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    My Last Post Here !!!!

    OK I've not visited UKWorkshop for some time and quite a lot of rules have been implemented during that time that I'm not aware of. So after two posts recently I've had two emails, one email explaining that I needed to add prices to items I was selling, that's fair enough. The second email...
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    A Mini Cockpit Desk

    A few mods since it was finished.... pics are here http://www.flickr.com/photos/lord_nibbo/sets/72157640355112195/
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    A Mini Cockpit Desk

    No thanks but thank you for the offer. I'd rather keep me feet on the ground. At least on my boat I can jump off and swim away, If I jump out of a plane I could flap my arms but I won't fly :) The advantages of a sim is I can fly for several hours,anywhere in the world in any aircraft I...
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    A Mini Cockpit Desk

    First a closer view of the Saitek Pro Flight Trim Wheel attached below the desk top. Next a better view of the Pedal Well, this stops any sliding movement of the pedals when in use, it's a common complaint by pedal users. USB desktop socket for the sole use of an iPad. The iPad has most of...
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    A Mini Cockpit Desk

    Almost Finished Almost finished, holes in the desktop to route cables through done. Everything plugged in and running :) Lighting effects working. The trim wheel on the left hand side is going under the desktop, it just needs the bracket reversing, a job for tomorrow. :) Beam me up Scotty! :)
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    A Mini Cockpit Desk

    It's in the house Just a bit of tidying up needed and a three holes cut in the desktop to insert the three teak finger holes that can be seen to the right of the joystick. Just got to empty the room where it will be installed as I have to decorate the room as part of the deal with SWMBO. :)...
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    A Mini Cockpit Desk

    Instruments fitted I say fitted but mounted would be a better description. I also had to remove the monitor shelf for easier access to fit the instruments. From Left to Right, Pressure setting pad for Saitek Pro Flight X-65-F Joystick. then at the bottom is a Saitek Pro Flight Switch Panel...
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    A Mini Cockpit Desk

    Thanks I've not seen that one before :)
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    A Mini Cockpit Desk

    Extra hardwoods pads added to mount the wheels on as the MDF does not have enough strength to take the screws. So the wheels are fitted :) First time on the floor :) the monitor shelf is not fixed it's just there to take this pic. :) The red aircraft style light switch is fitted to the...
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    A Mini Cockpit Desk

    It's a gaming machine I had made up to suit Flight Simming Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU Intel Core i7 3770 @ 3.40GHz Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology (Not Over Clocked) can be overclocked to 4.9 Ghz Cores 4, Threads 8 RAM 16.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 668MHz...
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    A Mini Cockpit Desk

    Starting The Finish All the woodwork is done, now the finish is started, the first coat of Danish oil is applied, another three or four coats to go then it will be adding the electrics. The Monitor Shelf The Flight Simulator Desk :)
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    A Mini Cockpit Desk

    Yes my grandson used a piece to cover his smart phone :)
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    A Mini Cockpit Desk

    The lugs for the monitor shelf are positioned around the top of the unit and care was taken not to position them where fixing bolts need to go for the instruments. The Vinyl was removed where the lugs are glued and screwed into position. The rear shelf in the second pic will hold ten power...
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    A Mini Cockpit Desk

    This stuff http://www.signmakingandsupplies.co.uk/ ... 1435-p.asp
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    A Mini Cockpit Desk

    The front panel is covered with Carbon Fibre Vinyl and fixed into place with biscuits at the ends and screwed along the length from underneath. OK a Heath Robinson set up of clamps to help fix the panel and gussets were added at the end to beef up the biscuit joints. Don't forget you can...
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    A Mini Cockpit Desk

    Two coats of danish oil and one coat of yacht varnish, done not for looks but to seal the wood as I'm covering this panel with Carbon Fibre Vinyl. The desk top and front rail are fitted. The desk top has a routed housing joint cut into it where the central divider is. Dryfit of the front...
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    A Mini Cockpit Desk

    Marked out where the Saitek Instrument will be fitted. Cutting out
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    A Mini Cockpit Desk

    A few more parts add. The central divider and rear rail is fitted, here the right hand panel is fitted. The desktop is fitted, sorry for the out of focus pic. I've already started marking out the angled front panel to take all the instruments, tomorrow I'll cut it out.
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    A Mini Cockpit Desk

    No work done yesterday but today I started fitting the end panels, in this first pic you can see that I've marked out where to cut and clamped both end panels together to be sure they are exactly the same. Cutting the biscuit slots for the left hand panel. Left hand panel fixed and glued...
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    A Mini Cockpit Desk

    Biscuits cut and left hand plinth glue into place. Adding the Left Plinth Seven Biscuits cut in the rear rail, and not as easy as it looks because the centre three are not on the same level as the rest so extra care was needed to make sure they were correctly cut. Adding the Rear Rail Having...
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