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Jackpilot
07-20-2009, 09:53 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CESSNA-FLAP-ACUATING-LEVER-HANDLE_W0QQitemZ180384955433QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_Aviation_Parts_Gear?hash=item29ffc7fc29&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=65%3A10%7C39%3A1

CessnaGuy
07-20-2009, 10:04 AM
Cheers, I need one of these!

Do you think I could make one out of wood easily enough and then glossed?

Jackpilot
07-20-2009, 12:08 PM
If you do not get this one, make it out of MDF, (sand and prime the "hail" out of it to get a good finish)
Or you can try that white stuff which some cutting boards are made of, can be cut with a jig saw and sanded.

CessnaGuy
07-20-2009, 02:20 PM
Cheers Jack,

I dont think I will be buying as it goes against my religion in spending money on sims...I'm a maker...lol

But thanks to you I now have a great close up picture to make one now!

Cheers pal.

Alex

CessnaGuy
07-21-2009, 03:06 PM
Hi Jack......

I have just found the ultimate solution for a flap knob.....

Simply cut the end off one of these!

.....Genius!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Door-Wedge-Grey-Rubber_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ65Q3a12Q7c66Q3a2Q7c39Q3a1Q7c72Q3a1683Q7c293Q3a1Q7c294Q3a50QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem3351c5df90QQitemZ220415254416QQptZUKQ5fHom

Jackpilot
07-21-2009, 03:15 PM
I'm afraid the feel might be inappropriate (bendy, whooshy, rubbery....)
You will end up spending the 10$ budget on a whooshy flappy....lol

Try the MDF...piece of cake! and dirt cheap, as you like things to be!
Cheers

CessnaGuy
07-22-2009, 10:14 AM
You know jack...your definitely right on a lot of things!

Rubber would be no good, wood is better because you can create a smooth shape, cut it down, file it, paint it, rubber........? No thanks!

Also I am going to take up your idea for the flap switch mechanism, by using a slider pot by creating 2 detents in the middle for (flaps 20 and flaps 30 position), that way I don't need to make anything to mount the flaps switch to, as I can just screw the slider pot directly behind my panel.....it's all making sense now!

Thanks for the advice, will post a picture of my completed flaps knob when done!

Cheers Jack!

Alex

CessnaGuy
07-22-2009, 12:10 PM
Here it is jack, so far....sorry about image quality, its quite hard to focus up close on my digi cam!

http://alexpilot.50g.com/my%20flap.jpg

http://alexpilot.50g.com/flap3.jpg

Jackpilot
07-22-2009, 02:18 PM
Very nice. Do not forget to drill all attaching holes before working on the priming sanding painting, just in case you miss the hole or split the wood.

CessnaGuy
07-22-2009, 02:46 PM
Yeah Iv'e left a slit for the slider pot to fit in....

Cheers!

Alex