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Customized Overhead Support

Sometimes people don't want a complete shell inside their homes...

Then, which one is the best solution?, well, maybe reduce at minimum the size of things, and that is the case, because Alejandro, a Majorcan builder that I meet through a common friend, Jaime Homar, he ask me to modify, re-wire and configure an entire old cockpit that he bought to the family of a deceased good friend and builder, called Francisco Palazon.

This was the first custom part made for, a stand-alone support for his overhead.

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This support has made with an iron rectangular profile, and his size is 60x30mm., that means is a very strong item, because the overhed isn't heavy itself, but being so upfront, the force that resists is much and we need to hold hard.

The second part of the support is the overhead support itself.

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this part is assembled over the central profile and holded by some screws, that allow to disassembly when you need to do.

Also, the support have a system that allows to rotate the overhead, as the real one, to have access to the internal part of him for maintenance or reparation, configuration, etc...

As I said before, this part has made as a custom part, for this reason, it have this "strange" shape as you can see on the next picture, because in this way, we can avoid the lenght of the glareshield on the Front Panel assembly.

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Next thing is to build a platform to raise a little throughout the whole front panel and add the seats, throttle and pedestal.

But first, I should re-wire the entire overhead, build the gauges, not so difficult as well, it'll connect to a good interface cards suite as Simioboard and configure it for use, I imagine that will be with some software suite as Prosim, although still not defined that point.

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Well, I need only to wait a couple of days, because I need to finish before that some projects for some customers, as the linked control columns or a pair of rudder pedals, but as I say always: "this is another story..."

Thanks again for read this and see you soon.

Bye.

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