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Old 05-02-2018, 05:17 PM
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Old 05-02-2018, 08:31 PM
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I like the looks of that, are they available or is it "roll your own?"
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:53 PM
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That looks like a roll your own product. I think it's made of HDPE plastic sheeting that's available from Aircraft Spruce, I made the glair shield, front cockpit interior cover panels and other interior items from this material for the Lanceair. It's fairly easy to work with by using cardboard templates with wood forming blocks and a heat gun sorta kinda like hydro-forming but using heat instead of pressure. As professional as the console looks, it might have been made using a vacuum mold oven.
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Old 05-02-2018, 11:40 PM
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It looks like something designed to go in a car, with a hole cut out by hand for the stick, and probably another for the eyeball vent (with the edge concealed by the vent mechanism, so it looks better than the big hole).
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Old 05-03-2018, 05:09 AM
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I agree...the raggedness of the stick hole tells me it's a re-purposed car part. I have no clue as to which car, though.
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Old 05-03-2018, 05:28 AM
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Check with Geoff Combs---bet he has some ideas.
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Old 05-03-2018, 05:29 AM
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It's not black magic. I watched an industrial arts teacher, (Don Pridham, author of the GPU Conversion book), laminate some plywood, drill holes for a home-made vacuum table, and, with a canister vacuum, make a panel overlay for his Mooney M-20.

The ultimate trick was, allowing for the 1/8"/ft shrinkage as it cools.

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Old 05-03-2018, 06:02 AM
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Check with Geoff Combs---bet he has some ideas.
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I second giving Geoff a call. With his new printer, he can do just about anything. Especially if you grab Solidworks from EAA and supply him all the files. Or barter a little advertising space.........
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Old 05-03-2018, 08:32 AM
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Pretty easy to do in aluminum. Do a card stock stretch-out first... I took out the drink holder, too much chance of water bottle interference with the stick... Water bottle now lays forward of the cover, still accessible....







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Old 05-03-2018, 08:46 AM
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I think it's made of HDPE plastic sheeting that's available from Aircraft Spruce
I searched Aircraft Spruce for this, and was unable to find it. Could you possibly provide a link, part#, or full description?
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