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  #111  
Old 03-14-2016, 02:49 PM
Ron B. Ron B. is offline
 
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Canopy release pull handle.
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Old 03-14-2016, 07:02 PM
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Would you be able to tell me where you got the design printouts for the cutouts you have made?
I designed the seat pattern. I knew I wanted to wrap the seat frame with the upholstery material so I bought some foam and started playing with it. I looked a lots of pictures of seats to come up with the design.
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Old 03-14-2016, 07:08 PM
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Looking very nice!

Sorry if this has been asked already, but what is the large yellow pull knob for in the middle of the panel?
It is the canopy release handle. I will have it either engraved or have a permanent placard put on it. Currently I just have a masking tape label.

I took a piece of tube that was extra from one of the other kits and threaded the end to accept a piece of threaded rod to screw the handle to. I also bent the rod a little so I didn't have to have it in the center of the panel.
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Old 03-15-2016, 02:16 PM
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It is the canopy release handle. I will have it either engraved or have a permanent placard put on it. Currently I just have a masking tape label.

I took a piece of tube that was extra from one of the other kits and threaded the end to accept a piece of threaded rod to screw the handle to. I also bent the rod a little so I didn't have to have it in the center of the panel.
Ah, That makes sense. For some reason, in my mind, I was thinking that the release would be at the rear of the canopy.
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Old 03-15-2016, 03:21 PM
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It's not the opening release handle, that one is at the pilots left hand location. This one is actually the canopy jettison handle, as in abandon ship.
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Old 03-20-2016, 09:26 PM
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Default Almost Done with the Seats

Finished sewing the seats this weekend.



The shadows make the cushions look funky.

The whole padded room theme is appropriate since I'm going crazy trying to get this plane done.
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Old 05-21-2016, 08:24 PM
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Default Almost Done with Panel

Here's a look behind the panel. The red box to the right is the VP-x electronic circuit breakers.









I plan on ordering the 10" Skyview displays in a couple of weeks.
All of the wiring is done, just need to plug them in.

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Old 05-22-2016, 07:10 AM
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Very nice Ken! Is that real carbon fiber, or vinyl? Looks great.
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:47 PM
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Very nice Ken! Is that real carbon fiber, or vinyl? Looks great.
3M Di-noc vinyl, got it from Metrorestyling.

Thank you, I am happy with it.
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Old 05-23-2016, 06:33 AM
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Nice job Ken. Here's a suggestion that was given to me by my close friend and AP. We are just about finished with our panel also and when he inspected the work suggested that we cover all of the spade connectors with shrink wrap. I know it seems like a lot of extra work but I see the validity in that we live in a very humid environment and there is always a certain amount of vibration. So, tomorrow I am going to buy some high temp shrink wrap and start cutting. Just sayin'.
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