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Offline Focaldesign

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Re: Faan's pit
« Reply #60 on: August 23, 2014, 01:06:54 PM »
With the help of a good friend who made a back panel and DZUS replicas my LG panel is pretty much ready. Still needs backlighting and wiring though.

Nobody advice on previous post regarding those knobs?

I'm also still looking for 2 round top E-locking type switches as cheaper alternative to the mag switches of the MLU A/P switches.
I found a source on eBay but including shipping + custom taxes (VAT & customs would be around 40% of purchase+shipping price) that would be a bit high price, average of 45USD for one switch  ::)
I'm already pushing it with purchases lately :s

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Re: Faan's pit
« Reply #61 on: August 23, 2014, 02:09:40 PM »
Nobody advice on previous post regarding those knobs?
I would drill them...
Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings

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Re: Faan's pit
« Reply #62 on: August 23, 2014, 04:12:40 PM »
Hey Faan,

Great to see the progress on you LG panel! You'r getting way ahead of me...

I hope that means the stack of boxes is going down...


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Re: Faan's pit
« Reply #63 on: August 23, 2014, 04:36:52 PM »
Hey Faan,

Great to see the progress on you LG panel! You'r getting way ahead of me...

I hope that means the stack of boxes is going down...

Unfortunately the amount of boxes are growing way faster then the speed they are being used :D

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Re: Faan's pit
« Reply #64 on: August 24, 2014, 05:16:39 AM »
I know what you mean, same here... :biggrin:

As long as your wife does not go like this  :mad: :bat: i guess you're ok!

Otherwise let me know and I will come and get some of your boxes :-P

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Re: Faan's pit
« Reply #65 on: September 02, 2014, 03:49:00 PM »
Today the backplate for the temporary CMDS panel was finished.
I plan to go full MLU but for now a CMDS will do. I have no EW panel yet, and if I did, no matching flat top toggles nor LCD, so CMDS for now will suffice.
The panel was bought from a VP member, I removed the plexi plate but destroyed 2 switches in the proces (switches were glued onto the backplexi). So for now only the switches that work in BMS are installed. Later on I'll install the others so I can map other sim functions to them (like FRAPS on/off, canopy open/close etc).
I have no plans to add leds and/or segment displays as I'll use an ATD for RWR which also shows the chaff/flare counter and dispense state.
The knobs were hand made out of metal by a friend. The panel is smaller then a real one so I needed custom smaller knobs for it.

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Re: Faan's pit
« Reply #66 on: September 02, 2014, 04:17:58 PM »
Hey Faan,

Nice to see your progress! Keep up the good work.