RUDDER PEDALS

The rudder (rudder) of an airplane is not operated by the flight controls (yoke), but by pedals (rudderpedals). Also the brakes are operated.

The rudder pedals I used in this flightdeck setup (for now) going to use these Saitek Pro Flight Rudder Pedals). They will in this setup be integrated in the left rudder position.

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SPECIFICATIONS

  • Self-centering pedals with adjustable damping
  • Adjustable foot rests to fit all sizes, with non-slip materials
  • Fully adjustable rudder control to suit the gamer's preferences
  • Tension adjustment to vary resistance to suit flying style
  • Advanced SST Programming
  • Toe brakes.

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RUDDER STANDS

The ruddercompartiment is made in 3 parts :

  • Ruddervloer
  • Raised rudderstand
  • ‘Rudder Pedal Adjustement’
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Ruddervloer

The ruddervloer is made on a frame of MDF of 18 mm thickness. This framework is at the top and sealed with a MDF panel of 12 mm thickness. Everything is fixed with chipboard screws.

The dimensions are in accordance with the openings of the MIP-mode. The height is slightly higher (90 mm) than the real (70 mm). This is because I must take into account the height of the lower yokegedeelte. This block of the yoke would be equivalent to running with the ruddervloer. The USB connection of the yoke is then also neatly placed.
The whole is still in and pull out.

To make it entirely realistic to come true, this will ruddervloer be coated with an aluminum plate of 1mm or less. This will be done after the painting of the MIP-mode.

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Raised rudderstand

The crafting of this stand-up rudderstand was not very easy. All the dimensions I had not, only the width (164 mm). Further, it was gambling a bit with the altitude because I had to take into account the height of the lower panels and also the size of the ‘Rudder Adjustement’-block that are on the top of the upright rudderstand had to come. Of this last I had no dimensions.

Also not to mention, it was very important to have the correct angle to choose from the angled front. This angle is too small, then the horizontal section is too far back, so also the ‘Rudder Pedal Adjustement’-block. Is this too big, everything too far forward. The sloped front might not be too long or too short.

The framework of the stand-up rudderstand is also made with MDF of 18 mm thickness. The top - angled and front is sealed with MDF of 6 mmdikte. Came here to do what only - and meetwerk to look to the transitions from horizontal to slanted to vertical square connection. With a jigsaw on a 45° turn, this is easy to solve. But it requires a bit of practice...
Further, it is MDF is very user-friendly and easily editable. With some sanding you can finish it off beautifully.

At the bottom, on the Capt side, is a section cut out for the placement of the rudder (Saitek Pro Flight Rudder). Here is taken into account that the rudder is still to the front and can be moved.

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‘Rudder Pedal Adjustement’

This section serves to put the ‘Rudder Pedals’ as well as possible, depending on the pilot behind the controls . The one has longer or shorter legs than the other...
Since this is my personal jet and I have no other pilots expected to be in the ‘captain seat’, the ‘rudder pedals’ also adjusted to my personal preference. Both of these ‘Rudder Pedal Adjustement’- blocks are so fake and serve as dummies. Back to the whole which is more complete and more realistic to come true...

As I said in the previous paragraph have mentioned I had of this RPA-block no dimensions. But pictures searched on Airliners.net and the magnifying glass. Then all of the details but studying and proportions to assess and drawing on paper and then on wood. Ultimately, the result is to be seen. The paint job is everything still in the correct color with the correct text plates.

The framework is also patched together with MDF of 18 mm thickness. The front is constructed using MDF of 6 mm thickness. The square picture (block) of 12 mm thickness and the small picture with draaihandvatje of 6 mm thickness.
The draaihandvatje is a condensed version of a seized spool of thread from the naaikoffer of mother the woman. The lever that the draaihandvatje attached to the RPA-block is a gemotificeerd stick of a Magnum-ijslolly.
It must be somewhat cheap...

The upright sides are made of MDF of 12 mm thickness.

A tool in building this ruddercompartiment is the thorough study of various flightdeckfoto's on Airliners.net. Dozens of photos have passed the revue, and for me, this was an important tool for the crafting of this part of the cockpit.

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The both Rudder Pedal Adjustment blocks are painted, finished with buttons and placards, and also with the correct text and lettering.

The correct text and digits on the Rudder Pedal Adjustment – areas should come were still missing. Yves Belmans has given me the necessary photos taken in a real cockpit and forwarded.

The lettering I make ‘In-Sight’a company at home around the corner that deals with advertising, banners, lettering of all kinds and make of the tiny - to large stickers on commercial vehicles to paste.

The engraving work (placards), I make ‘Trophy-Shop Lambert Noten in Neerpelt.

The application of the small numbers and letters was prutswerk and a steady hand was needed ...

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The version of the handles with made out of empty garenklosjes is now replaced by handles with which are rotated out of plastic (Ertalon). The dimensions of these cylinders are 35 mm length and the outer edges 25 mm width in the middle of a taper of 20 mm.

This is a bit more realistic.

My thanks to Jan Eekels for the manufacturing of these handles with.

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The real versions

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Aluminiumbekleding of the ruddervloer

The coating of the ruddervloer (2 pieces) is more cut and pasting. First, I have 2 aluminum plates from Staalhandel Vaesen in Overpelt. This company is in my backyard and so easy to close.

These aluminum plates each have a size of 470 mm x 800 mm and are 1mm thick and cut to size. 470 mm is the width of the ruddervloer and 800 mm is the total length including the bent portions plus a kleinoverschotje. These aluminium plates are on one side covered with white plastic film to avoid the surface during the work will be damaged.

The plate I have on the ruddervloer laid, and the width equal with the edges of the wooden base and then tightened with the soldiers wish to find or houtklemmen. Then I have the flat part at the edges screwed with Stainless steel chipboard screws flat head (3.0 x 16). To the flat heads, as well as possible, to allow countersinking in the aluminum plate to have the plate where the screws have come slightly drilled out. Not too much because 1 mm is absolutely not thick. And watch out for the screws already in the wood base !

Afterwards it is the turn of the plooiwerk. On the plooilijnen I have the edge of a MDF panel (18mm) attached, and then with another MDF panel evenly folding portion to the bottom printed, flush with the wooden base. And then everything on the edges and screwed down with stainless steel chipboard screws.

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Braamrestjes and redundant edges are eliminated with the metaalvijl.

The sides of the ruddervloeren immersed in the MIP-support and therefore not visible, are not coated with aluminium. Only what is visible on the front. The excess of the 800 mm length is used for the coating of the sides. Also here is the measuring, and measuring. Prefer 01 mm too much than too little. Excess can easily be removed with the metaalvijl.
Corners and edges can metaalvijl nicely rounded.

The sawing is done with electric decopeerzaag with a fine saw blade that is suitable for both wood and aluminum.

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