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Offline kurt-olsson

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MCP Frame (what material should i use)
« on: August 20, 2018, 01:35:37 AM »
Hi

I have attached my MCP and EFIS structure to a wood beam, it works but it wiggles abit and you cant put your arms on it and let all your weight down i am afraid it will snap.

What i need is a thin metal plate that dont flex and that i still can drill wholes in that the mcp can be placed on to.

Kind of like the real MIP structures.

What material is the strongest/lightest/less flex that i still can drill in.

It needs to be about 60x60 cm

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Re: MCP Frame (what material should i use)
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2018, 08:52:14 AM »

This is how I did it on my previous sim.
Was rock solid
Maybe you can adapt that to your structure ?





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Re: MCP Frame (what material should i use)
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2018, 12:26:58 PM »
Looks good and i can implement this on my structure. What material is it and where did you get the long metal plates?

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Re: MCP Frame (what material should i use)
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2018, 12:46:28 PM »
Aluminum T or L section and a few bolts... ::)


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Re: MCP Frame (what material should i use)
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2018, 04:00:10 PM »
Worked really great, now i easilycan add a 20kg 737 manual ontop my mcp! :)

I took two long wood beams and attatched my mcp frame to it. I had to cut the metal structure to mcp to attach the wood but it turned out to be great.

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Re: MCP Frame (what material should i use)
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2018, 04:38:55 PM »
And this is the same Jack's MIP structure even more reinforced by me  ;)





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Re: MCP Frame (what material should i use)
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2018, 01:29:44 AM »
Looks real nice Nick!

I will do the same and also reinforce the glarewings.

Hope my support structure wont be visible from the seat while flying.

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Re: MCP Frame (what material should i use)
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2018, 06:22:50 AM »
I've come to the realisation that I'm not as smart as the people designing these things, so copying them is the best course of action if you can get your hands on how the originals were made. The other problem of course then becomes working with materials that most people are not familiar with. Woodworking is obviously much more common than metalworking and I'm sure the originals were made with metals, so that's a bit of a problem when trying to copy. I guess the least you can do is to copy the design but in wood with thicker bits.

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Re: MCP Frame (what material should i use)
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2018, 04:28:55 PM »
True that, thats what i did. Worked really great.

 

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