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    Question Annunciator backing

    Does anyone know of an easy way to make annunciator backings for lighting a 737 overhead? I don't particularly want to mould 101 backings myself and wouldn't even think of paying the high prices from some of our better known cockpit suppliers.

    Is there maybe a rectangle pipe that is the same size? I could cut it and glue on the back plates and then drill holes for LEDs.

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    Do exactly that a hundred and one times plus engrave 101 legend front plates , connect 200+leds figure out material + your time and you will start to realize that the high price is not that high!!
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    You can make them yourself.

    Determine the size they are and find a supplier that handles square PVC or aluminum stock.

    McMaster-Carr in the U.S. carries it, but shipping to Down Under might be costly. Try and find a local distributor.

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    Dig around the net, I am sure as well as good instructions on Mikes site (http://www.mikesflightdeck.com/annunciator_lights_1.htm) I have also seen some made out of a lego brick.


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    AH HA!!!! Lego Brick!! Marius I think this maybe the solution .

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    Quote Originally Posted by magicaldr View Post
    Dig around the net, I am sure as well as good instructions on Mikes site (http://www.mikesflightdeck.com/annunciator_lights_1.htm) I have also seen some made out of a lego brick.
    This is great! It is amazing what one can find to make things work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Cygan View Post
    This is great! It is amazing what one can find to make things work.
    My thoughts exactly!
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    Jackpilot,

    I am talking about backings only mate. No globes. No engraving. Just the little rectangle plastic covers to stop light from escaping.



    I actually thought of Legos myself and then quickly dismissed the idea thinking there is no way lego bricks are the same size. I see that the standard 2x8 block is 16mm x 32mm x 9.6mm.

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    I'm still going to give it a go

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    Hi,

    a few pointers to provide food for thought...

    http://home.hccnet.nl/jwopdenakker/building%20tip.html

    http://wiki.varxec.net/eaton_type

    ... but "some" work will be necessary, as stated before!

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