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Started by kurt-olsson, September 06, 2015, 01:39:47 AM

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Joe Lavery

I've drawn this up for you John,

It's 3mm thick but I can thin it down if that would be better. I thought anything thinner would not be strong enough.
Let me know what you think.

Best
Joe.
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain

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blueskydriver

Hi Joe,

AWESOME! Yes, I think 3mm will work the best. I cannot tell by the pics, but are the angles 90 degrees squared or are they rounded a bit? From what I have it's more of a rounded corner somewhat...

What format or extension did you make this in?

John
| FSX | FDS-MIP OVRHD SYS CARDS FC1| PM | PMDG 737-700 | UTX | GEX | UT7 | ASE | REX2 | AES | TSR | IS | TOPCAT | AvilaSoft EFB | OC CARDS & OVRHD GAUGES| SIMKITS | SW 3D Lights | FS2CREW2010 | FSXPassengers | Flight1 AE | MATROX TH2GO-D | NTHUSIM | 3-Mits EW230Ust Proj |

Joe Lavery

It's an stl file so you should be able to load it with Cura or simplify 3D.
The top edges of the raised section are all rounded but not the outermost edge
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain

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blueskydriver

Great .stl and Simplify3D is what I use...just check your PM for my email address.

John
| FSX | FDS-MIP OVRHD SYS CARDS FC1| PM | PMDG 737-700 | UTX | GEX | UT7 | ASE | REX2 | AES | TSR | IS | TOPCAT | AvilaSoft EFB | OC CARDS & OVRHD GAUGES| SIMKITS | SW 3D Lights | FS2CREW2010 | FSXPassengers | Flight1 AE | MATROX TH2GO-D | NTHUSIM | 3-Mits EW230Ust Proj |

Joe Lavery

John,
The stl file in my original post ...  or here.... :)
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain

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blueskydriver

Oops, sorry Joe I missed it in the original...lol! I got now though  :)

John
| FSX | FDS-MIP OVRHD SYS CARDS FC1| PM | PMDG 737-700 | UTX | GEX | UT7 | ASE | REX2 | AES | TSR | IS | TOPCAT | AvilaSoft EFB | OC CARDS & OVRHD GAUGES| SIMKITS | SW 3D Lights | FS2CREW2010 | FSXPassengers | Flight1 AE | MATROX TH2GO-D | NTHUSIM | 3-Mits EW230Ust Proj |

Joe Lavery

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain

Journalist - writer for  PC Pilot Magazine

blueskydriver

Okay, I got it imported and will have to scale it down just a tad since my bed is 300mmx300mmx400mm. Have you printed one of these yourself yet?

I've found that it needs supports either direction, so I flipped it with the top down and let the outer edges where the holes are get the support structures...guessing that will be okay if the supports come off cleanly. Otherwise, I might try it top up and let the supports go underneath that way you would not see any remnants of them when mounted to the glareshield.

I'll either start printing it now or later tonight.

Thanks Joe!
| FSX | FDS-MIP OVRHD SYS CARDS FC1| PM | PMDG 737-700 | UTX | GEX | UT7 | ASE | REX2 | AES | TSR | IS | TOPCAT | AvilaSoft EFB | OC CARDS & OVRHD GAUGES| SIMKITS | SW 3D Lights | FS2CREW2010 | FSXPassengers | Flight1 AE | MATROX TH2GO-D | NTHUSIM | 3-Mits EW230Ust Proj |

kurt-olsson

Looks good! Hope it turnes out well. :)

blueskydriver

Hey Peter,

Once I get this done I'll let you know. Also, if you want I can start a new thread or just keep things here...up to you  ;D

John
| FSX | FDS-MIP OVRHD SYS CARDS FC1| PM | PMDG 737-700 | UTX | GEX | UT7 | ASE | REX2 | AES | TSR | IS | TOPCAT | AvilaSoft EFB | OC CARDS & OVRHD GAUGES| SIMKITS | SW 3D Lights | FS2CREW2010 | FSXPassengers | Flight1 AE | MATROX TH2GO-D | NTHUSIM | 3-Mits EW230Ust Proj |

Joe Lavery

John,

I'm afraid I went for the smaller Creality printer the Ender 3 which I've been quite surprised at, with the quality I'm getting.
However it only has a 235 x 235 bed, so this is a bit outside my scope.

I drew the holder this morning after seeing the original post, more to see how it turned out really.

Over to you now....  8)

Joe.
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain

Journalist - writer for  PC Pilot Magazine

kurt-olsson

Quote from: blueskydriver on September 08, 2018, 03:55:27 AM
Hey Peter,

Once I get this done I'll let you know. Also, if you want I can start a new thread or just keep things here...up to you  ;D

John

Keep it in this thread, no problem! :)

Gallie

Kurt,

Flyengravity makes these glareshield pockets, simworld also used to sell them seperately.

You can also build one out of a serving tray. As seen on this other cockpit builders website:
http://737ngxca.com/mip%20images/docmeasure.jpg
The perfect solution if you ask me..

The original NG measures a opening of 23cm width and 26.3 length. The original is glued to the glareshield.
The total width is 26cm by lenght 28cm. Total hight is 7mm.

Michael

kurt-olsson

Hi Michael.

