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    building a mip

    let me se if i can word this correctly first of all good evening ladys and gents i need help with building a mip! what materials do u use when making the circular thing that goes in the hole over the instruments like the vsi or the airspeed indicator which when place over the monitor makes it look like a real gauge

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    Re: building a mip

    Not sure I'm understanding correctly. Do you mean the bezel?

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    Re: building a mip

    You can use almost anything you want, I have tried tuna cans, thin walled PVC pipe, the bottom of a plastic cup. They don't really have to be that strong as they are supported by the actual hole in the MIP. Once you start looking at everything around you as a possible part for your simulator you'll be surprised at what you can come up with

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    Re: building a mip

    yes the bezel but inside of the circle that is cut out for the gauges i see alot of ppl are using something inside the hole to make it look like a real gauge and not a bezel over a monitor type look

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    Re: building a mip

    ill see what i can come up with and keep u posted

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    Re: building a mip

    If you can post a picture of what you mean, I am sure you will get more advice on how it was achieved.
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    Re: building a mip

    here's what i mean the black circle inside the hole for the gauge what do u use to make itIMG_1278.JPG

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    Re: building a mip

    That is a machined bezel made by Steve Masters, he sells them through his website I think.

    http://emuteq.com/

    By the way, to make bezels, I just purchased a load of old aircraft gauges and used the bezels off of them. I have also had them cnc'ed for me and I have made them as stickers using my sign machine. The 'lip' on plastic party cups works a treat....and cheap!

    Simkits sell them for 20 euros each
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    Re: building a mip

    thanks Alex will let u kno what i come up with