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Boeing 737 Flight Simulator Cockpit - Ex Commercial Cockpit Procedure Trainer
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05 Apr, 2012 20:14:56 BST
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Salisbury, United Kingdom


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Type: Parts
Sub-Type: Cockpit





You are bidding for a Boeing 737-200 Cockpit Procedure Trainer which was previously in use by various real Airlines and comes complete with logs and documentation showing its history.  Amongst others it served with British Caledonian and European Aviation Air Charter at Bournemouth, the latter where it ended its service life and from whom I purchased it.


I acquired it as an ideal home FlightSim conversion project with the intention of upgrading it to a 737-400 glass cockpit spec i.e. utilising flat screen monitors and MS Flight Sim as we all do!  However, life got too busy and now I have nowhere to keep it once built, so have decided, very reluctantly, to let it go to somebody who will complete the project and bring her back to life again.  And perhaps let me have a go when it’s all finished!


The pics show her both as she was at time of purchase i.e. with instrument panels, overhead, quad etc. in place and in various states of strip-down as she now is.  All of this was originally hooked up to an old Mainframe computer, which worked the main instruments for ground start-up and cockpit procedural training purposes but that side of it (i.e. the computers) had already been removed, so it is presently simply a non-functional representation of the 737-200 cockpit.  As you can see from the panel just in front of the throttle Quad and just behind it, instruments/kit not necessary for designed purpose (mainly radio/comms kit) was never included in the first instance and is simply represented by drawings.  There are of course loads of great hardware options available now for FS like FMC’s, Comms etc. which can easily be integrated in here instead.  Same for AP Panel, so you could make it completely functional with MS Flight Simulator.


The Overhead panel has every switch and they are functioning i.e. they move, however, they are not, of course, hooked up to anything.  With some skill and expense, however, most of this could be made to function.


The cockpit is presently stripped down as follows: (so in kit form)……..


The fibreglass fuselage section is mounted on a heavy substantial metal frame raised floor section, as can be seen from photo where it is elevated on a Fork Lift Truck.


The rudder pedal and main flying controls are contained within a separate removable (control box) part of the floor box, it basically drops out from underneath following the removal of bolts, this has been removed to allow easy access for fitting and testing of flightsim control mechanisms.  You can simply take an off the shelf joystick apart and connect the individual Axis components to the physical moving parts of the cockpit, I’ve done this time and time again and it’s cheap and works perfectly.


The physical pedals have been taken off as have the yokes but all of the control runs and mechanisms are intact, so just need to bolt it all back together again, all is provided i.e. yokes/pedals etc. but some nuts or fixings may have to be sought.


The Throttle Quad has functional throttles, speed brakes, trim wheels, flap lever, Fire pull handles etc. etc. i.e. functional in that they move and due to complex chain mechanism throttles have a realistic artificial feel to them.  The Quad is presently stand-lone and in need of some maint i.e. strip down, clean up, lubrication etc.  but there is no reason why it cannot be made fully functional, again with the use of an off the shelf throttle/joystick and or FS integrated switches etc.


The instrument panel frame has been removed from the cockpit and mounted onto a board to facilitate the MS instrument conversion.  The left, centre and right panels have been removed leaving just the framework.  MDF has been cut and fitted to the frame to facilitate the new glass cockpit panel requirement and the Gear Lever has also been fitted.  So project here to cut the holes and mount your flat screens etc. behind.  The original instrument panels come with the sale but note all instruments have been removed and placed into storage boxes along with warning lights, knobs, switches etc. Fixings have also been packed, however, due to age breakage etc. I cannot guarantee that all fixings are there, you may have to obtain and or be inventive should you wish to restore the original 737-200 panel, however, all of the instruments you can see in the pics are included.


The seats were in a very poor state and were disposed of at time of purchase, so are not included.  I would suggest that airline seats are obtained separately OR a cheaper option would be simply to replace with a couple of comfy office chairs.  I have three crew seats from a separate real 727 that I may want to sell but these are not included in this deal.


In summary, this is an ideal home cockpit build kit but unlike a scratch build this cockpit has real Airline usage history, hundreds of real airline pilots have been trained on this over the years and your hands will be on the same controls as theirs.  Again it comes complete with logs and manuals used by the Airlines so some interesting history and reading if you are that way inclined.


Logistics (please read very carefully)


The fuselage section, metal frame flooring and control box (Overhead panel still mounted in cockpit) are all presently in storage in Salisbury, Wiltshire.  As per the pics it will fit sideways on a class three flat bed or curtain side truck (I have used both) but due to the metal floor frame it needs Fork Lifting on and off as it is very heavy and cannot be lifted by hand.


I ‘may’ be able to provide a truck depending on delivery address and dates required at a reasonable cost, however, this cost would be yours and I cannot guarantee it, so need to consider implications should you have to make your own collection arrangements.


The rest of the parts i.e. panels, instruments, Quad etc. are at my home in Southampton and would easily fit into an estate car with seats down or a van, note, however that the Quad takes two to lift, it is very well made!


So you need to consider transport cost implications before bidding.  All I will say is that it is in my interest to help you as I need to move it on, so I will do all I can but this does, of course, need to be at your cost.




On 05-Apr-12 at 07:58:42 BST, seller added the following information:

Pic added with basic dimensions.  Please note that fireglass cockpit shell can be removed from platform and shell then split for/aft down the centre, however, this requires removal of the OHP and will need to be done very carefully/

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