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The purpose of FLAPS-2-APPROACH is two-fold:  To document the construction of a Boeing 737 flight simulator, and to act as a platform to share aviation-related articles pertaining to the Boeing 737; thereby, providing a source of inspiration and reference to like-minded individuals.

I am not a professional journalist.  Writing for a cross section of readers from differing cultures and languages with varying degrees of technical ability, can at times be challenging. I hope there are not too many spelling and grammatical mistakes.


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I use the words 'modules & panels' and 'CDU & FMC' interchangeably.  The definition of the acronym 'OEM' is Original Equipment Manufacturer (aka real aicraft part).


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Simulator Construction Update - June 2013

Building has been rather slow the last couple of months, although design wise quite a bit has been accomplished.  My main hurdle has been waiting for the replacement throttle quadrant and pedestal to arrive from the United States. 

The throttle has taken considerable time to correctly interface to allow full automation, and the initial brief has been changed to allow implementation of an Interface Module that will house many of the inaterface cards used to control the simulator.  The interface module is a trial to determine the feasability of a modular design.

it's unfortunate, that building cannot continue in earnest until the throttle, pedestal and master module is installed.

I’ve been reliably informed that the new unit is expected to arrive sometime in late August.  There are some surprises in store which I’m sure you will find interesting.

In the meantime, I’ve been busy searching for and purchasing second-hand Boeing parts for some panel additions to the center pedestal and acquiring OEM 737 toggles, switches and bits and pieces for the forward and aft overhead panels.

Construction posts will continue shortly, however, until then I’ll continue to publish posts pertaining to operational procedures for the 737-800.

As with all my posts, if you find a glaringly obvious mistake, please tell me so I can rectify the discrepancy.

Click here to read  the post regarding the replacement throttle unit.  There is also information located under the Flight Controls tab (above main menu).

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