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orwell84
04-20-2009, 06:34 PM
Does anyone know how wide this is or a site that references it's dimension? I have found plenty of photos but no measurements.

Many thanks.

Rodney
04-20-2009, 07:20 PM
I sure don't. You might ask this seller to measure his. A nice one on ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/727-Airplane-Cockpit-Cutout_W0QQitemZ250408433850QQihZ015QQcategoryZ419QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Michael Carter
04-20-2009, 07:38 PM
Look up Joe Moldanado on the site and ask if he will measure his for you.

orwell84
04-20-2009, 07:40 PM
Thanks,

Does anybody have a good photo with a straight on view of this thing. I could probably scale it in TurboCad and get a rough idea.

RadarBob
04-21-2009, 08:17 AM
Measured from real thing within a couple of mm or so:

Outside frame = 30.625"/778mm
Inside Frame = 29.125"/739mm
Frame Thickness = 19mm

General arrangement of console lower panel is 5 panels/bays @5.75" with a slightly larger gap between bays 4 and 5 as viewed from the front.

You may also find these useful:

Mounting frame depth = 3.75"

Outward bend between lower/upper panels occurs at 48.5" from floor level

Overhang (light unit) = 3.5"

Bottom of table = 650mm from floor level (ffl)
Top of table = 750mm ffl

Table depth appx = 13.5" (L) to 9" (R)

Lowest panel bottom frame is appx 760mm from floor level.
Top frame mounting area height = 19"

Hope this helps

Rob

orwell84
04-21-2009, 11:53 AM
Wow, thanks.

I really appreciate that. I think I will be able to CAD up the whole thing with that info. Best of all, the shell I am building is quite close.

Many thanks.

Geremy Britton
04-21-2009, 12:06 PM
This might help, it's from a set of CAD Drawings i have accumulated over the years. It's from a DC 10, nevertheless might help you out.

Kind Regards

Geremy

RadarBob
04-21-2009, 06:03 PM
No problem Orwell - Glad to be of help.

If you find that you need more dims when you start drawing it up, just let me know
and I'll endeavour to get them for you.

Cheers,

Rob

LH784
07-13-2009, 04:25 PM
Hi Rob,
could you also measure the highth of the SO's panel (i.e. from floor to top of lighting ?). Of course one could probalby calculate it using the table highth, but...
I would be more than happy if you were able to get those measures....
Thanks,
Florian

RadarBob
07-13-2009, 06:33 PM
Hi Florian,

Sure, no problem, I will get onto it tomorrow


Best Regards,

Rob

RadarBob
07-14-2009, 05:52 PM
Hi Florian,

Please see attachment - Hopefully it works ok and is what you need.

If not, let me know and I'll have another go


Cheers,

Rob

LH784
07-15-2009, 04:45 AM
Hi Rob,

1000 thanks for the measurements. That answers all (and even more) questions.
The other day I received a leg-cut FE panel and the question was how high to construct a support so it is close to real (that could have been done with the table higth) and if it would fit to my overhead support. And actually - it will fit with real dimensions. The panel will be in my back so the aircraft can be operated by one pilot with a 180 degree turn to reach for the panel.

Again many thanks,
Florian

RadarBob
07-15-2009, 07:07 PM
Hi Florian,

Glad to be of assistance.

Interested to hear about your project - Sounds as if things are coming together
very nicely !

I would also be interested to see some pictures when you get your console fitted.

If you need any more dims, just give me a shout

All the Best,

Rob