Time for a short update
This is what kept me busy for the last 2 or 3 week-ends :
The front panel has been assembled from different subassemblies and painted in MLU black colour.
I have MDF wood, metal and fiberglass making the front panel as it is now.
I can't show the front glareshield because they are undergoing extensive modifications to better reflect the MLU shapes.
I already placed the light under the small glareshield and the light right of the ICP column - The MFds are already functionnals. The machmeter is a old one from a F104 but the numbers turned yellow and I need to find a trick to make them white again ? I'm expecting a real HSI anyday now and I'm still looking for a cheap ADI and Altimeter
I'm not ready to spend thousands of euros on theses so If I can't find them, i'll use homemade dummies
The ICP column is is made in Fiberglass - I'm damn glad I don't have to do that one in wood.
The Front panel is made in 18mm MFD wood and unlike the real one, left and right part are a unique piece of wood for obvious solidity issues.
The ICP column doesn't go though it as the real cockpit, but is cut where it meets the wood.
Mike's wonderful panel
You're doing a great job for us Mike - Thanks a million!
The AOA and VVI intruments are the ones made in the past by Reactorone, he has a thread down here.
Detail of the right side - with the small light and dummy backup ADI (still need to update the round button) and the FF gauge
The RWR is the one driven by the UCC it's a 128x128 LCD. I made the front face in plastic and the bright pot is functionnal as well. I placed a transparent PVC sheet above the LCD with the RWR zones preprinted. That allow me to draw the F4 RWR without the lines and that helps a lot the clarity of the symbols