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    500+ This must be a daytime job 737NUT's Avatar
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    Let me introduce my 2 pilots and new MIP

    After another day of work, i have the MIP mounted and ready for interfacing and gauges. Starting to look allot like a 727 now.
    My kids are Zachary, age 7, who wants to be a pilot and can land the 727 already!!

    Lexi is 4 and not sure yet if she wants to be a pilot because she doesn't like their outfits!!

    She does like to be a co-pilot and talk on the PA system.
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    How cute.. Looks like you have a family of pilots on the horizon. Great stuff.

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    That's really coming together Rob. Looking great.

    Is that a Collins Pro-Line bezel I see at the left of the engine gauge panel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boeing Skunk Works View Post
    That's really coming together Rob. Looking great.

    Is that a Collins Pro-Line bezel I see at the left of the engine gauge panel?
    That was on there when i got them so not sure. The VSI gauge is a simkits. Works great but assembly is a JOKE!!!!!!!!!!

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    2000+ Poster - Never Leaves the Sim Michael Carter's Avatar
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    The reason I ask, is because that's what I'm using for my ADI and HSI bezels. The look really good and fit right in for a retro-fit to those two instruments in glass.

    The very first one I bought I'm putting up for sale as soon as I get some pictures taken. They won't fit your glass holes though.
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    2000+ Poster - Never Leaves the Sim Michael Carter's Avatar
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    I tried to post this this morning of the Collins glass bezels but Photobucket wasn't cooperating.

    I wish my homemade bezels had the anti-reflective coating too.

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    Rob,
    When you say the simkits VSI gauge was a joke, do you mean it was a pain or is it junk? Did you get the universal usb kit that has all the face plates? I was looking in to buying the VSI and several other guages

    Chuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAL900 View Post
    Rob,
    When you say the simkits VSI gauge was a joke, do you mean it was a pain or is it junk? Did you get the universal usb kit that has all the face plates? I was looking in to buying the VSI and several other guages

    Chuck
    I interpreted it as a negative, but I guess it depends on how you look at jokes.

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    I got the USB version
    I'll try and explain, download the manual and look at the assembly. When you figure out how to tighten 4 screws that are UNDER the gauge face plate which is UNDER the pointer which must be attached before doing any of the above! IMPOSSIBLE! I consider myself above average in mechanical assembly skills and all this kit did was piss me off! After i got it together, it works good enough to shoot an ILS approach by hand using the VSI to maintain 700fpm desent.

    Sum it up, scale 1-10 10 being best.

    Directions-- 2
    amount of parts included -- 9
    (kind of false advertising unless you read the fine print hidden) Adds and box state 'Everything included to build 1 small or 1 large gauge' Where is the servo then???

    Assembly-1

    Looks of gauge after assembled--9

    Backlighting-- 4

    Performance-- 9

    Software-- 7

    Calibration software-- 10

    Any questions, let me know

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    Nice to see the young pilots there. My eldest is 2 and 1/2 and likes to 'Boof planes' with dad. He has progressed to being able to take-off in the SF260 without immediately pitching up into a stall but as soon as we have a couple of hundred feet he aims for the ground with great glee!

    Great work on the pit there - using a real MIP and TQ really does step up the realism compared to the mdf/perspex contrivance I`m working on

    Cheers

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