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Jetcos



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where's the "LIKE" button when you need one? Smile

Looks great David!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work David. Applause .... "LIKE"
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Winstonc



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cut up some aluminum plate for blanking plates for unused positions in my Pedastal. Still need to make some fixing holes, add Dzus fasteners and paint.

David

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Winstonc



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fabricated a couple of mounting plates and turned some 1/2" spacers to mount grab handles above the front windows.

David





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Winstonc



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another little project I am working on is to add some detail to the vent and air control panel on the MIP which at present is a blank plate.

I have been working on the raised wedge shaped mount for the wind shield and foot air controls which I have 3D printed and painted that you can see in the picture. I did the design by eye from cockpit photos and I'm not sure yet that I'm happy with it and where I am going with this little side project.

I looked at ball vents and the metal ones are two expensive at over $150 each however, the plastic versions are only about $15 so I have two to play with. I could paint them to look like aluminum but of course you would not be able to move them without the risk of scraping off the paint. I may also cut the corners of to better represent how the real ones look, but not yet decided whether there will be enough room to re-drill mounting holes. I could also disassemble the and design new housing and 3D print new ones to refit ball into. Stay tuned..........


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787 George



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David,

Keep the photos coming, it brings back the wonderful memories when I was getting my flight deck up and running.

On a side note, that 3D printer looks like a great tool to have!!

George
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Winstonc



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday I made a braket and mounted my Flight Illusion Wet Compass.

David



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Winstonc



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today I installed a FDS-SYS4x, FDS-FC1, FDS-IBL-DIST-DIM, FDS-IBL-DIST-EXP cards as well as 5v and 12v power blocks and USB Hub.

On the left side you can see where I have temporarily mounted the dimmer potentiometer until I get the dimmer panel for the Pedastal.

Tomorrow I will start wiring it up.

David





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Winstonc



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got all my FDS Pedastal panels wired up and working today.



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787 George



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking GREAT David.
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Winstonc



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, I am having a lot of fun!
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BRENTO33



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very nice clean build
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Winstonc



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today I got some blanking plates cut and etch primed ready for some Dzus fasteners and some gray paint. Some of the blank plates are temporary until I buy a few more panels from FDS.

David

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Small update. Three of the Pedastal blanking plates I am making are temporary until I receive the panel from FDS. So for these I am just using dummy Dzus fasteners glued onto the plates which are now painted and in place.

Next will be the blanking plates with real Dzus fasteners.

David



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I received my real Dzus fasteners and my first challenge was how to pain the inside wall of the fasteners that shows when they are in the locked position.

To do this I "borrowed" a piece of the Dzus rail from the Engine Fire Control position on the pedestal which I masked up and used to paint 4 fasters at a time. It would have been quicker with a longer strip, but I did not want to have to remove panels that were already in place in the main body of the pedestal.

I still have a couple more panels to make, but I am fairly happy with how they are turning out.

David







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