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    Building a Cessna 172 Cockpit

    Hi everyone. I am currently building on a Cessna 172 cockpit. Maybe some of you may know my website, S&S-Repaints - Your Source for HD-Textures! or Cessna 172 Sim Project

    Yesterday I created the GPS panel by "Frontplattendesigner". It is a tool to create panels. They will be cut by SchaefferAG.

    Here is a screenshot of the panel:


    It is designed to fit for a 7" tft monitor and the button caps of emuteq's GPS. The encoders i will use are from Leo Bodnar.

    Here is a short preview of the frame itself:


    And an image of the throttle(s):


    That is all at the moment, will post more when it is going on

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    Re: Building a Cessna 172 Cockpit

    Hi,
    today i worked on a bit. I assembled the gps for testing, it looks great! Will post more pictures with the gps turned on when it is build completly.




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    Re: Building a Cessna 172 Cockpit

    Looks great! What are you using to add feel to your sliding pot in the image above? Loving the enclosure, I hope to build something similar now I have a garage! Will be keeping an eye out for updates!

    Alex

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    Re: Building a Cessna 172 Cockpit

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    Looks great! What are you using to add feel to your sliding pot in the image above? Loving the enclosure, I hope to build something similar now I have a garage! Will be keeping an eye out for updates!

    Alex
    Thanks! This is an oil damper from model trucks. It is about 109mm long. They are from Reely, 1:8. http://www.conrad.de/ce/de/product/232871/

    Updates will take some time due to the lack of time... Looking forward to yours!

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    Re: Building a Cessna 172 Cockpit

    Does the damper not have a certain element of 'spring' to it? I looks at using something like that for my flap pot assembly but the guy in my local hobby store advised me that it would cause the lever to spring back.

    I have a blog (in my sig) that shows you what I've been up to.

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    Re: Building a Cessna 172 Cockpit

    You can remove the spring, so the lever will stay in place. It will just smooth the move.

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    Re: Building a Cessna 172 Cockpit

    Brilliant, I will modify my tq! Did Emuteq sell you their buttons caps? I'd love a set of those, I've already cut my panel!

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    Re: Building a Cessna 172 Cockpit

    Hi -Will you be making a windscreen for your Cessna simulator? If so, I would love to know how - I have been struggling with how to bend plexiglass or find alternatives.
    Thanks,
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    Re: Building a Cessna 172 Cockpit

    Hi,

    I am starting a project for a cessna 172 home simulator. I was wondering if you had some drawings or precise measures for the main panel.

    Thanks for your help

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    Re: Building a Cessna 172 Cockpit

    Check the download section. It has a life size PDF as well as cad files for the 172 panel.

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