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  1. Hi Marco.

    What a beautiful cockpit – like the Queen. Many of your opinions are mine too.
    I’m building a 747 Simulator, using FS9 und PMDGs 747-400. It should be Lufthansas first -400 called Berlin. It’s already out of order. You can see the projektstatus @ youtube. Search for “Pmdg based Homecockpit part 2”.
    I’ve never seen a real 747 cockpit. So all my measurements are based on a few internet posts and many photos. Last year i bought a 3d printer, this year a cnc mill. All overheadparts are ready. It will be the first part with real dimensions, because i’ve started with saitek products and a vrinsight mcp. Everything will be rebuild with my new possibilities through the cnc mill. But i need correct dimensions and angles. Could you offer that?
    What is your base software? Do you use ProjectMagenta?

    Hoping for your reply,
    Kind regards, Stephan from Germany

    1. Hi Stephan thank you very much, I am sending you the dimensions I have via your email, these are very accurate and taken from real blueprints. let me know if you need anything else, marco

  2. Hi Marco
    I visited your site today for the first time.
    Great 747-400 Cockpit!! congratulations!!
    Your whole cockpit space is really real.
    I made up 747-400 cockpit over 10years ago.
    http://www.projectj.jp/
    I used FS9+ProjectMagenta for the cockpit. I agree with you that 747-400 is the most attractive plane.
    My project had stopped for over 10 years, but now I’m building entirely new cockpit. Of course it is 747-400!!
    I made my Former cockpit almost by my hand. But now I’m building new cockpit by using almost real parts (real 747-400 or real simulator). I already succeeded in moving auto throttle.
    I’m glad if you could mail me and exchange information.
    best regards
    Junji from Japan

    https://picasaweb.google.com/105959627318109986125/Summary?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCPf5nZPui5HwgwE&feat=directlink

    1. Thank you very much Yunji! You also have a very beautiful cockpit, and I am sure the next will be even better. For dimensions and other information please look into the “The Build” tab at the bottom, I have posted dimensions and other useful information there. Enjoy.

    1. Thank you very much Radekcerny! I cannot post my personal email here in the forum, but For dimensions and other information please look into the “The Build” tab at the bottom, I have posted dimensions and other useful information there. Also, if you have any other other questions – please feel free to ask here and I will reply promptly. Thank you.

  3. Hi Marco,

    i am contacting you for the same reason as Stephan did about 747 simulator dimensions. However i am building a 747sp not a 747-400 and from some research i found out that the cockpit is about the same size as a 747-400, so i looked at flight deck solutions and saw the huge prices of the cockpit shell, so please could i politely request some dimensions by e-mail. By the way your simulator has to be by far the best scratch built one i have ever seen.

    Thanks

    Alec

    1. How are you Alec! For dimensions and other information please look into the “The Build” tab at the bottom, I have posted dimensions and other useful information there. Enjoy.

  4. Hello marco

    It is looks great your B744 Sim. 🙂

    you will be send to that dimensions files to me by email?

    I am have to planning makes to DIY B744 home cockpit.

    Thanks

    Best Regards,

    Younghoon

    1. Thank you very much Younghoon! For dimensions and other information please look into the “The Build” tab at the bottom, I have posted dimensions and other useful information there. Enjoy.

  5. Hello Marco,

    My husband read your story in the Calgary Sun, and it caught his eye right away. He like you has been flying on the sims for years. He’s been wanting to build a plane as well. In your story you had mentioned a hobby store you own, could you please tell us the name of it, he would really like to visit it.

    Thank you
    Candice

    1. Hello Candice, sorry for the late reply, this website was down for a couple of months. the store I did own actually is a computer store, not a hobby store. The name is Calgary PC Medic. It is closed right now however, as the mall I was in caught on fire back in March, I am working out of my house right now, the store will be reopened sometimes in early 2018. Thank you, Mark.

  6. I read somewhere that one projector was used for the outside world. It was stated that there was an 11-foot image. Can you give me some specifications on the projector used and any other helpful hints?

    1. Hello Paul, sorry for the late reply, this website was down for a couple of months. Of course I can. the key is to use a short throw projector, as it gives you a much wider image over a short distance. Mine is a Benq 1085-ST 1080-HDMI. And I have been very happy with it, I am however going to add a second projector this week, as for as good as it is with one, nothing beats a bit of a wraparound visuals. The screen is already built, so might as well use it.; Thank you, Marco.

  7. Hi marcó:
    beautyfull job, I have been watching your videos and the simulator is awesome, I will like something like that but I don’t know how much money I have to spend , I am a disable veteran and don’t receive much from pension, how much you think I will needs for instrument computer etc. I will be waiting for you answer.
    Thanks and God bless you and you family

    1. Hello Angel, sorry for the late reply, this website was down for a couple of months. Nice to hear from you. the question you ask is a bit wide if you know what I mean., It really all depends how far you want to take it. I have built sims (for customers) for 3K – and they love it, and I have built sims for 10+K. As far as mine now, so far I have around 30K CDN in it. I hope this helps you. Marco.

  8. Hi Marco. Came across your B747 simulator on the CBC news. I am Flight Simulator user since FS95 and have a reasonably good home system with ProFlight Panels and the usual CH and Saitek controllers, 24 and 27 inch monitors, ORBX scenery and an assortment of payware planes using FSX Gold. I am always amazed at the things people build in their spare time! Your video’s on Youtube are great, your sim is awesome! We live in Kamloops and I occasionally go through Calgary on Motorcycle trips. There is a Harley HOG rally in Alberta next year and if possible I would like an opportunity to meet up with you to have a look at your system or at any time it would be suitable for you.

    1. Hello Stan, sorry for the late reply, this website was down for a couple of months. Absolutely my friend!! Please let me know when you will be in Calgary and we will get together and have some fun. Marco

  9. Hi Marco,

    Beautiful job! This will be very helpful to me for my own 747 project based around Aerowinx PSX. I looked through the dimensions you provided, but still had a couple of questions. Do you have any measurements for the base you built, and for the supporting structure for the mip? That’s where I am a little stuck…and I can’t find much of anything of substance regarding support structures on any 747 project sites. Thank you!

    Scott

    1. Hello Scott, sorry for the late reply, this website was down for a couple of months. the measurements you ask for are Platform 80″ X 80″ with a foot tapered-in a bit toward the very front on both sides, in other words, if you measured the rearmost side of the platform it is 80″ but if you measured the front side it would be about 72″. As far as the MIP base (onto which I built the actual MIP it is exactly 70″ wide. Thank you, I hope this helps. Marco.

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