I am so excited to have finally unpacked enough and finished house projects enough to the point where i can set up shop and restart sim building! My current plan is to build the SS737. I've ordered all of the MIP panels from Karl and am eagerly awaiting their arrival. I got a new adjustable height work table for my sim stuff that i'll keep in the garage for soldering and building. Getting that put together was what I did yesterday. The 3d printer is in the basement where the temperature is more consistent.
This morning is a bright, sunny, clear day, although it's not above freezing here in my new home in Cleveland. Although we didn't move from Brunei to the UK, we did move last year from Portland, OR on the west coast of the USA to Cleveland, nearly to the east coast. I was still been an adventure, none the less. I was recruited to a very nice company here, and my family and I are very happy with where we landed.
I've been watching with excitement all the videos Karl has out now on the SS737 and decided it's what i want to build. I'll continue to fabricate most everything by 3d print, but decided to buy any physical products that better replicate the actual appearance of a cockpit, and his PCBs which have really been a game-changer. Maybe Karl would consider a "buy 10, get 1 free" promotion? 😂
So, here's what happened this weekend, with a huge thank you to friend Bret who has the wood shop. I converted mm to inches and found lumber that was close enough. We ripped a 3" poplar down to 2.75" and covered it with 1/4" (6mm) MDF.
and here's what we got done! I only have a couple screws holding the top down because he couldn't find a countersink bit and I had some here in my shop. I got spray cans of the boeing gray from a place in Florida called PC Flights and was planning to paint after i jigsaw all the holes out.