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    Need Pedastal tutorial

    hi all does anyone know of a good tutorial on building a pedastal ie materials and dimms etc.

    any help welcome

    thanks john d

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    Do not shoot for the stars..it is just a box...MDF is fine, aluminum is better.
    My advice, get the panels first and build the box around them.
    The rest is cosmetic
    Roughfly 17"1/2 X 20" X 16"high + the fire box in front, behind the trottles, 10"1/2 X 3".
    Piece of cake versus all the rest.
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    Jack's right. Buy at least one panel first as a guide before starting construction. This will help you lay out the rails and give you a good reference for the size of the rest of the box.

    The RT box is probably the easiest component to build. It's hard to screw up a box.
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    thanks guys i was lucky enough this week to buy all the pedastal parts in one go this week ! think i will go for mdf what size should i use and any ideas where i can get the dzus rails from?

    regards john d

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    These folks have the rails: http://www.dallasavionics.com/cgi-bi...il&subcat=rail

    BBP surplus has them too, but they are not long enough for an NG RT box.

    You can save money by building them yourself. Use two 1/4" 90° angles mated together for the center sections and singles for the outboard strips. Since the panels are horizontal it's not critical that they lock into the holes, only that they fit securely. Hole centers are 3/8".
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnydaz53 View Post
    thanks guys i was lucky enough this week to buy all the pedastal parts in one go this week ! think i will go for mdf what size should i use and any ideas where i can get the dzus rails from?

    regards john d
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    1/4 " is fine with some 1X1 strips framing inside
    MDF is heavy and 1/2" or 3/4" could be an overkill.
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