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    Some pictures of the convair project

    Finally got some pics uploaded of the Convair 580 project.

    The shell, which is very nice , was built by a friend who is a much better carpenter than I am.
    It is basically just waiting for the lexan windows and the controls/mip etc which I am building ,to be installed.

    For outside visuals, we are planning 3 projectors (rear projection).

    More to come on this project as it develops in the next few weeks.
    http://www.mycockpit.org/photopost/s...500&ppuser=639

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    Very very nice. The shell looks amazing.
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    Very nice!

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    Yes,, the shell is very nice. Thanks to Ivar Hestness for his tutorial on how to cover a shell with plywood.

    When I asked my buddy Marlon to build the shell he asked me how it is done. I just emailed him Ivars tutorial and away he went.

    After doing some measurements when it was complete,, he actually came within inches of replicating the real cockpit !

    I'm afraid that if I tackled a shell like that,, it would wind up looking like the cardboard box submarine I once built as a kid !

    I'm really looking forward to getting some of the controls and the mip inside and adding the outside paint/stripes, and windows etc.

    Ve4anc ,who is also a member here, will soon start the massive job of wiring the overhead and FDT cards. We also plan on getting a large percentage of the systems operational, without the help of PMsystems or similar software. It will be a big job to say the least.
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    Very good job done on the shell. Looking awesome.

    I am very happy that my tutorial was helpful for you. Very cool to see the pictures. Bet you almost cant wait to get everything inside up and running

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    That is stunning, well done!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spitfire9 View Post
    Yes,, the shell is very nice. Thanks to Ivar Hestness for his tutorial on how to cover a shell with plywood.

    When I asked my buddy Marlon to build the shell he asked me how it is done. I just emailed him Ivars tutorial and away he went.

    After doing some measurements when it was complete,, he actually came within inches of replicating the real cockpit !

    I'm afraid that if I tackled a shell like that,, it would wind up looking like the cardboard box submarine I once built as a kid !

    I'm really looking forward to getting some of the controls and the mip inside and adding the outside paint/stripes, and windows etc.

    Ve4anc ,who is also a member here, will soon start the massive job of wiring the overhead and FDT cards. We also plan on getting a large percentage of the systems operational, without the help of PMsystems or similar software. It will be a big job to say the least.
    Hey Spitfire.. IT can be done! Not easy but doable. What you need is a interface that you can program.. Like Open Cockpit or Epic. I know with EPIC there was a 737 cockpit long before PMSystems that was fully functional. I hear tell the same thing is possible with Open Cockpits SIOC code as well.
    Bob Reed

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