Pictures from the Flight Deck

Here now a few pictures from the flight deck you usually will not find somewhere else.

Many thanks to Steffen and the captain of this Airbus A320 on the flight to Gran Canaria.

ACP knob

Several of you guys asked for an unpainted version of the ACP knob (audio control panel). Now it's available in our shop.

ACP knob, painted and mounted in Skalarki pedestal.

Clean the room

With the next step we will build the shell frame at our location. A perfext reason to clean the room...

Overhead Frame Disassemble

We will revise the overhead fundamentally. On the one hand in respect of the electronics. On the other hand, the completely redesigned overhead frame is curently in production and this ne frame will hold the panels in future.

Out heart bleeds when we think of how many days and hours we spend on the old frame. But the new one is simply much better, more durable and neat. Anyway there is no reason to throw away all the existing cables. So we build good all apart.

Refactoring Pedestal

It's hard to look at these pieces. But we decided to redesign some parts of pedestal within a post-prototyping phase. That means - complete disassembly...

Pedestal parts are almost on the way to Dresden to be optimized again.

Shell Frame now Available

After several months of development, the DIY kit for the outer shell frame is now available in the shop.

This product is - to our knowledge - unique with regard to its modular concept. In the next few months further module elements for the flight deck lining will be developed. The shell provides the basic framework for these modules.

Depending on your own design strategy, the frame may therefore be the support structure for additional purchase parts or self-made shell elements.

The set consists of nearly 60 fittings. For the construction metal profiles are recommended. However, in principle it is also possible to use timbers from the hardware store.

Shell Frame

Material for shell frame has just arrived. We did not weigh it but you cannot carry it away that simple. Solid stuff. The special parts for the frame are already in production. So in the next weeks we can start assembly.

(Sigh - after we cleaned up the room....)

Knobs Production

The first large-scale production of knob is finished.

On request there is now a special button for the Audio Control Panel (ACP) available. It fits perfectly on the panels of Skalarki and is transparent so that it can be appropriately illuminated, if the respective channel is active. With greater demand, we will offer it in the shop.

Floor and Shell Design

The floor and shell design fit each other so far. We considered to build the floor also made ​​of metal. But honestly - everything can be exaggerating...

Cockpit Floor

The bottom of the shell is formed. First, as always digital. However, this way you can calculate and estimate where and what braces are needed to get transportable units. As we build a A320, very little cable must be installed below the floor.

More exciting is the question of the carpet. A friend strongly advised us to buy some quality, as subsequent exchange would be extremely costly. He's definitely right!

A320 Shell Frame

The frame of the shell is ready now. Later the other shell elements like windows and ceiling parts will be mounted to that constructin.

If design proofs to be good, we may provide the fittings as do-it-yourself kit (DIY). In our simulator, we will use 40 x 40 mm Boschs profiles, but basically appropriate timber beams should also work.

Support Structure

Since the supporting structure must later take up the entire weight of the simulator, we do not save material.

Who knows whether this construction will end up on a motion platform ... ;-)

Shell Frame Construction

In recent months, we have been working on the individual components. Now we will begin with the construction of the shell frame.

Here we use the solid model from our previous considerations and build a support structure.

Vier im Pott - Home Cockpit Parts Shop is airborne!

Since we want the blog mainly talk about our private home cockpit project here, we have created a special Facebook page for our company. There we will publish exclusive information on the commercial production at irregular intervals.

And today we will be on the road towards Lelystad with the first products for the fair. Logistically this is probably the biggest challenge, because we have not that big car to transport several pedestals and all the other stuff....

Visiting Ben in Dresden - Pedestal Prototyping

Christian took the chance to make a one-day trip to Dresden and visit Ben. It was absolutely faszinating to see his workplace. Ben - the boss himself gave detailled information about material options etc.

Personal highlight certainly was the first look on the pedestal prototype. Wow! Christian would have loved to take it with him. But now way at this stage building. He left all panels and MCDUs there instead to optimize fitting.

Still a lot to do until prototype is reproducable but hopefully everything will be ready soon.

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