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Title: Where to find or how to make this switch guard?
Post by: helloo on July 11, 2019, 12:21:26 PM
Where to find or how to make this switch guard for the Stab cutoff?
Title: Re: Where to find or how to make this switch guard?
Post by: jackpilot on July 11, 2019, 03:56:42 PM
FDS may have it.
They are called T-Lockers
As usual Boeing has a knack for ugly and antiquated hardware.
The solution below has more appeal IMHO
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/923/Bc8EOk.jpg)
Title: Re: Where to find or how to make this switch guard?
Post by: helloo on July 11, 2019, 05:53:10 PM
In the photo above is that just a standard switch guard?
Title: Re: Where to find or how to make this switch guard?
Post by: mickc on July 11, 2019, 06:41:24 PM
These are made by MSP Aviation.  Part number is 019803-001

You can purchase direct from MSP or here: https://wbpartsexpress.com/019803-001 (https://wbpartsexpress.com/019803-001)    (Be warned - OEM Prices apply ;)  $107 each.)
Title: Re: Where to find or how to make this switch guard?
Post by: jackpilot on July 11, 2019, 07:27:33 PM
In the photo above is that just a standard switch guard?

Yes, and so much better than the ugly T-scrap
It is your airplane and there is no enticement to use outdated parts to avoid cost of new certification... :P

Title: Re: Where to find or how to make this switch guard?
Post by: blueskydriver on July 11, 2019, 10:27:40 PM
3D print job there! Need an Modeler Person to make it and I could print it...

John
Title: Re: Where to find or how to make this switch guard?
Post by: jackpilot on July 12, 2019, 09:29:39 AM
@ Mick
Thanks for the link.
Amazing selection of hardware
Some very expensive some not.
Check connectors for instance
Great
Title: Re: Where to find or how to make this switch guard?
Post by: Joe Lavery on July 13, 2019, 02:59:30 AM
I've already modelled these for my own TQ, see attached. Fairly simple design and easy to print, just two parts and a 2mm steel rod for the hinge pin.
I run a 2mm drill through one side and tap the rod into the other side. You need to make sure the hole in the moving part is clear.

I imagine the real ones have a spring to hold the flap in position, it could be done but I didn't bother. If you don't have a printer there are a number of companies on Thingyverse who will print it for very little money... in the UK about £3 each... or $4.00 (STL file Attached)

Alternately you could get a couple of these flick type switches on ebay, which I fitted to my original TQ,
eBay auction: #361793111625 They're not exactly the same as the originals, it depends how fussy you are.

Hope that helps.
Joe.

Title: Re: Where to find or how to make this switch guard?
Post by: blueskydriver on July 13, 2019, 03:46:30 AM
There you go Mike, Joe comes to the rescue... :D Way to go Joe!

If you can, find someone local to print them or do as Joe suggests, very inexpensive that way.  :idiot:

John