Measure Thrice, Cut Once

As the JetMax SKTQ MIP, and CPFlight Complete Pedestal/Forward Overhead Panel have been ordered,  I need to make sure I have the correct sized platform and space in the room to build it. Enter SketchUp. I frequent play with this modeling tool for its functionality and easier learning curve.

What you see above is the combination of many online measurements and plenty of JetMax photos. I think I have it pretty close, enough to find out how big the base needs to be. I thought I would share a image of the result.

Also, I put in an order for Flight Illusion gauges to replace the flaps, yaw damper, and chrono on JetMax. However, they make each order new so it will be 4-5 weeks on those. Speaking of waiting, we still have another two or three weeks on the pedestal and Jetmax. The wait is the hardest part!

5 thoughts on “Measure Thrice, Cut Once”

  1. Hi,
    Great web site ! I am also looking to build out a Jetmax like you are doing and have spoken to Peter. I have set up room in my basement and now just have to order. I’m going to get my computers from JetLine Systems and want to order the overhead and pedestal also but $$ are a concern at the moment. What are you going to use for visuals, I want to get 3 -40 inch screens but not sure how that will work. I also wanted to go with P3d but not sure if it is built out far enough yet. I’m hearing good things about it….

    Keep posting its great to see what other people are doing .

    All the best

    1. Hello Frank!

      I have received the JetMax and found my Google Sketchup layout was pretty close. However, the three 24″ monitors being that far away, were not enough. I went out and got a Sharp 55″ AQUOS HDTV for a great price nearby. It looks so much nicer and really helps the sight picture. I have P3D, but have not installed it yet…

      I will get some progress pictures posted hopefully by this weekend.

      – Todd

  2. Hi Todd,

    Just wanted to see how you were doing. I’m going to go with the large screens also, I ‘m sure it looks amazing. Post some pictures if you get a chance.

    All the best

  3. Hey Frank!

    I have to admit I have been a little preoccupied working on this thing. So many pieces to fit together, then make happy, then tweak to work as you want it.

    I did add 3-4 posts today relating to some of the progress.

    – Todd

  4. Hi Todd,

    I wanted to thank you for that complete post of the set up of your JetMax ! That was Great !!!! It really helps me to see what I’m getting into and I’m very excited to get started.

    Looks so great !!!

    Appreciate all your insight here !!

    Thanks again,

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