Building a 737 Home Cockpit - The Beginning

The Beginning...

As any home cockpit builder will tell you, such a venture is never finished. From changing a single switch or LED to the complete overhaul of the whole structure, there’s always that challenge to make it better (and possibly more realistic than it was before). In fact, from the excitement of getting a couple of switches working with your chosen simulator to the quite complex installation of the 737 overhead panels, it’s just the next step in the development. For example, I remember being perfectly happy with the radio panels I bought from a supplier some years ago but I’ve since replaced them with much more detailed and backlit panels that I made myself. However, I’m getting a little ahead of myself here, I’ll tackle that subject in another instalment.

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This is what I’m aiming for, recreating a real throttle quadrant.

How it all began – it’s the editor’s fault!

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