Cockpit Voice Recorder Panel

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

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 Depth?????????????????????????????

Simulator Supplier Parts
Hispa Panels145 x 215 mm total (2 panels)
Sismo Soluciones146 x 57 mm
CockpitSimPartsnot found
PC Flights146 x 39 mm (distorted)

December 2016 prices
Hispa Panels 5014 (meters)~ 569 € (for both panels)With Cabin Pressure Panel
Sismo Soluciones-Module 45----incl45 €Assembled
Sismo Soluciones-Panel 19---19 €Panel only
Open Cockpits 34172 for meters)~ 3209 € (for both panels)With Cabin Pressure panel
CockpitSimPartsPanel Not Found
PC Flights 4022~ 3$ 65 (for both panels)With door annunciator

The Problem :
This panel contains both the Cabin Pressure and Cockpit Voice Recorder functions.
The 2 units need to be separated.
The bolts holding the front and rear panels together interfere with the mounting rails.

The challenge is to make two 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 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 plate.
    Circuit board for external connections including for lights and buttons.
  • Consider purchasing the Sismo panel since it is more accurate.
  • Cut away the Cockpit Voice Recorder panel.
  • Cut an opening in the back panel for the PCB with surface mount LEDs.
  • Glue front and rear acrylic plates together and cut to fit around the DZUS bolts.
  • Make an aluminum mounting plate to mount everything. Include openings for the PCB backlight connector.
  • Add spacers to aluminum plate behind panel to mount the connector PCB.