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« on: April 01, 2017, 10:08:47 AM »

Hi all,

Great forum,  my name is Ron Duckworth,  some have linked my old King Air tutorials here and elsewhere.  I just wanted to inform those who have used them to build a cockpit.
Firstly, they were done nearly 20 years ago,  and as stated they were built around and to promote the range of panels made by Flightdecksolutions.  sadly, they discontinued and focused on airline types.

The few measurements given on the construction of the main MIP box were to suit the FDS panels and were not exact (real) sizes. mainly to use the old 4:3 monitors to display gauges.
 Today, we have great stuff from Ruscool.  I have had a few emails from some, who said the Ruscool switch panels do not fit when using my old sizes.  They then had to remake the MIP box.

For example;  the width is given about 1220mm (from memory). Now, if you use the panels from Ruscool, the width should be about 1350mm.  
So please be aware when planning to build.  Ruscool can provide detailed plans with all sizes for their panels.  Use my old stuff as a guide only.

I have done a few King Airs since,  changed many things, now use custom Aspen screens and flight illusion gauges.  It surprised me the old tutorials were still circulating.
not sure how to put a picture here, maybe attach.  First hook up of lighting,  needed some dimmers installed.

All the best,


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