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Cessna 208b Caravan Panel

Started by RudderRat, January 04, 2015, 08:47:15 AM

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RudderRat

Hello everyone.  I would like to build a panel for the C208.  I am wondering if anyone has some dimensional diagrams of the actual panel that I could build from? 

Thanks
RR

jackpilot

One way to do it :

Check flightdeck pictures of the Caravan on Airliners.net
and extrapolate dimensions from the standard top gauges.

There is also a Glass option on the 208 that you can use with Project Magenta GA Glass gauges.

Jack


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RudderRat

January 16, 2015, 06:03:04 PM #2 Last Edit: January 16, 2015, 06:04:44 PM by RudderRat
Thanks for the tip Jackpilot.

If anyone is interested these should print out to the (almost) correct size.  If you have a 208 and you care to compare them to your panel it would be appreciated.

Thanks

RudderRat

January 31, 2015, 08:26:15 AM #3 Last Edit: January 31, 2015, 08:31:43 AM by RudderRat
Sub panels are cut from 1/8 hardboard and primed.

RR

RudderRat

March 01, 2015, 02:07:18 PM #4 Last Edit: March 01, 2015, 02:08:04 PM by RudderRat
Testing out the gauges (Air Manager software).


jackpilot

Looks good.
Will you also emulate the top row of gauges.
Jack


Jack

Joe Lavery

Nice layout on those gauges RudderRat, what is that software (air manager software) and did you cut those bezels yourself?

Cheers
Joe.
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RudderRat

March 02, 2015, 04:44:59 AM #7 Last Edit: March 02, 2015, 04:51:03 AM by RudderRat
Quote from: jackpilot on March 01, 2015, 05:53:12 PM
Looks good.
Will you also emulate the top row of gauges.
Jack

Thanks.  Yes, I plan on doing the entire panel.

Quote from: Joe Lavery on March 02, 2015, 12:44:08 AM
Nice layout on those gauges RudderRat, what is that software (air manager software) and did you cut those bezels yourself?

Cheers
Joe.

Air Manager is a payware program and works awesome.  Here is a link to SimMarket where I got it:

http://secure.simmarket.com/default-en.html

The bezels were made by me.  I will post some pics later but they are hardboard, the tops off of disposable cups and some foam rubber.

RR

Joe Lavery

Thanks for that,
If you've made them this good out of those bits and pieces, congratulations they look awesome!   :)

Cheers
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

RudderRat

Here is how I made the gauge bezels:

1/8 hardboard used as the panel sheet.  Printed some pics for reference and layout;


After the holes were cut in the panel I then cut bezels from more 1/8 hardboard (the pics above were also used for the bezel dimensions);


For the rim on some of the bezels I used the tops of disposable cups;


Showing the rim installed and bezels primed;


For the odd shaped rim on the HSI and Artificial Horizon I used pieces of foam rubber.  Cut to length, shaped over the template (bottom of pic) and then glued to the bezels.  I am not totally happy with the HSI so I may redo that;


And finally, the HSI and Artificial Horizon with the rim installed and primed;


RR

RudderRat

With the exception of decals, the start panel is complete.  Not sure what I am going to do for decals yet.


Trevor Hale

Very Nice Trent. 

Looks great!
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RudderRat


Efe

A 152 it ain't but still nice to see smaller aircraft on here now and again. And you seem to be doing an amazing job.
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jackpilot

 :D
Trust me Efe, I had the opportunity to fly it...it is a HUGE and heavy beast
The "Cessna" look is deceiving, when you are under the wing, it is way way above you.

Jack


Jack

miloguy

very nice, set up ,I too love the 208b's

but also love the cessna citation x ,
so I cant really build a pit just for one plane..  hmm
My favorite plane of all time is the Cessna Grand Caravan 208b!

RudderRat

March 06, 2015, 02:04:43 PM #16 Last Edit: March 07, 2015, 11:54:29 AM by RudderRat
EDIT - I cut a new main panel as the shape of the last one didn't seem quite right.  I think I am a bit closer with this one.



RR

Quote from: RudderRat on March 06, 2015, 02:04:43 PM
Thanks guys.

Some more done. 

Not sure about the individual panels on the 208.  Is the entire panel a flat surface or do some of the panels stand "proud" of the others?



RudderRat


mikeybear

Hi Trent,

You haven't posted in quite a while,
have you managed to finish this ?
I would be interested in seeing any more photos you have, as I'm half way thru a similar venture.

I'll post in a new thread , when I can take some photos that don't look like a bomb site  :D

Regards

Dave

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