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    Work in progress MIP

    Hi

    Just a few pictures of my MIP, all still work in progress, lots still to do.



    The basic design in Solidworks.





    Laser Cut 1.5mm steel panel, screwed to CNC routed MDF frame 1" thick for stability.
    Bendy MDF sheets glued and cut to form the cowl.




    Assembly of the main parts after powder coating and covering of the cowl.




    Gauge rings turned from acetol plastic to fit encoders between screen.




    Assembly in-situ with the FS PC and the PC to run Project Magenta and SIOC for Open Cockpits cards.




    Project Magenta gauges.




    A quick test flight, none of the pushbuttons yet wired, very immersive though!

    All the best,

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    Re: Work in progress MIP

    Hi Steve.

    Fantastic work on the MIP, typical of your high standards, pure excellence.

    But can you tell me how you import gauges into Project Magenta 'Black Panel', looking to import a squared fuel guahe from one of the other PM IFR Panels, but doesnt know how to import them, would you know......?

    Also how do you configure the HDG bug using encoders, because my encoder takes forever to rotate to the required position, I have to assign my encoder to FAST forward, and SLOW backwards just to get required results.....? Do you know a solution?

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    Re: Work in progress MIP

    Hi Alex

    to be honest I don't have a clue, I only use the standard gauges. Would be interested to know if importing gauges was possible. Never really considered that.

    All the best,

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    Re: Work in progress MIP

    Very impressive work Steve. The finish on the MIP is beautiful - you certainly have an eye for detail.
    This is the sort of set-up to which I aspire.

    Your posts on the GarSim530 and the radio stack modules are an inspiration and a source of constant reference.
    I look forward to seeing the finished article.

    Best wishes

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    Re: Work in progress MIP

    Great job. Very impressive. I'd rank it high on the drool meter.
    My apartment is still a bit of mess but I've gotta get going on mine soon.
    I really miss flying.

    You wouldn't have any shots of the frame for the MIP would you. Looks pretty clean.

    Keep up the great work and the updates coming.
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    Re: Work in progress MIP

    great work, I like the powder coated plate with the MDF behind.
    quite a job but it really pays off.
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    Re: Work in progress MIP

    Your MIP reminds me of a cross between a Cessna 172 and a PA28 and a Generic Sim....all roled into one.....very innovative design!
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    Re: Work in progress MIP

    Very nice work Steve, thanks for sharing. I need some warm weather to get working again on my MIP in the garage.
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    Re: Work in progress MIP

    Hi Steve,

    what a fantastic cockpit..!

    That is the idea I'm considering since last year, but my consruction is going very slow. Not yet MIP (alluminium?.. wood...?), for the moment I'm getting practice with encoder programming in sioc, since, like you, I wuold like to have a cockpit with lcd projected gauges, but also the possibility to manually adjust the hdg, crs and so on....
    I'will try also the way of handmade raidios, with Opencockpit display card and 7 segment displays..

    Wich type of monitor all the gauges stay behind?

    Btw, excuse if I permit,... but the is the possibility of sharing your MIP drawings..?


    thankng in advance

    Marco, Italy

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    Re: Work in progress MIP

    Great stuff and super work!

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