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  • PLAN - SINGLE SEAT TRAINER
  • Replicate a "Beechcraft Baron" style cockpit.
  • Mount Saitek Yoke onto Desktop platform.
  • Build holder for Throttle Controls.
  • Switch for Landing Gear.
  • Moving Handle / Lever Style Flap.
  • Mount LCD monitor for screen for instruments.
  • Mount LCD monitor for scenery above instrument panel.
  • Add home made back-light panels for electrical and
       radio controls.
 
  • PANELS - HOME MADE
  • Home made perspex panel
  • One Panel for the Master switch; Avionics; Lights and Strobes etc.
  • Lower panel for Magneto and starter switches
  • Right hand Panel for the Avionics / Radio controls

 
  • PANELS - DESIGN
  • Panels size determined;
  • Switch location placement.
  • Draw onto plastic cover on perspex.
  • Cut out circular hole for toggle switches.
  • Cut out rectangle hole for rocker type push toggle switches.

  • PANELS - PAINT
  • Rear of Panel paint with White paint.
  • Plastic covering removed.
  • Sticky Letters are stuck onto perspex.
  • Straight Line tape applied onto perspex to give
         separate panels look.
  • Top of panel painted with Black paint.
  • Second coat of black applied.
  • Allow a full day or more for paint to harden.
  • Sticky letters are removed.
  • PANELS - SWITCHES
  • Toggle switches added
  • Rotary Encoders added
  • Push Button type switches added.
  • CONTROLS - THROTTLES
  • Box made to hold the two Saitek Throttle units.
  • Flap lever handle made.
  • Small gear mounted onto flap lever.
  • Flap lever mounted onto bolt / axel.
  • Flap Gear  drives smaller gear attached to
         potientiometer.
  • Butterfly or Wing Nut used to tension the Flap
         bolt so as to adjust the Flap lever movement.
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