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    Cessna Citation Mustang Build

    Last year I began buiulding a Learjet45. I was at the point of getting panels made when the vendor suddenly pulled the plug on building them for me and many others. At this point I decided to buy a CNC and do the panels myself. I soon learned how to make the panels on the CNC as well as learning Corel Draw and various Cad/Cam packages. This panels for the Lear not coming through was actually a blessing in disguise becauase it forced me to learn a new skill that now opens up a world of possibilities to me. In January of this year I found and fell in love with another aircraft. The Flight1 Cessna Citation Mustang. I soon became very torn between the Lear and the Mustang and eventually tore down my Lear pit and decided to go full steam ahead into the Mustang project. I have the MIP backing (monitor mounting) now done and am about 80 percent through all the artwork and panel design in Corel. Soon I will be cutting the lower panels and eventually hope to duplicate the G1000 Bezels for the PFDs and MFD. Should be a fun and rewarding project. Here are some pictures of the MIP as it is now.





    I will post more as I build more

    Enjoy

    Scott

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    Re: Cessna Citation Mustang Build

    very nice lay out it looks expencive!!!!!! good work

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    Re: Cessna Citation Mustang Build

    "tore down my Lear pit" You must be mad LOL

    Looks great Scott, I particularly like the Standby Gauges

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    Re: Cessna Citation Mustang Build

    Hi Scott,

    Interesting post on your switch from the Lear to the Mustang.

    I too am looking at a switch to the Mustang. Currently have a twin turbo-prop sim.

    I'm at a hold point with the interface. F1 has not provided any information on keyboard commands for the aircraft panel switches and rotaries. Also, I've had problems using FSUIPC Mouse Macros with the Mustang panels.

    Curious what your interface plan is for the Mustang?

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    Re: Cessna Citation Mustang Build

    Like those guages huh Dave? Nice work! Now you can claim to have guages in Cessna's also!
    (for those who are unaware, TasKiNG, made some great standalone guages for the Lear 45 and you can obtain them on his site (http://www.learjet45chimera.co.uk).


    As for interfacing...many offsets do in fact work for the F1 Mustang even though they say they dont depend on them. I have my GoFlight 166s controlling the radios right now so I know the Nav/Comm on the G1000 is easily interfaced. I have many of the MCP functions already working with offsets through SIOC script along with many of the lower panel switches (eng start, lights, avionics, generators, anti-ice, etc.)

    The stuff that is left will be interfaced using AutoHotKey which works fine. Yes, you are correct, FSUIPC mouse macros and Key2Mouse will not work as they will crash the sim. AutoHotKey however works just fine.

    Scott

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    Thumbs up Re: Cessna Citation Mustang Build

    Very nice pics!
    Our Learsim project has developed from a Learjet cockpit to a more custom pit which has, I think, some "Bombardier and Embraer feel" to it. The flying is still the same so it doesn´t really matter. We have more or less the same set of instuments as all bizjets so I think you will not miss anything in your new pit!

    And now when you have a CNC-machine you might even consider making some custom panels for your pit

    We have panels covering basic FS options and ATC for exemple to get rid of the original keyboard from the pit during flights.

    Good luck with your new project!

    You are still part of the bizjet-family!!

    Regards

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    Re: Cessna Citation Mustang Build

    Thanks for the compliments Per.

    I am almost ready to start cutting the lower panels for the Mustang. Finished all the artwork and design last night. I also am getting some steel backers made by Tom. The backers will take all the switches and the front panels I am making will be all backlit and overlay the steel backers like the real deal.

    Your pit is always an inspiration of course as it is probably the most complete bizjet anyone has seen.

    We'll see where this takes me. I have some Lear panels already built but the Mustang is just so sweet to fly I cant stay away from it
    I also will soon be transitioning to the G1000 in my real life flying as I undertake an instrument rating so the Mustang doubles as a great trainer for me.

    Regards,
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    Re: Cessna Citation Mustang Build

    Its funny as you know im more of a fan of the big Boeings, but i do have a soft spot for this little aircraft, maybe another project for me.

    I have also had many requests for panels for the mustang, so i though i would give one a go

    Enjoy

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    Re: Cessna Citation Mustang Build

    First class work Phil. Looks perfect.

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    Re: Cessna Citation Mustang Build

    drooling

    Nice work Phil!

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