The shell is a very important part of the flighdeck as it makes you feel you are really there. There are little options when it comes to buying this as well. Granted, certain companies sell a commercial shell but I wanted the full enclosure. Outside of buying the nose off of a real aircraft, building one out of wood is your only option.
The other thing I needed to incorporate was having the shell be able to be taken apart and moved if needed. In fact, the shell was built in the garage, disassembled, moved and reassembled in the flight deck room.
I added covered “eyebrow” windows to complete the ceiling. In this location I mounted the map lights and added a USB port for the headset. Both CPT & FO stations have a dimmable map light and headset connection.
Completed construction looks amazing. Fully enclosed with all systems simulated. Turned out better than expected.
I also added a circulation fan to the CPT & FO sides to circulate air. They may not move large amounts of air but they are a nice bonus feature. Also located in this area is the speaker for each station.