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 Post subject: P-51D Cockpit Plans Here
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:02 pm 
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P-51D Cockpit Plans for Sale.

Hi Guys,

UPDATED 9/15/2017 with Included Drawings List. See below.

P-51D Engineering Drawings List $39.95

The P-51D Engineering Drawings are made up of 65,580 individual Rivets, 15,333 Lines, Curves, Screws and Bolts, and 1,713 Graphics items like decals, stripes, access door markings, serial numbers, tail numbers, etc. This is, to my knowledge the most complete and accurate set of P-51D drawings on the planet.

Current Total Drawings Included - 220 (AND COUNTING) :shock:

Included Drawings:

  • Front View gear down
  • Front View gear Up
  • Back View gear down
  • Back View gear up
  • Right View horizontal
  • Right View on the ground
  • Left View horizontal
  • Left View on the ground
  • Top View
  • Bottom View
  • All 3 Series of Propellers used


P-51D Cockpit Plan Drawings $49.95 (also includes the drawing set above)

The P-51D Cockpit Plan Drawings are made of up 55,933 individual lines, curves, nuts, bolts screws, etc. These drawings focus on the items contained between Fuselage Station 75.5 (Front Firewall to 216 (Back of the Cockpit Section of the Fuselage). This is to my knowledge the most complete and accurate set of P-51D drawings on the planet.

Included Drawings:

  • Large Size Cockpit Plans
  • Medium Size Cockpit Plans
  • Small Size Cockpit Plans

Fuselage Stations Included:

Station 75.5
Station 89
Station 104
Station 112.75
Station 116.625
Station 117.759
Station 122.25
Station 127.875
Station 127.935
Station 133
Station 143.437
Station 146
Station 155.5
Station 157.5
Station 164.125
Station 168
Station 184
Station 190
Station 200
Station 208
Station 216

Cockpit Items Included:

  • Front Windshield
  • Canopy
  • Cockpit Upper and Lower Longeron
  • Cockpit Floor
  • Cockpit Base Assembly
  • Cockpit Base Support
  • Main Instrument Panel
  • Main Instrument Panel Gauges and Dials
  • Main Instrument Panel Support Frame
  • Pilots Front Switch Box and Assembly
  • Left Switch Box Assembly (Radiator, Oil and Light Controls)
  • Armament Control Switch Box and Assembly
  • Oxygen System Diagram Plate
  • Aircraft Name and Serial Number Plate
  • Engine Limitations Plate
  • Flight Restrictions Instruction Plate
  • Pilots Control Pedestal
  • Carburetor Ram Air Control Levers and Knobs
  • Carburetor and Ram Air Filter Name Plate
  • Radiator Air Scoop Control Handle and Knob
  • Aileron, Elevator and Rudder Trim Control Wheel Assemblies
  • Aileron, Elevator and Rudder Trim Position Indicators and Panels
  • Flap Handle Control Lever
  • Flap Position Indicator
  • Flap Control Lever Detent(s)
  • Landing Gear Handle
  • Landing Gear Indicator Decal
  • Bomb Control Box
  • Bomb Control Handle Mechanism
  • Bomb Control Assembly Mechanism
  • Engine Throttle Control Handle, Knob and Assembly
  • Engine Control Quadrant Box and Assembly
  • Gunsight Range Control Handle and Assembly

Other Included Drawing Items:

  • 154 Individual Part Drawings including Cockpit Items like the Main Instrument Panel, Pilots Control Pedestal, Pilots Front Control Switch Box, etc (and counting)
  • 58 Assemblies Drawings
  • 32 Isometric (How To Assemble) Drawings
  • Complete Assembly Manual
  • And 1000’s of Dimensions covering all parts.

end of update.


If you’re looking for P-51D Mustang Cockpit Plans, look no further. I did the same as a lot of you guys and searched high and low for accurate P-51D Cockpit dimensions to make myself a pit. I finally gave up and bought the original P-51 A-D blueprints. On the DVD were close to 20,000 engineering drawings for all models. The problem was, so many “crucial drawings” and “assemblies” were either missing or just plain unreadable that it was frustrating.

I decided to painstakingly “re-draw” the pieces I needed from the information in the drawings. This was a daunting task and has taken me the better part of 6 months to complete, and I’m still doing some minor tweaks. The original drawings were not taken care of very well, and when they were digitized (scanned), whoever did it, didn’t bother to make sure the drawings were nice and straight on the scanner. Virtually all the drawings are skewed and or not in their original shape/size. If I rotated the horizontal lines to perfect 0,0 in the horizontal plane, then the vertical lines were not vertical, and visa-versa. Trying to “un-skew” old copies is a no-win situation. I ended up redrawing the parts needed for the Cockpits based on the dimensions and then customizing them for the cockpit plans.

The Full set of P-51D Engineering Drawings (PICTURES) is [url="http://imgur.com/a/MzfaO"]HERE[/url]


The Full set of P-51D Cockpit Plans are [url="http://imgur.com/a/focX7"]HERE[/url] -

You can get "EITHER" set of plans for $39.95 or BOTH sets of engineering plans (drawings) in AutoCAD 2013 format (DXF or DWG) or PDF format for $49.95

Below are a few example pictures.

Let me know what questions you have.

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Below images are from the Cockpit Plans Set

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Before anyone asks, I have to give credit to GeeDee and RaceGuy for their incredible P-51 Cockpit builds. It was their work that inspired me to create each of these drawings from scratch.

