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B-737 Single Yoke

Finally some images are added to the product page for the finished B737 Single Control Column (yoke).

This product works as a stand-alone Control column, no needed other interfaces. Can work as a Joystick Card or a programmable interface card as well

The script is included to work with IOCPServer or FSUIPC, simply plug, run the exe and play. Or connect it as a Joystick, calibrate and play.

single yoke 2

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Rudder pedals delivered

Well, we shipped the first product.

It isn't an item of extreme difficulty, but if it is true that carries many different pieces, and the pieces that we decided to use for this item, should be with the best quality.

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For example, we used bearings on all the shafts, to avoid negative tolerances. We have not used plastic, except the gears on the pots, because them not needs an extreme stiffness, so yes, we used Acetal gears, that even being a polymer, is very strong.

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The housings are made of carbon steel 1.5mm thick, laser cut and TIG welded.

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The pedals are completely metallic, high strength and durability, and shafts are machined on the lathe, for, as we had said avoid negative tolerances.

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It has been painted in several layers, which includes the "green zinc chromate" as primer layer, then we used the gray "BOEING", or rather, the RAL that most resembles the BOEING gray, which has a special composition of color and it is not easy to find except at crazy prices, so, as I said, we used this color that is the most used by everyone in this hobby, and finally we have a matt layer of protection, to avoid chipping of the paint, but that, with the use is inevitable, just look at photographs of real airplanes, which shows that the wear is common.

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The stainless steel covers are polished to give a shiny look, which gives a finish more "PRO". We used stainless steel screws on these covers, to prevent oxidation and give they a better look.

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The transmission cross is also on bearings, non-standard, since the force it's done in vertical, but in this way the smoothness is guaranteed.

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And finally, as on all our products, a box was manufactured specifically for this item, to send to the customer, and also has been packed inside, to avoid damage, clearly labeled as fragile, although the item is stiff to use, but in thus the carrier should handle it with care.

P6210059

 

Ok, see you on the next entry...

Simujabs Team.

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Thoughts...

Sometimes, when you had an idea on your mind, and after you decide to put on paper, never thinks that when this design turns real, give you a satisfaction to see it.

Well, this first completed part, for a new project gave me this sensation, and I don't know why, because isn't a "special" part, maybe I'm turning old :-)

Foto 05-06-13 11 35 49

Foto 05-06-13 11 36 01

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First Project

Ok, our first job is on the oven...

Yeah! Tomas Molina, not only a customer, also a good friend, ordered us a Control Columns Linked System for a B-737, and motorized as well.

In fact all the parts are already assembled and welded, as the main frame and the link support. You can see it on the next images (some images, was took on the blacksmith facilities with my mobile phone, and quality aren't his best side :-)) , the first image is the main structure, where you can note the feet for adjustment, that allow to level the complete system to the main floor on the flightdeck, and adjust the height as well.

1st str closeup

And this is the complete main frame, supports were welded on the frame and all the holes was did.

1st structure

Each part was drawn previously and these plans, of course, are also used as a reference to make things as perfect as possible, to have on this mechanism less tolerances and in this way don't have issues on it.

lot of plans

This is the Link Support, there are a lot of little parts welded, because we need to have there installed all the tensioning system for the link, Roll Force Feedback system installed, bearings for the Roll mechanism, and a long etc...

link part

Ok, all parts joined, well, almost all... because this is only a simple test to confirm that all are working, next step, put the Yoke Wheel and his mechanism of transmission.

columns test

Upppsss!!! I forgot to show you some things that are already finished and painted. This picture shows you the Pitch Force Feedback mechanism (not motor assembled yet, only mechanical parts). This mechanism are ready to add to the main frame when it are painted and ready, maybe this happens the next week... I hope!!

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Another view of this mechanism.

The color? yes, after think about this a lot, I decided to make as on the real ones, use the famous "Green Zinc Chromate", well, or similar, on all the hidden parts of the mechanisms, not only in this project, on all the Boeing mechanisms that have any hidden parts, I don't know if really gives a pro image, but I'm pretty satisfied with this and my thought is to use always.

force feedback 2

More pictures, are you asking what's this?, well, some parts that are waiting to assemble to the main and link frames, motor support, roll pot support, feedback transmission, etc...

waiting parts

Can you imagine this?, look the next picture...

linked yokes parts

Yes, yes, this is an example of the total amount of different parts that we need to finish this system... I know, I know, most parts are simple gear, or chains, etc.., but when you take a look to this picture, maybe you could imagine how my brain is burning.

Ok, blacksmith still working, not on this project but yes on next projects... as the rudder pedals, single control column, etc, etc, etc...

welding support

Ok, this is all for today, thanks for read this, and we will follow with more information.

See you soon.

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Shell plans for B-737

MODIFIED TO CLARIFY SOME MEASURES AND ANNOTATIONS

Time ago I made some drawings to my friends on the spanish builder forum.

Now I've translated these plans in english and made some modifications. If you are interested on it, please register and download this file.

B737 SHELL Pgina 01     B737 SHELL Pgina 05

Two examples of these drawings.

I think is an interesting file, because allow you to build a simple structure for the flightdeck. It's designed using standard squared iron tube of 30x30mm. and everything welded, but if you want to make it with wood, isn't difficult to change to this material, is simply make it stronger adding some section (i.e. 30x40mm, or 30x50mm, etc..)

A "must have" on your library as a cockpit builder.

I hope you enjoy it.

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