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About ZK CWD

  • Birthday 05/15/1963

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    Pukekohe, New Zealand
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    Golf, Flying and Flight Simulation

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  1. Can anyone tell me weather taxiway B is meant to be one continuous taxiway through to the international terminal or at B7 does it turn left back onto A. It appears that I am missing one section of taxiway B as I near the international terminal. My charts show me it is been continuous all the way through to the international terminal. If anyone else is having this problem certainly like to hear from you and what can be done to rectify it. Many thanks Richard
  2. Hi Everyone it’s with deepest regret that I inform you of the passing of Frank Cooper. Frank past away late Thursday evening after a short illness at Brisbane’s Wesley Hospital. As some of you are well aware Frank was a major contributor especially in the forums while he was building his 737 cockpit and had a keen following. Frank was always willing to help anyone with suggestions as to the best way to build their sims. He was also a contributor to making the repaints for the Orbx Ai Traffic packs. He had purchased probably every Orbx Product that has been developed and always spoke highly about Orbx products. The Flight sim community will certainly miss his enthusiasm, knowledge and humour. He had traveled to New Zealand numerous times to help me with my 737 simulator and I’m very appreciative of this. He was in the process of converting from the 737 Ng to the 737 Max and was nearing completion but unable to finish it. He was building the sim using the new Sismo equipment which he was looking forward to flying with. Franks YouTube Channel showing the 737 Max he was building. https://www.youtube.com/user/tennyson1957 Fly high In the Sky RIP Frank Cooper Richard and Brody Jellyman Auckland New Zealand
  3. Hi everyone, I'm currently experiencing severe blurring on the runaway at Queenstown while taxing and arriving including take offs. Is anyone experiencing the same problem and if so what did you do to fix the problem. I'm running high end computers on a full based 737 simulator. The building and surrounding areas are fine, its just the runaway I'm having problems with Look forward to your reply's. Richard New Zealand
  4. Yes awesome Frank and looking forward to seeing it all and meeting you in person later in the week. Keep up the great work as you are an inspiration to all cockpit builders. Richard
  5. Yes well done Frank and looking forward to meeting up in the next few weeks. Probably reading your posts has motivated me in starting the sim along with my mate here in New Zealand that lives near by. The videos will certainly be something to look forward to. I take my hat off to you Frank your a busy man but have accomplished an amazing sim. Good on You. Really looking forward to the next 1000 posts Richard
  6. Well its been a while since my last update and that has probably been because things have been going slowly up until now. Since my last update I received my MCP, Comms radio, MIP Board and 2 x EFIS have arrived from Italy and Germany. They are of a very high quality and look great. I have placed the MCP into its holder and fits really well. Now that I know it all fits its now a job of dismantling it all and finishing off the painting. Of course once that s done I will then reconstruct it all again. The floor is all constructed and Brody is about to start painting around the base tomorrow in black to match the shell. The MCP is basically all wired except that now I have decided to use a FDS Sys1 board that Frank sold to me when I originally brought the shell. I believe this is better than the CP Flight board as it has more inputs. This way I will have FDS boards through out the construction of the sim. The MIP is basically finished once my order arrives from Flight Deck Solutions. Had a little problem with the anunciator lights and the wiring (my Mistake) but of course you learn as you go. Once that is all installed the MIP is nearly finished. the next thing is to order the parts for the overhead which I'm looking at Sim World in Poland probably because of the savings compared to FDS but I'm open to suggestions on this and would appreciate some feed back. Today I got a real good deal on some castor wheels on Trademe. For nine wheels it cost me $57 freight included from Nelson. They have also been installed today while the rain fell outside and on my days off. My mate came around today who is constructing the Pedestal to see how it fits. Fits nicely so has gone away with it to give its last sand before painting. While he was here I shot down to the engineers to see if they could make me up a metal surround for the top of the Pedestal. Yep no problems and should be finished hopefully by Friday then that can get painted as well. I have got a few photos to share and will try and keep this blog more up to date in the future. Going across the ditch to see Frank next month and I'm really looking forward to that. Hopefully will be able to bounce alot of ideas around and learn from the expert himself. Also looking forward to some warm weather as well, blood cold tonight. Till my next update
  7. Yep nice car Frank, like the colour. Richard
  8. Yep those seats look great and they will look even better in the Sim. Well done Frank Richard
  9. Great Work Frank things are looking good.. I hear the cars racing around the Pukekohe Race track from my house, I think they are calling you to come over and see them.
  10. Where have you gone Frank, You must be near finishing the project. We are all waiting for the grand farnarly. (I think that is how you spell it) Richard
  11. Good work Frank, they will make the cockpit look awesome. keep up the good work as the end is near. Cheers Richard
  12. Thanks Iain for your comments. I placed an order with CP Flight just over a week ago for 2 x EFIS, an MCP and bracket along with a control board and i Friday I picked them up from the Post Office. Amazing how quickly they got here and they are in a beautiful condition. My cabinet maker friend is making me up the frame work that the MCP bracket etc will go into so hopefully that will be ready by the week of next week so can be placed on top of the MIP frame work. Still awaiting further from FDS and when that all arrives I should be able to finish of 98 % of the MIP. Probably will then start on the overhead during the rest of the winter months. Any way just a quick update on progress and hopefully some photos to be posted again soon. Richard and Brody
  13. Well its been a while since I put up a post but things have been a little slow as I was in the process of selling one of my houses and well it finally sold so that freed up a bit of finance. I was under strict instructions from the bean counter (Wife) not to buy anything until sold. She is also an accountant so trying to sneak things past her is a bloody waste of time as she has her finger on the pulse but she is under my thumb so I think that's fair. Anyway I have had the base built by my mate and in the process of looking out for some castors for the frame to go on. I have since ordered more parts from Flight Deck Soltions and hopefully they will be here within the next 10 days. Once these arrive I should be able to complete the MIP section as the parts I have ordered from CP Flight in Italy have arrived at Auckland Airport yesterday awaiting customs clearance.They probably want me to pay the $350 in customs tax as well. (Miserable BBBBBB) The parts I ordered from CP Flight were the MCP and two EFIS along with support bracket and MIP Board. I was amazed how quick it got to Auckland from Italy. It was less than a week. I bet you anything that it will take a week from the airport to my house and where I live I can see the airport. Lets wait and see on that one. But anyway once those parts arrive it will be full steam ahead in finishing off the that area. With winter here now I think I will be looking at ordering the parts for the overhead panel and start putting them in place. Frank has kindly updated me with what computers he is running the sim so am going to use these as my base line. I have a computer rep which is keen to work with me on the project which will be great as I do know a bit about computers but really need some assistance. Hope all are well and keep up the simming. Richard and Brody.
  14. I'm glad things are back on track for you Frank and that you have managed to isolate the problem with water getting into the sim room. Thanks for replying to my email. I have sent back another one if you could have a read and reply would be excellent. The updates you are creating are awesome. It makes me wonder what I'm getting into, but I know I have good support out there so onwards and upwards. Thanks Frank Richard
  15. Well Frank I'm just catching up on everything including your "Posts" I'm glad you have found what the problem was as I know this has been going on for months now. Yes get rid of those carpets for good and try and establish away of preventing the water from getting in. As one said in a previous post who cares whats on the floor when you are at FL360. Hey the good news is that we have sold the other house and it goes through at the end of June. After that is full bore on the sim and in good time as its the winter period when you really don't want to go outside anyway. Take care of your self Frank Richard
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