I used the original manufacturer's drawings for reference and dimension sizing and created each drawing in AutoCAD to be as exact and true to the original dimensions as possible. All of the Cockpit plans are designed to be manufactured with .5" and or .75" thickness materials, (Plywood or MFD), but it's up to you to decide what to build them out of.

All of these engineering drawings are "vector" drawing files, thus they can be scaled up or down to virtually any size you need, with no loss of detail or quality.

Let me know if you have any questions or PM me to order a set.

Thanks

Stang out

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:21 am 
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Wow! Beautiful work! Awesome CAD skill here don't you think guys? Are you an engineer or something Stang?
Thank you for sharing this! Will certainly come in handy at some point...
Cheers
Steph


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:15 pm 
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Thanks Steph.

Been doing ME work for the last 35 years :) My 10 minutes of fame and fortune came with call from the producers of the Iron Man movie (first movie). I ended up building the Aces II Ejection Seat used in that movie.

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Let me know if I can help and come bnack later today to see more info on the actual build process.

Stang out.

stephan.cote.1 wrote:
Wow! Beautiful work! Awesome CAD skill here don't you think guys? Are you an engineer or something Stang?
Thank you for sharing this! Will certainly come in handy at some point...
Cheers
Steph


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:58 pm 
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Hi Guys

Here are a few CAD Pictures from the Assembly Process for the Small to Medium P-51D Cockpit.

This shows just how easy it is to assemble the cockpit.

Easy Cheesy!

:D

Enjoy

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Let me know if you have any questions.

Stang out


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:56 pm 
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Hi Stang

WOW! I wish I had information like this when I started my build as it is step by step with great drawings and dimensions.

Great job Stang!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:17 pm 
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Thanks Ed!



Raceguy wrote:
Hi Stang

WOW! I wish I had information like this when I started my build as it is step by step with great drawings and dimensions.

Great job Stang!

Ed


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:48 am 
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Beautiful job, wonderful 8)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:50 am 
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Thanks Lewis.

I'm hoping the cockpit plans will help people get started building a relatively low cost and simple to assemble cockpit.

The hard work is setting up additional displays, switches, and levers to work accurately.

You can always just build the cockpit, put your joystick and throttle in it and a monitor on top, and you're ready to fly.

It can be as simple or complicated as you like...your choice.

Let me know if I can help.

Stang out

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Beautiful job, wonderful 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:25 pm 
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Hey Guys,
I bought the 51 plans from Stang he is a mechanical engineer.
His originals, as seen above are CAD generated but he also has provided them to me in PDF.
Stang directed to me to a free viewer https://www.autodesk.com/products/dwg/viewer. The viewer is DWG Trueview. much faster and better presentation than Google's SketchUp or any other viewer I have used.
The CAD can be taken to a cabinet shop that has a CNC and have them cut,
but I intend to save $100's and take the 1:1 PDF's to a print shop for printing then cut the parts myself.
All I have to do now is lay them out on the material of choice and cut away. No
more trying to read blurred 70+ years old recopied microfiche plans.
At this point, he does not have the prints of the right side switches or the left side pedestal assembly control and etc, but will be providing them later.
The so called full size prints that I have measure out to be approximately 17" long for the left side pedestal assembly. WRONG!!!
Real nice and professional guy to deal with.
Hope this helps
Tom


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:16 am 
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Thanks Tom for the kind words.

I'm glad we were able to get the cockpit customized to your specifications.

I am almost finished with the interior cockpit items like the Pilots Control Pedestal, Landing Gear Lever, Throttle Control, Radio and Switch boxes, etc. As I finish each item or make any updates, I'll send out new CAD files to all those that purchased the Cockpit Plans for free, for life. This way everyone has the latest and greatest CAD editions and stays up to date with changes, additions, and add-ons.

My goals were: Realistic, Accurate, Inexpensive and Easy to Build.

The Small to Medium size cockpit can be built (Fuselage only) for less than 50.00 if you use MDF for material. A little more for Plywood. Two sheets will do it with a few 2x4's. My thought is, this opens the door to lots of people that wanted to build a cockpit simulator but couldn't afford it.

Once the fuselage is built, you can choose to customize it as much or little as you choose, when you choose.

I wanted this to make things simple, rather than more complicated, and I think we've achieved that.

Glad to help anyone with a cockpit project...just say the word.

Let me know if I can help.

Stang


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:24 am 
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Here are a few pictures of the PDS Print files I provide with the AutoCAD files.

This can be printed at a local print shop at full size, then you cut the parts out, glue them to your material (MDF or Plywood), and cut out your parts. Easy Cheesy :D

These parts are for the Small and or Medium P-51D Cockpit

Let me know if you have any questions.

Stang out

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:53 pm 
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Hi Guys

I have just sent out a new CAD file to all those that got the plans.

In it, I've added a number of cockpit items like Pilots Control Pedestal, Landing Gear Handle, Main Instr Panel, Trim Control Knobs, Flap Handle, etc.

You can view everything I've added http://imgur.com/a/PLH4c

Here are a few teaser shots.

Stang out.

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Wonderful to see this stuff shared with the community, really is awesome work 8)

cheers,
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:08 pm 
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Thanks, Lewis,

I'll post another update later today to as I've completed many more drawings.

Blue Skys everyone.

Stang out



Lewis - A2A wrote:
Wonderful to see this stuff shared with the community, really is awesome work 8)

cheers,
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:26 pm 
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Here are a few more items that I finished up this weekend.

Radio and Switch Boxes are next.

Enjoy

Stang out

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