Center Console16.01.2002  

The Center Console

At the top of the center console are the ICP and HUD. The lower section has besides the vital Vent nozzle ;-) the primary flight instruments. Hidden behind the center console I installed a subwoofer to improve sound in the pit.

The center console is mainly made of ply-wood (10 and 17,5mm), only the basis for the ventilation nozzle and for the pedal adjust are made of solid wood. The fitting was made with glue and screws. Only the top and front which hold the instruments, are removable.

The first design and version of the center console was quite regular and squared. The actual console matches almost 100% the original. Only the basis has small differences, but this part is hidden and does not affect the complete shape of the console. The ICP of the first version also had big differences with the original, while the actual ICP almost matches perfectly the real thing. The mentioned basis is mounted onto the floor of the real pit with an angle of about 70 deg. In my simulator I just mounted it vertical (90 deg) to the floor. As this part is not visible, it doesn't bather at all.

The plans
Table of drawing parts
Pictures from the center console

The plans

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Table of drawing parts

02Mittelteil01Mittelconsole001Seitenteil links
    002Seitenteil rechts
    003Oberer Instrumentsnträger
    004Unterer Instrumentsnträger
    005Mittelsegment 1
    006Mittelsegment 2
    007Mittelsegment 3
    008Mittelsegment 4
    009Fußsegment 1
    010Fußsegment 2
    011Fußsegment 3
    012Pedal Adjust Block
    013Lüftungsblock oben
    014Lüftungsblock unten
    002Seitenplatte links
    003Seitenplatte rechts
    002Schiene links
    003Schiene rechts
    005AOA-Block links
    006Refuel-Block rechts

Pictures from the center console

To avoid it to get arid, here some pictures about the building of the center console. The pictures don't show however the real hard work it meant to build it.

The picture shows the ICP (not finished jet). As it has lot of drillings I decided to build it by hand. It was cut out by laser, 1/10th mm accuracy.

still looks unfinished

the laser made panel

the basic panel...

...and here almost ready


Download the plans:
centerconsole.zip (459 KB)

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