sight has been extremely helpful in organizing and getting started on my 737NG simulator. I return to the sight often when I need information or just to spend time to re-energize my effort, as anyone who has built or in the process realizes eventually the effort is l-o-n-g, however rewarding! Keep up the good work and thank you for your great effort.

December 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMaury McClain

This is an absolutely great blog & site!
It was already deep night here, but I couldn't refrain from reading through most of the articles...
Keep up the excellent work!

F2A - Thank you Lapi. I appreciate your kind words, F2A

August 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLapi

Nice job! I am slowly converting my sim to real parts so your site is very helpful, thanks

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRalph Watson

I am very impressed of Your work. For sure Your blog will hel me in my project of CRJ-200 cockpit.
Unfortunately in Poland there is a lack of real cockpit equipment, also available replicas are very expensive for Polish simmers, so many thing are DIY. More information and solution = better result.
Thank You for sharing Your knowledge.
Best regards from Poland

F2A - Thanks Leszek; glad you like the site, F2A

August 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLeszek Tejwan

Hi Ian, Just come across your site and found it very interesting, will visit again to check out updates. Have secured a thottle quadrant from a high cycle 737-500 and hope to convert it the same as you have, I also agree that it would be incorrect to repaint it, I have yet to take out the side wall panels but hope to complete the removal in the next couple of weeks. Anyway thanks for sharing your know how, keep them flying. Regards and best wishes Paul

June 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Wheatley

Ian, outstanding job on your sim, and a great inspiration for others!

I'm in the process of researching the build of a small (single seat) 737 sim for use in human factors research for a uni degree I'm completing. Your site has given me some great ideas.



September 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRob

Heard of Buttkicker? Its a sound transducer which attaches to your chair and produces vibrations -- works great when you're rolling on the runway and have the engine burning :) I'm surprised this isn't in your setup when it adds so much realism and isn't very expensive at all.

August 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBen

Thanks for the blog; perhaps budgeting for FDS will be feasible if my end goal is to complete it in 2-3 years. I am still going through the preliminary stages of building a 737 cockpit, your website has helped tremendously. I'm still trying to learn about I/O and interfaces, and wiring options, by the time you add everything up it most probably will come up similar in price to FDS, and its not an integrated solution! Have you asked Gwyn at AeroSim solutions about pedals? They are a local company, so you can probably save a bit on shipping.


July 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBen

Hi Iain - I check your site occasionally for updates and it is good to see you are still making progress. I do hope you are actually getting time to fly as well as build. Looking forward to future updates and I am quite interested in seeing what is next. Cheers Mark

April 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMark Cartwright

Hi Ian - Nice site. I like it. The reviews are really good and help me decide which company to use. I was skeptical of FDS as they take so long to deliver. But, after reading your site they do seem to be a good company to deal with. MH

March 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle Harris

My boyfriend likes flight simulator. I found your site intereresting and informative

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFiona Hall

Your blog is helpful and interesting. Thank you for documenting the process. It's good to see that you are not being "pushed" by the sellers to promote their equipment in the best light. Independent blogs like this are important as many of the forums are controlled by the manufacturers of add on equipment and are are not unbiassed, Don

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDonald Warring

A very interesting and well thought out blog. I have been debating buying a flight deck for sometime and what company I was going to use. Your site has assisted me to clarify my thoughts and I'll be contacting Flight Deck Solutions and CP Flight. Thanks for taking the time to document the process. Good luck, Toni

January 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterToni Henderson

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