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Old 01-17-2013, 12:50 PM   #531
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Combat2468,
Where did you find to cut the DXF's for you in the UK?
Im also in the UK and have been looking for the same.
Also, if its not too personal how much did it cost?
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Hey JaseGill,

Cheapest quote I got was from these guys www.cutcnc.co.uk, they are based in Uxbridge but can deliver. The price i'm paying is £564.96 all in, but think i got a bit knocked off as it's for an Air Cadet project. That was for 4 sheets of 8x4 Ply, cutting and delivery. I'm not building the nose extension due to space so the cuts were for Left Side Panel, Right Side Panel, Base and Front sides. Was original going to be 5 working days but forgot to put in some of y2kiah's instructions so had a couple days emailing.

If you do go with them just let them know the below.

The drawings are in imperial measure, and so need to specify inches during import. Also the screen grab which outlines a couple of pieces is for a dado/pocket cut 0.5" deep.

The cheapest after these was a place in shefield, £700+ for MDF and £1000+ for Ply.

Hope this helps.

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Old 01-17-2013, 01:18 PM   #532
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Thanks Combat,
Bloody hell, Uxbridge is less than 10 miles from my office and only about 25 from home.
Methinks they're worth a visit
Thanks, much appreciated. Which plans did you use in the end Y2kiah's ones I'm guessing?
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:12 AM   #533
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Yep, The raw files on post #295 no mods. Will be starting my own build thread the first weekend after i get the parts, should give you an idea of what you'd be buying.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:29 PM   #534
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Thanks Combat.
I will be watching with interest.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:58 AM   #535
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I've been reading this thread with a growing interest and also a sense of dread as I think I am about to answer a new calling... building my own A10 cockpit sim. Once I start down this road I know there will be no turning back so I am starting to gather my research info on construction techniques etc.

I that light I was wondering if any of the individual cockpit instrument panels (ie electrical, VHF, UHF, APU, Fuel etc) have been drawn up in AutoCAD and if so are they available to use? I have a small CNC mill and an extensive AutoCAD background and this would be a real timesaver. If not I will draw them up as I need them but I thought I would ask first before I start, just in case.

Thanks and BTW I am amazed at what people are building. All excellent projects I must say.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:22 PM   #536
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Smile Thanks to a great bunch of folks!

Just a quick note of big THANKS to Y2kiah for all his work with the plans and metalnwood for cutting it out on his CNC Router and then being so patient with me as I struggle with 3D in my head to put it all together!

Flew basic version of pit for first time yesterday and after 30 years of simming wish I had built a pit years ago, What a great bunch of enthusiast we have in our community. One of the best uses of the 'net there is.

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Old 04-28-2013, 05:56 PM   #537
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Very impressive design y2kaih!

How are your builds going guys? Any updates?

Btw there dxf files available for the seat?
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:26 AM   #538
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y2kiah, a question for you when you have the time.

I am working on my set of panels for my pit (or your pit ) and have a question about the angles for the forward panels on the left and right consoles.

Specifically the electrical panel. If I look inside the texture files for the A10 I can see that this panel has its bottom at ~ 2 degrees so the overall panel is not square. This is obviously so that when it's raised on its two angles the left side and bottom will align square with the panels its next to.

On your plans the panels are angled 18 degrees on the side and I think it was 17.3 degrees upright for the forward most panels on the incline.

With those angles the electrical panel doesnt align well, it probably needs that cut on the bottom of that panel to be closer to 5 degrees.

So, thats not a problem but before I go about it I thought I would run it past you to see if there isnt something I may be overlooking. What angle is that panel cut at in your cad files?

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Old 05-26-2013, 02:32 PM   #539
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Just to add, i saw some photos of yours for the same panel much earlier in the thread. You do have a larger angle on that panel, looking more like nearly 4 degrees.

I will adjust my panel to suit then.

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Old 05-26-2013, 04:03 PM   #540
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Just go 5 degs and you will be fine
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