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    Avro 748 Build

    Hello everyone. As some of you may know, I will be building a fixed base, Semi-Low Budget simulator based on the HS748. There is not much to see right now, but I decided to get a few pics of my current progress.

    Right Hand Overhead Panel:



    (Before Cutting)



    (Before Drilling)



    (After Drilling)



    (A Little Fun With Photoshop)

    More pics will come soon.

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    Re: Avro 748 Build

    (Problem Solved)

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    Re: Avro 748 Build

    A quick update. I haven't been updating much, but that was because of a near crisis. I thought that my panel was too large and that I had gotten the dimensions wrong. Luckily, they were correct. Fun fact, the cockpit of the HS748 is actually larger than that of a 737. this is because on a 737, the nose sharply slopes inward. Just look at some 3-view photos and you'll see what I mean.

    Sorry for the Low quality image:
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    Re: Avro 748 Build

    Great news! I've finally gotten the hang of L:Var scripting. Now, I have a large batch of SPDT Toggle Switches on the way, and I interfaced my CH TQ so I can finally use the HP Cocks, Gust Lock, Prop Brake, and Flat Pitch (Kinda like reverse thrust) without using the mouse or the F2 key. Later I will order a BBI-32.

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    Re: Avro 748 Build

    The switches are in. Unfortunately, I made a boneheaded move and forgot to order the two three position switches and two push-buttons. Lesson learned. I've continued applying decals, and I just ordered the BBI-32.

    $15 Shipping... I'm not going to sleep well tonight.

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    Re: Avro 748 Build

    The Royal Mail service...
    Europe's answer to Canada Post! Geez they are slow. For the past 5 days, the status has been "Your shipment has been received at our headquarters and is being prepared for shipping." I could give them the benefit of the doubt and assume that there's more to it than wrapping it in bubble wrap and putting it in the box, but 5 days? Next time, I'll order a GP-Wiz 40 Max instead.

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    Re: Avro 748 Build

    The build is now on a two month hiatus for real life reasons. I'll try to upload a video by then.

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    Re: Avro 748 Build

    That's good. Why not finding a real HS748 cockpit and measure the cockpit ?

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    Re: Avro 748 Build

    There are only about 30 or so left in service. I dimensioned it by taking a measurement I did know, which was the 5 inch distance between the two vertical lines on either side of the gyro compass, and then scaling the plan from there. I have almost everything planned, however the lack of a CNC machine has made the progress quite slow. Also, I keep having to go on long leaves to other places, halting progress for months at a time. I have no up-to-date pictures yet. Now I have all the switches interfaced to the overhead, as well as an unpainted engine panel and Captain's MIP.

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    Re: Avro 748 Build

    Why not buying a CNC machine ? You can find cheap in eBay.

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