The MIP position is used for the Desktop MIP. Since the system does not complete setup as the ProLine is a table is necessary. As I mentioned in the introduction do I want this Desktop MIP to build up a full setup (with CDU-stand, TQ, radio pedestal).
To this construction I have MDF panels (Brico) of 18 mm thickness and steunbalkjes (Brico) van45 mm.
It is true that this steunbalkjes not 100% perpendicular with the result that the left and right a few mm may differ. Dimensions which, in general, negligible.
It all looks robust and sturdy, with the downside of the weight. So not easy to lug around. Maybe it was MDF of 15 mm is already sufficient.

The panels I saw at the Brico. It must, though some caution is required to be since they sometimes don't look on a mm.


You will see that the MIP stand and CDU bay are made with solid mdfpanelen of 18 mm thickness. I also have a 10 mm for the width of the CDU-bay so I was sure that everything between them would go.

Lower EICAS monitor and CDU's, I had not yet.By this collection of all the upright panels, I want you to warn that you should give regard to the space available for the rudderstand and rudder pedals. That space is much narrower than the actual width in the ‘real’ Boeing.If everything I had built with aluminum plates of 2 mm and also to the mm correct, then would the dimensions to agree with the ‘real’. It is a bit of a chain reaction, you start with a basic concept, and everything follows afterwards on that basic concept.




Also what is the total height of the MIP position to the top MIP (floor to the top edge of the MCP) is my height 1163 mm. This height is not the same as the size that we find in the dimensions at Marcuspilot.com (1080 mm) and also not the height that is used for the MIP + MIP from FlyEngravity (1130 mm).



I have 33 mm extra taken as the FlyEngravity-dimensions (1163 instead of 1130 mm) since my cockpitstoelen + rail of a c-130, extra high.
In hindsight, this is a little too high and I would be better chosen for the dimensions of 1080 mm (the height of FlyEngravity is in my opinion also a bit too high). Reason : the yoke hits the legs of the ‘rotate’ ... You can, of course, this resolve by the yoke to place higher.Also one should in these calculations and dimensions take into account the height of any throttle-quadrant and pedestal ...
(Btw, the homemade TQ-bay, the TQ from RSP, and the homemade pedestal close to me prefect with each other).M.a.w. I want to be on this website, no compulsory science proclaim and I give only a particular concept, and anyone can use and develop in his own way and wishes.
The dimensions of the MIP-stand on the drawings are personal size and can therefore vary with the total size of the floor-to-edge MCP which are desirable !!!I want everyone aware of this that you would not be any surprises (for instance, if you already have rudder pedals on the eye have (or has) and that is then too wide, or a yoke that is too low ...). Not so nice eh. So keep in mind.My own dimensions (subject to change) are found on the drawings:

The MIP is the MIP position and everything fits like a glove. To the millimeter. One millimeter less of the width of the MIP stand was too little... From happiness !



FlyEngravity has the necessary cut-outs made in the MIP-bottom to the 19"screens to them to begin. For they are sufficient to allow countersinking must be a part of the front of the MIP-stand cut out. The screens would be +- 15 mm need and therefore are therefore not under the table. I also need to take into account that the space that is cut out should be more than enough for the buttons on the front of the TFT's.

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The Primerlagen

For the MIP stand and Ruddercompartiment in grey Boeing colour is to be painted must first, these parts 2 x in the primer (base coat).

The material that I have used are :

  • Sandpaper P280 with schuurhandvat;
  • Verfrollertje with thin hairs (no schuimrollertje);
  • A medium-sized soft brush of a good quality (no hobbyborstel because losing hairs);
  • Levis Universal Primer;
  • Porion houtplamuur (Aldi);
  • Stekertje to the application of the houtplamuur;

First everything is lightly but thoroughly sanded with fine sandpaper (P280).

