View Poll Results: Backlight an Overhead, a no brainer?

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  • Yes, no overhead without backlight

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  • No backlight, it's makes it more chalenging

    2 2.33%
  • I don't care

    2 2.33%
  • I do not like an overhead panel..so...

    0 0%
  • What is backlight?

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    Boeing Update: Forward Overhead Panel 737 Interfacing

    I planned to walk the following path:
    - Software : ProSim737 from Marty (full overhead logics and support for all major i/o cards).
    - Building the rest from scratch such as the annunciators and panels.
    - Keep the overhead as light possible for easy installation and maintenance (power supply
    will be externally. Preliminary mounting contruction pic attached.

    Here some annunciator building pictures.
    The legends are printed on 3 layers of Calque paper. Behind a 2 layer color orange foil.
    The LEDS are 10.000 mcd with cut off top for a wider bundle and equal light spead.
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    Boeing The first panel under construction

    Hereby the first impression of the first panel.

    IMG_2527.jpg


    Lot of thing to do & panels to go..............

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    Re: The first panel under construction

    Interesting thread !!!!

    Keep up posting KLM

    Thanks

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    Boeing Update : Back light installed

    Small update:

    The back light mounted in the ovh frame.
    The back light is build out of 3 kits from Ikea ("Dioder")


    back-light-ovh.jpg

    Regards,

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    Re: Update : Back light installed

    Hello Bas,

    i also had install IKEA diodes as backlight at my pedestal, very easy and safe solution !!
    Take a look here : http://www.737.gr/jl/index.php?optio...d=39&Itemid=67

    Good job, i admire your skills and your cockpit's constructions !!

    Eddie
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    Boeing Question about Font type & Size panels

    Hi there,

    I'm busy with prepare the panels in Illustrator for printing.
    I figured out that the Arial Rounded font is almost simmilar
    to the engraved fonts on the manufactured panels.

    The only thing is that i can't get the exact font heigth of the headers
    and the smaller ones.

    Can somebody do me a favor and measure the several fonts for me?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Boeing Overhead Panel Building Update

    Hi Cockpit building colleagues,

    After a week of designing in Illustrator all templates and panels are printed.
    In the following step the top perspex layers will be made and then the printed
    layers will be glued on.

    Panel build up:
    1. Base layer of 5mm clear perspex.
    2. Second or top layer of 2,5mm clear perspex.
    3. Paper layer 80gr with black print en white fonts, called "The mask"".
    4. Top layer, the visible layer, paper 80gr.
    5. Plastic non reflective foil to seal the panel and protect he panel against oil.

    IMG_2534.jpg

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    Boeing Half way, panel building....pfffff

    Welcome to the hel of panel production...


    halfway.jpg


    I keep you posted during the process.


    Cheers,

    Bas
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    Boeing Overhead Panel Scratch Building Update

    The DZus Fasteners in production:

    IMG_2544.JPG

    Lot of tiny details to do:

    IMG_2540.jpg

    We're on track, the overview:

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    Re: Overhead Panel Scratch Building Update

    Nice job!!!

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