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Old 10-11-2011, 01:35 AM   #1
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Well I've been working in Sketch up to design my console based of Dimebugs excellent work. I've changed up the CP to use several LCD panels I already have. I'm going to use 3 8" and 1 5" LCDs for the CP. Both MFCDs will be thrust master MFCDs to start possibly giving way to 5" later each will get a 8" LCD behind them. I'll use a 3rd 8" LCD to run an EHSI/EADI CPD type display with 3 rotary encoders and 5 push buttons under it. Lastly I'll use a 5" LCD for the RWR.

I will be doing steam gauges for the rest... although I may use a 10.4 I have here to run the engine gauges at first as it's a perfect fit for them. I also have a 5" LCD I'll be using for the CDU. I'll be using my ACES seat from my UMC setup.

I'm almost ready to flatten out the parts and see about generating the g-code. Once I get it all worked out I'll up load my sketch up models.



Sketch Up files can be found here.
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Old 10-11-2011, 03:42 AM   #2
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Looks very good.
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:37 AM   #3
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All right! Your build has been the one I've been waiting for. Email notifications turned on. I can't wait to see what you do.
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:18 AM   #4
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Very promising
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:33 PM   #5
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Couldn t expect less from SCsimulation guys... Its almost unfair
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:11 PM   #6
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Nice. Really want to see the SU version.

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Old 10-11-2011, 02:33 PM   #7
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Very nice!
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Old 10-11-2011, 04:45 PM   #8
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Nice to see a sketchup version :-)
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:57 PM   #9
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Definitely be watching your build Gadroc!
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:10 AM   #10
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Ok. I think I've finished the updates on the CP. I have now put in a 10.4" for the engine gauges to start. I'll swap it out later once I can get them all built as steam gauges. I've also put in an 1/8" sheet which I'll either CNC out of aluminum or hardboard. This covers up the monitors but keeps them close to the bezels. Last step is to finish the lower center cp, which I'll finish this weekend then upload the sketch up files.



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Cover Off

I've also gone through the CP and put in 1x2s for screwing together the MDF.



I also broke down and ordered a laser engraver to do panels with, which should be here on Monday and my first load of acrylic will be here next Wednesday.
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