Door Annunciator Panel

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

Backplate
Width5.75" (approx 146.05 mm)
Height6 DZUS units (6 x 0.375")
2.25" (approx 57.15 mm)
Backplate Thickness1/16"
Light Plate Thickness1/4" (0.25")
Module Depthapprox 3.5" - 4" plus connector



Simulator Supplier Parts
Hispa Panels145 x 215 mm (part of triple panel
Sismo Soluciones146 x 57 mm
CockpitSimParts146 x 80 mm (distorted)
PC Flights146 x 67 mm (distorted)


December 2016 prices
Supplierpanelannunpartstotalnotes
Hispa Panels 54annun2276 € (for all 3 panels)with Hydraulic, Anti-Ice
Sismo Soluciones-Module 49inclincl49 €Assembled
Sismo Soluciones-PanelPanel Not Found
Open Cockpits 45incl~ 651 € (for both panels)with Hydraulic Panel
CockpitSimParts 35incl~ 8£ 43 (for both panels)with Hydraulic Panel
PC Flights 4022~ 4$ 66 (both panels)with Cockpit Voice Recorder

STRATEGIES
To Do:
Shown is the panel as supplied by PC Flights assembled with PC Flights supplied annunciators.
This panel is a bit higher than the standard to accomodate the annunciators. The Voice Recorder panel is shorter than standard to make up for that. The width between bolt holes seems to be a bit shy of the DZUS standard (as I understand it). This hole spacing allows the PC Flights DZUS replica bolts to fit without interference with bolts on an adjacent panel.
I decided to try using a circular connector for the wiring.


KIT BASHING
Isometric view of completed unit.

  • Get 4 DZUS replica bolts (PC Flights and Sismo both supply them).
  • Fabricate the aluminum connector plate to fit the circular connector.
  • Drill and countersink holes in front and back plates and tie them together with spacers.





    Top view of assembled unit.

    Wiring to connector.

    Rear view