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Old 05-03-2011, 06:46 PM
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Default left console

I am looking for a left console that has a 45 degree incline toward the forward end of the part and has two instrument holes made into it. ive seen this part in a few planes. Is it bought or is it something someone has made.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:14 PM
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Default Not sure

I have seen that tilt panel too, but my kit didnt come with it. Maybe it was on the older kits?
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:24 PM
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Default Mid Cabin Cover?

Take a look at DWG 24A. The F-8113A-L Mid Cabin Cover for an 8A looks a lot like what you've described. I don't believe that the console is wide enough for two instruments even if you made a custom one with the incline on the front, as some have done.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:32 PM
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Default DWG 24A

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Take a look at DWG 24A. The F-8113A-L Mid Cabin Cover for an 8A looks a lot like what you've described. I don't believe that the console is wide enough for two instruments even if you made a custom one with the incline on the front, as some have done.
I looked through my drawings and i dont have a 24A.
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:20 PM
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Take a look at DWG 24A. The F-8113A-L Mid Cabin Cover for an 8A looks a lot like what you've described. I don't believe that the console is wide enough for two instruments even if you made a custom one with the incline on the front, as some have done.
Wardo,
William is correct, regarding the part number for the left mid cabin cover for the 8A. The 8 also has a similar cover, which can contain two 2.25" fuel gauges. I'm not sure if this is an issue with the 8, but if you use rear seat rudder pedals in the 8A, the bell-crank [horizontal on the 8A, vertical on the 8] can contact one of the electrical posts on the inboard fuel gauge.
I modified my F-8113A-L to eliminate this problem and to make removing this part for maintenance of the gauges or fuel selector valve easier. Basically, I raised the "pent roof" area up, and split the cover into three pieces, for easier removal. I made a taller "pent roof" section, to allow the electrical posts on the rear of the fuel gauges to clear the rear rudder pedal bellcrank weldment.
The original F-8113A-L is one piece. This means that if you need to access one [or both] of the fuel gauges, removal of the stock F-8113A-L will require disconnecting the fuel selector valve from it, as well.







These photos are just to give you an idea of what I did. I suspect that the vertical bell-crank on the 8, would not interfere with the electrical posts on the rear of the fuel gauges.
FYI, while these early in the build photos do not show it, the pent roof section is retained with #8 screws, not rivets. That allows it to be removed without the need to remove the other two sections.
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:36 PM
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Default Stock F-8113A-L

Wardo,
Below is what the "stock" F-8113A-L cover [for the 8A] looks like. The cover for the 8 is similar, but shorter, due to the gear tower.
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