Bus Transfer / APU Panel

Strategies
Kit Bashing
All plates need to be trimmed a little to allow easier fitting.

Backplate
Width5.75" (approx 146.05 mm)
Height24 DZUS units (24 x 0.375")
9" (approx 228.6 mm)
Backplate Thickness1/16"
Light Plate Thickness1/4" (0.25")
Module Depthapprox 6" plus connector (estimate)




Simulator Supplier Parts
Hispa Panels145 x 223 mm
Sismo Soluciones146 x 228 mm
CockpitSimParts146 x 240 mm
PC Flights146 x 228 mm


December 2016 prices
Supplierpanelmeterannunpartsknobtotalnotes
Hispa Panels 4514incl24~ 790 €uses small toggles
Sismo Soluciones-Module 18955inclinclincl244 €Assembled with switches
Sismo Soluciones-Panel 56--56 €Front Sub panel only
Open Cockpits 5957incl~ 21~ 7144 €
CockpitSimParts 4035incl~ 21~ 7£ 103
PC Flights $ 594924~ 16~ 7$ 155

STRATEGIES
The Problem :
The front panel is about the correct size, however the meter encroaches into the mounting rails.
The main clusters of annunciators are right at the edge of the mounting rails.
The rear panel is too short, but this should be replaced with a new aluminum plate.

The challenge is to make a unit of the correct size that fits between the rails.
The photos below show the panel build as supplied by Hispa Panels.

Post Script files for the circuit board

Circuit Board

Circuit Board Mirrored

  • Get 4 DZUS replica bolts (PC Flights and Sismo both supply them).
  • Fabricate 3 new circuit boards:
    Circuit board for the APU Temperature meter.
    Circuit board for lighting the front plate.
    Circuit board for external connections including for meter, lights and switches.
  • Redo the lamp holders for the 6 outside annunciators to clear the mounting rails.
  • Glue front and rear acrylic plates together and cut to fit.
  • Fabricate new aluminum plate to mount everything. Include openings for the PCB backlight connector.
  • Cut plate for wiper switch.
  • Add spacers to aluminum plate behind front panel to mount the light and connector PCBs.
    KIT BASHING