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    Question Where to get MS33549 and MS33638 3-inch instrument cases.

    Hello!
    My name is Andrejs I am from Bristol, UK.
    I am starting my Cessna 172 project.
    I already have purchased some electronics and equipment.
    At the moment I am at an early stage of material and components selection.
    So, the question is:
    Where is it possible to purchase a standard 3-inch (MS33549 and MS33638 ) instrument cases? I need only one copy of each to make a duplicates. I do not want to pay a 60 pounds for a whole instrument ( x2 ) as I don't need it.

    And one additional question: what is the best method to make/print a plastic gauge dial?

    Thank You very much!

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    Re: Where to get MS33549 and MS33638 3-inch instrument cases.

    Hi Andrejs,

    You can check Ebay for nonserviceable instruments. Sometimes they can be had pretty cheaply.

    If you tell me what faces you need, I could get you copies of what I have that you could print. I have all of the 172 engine, altimeter, VSI, and airspeed gauge faces.

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    Re: Where to get MS33549 and MS33638 3-inch instrument cases.

    Thank You for your answer!

    I am very interested in this

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    this type of cases ( MS33638 ) is used in airspeed indicators, artificial horizons, Turn/Slip indicators and for Heading indicators with slight modification.

    and:

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    (MS33549)these are used in VSI and Altimeter

    also I cannot find cases for Cessna 172S engine gauges(round type).

    I constantly check ebay for cheap instruments, but there is nothing for a price less than 20. 20*3=60. I cannot spend so much at the moment, but I also do not want to stop my project due to this, I hope - temporary, restriction.

    About instrument dials: I made high quality dials in Photoshop, so the problem is not where to get a picture of them, but what method can be used to produce medium/high quality print on plastic or other suitable material.If print black background with white dial on paper, the paper can start to deform due to excess of ink, it is inadmissible. So that is why I think about using screen printing, but it looks very complicated.
    Last edited by ehoton; 12-05-2011 at 04:01 PM. Reason: amendment