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Offline Flyboyandre

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Re: My apologies - New project in the works
« Reply #30 on: April 30, 2012, 09:51:04 am »
Hope you don't end up building a ship in a bottle and you can't get the thing out the garage door after it's finished.   ;D

Lol! It is actually modular and will come apart in 4 pieces.

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Re: My apologies - New project in the works
« Reply #31 on: April 30, 2012, 10:18:57 am »
 
Andre,
 
Don't worry about how long it takes.  How many episodes of NCIS has Gibbs been sanding that boat in his basement?  He still doesn't have boards on those ribs!
 
 
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Re: My apologies - New project in the works
« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2012, 10:17:44 pm »
I pulled the entire window frame of the flight deck apart and rebuilt it since i wasn't pleased with the angles from the drawings i was working with.
After researching 737-800 pictures for 4 hours last night i finally had what I needed to make it right. The only thing that got my anger running tonight was that i ended up one 2x2 short of finishing the first officer side windows. Oh well, i smell a weekend ahead.




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Re: My apologies - New project in the works
« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2012, 10:40:01 pm »
Alright, this is how she stands as we move on to the top module. Then we wrap the whole thing in wood. I am worn out. Maybe i need to listen to my wife and daughter's advice: you try to do too much in one session. Oh well, vodka here i come :)






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Re: My apologies - New project in the works
« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2012, 10:50:42 pm »
Maybe i need to listen to my wife and daughter's advice: you try to do too much in one session.

Maybe, but i am enjoying your progress -  looks great
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Re: Help, i have a Boeing 737-800NG in my garage!
« Reply #35 on: May 05, 2012, 04:30:32 am »
Thanks for the updates Andre.  I really enjoy following this project.
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Re: Help, i have a Boeing 737-800NG in my garage!
« Reply #36 on: May 05, 2012, 07:27:09 am »
This is cool and ironically I hauled one of 2 loads to Seattle this week. Contents: Fuselage mock up display. It didn't say what plane it was and I didn't see it but it came from a company called "Ceva" and was going to one of their branches or to a trade show. I assumed there is going to be a show or for their showroom or something.
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Re: Help, i have a Boeing 737-800NG in my garage!
« Reply #37 on: May 05, 2012, 08:40:17 am »
Looking good but still a little confused. What are you going to do with this. Donate it some where? Or make into a smoker or what. Dont get me wrong this is fun to watch and just as sure to build. But with all this cash going into it . Im sure you have a purpose.
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Re: Help, i have a Boeing 737-800NG in my garage!
« Reply #38 on: May 05, 2012, 09:46:19 am »
Looking good but still a little confused. What are you going to do with this. Donate it some where? Or make into a smoker or what. Dont get me wrong this is fun to watch and just as sure to build. But with all this cash going into it . Im sure you have a purpose.

When all said and done you will be sitting in a replica 737-800NG flightdeck. Wrap around visuals will give you an "as real as it gets" fully functional flight simulator.

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Help, i have a Boeing 737-800NG in my garage!
« Reply #39 on: May 05, 2012, 10:39:58 am »
Adult size, life like video game ;D


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Re: Help, i have a Boeing 737-800NG in my garage!
« Reply #40 on: May 05, 2012, 11:43:54 am »
Will it have hydraulics to rotate the cockpit up, down, etc., as you move the control yoke?  That would be something.   ;D

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Re: Help, i have a Boeing 737-800NG in my garage!
« Reply #41 on: May 05, 2012, 02:42:25 pm »
Will it have hydraulics to rotate the cockpit up, down, etc., as you move the control yoke?  That would be something.   ;D

Hell no. Out of my budget and I need a second story garage for that.

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Re: Help, i have a Boeing 737-800NG in my garage!
« Reply #42 on: May 05, 2012, 09:32:18 pm »
that thing should taste awesome smoked ;D
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Re: Help, i have a Boeing 737-800NG in my garage!
« Reply #43 on: May 05, 2012, 09:33:53 pm »
Doesn't look like much has happened but now that I calculated the right curve for the roof spars it will go fast to finish the last 6. Starting to look like a plane.

 

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Re: Help, i have a Boeing 737-800NG in my garage!
« Reply #44 on: May 06, 2012, 08:28:47 pm »
Very unhappy with my "progress" this weekend. I guess some family time is valuable at times.
My big plans of getting the upper module framed went????::)

Oh well, I got some stuff done. Took Jack's advice of reinforcing the main structure of the upper module to better handle the overhead weight. That was a quick install and I also got the back wall plates cut to fit. In theory, I should be making good progress during the evenings this coming week but I'm incredibly sore.