Afterwards, everything needs to be stripped of substance. Then there is the first layer of primer on. This primer (Levis Universal Primer) is especially to use in MDF wood and is assembled with water-based. An advantage is that this paint doesn't smell. A disadvantage (perhaps also a little advantage) is that it dries very quickly. Thus, when too long, roll with the roller, there may be several origins of dried paint, and that can continue to sit on the painting surface. So not 100% good...

This paint is also suitable for wood, PVC and metal.

After everything is completely dry, after the first primer, all holes countersunk screws dichtgesmeerd with houtplamuur. Also left or right openings, or slits that there should not be. If this is cured, it can be loaded holes gladgeschuurd (P280). When the openings are not completely closed, a second smeerbeurt with houtplamuur.

Then, a second scour off with a thorough cleaning with a vacuum cleaner and rag. Then the second layer of primer can be applied.

In this painting puts a lot of time in. Especially with all those nooks and crannies such as e.g. the CDU mode : Sanding, clean of dust, paint, filling, sanding, filling, sanding, purification of dust, painting of open plamuurplekken, sanding, purification of dust, painting, etc. pfffff.

Note the photo below, the various conditioned holes for the cable routing and the installation of the lower panels and subpanels.



Finished in Boeing grey

Work principle to be finished in Boeing grey is similar as the application of the primerlagen. Only the determination of the correct gray Boeingkleur is a different story...

When different websites cockpitbouwers visit (also FlyEngravity), we see that the colour code RAL 7011 everyone is used to the gray Boeingkleur. Although here a caveat is because this is not entirely correct.

RAL color codes are not 100% accurate, i.e. they can be lighter, darker or with a different kleurentint happen after mixing. I was already warned by my kleurenspecialist.

Gone down on RAL7011 I've got a paint mix with the result that the mixed color at all not correspond (bluish tint) with RAL 7011 from FlyEngravity. Itís your own fault... A warned man is worth...

If you do everything in your cockpit painting is, of course, there is no colour difference, and can be RAL 7011 perfectly be used. But if you are RAL 7011 should use with pre-painted parts such as bv in the subpanels, then there may be a problem arise that both colors don't match (too light, too dark, other kleurentint).

So the RAL colour codes are not completely reliable.

But RAL 7011 pushed aside and a different way search for to choose the right color.
I have then a right sample paint (lower-panel FlyEngravity) scanning with a special color. No color scanner that can be used with the PC, but a special device that serves to correct color. The code after a scan read and look it up in a sample color palette.

Then this color mix but this time there should be no deviation. This should perfectly match the selected color swatch. This color fit perfectly with the FlyEngravity-sample paint.

And now for some explanation about other colours. RAL have we felt that these are less accurate. We know still ACC and NCS.
ACC and NCS are much more accurate after mixing, and both have practically no deviation from the selected color swatch (scan>color>mix).

Another important fact that we must not forget is that we still have another key scanner can use, and that our human eye. After the electronic scan will this human scan finally the right color to choose.

The ACC code that most closely matches the Boeing grey from FlyEngravity is ACC R6.06.30 (Levis). These colors,after mixing, matching perfectly with each other.

For info: The real OEM Boeinggrijskleur would be Federal Standard 595 Color FS 36118’.

Which gloss fits now? The RAL 7011 of FlyEngravity is a mix of 20% gloss and 80% matte.
In the store one can that shine not compiling and one can only choose between high gloss, satin, soft satin, and matte. And this last is the most consistent with the FlyEngravity-color swatch. So matte shine.
This paint is composed water-based and is not synthetic. Water-based has pros and cons : dries fairly fast and can so not long from each other are rolled with the roller (chance on sheets in the roller) and the advantage is that this paint doesn't smell.

The application after the last primer has happened after a light scour off with sandpaper P280.
Then leave it to dry out and back is a slight scour off and after the final (coating)layer can be applied. The same material as the primer can be used.

For the painting of the front of the CDU-state I RAL 9002 (Sigma Tigron Soft satin). This color is white with a slight grey tint and has a synthetic composition.

Also the ‘small parts’ such as screws and cover plates must not be forgotten...


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