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1344 (Cardiff) Squadron
Air Training Corps

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Simrod Blog

This is the blog for the construction and development of The 1344Sqn Big Virtual Flight Simulator (affectionately a.k.a The Simrod).

Follow its progress during the build and beyond.

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Posted on August 15, 2013 at 5:30 AM

13-14 Aug 13

Construction paused to help out another member of staff with a side project, building a stand for our prop rocket so it sits at a 45deg angle. To make it we used some of the wood and parts from the old simulator not needed for the new one.

Floor cutting

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 7:45 PM

7th & 8th Aug 2013

We've finished cutting the wood for the underside of the base and the topside where the walls will slot in (spaced by the thin 1cm stripwood in picture). Note in the photo the bottom layer of timber will actually be underneath the floor sheets once assembled.

Presented to Cadets

Posted on August 6, 2013 at 6:05 AM

Mon 5th August 2013

We ran a presentation to our cadets to show them what the new design will look like and what it will include. We also started several competitions with them including designing the look of the outside face as well as a logo for the sim.

It Begins

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 1:05 PM

5th August 2013 - The first sections are cut to size. This forms the sectional base. It will sit upon rafters wich are the next to cut.

Room for Improvement

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 1:05 PM

29th July - CC John Brown & team prepare the tools, ready to begin construction

More Wood

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 1:05 PM

24th July 2013 - Some of the staff went and got the remaining wood and some more tools.

Wooden You Believe It

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM

19th July 2013 - The most of the wood for the new build was delivered today, brought from Wickes.

Designing the new one.

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Jan 2013 - July 2013 After being commissioned to design the new simulator, CC John Brown did just that. The finished design is similar to the Mk2, but smaller and also a freestanding structure.