Flyengravity has a review of having little to thin metal so it flexes. Simworld might be an option but ive got an offer for an OEM (if he finds it) and it will be interesting to see what John comes up with. 😊

blueskydriver

Hey Guys,

I hope to get on this tonight, as I was sleeping for last the 23 hours; too many days of not sleeping or getting very little...lol...it all caught up to me.  :o

John
| FSX | FDS-MIP OVRHD SYS CARDS FC1| PM | PMDG 737-700 | UTX | GEX | UT7 | ASE | REX2 | AES | TSR | IS | TOPCAT | AvilaSoft EFB | OC CARDS & OVRHD GAUGES| SIMKITS | SW 3D Lights | FS2CREW2010 | FSXPassengers | Flight1 AE | MATROX TH2GO-D | NTHUSIM | 3-Mits EW230Ust Proj |

kurt-olsson

New panel aquired!

Dont know if i should fill it with analog gauges or use the hardware for a -800 replica panel with a lcd.

737NGer

Quote from: kurt-olsson on September 09, 2018, 09:58:11 AM
New panel aquired!

Dont know if i should fill it with analog gauges or use the hardware for a -800 replica panel with a lcd.

you have been invited to the dark side...buy an NG unit  8)

They exist now for <$2000 if it is an older unit :)

kurt-olsson

Haha 2000$ for one panel is crazy! OEM is more important to me than having exact -800 model. Building a sim sometimes means shortcuts. 😊

kurt-olsson

Haha
My 1665 Dome White Lamp is actually working after all these years...

blueskydriver

Hey Guys,

Sorry about the delays with the MIP Checklist Holder, Karen and I have way to many things going on as summer winds down and fall is on the horizon... However, I finally got time to adjust the settings and figure out the support structures inside of Simplify3D and started printing the first test print a few minutes ago...HOORAY!

The calculated printed time is 10 hours, a lot for something so simple in design, yet time none the less that I'll have to keep an eye on it; unless, I doze off out here in the hanger...lol!

Regarding sizing, I took into account what Michael says,

"The original NG measures a opening of 23cm width and 26.3 length. The original is glued to the glareshield. The total width is 26cm by length 28cm. Total height is 7mm."

Although, it's not exactly these numbers at this point, it could be adjusted by Joe in the program he used to design this item, in which case I will update him about this after the first test is finished. I am using black PLA for this since I see no reason the use ABS or anything stronger.

Also, I ran it in the proper vertical positioning as it would be if mounted; unfortunately, this requires more support structures and longer print time. My next plan is to run it inverted that way the support structures will only be on the outer rim, but I am cautious about this direction because the rim is very thin and narrow, so when removing the supports after printing I am worried it might break at the rim itself.

I will post pics tomorrow... In the mean time, I am thinking about making another DIY Vacuum Forming box and try making this item. I made a box many years ago and it went very well when I made things; however, I disposed of it after years of going unused...silly me!

John 
| FSX | FDS-MIP OVRHD SYS CARDS FC1| PM | PMDG 737-700 | UTX | GEX | UT7 | ASE | REX2 | AES | TSR | IS | TOPCAT | AvilaSoft EFB | OC CARDS & OVRHD GAUGES| SIMKITS | SW 3D Lights | FS2CREW2010 | FSXPassengers | Flight1 AE | MATROX TH2GO-D | NTHUSIM | 3-Mits EW230Ust Proj |

blueskydriver

Hey Everyone,

The Checklist Holder is done, so check the pics... The only mistake I made was using to much glue that the tape really stuck! Oh well, better then coming unstuck during the printing process, and it doesn't matter anyway, as you will not see it.

What do you think?

John
| FSX | FDS-MIP OVRHD SYS CARDS FC1| PM | PMDG 737-700 | UTX | GEX | UT7 | ASE | REX2 | AES | TSR | IS | TOPCAT | AvilaSoft EFB | OC CARDS & OVRHD GAUGES| SIMKITS | SW 3D Lights | FS2CREW2010 | FSXPassengers | Flight1 AE | MATROX TH2GO-D | NTHUSIM | 3-Mits EW230Ust Proj |

blueskydriver

September 12, 2018, 11:46:21 AM #471 Last Edit: September 12, 2018, 11:59:34 AM by blueskydriver
I will measure this and place it on my MIP for comparison later today... 8)

Edit: By the way, I took the photos on a white table with a lamp on one side and natural daylight on the other, hence the light color banding. I did this to show both variations.

John
| FSX | FDS-MIP OVRHD SYS CARDS FC1| PM | PMDG 737-700 | UTX | GEX | UT7 | ASE | REX2 | AES | TSR | IS | TOPCAT | AvilaSoft EFB | OC CARDS & OVRHD GAUGES| SIMKITS | SW 3D Lights | FS2CREW2010 | FSXPassengers | Flight1 AE | MATROX TH2GO-D | NTHUSIM | 3-Mits EW230Ust Proj |

Joe Lavery

Nice job John, looks like the supports came away pretty clean, good to see my design in the flesh so to speak.

Joe,
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain

Journalist - writer for  PC Pilot Magazine

blueskydriver

Here are the comparisons to the my mounted FDS one which is much different, in which case I am not trying to copy it; instead, I am making sure it's not the same at all out of total respect for Peter and Steve...my FDS bros  :idiot:
| FSX | FDS-MIP OVRHD SYS CARDS FC1| PM | PMDG 737-700 | UTX | GEX | UT7 | ASE | REX2 | AES | TSR | IS | TOPCAT | AvilaSoft EFB | OC CARDS & OVRHD GAUGES| SIMKITS | SW 3D Lights | FS2CREW2010 | FSXPassengers | Flight1 AE | MATROX TH2GO-D | NTHUSIM | 3-Mits EW230Ust Proj |

kurt-olsson

Supernice John!

I will take one if you sell it! :)

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