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    cessna flap lever $10

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    Re: cessna flap lever $10

    Cheers, I need one of these!

    Do you think I could make one out of wood easily enough and then glossed?
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    Re: cessna flap lever $10

    If you do not get this one, make it out of MDF, (sand and prime the "hail" out of it to get a good finish)
    Or you can try that white stuff which some cutting boards are made of, can be cut with a jig saw and sanded.
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    Re: cessna flap lever $10

    Cheers Jack,

    I dont think I will be buying as it goes against my religion in spending money on sims...I'm a maker...lol

    But thanks to you I now have a great close up picture to make one now!

    Cheers pal.

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    Re: cessna flap lever $10

    Hi Jack......

    I have just found the ultimate solution for a flap knob.....

    Simply cut the end off one of these!

    .....Genius!

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Door-Wedge-Gre...6QQptZUKQ5fHom
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    Re: cessna flap lever $10

    I'm afraid the feel might be inappropriate (bendy, whooshy, rubbery....)
    You will end up spending the 10$ budget on a whooshy flappy....lol

    Try the MDF...piece of cake! and dirt cheap, as you like things to be!
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    Re: cessna flap lever $10

    You know jack...your definitely right on a lot of things!

    Rubber would be no good, wood is better because you can create a smooth shape, cut it down, file it, paint it, rubber........? No thanks!

    Also I am going to take up your idea for the flap switch mechanism, by using a slider pot by creating 2 detents in the middle for (flaps 20 and flaps 30 position), that way I don't need to make anything to mount the flaps switch to, as I can just screw the slider pot directly behind my panel.....it's all making sense now!

    Thanks for the advice, will post a picture of my completed flaps knob when done!

    Cheers Jack!

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    Re: cessna flap lever $10

    Here it is jack, so far....sorry about image quality, its quite hard to focus up close on my digi cam!



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    Re: cessna flap lever $10

    Very nice. Do not forget to drill all attaching holes before working on the priming sanding painting, just in case you miss the hole or split the wood.
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    Re: cessna flap lever $10

    Yeah Iv'e left a slit for the slider pot to fit in....

    Cheers!

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