I got this original overhead rack and just had to try if my home made panels fit? To my surprise they fit almost perfectly, unfortunately not all fixing holes exactly align with DZUS rail holes. Anyway I still find this shape and dimension matching
I am getting closer to finalise the overhead panels. As I have already mentioned, to get the final panel thickness of 5 mm I have to glue engraved 2 mm fronts to 3 mm clear layer and to another 4 mm
I didn’t see any other choice but to make my own Korry replicas. I made a prototype master out of 1 mm white plastic sheets. I made a silicone molds of master and started casting replicas. I think I had to make
I heard that best or maybe also the only screens for MCDU’s are those 5″ LCD screen from Sony PS1. After a long search I finally found some and took one for testing. With some effort, I managed to get
I took the panel drawings files to local laser cutting / engraving workshop and had the rest of the panels made up. Now the real work begins, to get the final 5 mm panels I want. I will have to
I can now show you my first panel, air condition from the overhead. Oh boy do I like the result, I just hope dimensions are correct! Basically it is white plexiglass first painted black and then with sort of airbus
The only proper panels I found are from FDS (flightdecksolutions) but those are unfortunately out of my budget. I think I will try to make my own panels using 5 mm plexiglass or similar material. Something like Hispapanels is making.