Hydraulic Panel

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

Width5.75" (approx 146.05 mm)
Height9 DZUS units (9 x 0.375")
3.375" (approx 85.725 mm)
Backplate Thickness1/16"
Light Plate Thickness1/4" (0.25")
Module Depth5" - 6" (estimated)

Simulator Supplier Parts
Hispa Panelspart of triple panel
145 x 215 mm
Sismo Soluciones146 x 86 mm
CockpitSimParts150 x 78 mm
distorted for lower door annunciator panel
PC Flights146 x 86 mm

December 2016 prices
Hispa Panels 54incl2276 €With Anti-Ice, Door Annunciator (cost for all 3 panels)
Sismo Soluciones-Module 96inclincl96 €Assembled
Sismo Soluciones-Panel 38inclincl38 €Sub Panel Only
Open Cockpits 55incl~ 863 €with Door Annunciator (cost for both panels)
CockpitSimParts 35incl~ 8£ 43with Door Annunciator (incl annun) (cost for both panels)
PC Flights 35129$ 56

The Problem :
This panel contains the Anti-Ice, Hydraulic and Door Annunciator functions
Note that the panel area used for the Hydraulic function is 3/8" shorter than the real panel.

The challenge is to make three separate units of the correct size that fit between the rails.
The photos below show the panel build as supplied by Hispa Panels.

Post Script files for the existing circuit board

Circuit Board

Circuit Board Mirrored

  • Get 4 DZUS replica bolts (PC Flights and Sismo both supply them).
  • Fabricate 2 new circuit boards:
    Circuit board for lighting the HYDRAULIC plate. This board will use surface mount LEDs and mount within the acrylic backing panel.
    Circuit board for external connections including for lights, annunciators, and toggle switches.
  • Cut away the back acrylic panel behind the HYDRAULIC front panel. This will become the backing to the front panel.
  • Glue front and rear acrylic plates together.
  • Make an aluminum mounting plate to mount everything including annunciators and the acrylic switch plate.
  • Add spacers to aluminum plate to mount the connector PCB. (Use 1/4" square spacers for mounting 1/16" sides ??)
    Fabricate This Plate

    Post Script files for the revised surface mount LED & Connector circuit boards

    Circuit Board

    Circuit Board

    Circuit Board

    Circuit Board