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    New member building a Dehavilland Dove.

    Hello everybody!

    My name is Remco Sol and i am a new member from the Netherlands.
    My age is 35 and i work in the airline industrie.

    About 20 years ago my dad and i ( mostly my dad) build a flightsim based on a Dehavilland Dove.

    Al the instruments used to work, not! via a computer but via mechanical and electronical links.

    Now we are trying to rebuild it and hook it up to FSX via SIOC.

    First steps have been made by reasambling the flightcontrols.

    Pictures will be added later

    For now happy building,
    Remco Sol

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    Re: New member building a Dehavilland Dove.

    Hi there, my local air museum has a genuine Dehavilland Dove sitting out in the weather awaiting restoration. I bet you would like to get your hands on that aircraft!!! It was one of the first ever built. I just had a look at Bullcreek Aviation Museum's website and there are only pictures of the actual displays, none of the dove. I volunteered at this museum for awhile mainly doing restoration work on the Avro Lancaster. Good luck with your project!

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    Re: New member building a Dehavilland Dove.

    Remco, welcome aboard. Sounds like you and your Dad has a wonderful project going. Congratulations!!! We'd love to see pics and please keep us up to date on your project.

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    Re: New member building a Dehavilland Dove.

    Thx!

    I always liked the dehavilland dove ever since we were able to take one apart and use the steering colums etc!

    The project has moved to my house now, the only problem is the lack of space..... a good thing the original flightdeck was tiny!

    I am still trying to decide if i want to use the original switches or make new panels. My own opinion is that the original panels are a bit ugly and not backlighted...

    I will post some pictures shortly!

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    Re: New member building a Dehavilland Dove.

    Tonight i've been able to take some pictures.
    The panel is almost empty because we are working on the gauges wich are at my dad's house.
    As you can see there is no shell at this time, first we need to get things working again

    This is the main panel:



    Left hand Yoke:



    Throttle box without trim wheel (can't find it anymore .... ):



    Backside panel:



    Yoke / throttle box cables:




    Aileron \ elevator box( connected to the yoke)



    left and right panel:




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    Re: New member building a Dehavilland Dove.

    Great stuff!!!!! I can't wait to see your progress,

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    Re: New member building a Dehavilland Dove.

    looks like an interesting project. I've just become a part owner of this Devon ex NZ1804 (Instructional number 214) which we plan to get ground running again. Its based at Ashburton airfield here in New Zealand.


    And a cockpit shot

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    Re: New member building a Dehavilland Dove.

    Great stuff!!!
    It is nice to see more doves in the air again!
    What is the timeframe ?

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    Re: New member building a Dehavilland Dove.

    We aren't planning to fly this one. Our plans are to restore her as she currently is a Navigator Trainer. Most of the RNZAF fit is still installed. Our big goal will to get her running again and taxying. One of the owners actually owns two more of them and one he flies and is based at the same airfield! And in the same RNZAF markings, so we seem to have cornered the market for ex RNZAF Devons. Oh plus the Ashburton Aircraft Museum has another one which only has 17.5 hours on its airframe!!!!!!! This was kept by the Air Force as a spare but then she was lowered off jacks onto her undercarriage without the feul tank covers fitted. (A BIG no no for a Dove/Devon as they are a structural part of the wing!!) This damaged the wings so she was never flown again.

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    Re: New member building a Dehavilland Dove.

    Just a little update:

    I have just finished hooking up the throttle box to fsx with the help of flightillusions gsa/10 card. It took me 2 days to get the throttles , prop rpm gear and flaps working.

    Also ive been able to get the original gear indicator working using the power extender from flightillusion. This allows me to hookup original 28 volt lights to the gsa/10 card and keep all the a/c lights original.

    The bad thing is that i have been forced to use a different panel witch is not the original panel this will make the simultator based on the Dove but not a copy.

    Pictures will be uploaded soon

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