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    Efe's Cessna 172 simulator

    Well I guess this is a good place to post. Not sure if I should post in the GA section or here and finally decided on here.

    As some of you may have realized, I recently decided to stop building my 737 cockpit and instead started working towards a GA cockpit. The main reason behind this change (apart from the always apparent problem of sufficient space) was my decision regarding my aim in aviation. When I initially started cockpit building, I was virtually flying the big birds. A few years later I was contemplating becoming an airline pilot. Now 5 years down the line the current global state of airline and freight pilot careers, the seemingly bleak future ahead for these options as well as my motivation changing from airline/freight towards the grassroots of aviation and flight instruction has in turn led me to this change in cockpit choice.

    So having unloaded all of my 737 items on MyCockpit Classifieds and locally, I started stocking up on GA parts and pieces. I will have pictures for you soon but I at least want to get the panel cut and parts mounted so you will at least have something other than parts on a desk to see

    Still have to get a computer for the sim or at least get to fixing the currently inop PC...

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    Re: Efe's Cessna 172 simulator

    Hi Efe,

    Welcome to the Cessna club!

    The Cessna 172 is a heck of a lot easier to build. I cant stop building mine! But I've just updated my avionics from GoFlight to a custom made panel made by someone on here. Its will be very intriguing to see what you have come up with!

    Here is my 152:



    Ive now started on another pit that uses a joystick and bucket seat! Will be great to collaborate some ideas.

    Look forward to your update!

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    Re: Efe's Cessna 172 simulator

    Alex,
    Shouldnt the identification plate read G-ALEX?
    Allan.

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    Re: Efe's Cessna 172 simulator

    It was a play on words, I wanted to over emphasise GA for General Aviation more than the single lettter of G for the UK. I did think about it G-ALEX, just a bit of fun really.

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    Re: Efe's Cessna 172 simulator

    Seems appropriate. In Norwegian, the word for insane is GAL. Plural: GALE. And my motto "there's a fine line between hobby and insanity" should be appropriate here...

    Great work!
    There is a fine line between hobby and insanity. That line is a dot to me!
    Regards, Vidar Fagerjord (My cockpit project)

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    Re: Efe's Cessna 172 simulator

    Wow looking nice! I currently have a cessna 172 in planning Hoping to start work on it in august.. That's when I should have the financial things sorted

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    Re: Efe's Cessna 172 simulator

    Well guys I have spent this morning going over the CAD drawings provided on SimKits and here. The SimKits was a good start but designed toward using their products in a desktop format (i.e. trim on lower panel, landing gear lever for the RG, etc.). I went through dozens of pictures of 172 panels, all different in their own way and came up with the following CAD.

    I would appreciate any comments or suggestions. Thanks.

    https://rapidshare.com/files/3258227...L_C172_EFE.pdf

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    Re: Efe's Cessna 172 simulator

    Rapidshare is saying I need to buy rapids to look at your file? Can you not save the file anywhere else?

    Thanks.

    Alex

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    Re: Efe's Cessna 172 simulator

    I actually wanted to upload it to my post on mycockpit but somehow it wasn't working. I've tried to download through the linkl without logging in at RapidShare and it let me download the file, but if everyone is having problems I'll see where else to put it up.

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    Re: Efe's Cessna 172 simulator

    Hi,
    No problem here to d/l without joining.
    Les

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