Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Gauges are here for the F/O

Received a note from Carlos asking whether the Flight Illusion gauges fit the FlyEngravity panel. Those of you with great long term memory will recall I had similar problems with the Captain's side. If not, here's a short cut: http://boeing737flightsim.blogspot.com/2010/04/i-can-see-clearly-now-ash-clouds-are.html

I did meet up with Mark from Flight Illusion a couple of years back and asked why didn't line up the holes in his gauges with what must be the most popular panels (FlyEngravity). He said he would think about it so it was with some hope that action had been taken before I purchased the latest batch. To answer Carlos' question, here are some photos. First the brake pressure gauge:
No. The screw holes in the gauge are in the corners, the drill holes in the panel are aligned along the center. will be using double sided tape again to install this one. Incidentally, after 2 years of Californian climate, the double sided tape trick is still work, nothing has fallen off.... yet.
Now the chrono.
Looking good! Screw holes in all 4 corners. Let's drop it in there and see how it lines up:


An Olympic update from my brother-in-law (wait, didn't it end already?) on the British term Anorak. If you scroll to the bottom of this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19093328 you'll get the latest. Apparently we're harmless - good to know.

And finally, the blog of the fantastic Andre who must hold the world record for building his own 737 shell! http://boeing737simulator.blogspot.com The man is on fire...


  1. Lol, thanks for the kudos my friend. The blistering pace out of the gates has slowed down dramatically :)


  2. Andre,

    Not as slow as my build I'm sure! Repeated back to back business trips have kept me away from home too long. Work has stalled for most of the summer. Will get back to it when things quieten down.