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10-28-2012 07:24 PM  5 years agoPost 1
MattJen

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Have been working on my longranger, as the weather has been poor here.
The roof of cockpit has always been bare, with just a couple of switches for the lights and fadec.

I have orderd some more bits and bobs from the propag team in czech republic.

Would love to see more, so feel free to post your scratch built/ pre assembled cockpits. The more the merrier.

Regards

Matt

All The Best

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10-28-2012 07:37 PM  5 years agoPost 2
Mojave

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Cool! I like the creative use of colored pins. I like all of this stuff, because I'm getting ready to build some some detailed cockpits myself.
Barry

All helis and planes have an expiration date stamped on them...you only find it after you crash!!

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10-28-2012 07:47 PM  5 years agoPost 3
MattJen

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thanks Barry,
This is my first attempt,i have seen some lovely ones on the forums, there are some very skilled builders out there.

All The Best

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10-28-2012 09:39 PM  5 years agoPost 4
SSMKN2

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Here's a few pics for some ideas maybe...

Joel
MD 500D
Bell 206

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10-29-2012 01:49 AM  5 years agoPost 5
Richard Morgan

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My scratch built Bell 47G-3 panel
Hope this provides a few ideas.

Richard

Is it just me, I thought all Helicopters flew in 3D......Hmmmm?

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10-29-2012 03:27 AM  5 years agoPost 6
stunt4fun

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Richard
That instrument panel is simply amazing!! Was it all hand made or is it a modified kit? I would love to hear more info on how you put it together.

Ken

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10-29-2012 04:10 AM  5 years agoPost 7
Mojave

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Richard, you are definitely in a class all your own! That is museum quality work my friend. Now if I could only get you to make the dash for my schweizer 300...
Barry

All helis and planes have an expiration date stamped on them...you only find it after you crash!!

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10-29-2012 04:40 AM  5 years agoPost 8
stunt4fun

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Richard
I second what mojave said and add If I could find a way to convince you to make one for a vario UH-1D then please just tell me what to do!

Ken

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10-29-2012 09:39 AM  5 years agoPost 9
Dirt Biter

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Nice to see what a little bit of effort can do when the weather turns crap. Too often you see off the shelf, ready made parts going into scale models as it is an easy 'fix' and in here, (RR) there are those that strive for that touch of craftsmanship that makes all the difference. They sure beat the sh*t out of the over priced, injection molded efforts that some companies call 'scale parts'.

True modelling is alive and well in scale, Folks!

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10-29-2012 05:19 PM  5 years agoPost 10
Richard Morgan

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Thanks for the kind comments guys, I just enjoy the building and customizing of my Heli's. The panel was all built from scratch on a balsa crutch, covered in styrene plastic and other parts pieced together to make up the panel. Some of the bezels and face gauges came from a company in the Ukrane, I don't remember the name of the company. Everything else was scratch built from styrene or cast from resin. I used pictures of the full size Bell for reference. The rivets in the plastic sheet were embossed using a tool for model railroad modeling.

I will be starting on a full cockpit for my Cine-Scale Gazelle very soon.

Richard

Is it just me, I thought all Helicopters flew in 3D......Hmmmm?

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10-30-2012 04:09 PM  5 years agoPost 11
Dirt Biter

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That handy dandy riveting tool that Richard used can be found HERE from Internet Trains

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