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    Greetings from Israel

    Hi

    I am contemplating the building of a generic GA cockpit and just discovered this website.

    I am going to use Reality XP gauges with a 22" monitor.

    I am seeking Autocad / Coreldraw drawings for a cockpit that would be compatible with this kind of setup (Yoke's shaft sticking out from underneath the LCD monitor [gauges] ).

    Thanks in advance for your advice and guidance.

    All the best

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    Hey Alon, Welcome to MyCockpit. Sounds like you have one heck of a good project planned. The RealityXP set is a great way to get started.

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    Hi Alon, welcome aboard, you'll find a lot of useful help here. Good luck on your project and please keep us up to date as your project progresses.

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    Hello

    I just read your post and it seems like we are building the same kind if simulator. I also use 22" monitors. I have a simple pdf plan in my thread. http://www.mycockpit.org/forums/showthread.php?t=15880

    Best regards

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    Shalom Alon,
    Welcome onboad

    If you need local support, you can find me over
    the mental institue for the cockpit builders over the VATIL forums, and of cource here as well

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    Hi Ran

    Thanks for your offer - I appreciate it.

    Can you provide some info regarding Autocad drawings for a generic (single engine) cockpit ?

    As I already mentioned, I intend to use a 22" LCD monitor for the gauges, hence, the Yoke's shaft will be protruding under the LCD (gauges) monitor.

    Any ideas ?

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    Well with generic it's a bit complicated.
    As generic can be for light A/C or heavies.
    EFIS or Analogs ...
    Which is type of generic you're aiming for ?
    Ran Finkels
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    Hello again

    Well, I'm aiming for a typical single engine cockpit layout.

    Nothing fancy, old fashioned "steam gauges", a Saitek yoke and throttle, a few Go Flight Modules..that's about it.

    I fly a C-172 N but wouldn't mind settling for an Archer / Bonanza / Warrior / Cherokee, etc...

    Does it help ?

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    Hi Alon,
    Well I would google for those drawings.
    Here something I found, see if this helps.

    http://mycessnasim.blogspot.com/2007...72-panels.html

    Also dig around in Mycockpit file archive, flightsim and Avsim forums.

    As I build a B76'er, so never looked for drawings for the GA.
    I'm sure there are some around.

    Do you need this drawings so you can machine them in CNC ?

    If you can't find drawings and you are going generic, and you are going
    to hand made them, this is what I would do.
    As I think you have accessibility to the GA community and real AC,
    take a meter, sit in the cockpit and measure the gauges and instruments
    you want to have in your pit + glare shield etc.
    write all down.
    Sit at your desk make a drawing, does not have to be 1:1 to just to give you
    general look.
    Set them so they will fit on a 22" LCD.
    Buy the material you will use for the instruments panel, wood is the easiest
    when no CNC routers or laser cutter for metal work on hand.
    Draw on the wood the gauges and instruments you want to have,
    the with jigsaw, cut the holes, including the hole for the yoke.

    After you finish with paint and positioning of the LCD behind the MIP,
    you're set to start and play with the positioning of the gauges on the LCD.
    When you reach that point, I will help you with that (that's the easy part

    Now here is an example of a B747 pit building in progress.
    believe me, no coreldraw, autocad or any Fancy drawing.
    2 hrs of sweat sitting in a real B744 pit on a hot winter day without AC.



    Hope this helps in some way
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    Hi Ran

    Thanks again for the advice.

    I already downloaded the C-172 drawings from the site you mentioned.

    As you probably noticed, the C-172 has a couple of gauges located on each side of the yoke's shaft.
    That's not good if you are going to use a 22" monitor (would be hard to stick a yoke through the monitor...)

    I do intend to use a CNC / Laser Cut for an aluminum panel.

    Autocad drawings are absolutely necessary if you want to use that kind of technology.

    I might be tempted to reproduce the C-172 panel and ditch the 2 gauges on each side of the yoke...I can always relocate the tachometer on the panel - as for the ADF, I wouldn't even bother to use that crap...in real flight I use the ADF to listen to AM radio...that's about the only use I can think of for this totally obsolete piece of equipment.

    I can't even think of a decent reason why they're still teaching how to use it...it has to do with tradition I guess...

    Thanks for your offer

    Alon

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