Well, we shipped the first product.
It isn't an item of extreme difficulty, but if it is true that carries many different pieces, and the pieces that we decided to use for this item, should be with the best quality.
For example, we used bearings on all the shafts, to avoid negative tolerances. We have not used plastic, except the gears on the pots, because them not needs an extreme stiffness, so yes, we used Acetal gears, that even being a polymer, is very strong.
The housings are made of carbon steel 1.5mm thick, laser cut and TIG welded.
The pedals are completely metallic, high strength and durability, and shafts are machined on the lathe, for, as we had said avoid negative tolerances.
It has been painted in several layers, which includes the "green zinc chromate" as primer layer, then we used the gray "BOEING", or rather, the RAL that most resembles the BOEING gray, which has a special composition of color and it is not easy to find except at crazy prices, so, as I said, we used this color that is the most used by everyone in this hobby, and finally we have a matt layer of protection, to avoid chipping of the paint, but that, with the use is inevitable, just look at photographs of real airplanes, which shows that the wear is common.
The stainless steel covers are polished to give a shiny look, which gives a finish more "PRO". We used stainless steel screws on these covers, to prevent oxidation and give they a better look.
The transmission cross is also on bearings, non-standard, since the force it's done in vertical, but in this way the smoothness is guaranteed.
And finally, as on all our products, a box was manufactured specifically for this item, to send to the customer, and also has been packed inside, to avoid damage, clearly labeled as fragile, although the item is stiff to use, but in thus the carrier should handle it with care.
Ok, see you on the next entry...