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    MIP Thickness

    Hi all,
    I have used 9mm MDF for my 767 MIP, and am very close to making the instrument cutouts.
    I am looking at it though, and 9mm might be too thick.
    Has anyone used 9mm ok? Should I look at using a router to bring it back to about 5mm?

    Whats the consensus?

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    Don't really know how thick wood should be for a MIP.

    My aluminum Boeing panels measure .130" or 3.3mm thick.
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    I used 1/4 inch thick MDF. Worked fine for MY pit.

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    I used 6mm grey PVC sheet, it's really strong and doesn't need painting. The panel outlines are machined with a Dremel & router attachment.

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    Hi all. This post came along just in time for me as well. There is one popular supplier of panels who's site states that the panels are made at a scale size of 6mm. Can anyone confirm this? Also, is this for the top layer, or for the top layer and the 2nd layer where the fasteners attach?

    Gwyn,

    Your panels look pretty good. Did you use the router to make the bevel on your display unit bezels? I had seen this gray pvc and considered using it for my temp panels until some L45 panels are available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomlin View Post
    Hi all. This post came along just in time for me as well. There is one popular supplier of panels who's site states that the panels are made at a scale size of 6mm. Can anyone confirm this? Also, is this for the top layer, or for the top layer and the 2nd layer where the fasteners attach?

    Gwyn,

    Your panels look pretty good. Did you use the router to make the bevel on your display unit bezels? I had seen this gray pvc and considered using it for my temp panels until some L45 panels are available.
    Rgr, where the monitor squares are cut out I doubled the thickness by glueing an extra piece on the back of the MIP. This allowed the bevelled edges to be a little deeper and closer to scale. PVC likes superglue, you have to be accurate at positioning additional pieces to the MIP as it sticks quickly.
    My MIP, Centre console, throttle quad and overhead is all made from grey PVC. The sheeting is called "Trovidur".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westozy View Post
    Rgr, where the monitor squares are cut out I doubled the thickness by glueing an extra piece on the back of the MIP. This allowed the bevelled edges to be a little deeper and closer to scale. PVC likes superglue, you have to be accurate at positioning additional pieces to the MIP as it sticks quickly.
    My MIP, Centre console, throttle quad and overhead is all made from grey PVC. The sheeting is called "Trovidur".

    Gwyn
    Okay, good idea- thicker on the backside to give more depth. I like that idea, thanks!
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    I made mine out of 9mm MDF because I had it lying around, and it's too thick. I intend redoing it using Gwyn's 6mm grey plastic idea. Easy to work with, looks realistic and already coloured.

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    For those of you with no backlighting capability, how does it work for you? I guess until you have backlighting on your panels, it's not really missed. I know that unless something else comes about, my panels Im making for now will not be back lit until I learn a way to do it nicely, or of course buy a set when they ever come available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennair View Post
    I made mine out of 9mm MDF because I had it lying around, and it's too thick. I intend redoing it using Gwyn's 6mm grey plastic idea. Easy to work with, looks realistic and already coloured.

    Ken.
    "Trovidur" 6mm PVC available from Fusion Plastics in O'Connor. It was AUD$250 for 2400 x 1200 sheet 2 years ago. It's easy to weld also. (That's if you are trained at plastic welding of course)!!!!!!!
    http://www.fusionplastics.com.au/

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