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Old 06-30-2020, 01:42 PM   #1
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I'm calling this a "mockpit" because it's not going to be a cockpit, per se, it's going to be a console I can attach to my laptop to make the flying a bit easier.
Some controls are going to replicated, some are just going to be built to work.

This idea was inspired by Warhog's "My First A-10C Cockpit" album on flickr.

I'm planning on making some of the instruments as they should be, but others will just work.
e.g. this could end up with an A-10 altimeter as I'd already started building one for the challenge.

And whose damned stupid idea was it to put fuel gauges on the FLOOR? Yup. They're going on the panel.


Mechanical design work will be done in Fusion 360.
For construction, I have a lathe, mill, CNC engraver and I just took delivery of a shiny 3D printer (Creality Ender 3 Pro).
This means I have a diverse choice of materials I can work with.


First-up is the fuel tank select valve.

I think I may have gone a bit over the top with this, but I had fun with the modelling.
It's likely to be the most realistic of the parts I make for this project.

The idea is that the lever turns a shaft with a rotor attached.
The rotor presses down on one of the 5 microswitches to selelct the tank. The rotor presses the next switch before releasing in order to stop it jumping on-screen to the default position.
At the end of the shaft is a pentagon that's used with a spring-loaded arm to provide detents and hold the lever in place over one of the positions.

So far, I've built and tested the switch PCB - that's how I determined it needed to be "make-before-break".
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Old 06-30-2020, 02:25 PM   #2
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Hi No1sonuk

Really like the design of your Fuel selector. Great work.

Let me know if I can help

P-51D Mustang Plans HERE

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Old 06-30-2020, 02:55 PM   #3
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Hi No1sonuk

Really like the design of your Fuel selector. Great work.

Let me know if I can help

P-51D Mustang Plans HERE

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Thanks. That link doesn't work for me.
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:28 PM   #4
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Let’s try this link

https://imgur.com/a/ooVJR61

I fixed the one above as well.

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