Fuel Panel

Strategies
Temporary Mounting
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" - 7" plus connector (estimate)




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


December 2016 prices
Supplierpanelmeterannunpartsknobtotalnotes
Hispa Panels 4514incl191189 €(uses small toggles)
Sismo Soluciones-Module 19955inclinclincl254 €Assembled with knob
Sismo Soluciones-Panel 69--69 €front panel only
Open Cockpits 5957incl~ 15~ 11142 €
CockpitSimParts 4035incl~ 15~ 11£ 101
PC Flights $ 594926~ 17~ 11$ 162

STRATEGIES
The Problem :
The front panel is about the correct size, however the 2 bottom outside annunciators encroach into the mounting rails
The rear panel is about 1/4" 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).
  • Reuse the existing circuit board for the lights and meter.
  • Fabricate a new board for the external conections.
  • Redo the lamp holders for the 2 lower 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.
  • Add spacers to aluminum plate behind front panel to mount the light and connector PCBs.
    TEMPORARY MOUNTING
    This unit can be mounted on the new frame using 8/32 bolts with 1/8" spacers to avoid the interference with the bolts mounting the front panel.
    The center mounting holes need to be extended outward a bit and the upper and lower mounting holes need to be re-drilled at the proper spacing.
    Very little actual work is needed until the final mounting is to be done.
    KIT BASHING
    Fabricate this plate