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Author Topic: Thickness of a resl 737-800 Glareshield / MCP Light panel  (Read 912 times)

Offline kurt-olsson

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Thickness of a resl 737-800 Glareshield / MCP Light panel
« on: December 02, 2018, 01:21:41 PM »
I am using 8mm thick MDF with vinyl, so my MCP light panel / glareshield is 10mm thick in total.

Does anyone know the real thickness?

I want to use 10mm mdf + 2mm vinyl wrap. But maybe its too thick, maybe you wont notice 2 extra mm?

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« Last Edit: December 02, 2018, 01:26:42 PM by kurt-olsson »

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Re: Thickness of a resl 737-800 Glareshield / MCP Light panel
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2018, 02:34:12 PM »
The two Glareshields from 737 classics I have are sheet aluminum. Perhaps 4mm maximum thickness
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Re: Thickness of a resl 737-800 Glareshield / MCP Light panel
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2018, 04:12:35 PM »
Thanks, i know the Classic is much thinner than the NGs.

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Re: Thickness of a resl 737-800 Glareshield / MCP Light panel
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2018, 07:00:40 PM »
The glareshield is 2 major parts, the thin cover that extends to the front windows, and the front bumper section that houses the lighting unit.

That front section above the MCP is approx 1/2" thick - 12.7mm


Back section:




Front section:

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Re: Thickness of a resl 737-800 Glareshield / MCP Light panel
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2018, 12:50:17 AM »
Thank you so much Mick!

This means that i can use 10mm MDF + 2mm vinyl and end up with correct size.


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Re: Thickness of a resl 737-800 Glareshield / MCP Light panel
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2018, 04:01:35 PM »
Kurt,

I am lucky to owner a actual copy of a NG glareshield, exactly like Micks drawings. only difference with mine are the "plastic" parts being made from polyester/fibreglass and not some other strong composite material like the real thing.
I took some pics of the front of the glare showing the lip where the lightstrip sits behind. I think its about 5-6mm deep then add the tickness of the panel (2 mm). The mounting holes for the lightstrip are sunken inside the top cover (if this makes sense...)
There is about 5-6mm of space between the MCP lightplate and the top cover. MCP is cpflight pro V2, it fits the mounting nut plates without any modifications.
Hope this helps, and i am sure a couple of mm of difference wont matter.

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Re: Thickness of a resl 737-800 Glareshield / MCP Light panel
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2018, 04:51:36 PM »
Thank you so much Mick!

This means that i can use 10mm MDF + 2mm vinyl and end up with correct size.

You may consider using a PVC (various thickness) thermo bendable
Can be textured painted any color





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Re: Thickness of a resl 737-800 Glareshield / MCP Light panel
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2018, 04:51:47 PM »

This means that i can use 10mm MDF + 2mm vinyl and end up with correct size.

You may consider using a PVC sheet (various thickness)
Thermo bendable
Can be textured painted any color



« Last Edit: December 03, 2018, 04:54:06 PM by jackpilot »


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Re: Thickness of a resl 737-800 Glareshield / MCP Light panel
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2018, 08:43:02 AM »
I really like the feel of the black vinyl.

Hopefully i can get some help from a local company that provides routing service so i can install the LED diffuser in my MCP.

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Re: Thickness of a resl 737-800 Glareshield / MCP Light panel
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2018, 01:13:54 PM »
Hey Kurt you don't need to spend a fortune on a Router, shops like Aldi and Lidl sell them regularly for under £25.00. Just look around your DIY stores the larger ones will generally offer cheaper units. You could even route than small a slot with a Dremel.

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