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    Cessna 172 simpit glareshield

    Can anyone point me to an alternative to the Simkit/TRC Cessna simpit glareshield and enclosure?

    Please note I am interested in pre-built (or at least ready to build kits) stuff, not custom builders or plans of how to build my own.

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    Re: Cessna 172 simpit glareshield

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-C...=p4506.c0.m245

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CESSN...=p4506.c0.m245

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cessn...4506.m20.l1116

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cessn...4506.m20.l1116


    As for the enclosure and glareshield, sorry, but building it yourself is about as complicated as building a box. Cant go wrong.
    Or visit GA airport maintenance shops for a scrap part.
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    Re: Cessna 172 simpit glareshield

    http://www.sgsim.com/

    I know nothing about them. I just remember the site.
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    Re: Cessna 172 simpit glareshield

    Glareshield for the Cessna is easy....

    Get a 4ft x 1ft slab of insulation block (styrofoam) approx 75mm-100mm thick and a hot wire cutter or coping saw......

    Draw on your shape of the glareshield onto the block as 1 piece...

    Cut out the shape of the glareshield using a hot wire cutter or coping saw....

    Sand and smooth round all edges....

    Prime with white emulsion paint (emulsion only...any other paint will melt it)...

    Then prime again.......

    Then paint black using black matt emulsion....

    Then paint again.....

    If you dont like the painted look, then you can always cover it with dark grey or black letherette (make sure it stretches 2 ways, not 1 way).....But make sure if you do decide to do it this way, that you cut out an mdf or plywood template to glue your styrofoam piece to so that you can staple you letherett e covering to it as your buggered without this as you will have nothing to staple to as you cant staple styrofoam...

    As for the box......

    MDF for the box, bendy MDF to provide the curved 'top part' of the box...

    If you are willing to put a little time and effort into it, then you can make all this very cheaply...without going down the simkits route!

    OTHERWISE THERE IS NO OTHER PRE-BUILT ALTERNATIVES TO THE SIMKITS/SEAGULL KITS OR READY MADE'S!

    I know the GA sim market very well, and there is nothing out there in terms of boxes and glares, apart from like what jackpilot has pointed out by looking on ebay etc!!!

    Good Luck....

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    Re: Cessna 172 simpit glareshield

    Quote Originally Posted by alexpilot2008 View Post

    OTHERWISE THERE IS NO OTHER PRE-BUILT ALTERNATIVES TO THE SIMKITS/SEAGULL KITS OR READY MADE'S!

    I know the GA sim market very well, and there is nothing out there in terms of boxes and glares, apart from like what jackpilot has pointed out by looking on ebay etc!!!

    Good Luck....

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    Thanks, that will save me some time searching without results.

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    Re: Cessna 172 simpit glareshield

    Is this the aircraft spruce add on cover, literally something that fits over an origional glareshield?
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    Re: Cessna 172 simpit glareshield

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Jay View Post
    Is this the aircraft spruce add on cover, literally something that fits over an origional glareshield?
    I do believe it is the whole thing but you are right to be suspicious for that price. I have sent them an email asking about the fittings etc because there are lots of variations over the years but this looks generic.

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    Re: Cessna 172 simpit glareshield

    Are you building a GA Pit, Cessna type?

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    Re: Cessna 172 simpit glareshield

    yes, I finished the design this morning so just needs to be cut. Although I did do a test cut earlier to check gauge fitments and to see if the Saitek gamble had paid off







    The hardest part of this project is modelling the plastics for the G1000 SVT. I have nearly finished the software but expecting a hefty bill for the prototyping.

    I am in Southend

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