P-51D cockpit build

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Nice! Looks like its coming together nicely 8)

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That is so cool! I've been following this thread since you started it and I can't wait to see the finished simpit. I'm sure though it's going to look amazing! Great work!

Thanks for sharing
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Thanks guys. I appreciate the kind words.

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I've been working on the electronics, or at least trying to figure out how the components will connect to the controls. "Try" being the key word here. :?

So today I put a few components together to test fit the electronics and I grabbed a few shots. Maybe a few "shots" of something else would help!!
Sometimes this project is overwhelming and I have to put a some parts together to convince myself I am making progress. Or at least fool myself that I am........

Thanks for looking
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Raceguy wrote:I've been working on the electronics, or at least trying to figure out how the components will connect to the controls. "Try" being the key word here. :?

So today I put a few components together to test fit the electronics and I grabbed a few shots. Maybe a few "shots" of something else would help!!
Sometimes this project is overwhelming and I have to put a some parts together to convince myself I am making progress. Or at least fool myself that I am........

Thanks for looking
Ed

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Your work is fantastic. In fact I've never seen better, especially the wood working.
When this is finished I won't be able to tell it from the real cockpit.
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Just finished reading and wow, simply blown away by your work. You sir are a humble master of your craft and like Mr. Henriques said "your work is fantastic".

Looking forward to seeing this progress. :D

**edit Had to throw this in there real quick.. The first thing I saw in this thread was the post above this one and wasn't sure what I was looking at, but thought those molded black plastic knobs/thingamabobs are cool, I wonder where he got those! Then to see it all from the beginning was very cool indeed. Anyway I'll stop geeking out over this now.
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Hello Dudley and spacejunkee
Thank you both for your extremely encouraging comments. I hope to live up to your compliments as I continue this build.
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Hi guys

Well, time for another update. I’ve been working on the flaps and carb air controls and finally got all of the levers connected to sliders giving me 0-100% readings. For a while I thought I was creating book II in this series but I figured out the connections.

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Wow. That console alone looks like a massive amount of work! I would not have the necessary patience to build something like that. It looks amazing. Can't wait to see the finished product!
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Hello everyone

Well, the temperatures and humidity are starting to drop here in Florida so its getting more comfortable in the shop. Even with a portable AC unit in there when temps and humidity both hit the 90's getting a full day is difficult.

Here are the latest pics.

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Gear handle with key for lever stop

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Gear switch adapter plate

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Gear lever from Saitek Switch Panel.

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Switch adapter plate with gear lever in down and up position. The Saitek lever does not move very much. The 2 wood strips are for making any adjustments to the final setup.

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Trim console showing gear lever stop bracket and lever up/down

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Work starting on the top cover

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WOW the creativity you are displaying with that last post in particular getting the switch to work! :shock:

you are getting close to becoming British, that is very English man in a garden shed style inventive thinking :mrgreen:

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Thanks Lewis!

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Raceguy wrote:Thanks Lewis!

Ed
This is unbelievable work ! I can't get over the combination of craftsmanship, engineering, and fabrication involved in what you are accomplishing here.
I don't believe I've ever seen anything better in these fields.
This will be SOME cockpit when it's done.
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Thank you Dudley!
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This chap is the stereotypical British garden shed inventor, lovely stuff
http://www.videojug.com/interview/inventing-2

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