Freitag, 23. November 2012

General Overview

Hi guys!

no progress during the last 6 weeks because of my College Applications. They are really consuming me! Nevertheless, I did find some time to put together an overview of my project. This overview goes through the milestones that led to the current state of my cockpit. I hope you like it!



Montag, 10. September 2012

Some pictures from the last two years

Here is a dropbox folder with a couple of new and some old pictures... it gives a nice impression of what this whole thing is and how it developed...


Sonntag, 20. Mai 2012

The Poldragonet Overhead

Finally I went for an Overhead Panel.

My biggest investment until now: 600€ including shipping and tax. I was very excited and the two and a half weeks it took the package to get to my house felt like months. As you can see from the pictures attached, the panel itself was shipped in perfect condition, being packed into a huge box. The postman was kind of surprised when I opened the door and said it was mine...

After spending some time just looking at the panel, I started to put it together... like a huge puzzle.  One has to be very careful when handling, lifting and moving the panel - the paint can be scratched off very easily, one of the very few, actually the only negative aspects of this product...

I was kind of struggling when I tried to figure out which switches go where, but after some research I found an excellent video on youtube:

After the switches were fitted I started to think about the annunciators: Some can be glued directly onto the panel but some don't have a proper countersink... I am still thinking about it but I'll probably first paint it from the front in either grey or white (depending on the panel) and then paint it black from the back.

Mittwoch, 2. Mai 2012

Something is happening!

This weekend was a very efficient weekend. Together with my grandfather, I worked for about 3 hours fiddling around with the yoke's mechanism and trying to find the best way of how to mount it onto the floor. The result is quite impressive:

We also redesigned the Glareshield to make it fit with the MCP, EFIS, Sixpack and Master Caution Lights. It is not finished yet as it still needs to be painted and sanded, but it is a big improvement to the previous version!

Mittwoch, 18. April 2012

The roof is done!!!! it looks AWESOME!!!!
here is a picture showing the yoke in position: