Build Menu.png

Boeing 737 Single control Column

This page is split into three main sections:

Parts Guide

Print Guide

Build Guide

These units can be produced on a standard 3D printer bed size of 220 x 220mm.

My 3D Printer of choice right now is the ENDER 3 v2

Great print & build quality for the price and Karl personally recommends it for his sim build.

pilot sign get here.png

General Information:

This page lists all the hardware and electrical components required to build the Boeing 737 Single control Column for your sim.

​Designed to be as simple and cheap as possible. This can be achieved with the use of a 3d printer, some hardware and a piece of PVC pipe.

This unit is designed to have effective force trim/feel by returning the unit to the centre or set datum point by the trim actuator. The trim actuator is controlled by the trim switches on the yoke. If you do not want electric trim, Use a piece of bar to hold the unit instead. 

​The unit can be driven by the rim switches, but if you would like more control over the speed of operation and wiring simplicity, I have included the optional speed controller. This is rated at max of 3A, the same max draw of the 150mm Actuator. 

 

Parts Guide:

M4 ROD EYE END

M4 - FEMALE
RIGHT HAND THREAD

QTY 2

THREADED BAR


M4 X200
QTY1
M8 X 160MM
QTY 10
M12 X 220MM
QTY 1
M12 X 300MM
QTY 1

BEARING
(608)

Inner Dimension: 8mm
Outer Dimension: 22mm
Width:
7mm
QTY 6

12V PWM Motor Controller

OPTIONAL

QTY 1

 LOCKNUTS

M4 QTY 2
M6 QTY 1
M8 QTY 10
M12 QTY 8

BEARING
(6001) 

Inner Dimension: 12mm 
Outer Dimension:
 28mm 
Width:
8mm 
QTY 8

12V LINEAR
ACTUATOR 

6"/150mm stroke

QTY 1

RV24YN 20S
HQ POT 10K Ohm

QTY 1

Countersunk head Machine Screws

M4 x 40mm (QTY 10)

WASHERS

M12 QTY 12
M8 QTY 10

2" Expansion Spring

1.4MM
1.4MM X 14MM X 50MM
QTY 4 TO 9

PVC PIPE

82MM OD
78MM ID

LENGTH:
851MM

QTY 1

You are going to need the following items to complete this build:

 
 

Print Guide

FT LEVER
(1)

Support: ON

Adhesion: Skirt

Nozzle: 0.8mm 

Speed: 50mm/s

Layer Height: 0.32 mm

Infill:25%

FACING CLAMP LH
(5)

Support: ON

Adhesion: Skirt

Nozzle: 0.8mm 

Speed: 50mm/s

Layer Height: 0.32 mm

Infill:25%

POT LEVER
(9)

Support: ON

Adhesion: Skirt

Nozzle: 0.8mm 

Speed: 50mm/s

Layer Height: 0.32 mm

Infill:25%

FWD TONGUE
(2)

Support: ON

Adhesion: Skirt

Nozzle: 0.8mm 

Speed: 50mm/s

Layer Height: 0.32 mm

Infill:25%

FACING CLAMP RH
(6)

Support: ON

Adhesion: Skirt

Nozzle: 0.8mm 

Speed: 50mm/s

Layer Height: 0.32 mm

Infill:25%

POT MOUNT
(10)

Support: ON

Adhesion: Skirt

Nozzle: 0.8mm 

Speed: 50mm/s

Layer Height: 0.32 mm

Infill:25%

AFT TONGUE
(3)

Support: ON

Adhesion: Skirt

Nozzle: 0.8mm 

Speed: 50mm/s

Layer Height: 0.32 mm

Infill:25%

THRUST SPACER
(7)

Support: ON

Adhesion: Skirt

Nozzle: 0.8mm 

Speed: 50mm/s

Layer Height: 0.32 mm

Infill:100%

UPPER SUPPORT
(11)

Support: ON

Adhesion: Skirt

Nozzle: 0.8mm 

Speed: 50mm/s

Layer Height: 0.32 mm

Infill:100%

INNER PLATE
(4)

Support: ON

Adhesion: Skirt

Nozzle: 0.8mm 

Speed: 50mm/s

Layer Height: 0.32 mm

Infill:25%

ACT ADAPTER
(8)

Support: ON

Adhesion: Skirt

Nozzle: 0.8mm 

Speed: 50mm/s

Layer Height: 0.32 mm

Infill:100%

LOWER SUPPORT
(12)

Support: ON

Adhesion: Skirt

Nozzle: 0.8mm 

Speed: 50mm/s

Layer Height: 0.32 mm

Infill:100%

 

Build Guide

+673 7207616

Patreon:        737DIYSIM

YouTube:      Heli Mech

Facebook:    Boeing738v2

Instagram:    737DIYSIM

Twitter:         737DIYSIM

Watsapp:     +673 7207616

Email: HelenWatersClarke@Hotmail.com

Postal Address:

Karl & Helen Clarke

7 FLT AAC,

Medicina Lines

London

UK

BFPO 11

Fancy helping the website

or buying us a thank you beer?