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    Glare Work - EFIS Test Fitting Starting to Look Like Something

    Please forgive spelling mistakes in this post - I am trying an experiment with one contact lens in and one out.......


    Here's a few pics of my EFIS panel during test fit using a scrap panel... I am going to cut real panels next week about Tuesday, Alex and Spiro I'll keep you posted!

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    Re: Glare Work - EFIS Test Fitting Starting to Look Like Something

    Looking Good Buddym
    did you make the panel your self?
    we will be waiting for the update
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    Re: Glare Work - EFIS Test Fitting Starting to Look Like Something

    Looking Fantastic....!

    Put a few aside, you know who wants one!

    Lol.....speak soon, Alex
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    Re: Glare Work - EFIS Test Fitting Starting to Look Like Something

    looks great well done, can i ask where you got the push buttons with the small leds in
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    Re: Glare Work - EFIS Test Fitting Starting to Look Like Something

    Thanks! Yes I made the panel, but it was an incomplete test. My sim is not %100 accurate so the buttons will not have the legends on them like the real ones (or the better replicas, for that matter. Instead I am going to have the legends above each button, like the OpenCockpits MCP does. As a matter of fact, the buttons with the LEDs are the same ones OC uses on the MCP. I got them from Mouser, about $2 each. The backlighting looks 20x better than the picture. I found the switches at Digikey and Mouser as well. I have the CAD/CAM layouts to cut the FCU and both EFIS on one shot so after I make the first set and they look ok I will make several more. After that I will cut the glare wings and should be ready to assemble the glare - finally! I am having paint mixed today to test spraying with a small airbrush. This panel was just sprayed with a can of grey enamel from Ace Hardware. It looks fine to me, but I want to at least make an attempt at accurate colors before I settle for the out-of-the-can grey.

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    Re: Glare Work - EFIS Test Fitting Starting to Look Like Something

    that looks very nice! did you use a CNC machine?

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    Re: Glare Work - EFIS Test Fitting Starting to Look Like Something

    Yes, I have a Fireball V90 CNC machine. Not an industrial-grade machine for sure, but it works great for stuff like this. All of my cad and g-code files will be posted here on this site very soon.

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