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Rudder pedals delivered

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.

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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.

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The housings are made of carbon steel 1.5mm thick, laser cut and TIG welded.

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The pedals are completely metallic, high strength and durability, and shafts are machined on the lathe, for, as we had said avoid negative tolerances.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

Simujabs Team.

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Sometimes, when you had an idea on your mind, and after you decide to put on paper, never thinks that when this design turns real, give you a satisfaction to see it.

Well, this first completed part, for a new project gave me this sensation, and I don't know why, because isn't a "special" part, maybe I'm turning old :-)

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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.


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Shell plans for B-737


Time ago I made some drawings to my friends on the spanish builder forum.

Now I've translated these plans in english and made some modifications. If you are interested on it, please register and download this file.

B737 SHELL Pgina 01     B737 SHELL Pgina 05

Two examples of these drawings.

I think is an interesting file, because allow you to build a simple structure for the flightdeck. It's designed using standard squared iron tube of 30x30mm. and everything welded, but if you want to make it with wood, isn't difficult to change to this material, is simply make it stronger adding some section (i.e. 30x40mm, or 30x50mm, etc..)

A "must have" on your library as a cockpit builder.

I hope you enjoy it.

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Simujabs Team.


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