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Ok, I'm sitting waiting for the daily virus scan to finish and I get an idea.

See, I got an "instrument panel" on each of the pits that are pretty plain and with spring comin' I figure now's the time to plan a possible improvement, so.......

Anybody got the dimensions of the main panel for a -1D?

Right now the panel is roughly 33" wide by 21 1/2" high. I'd have to work around the keyboard sliding tray, but that's minor (I hope) problem.

I may not be able to duplicate it 100%, but hey, sure would beat plain gray-painted wood. :thumbsup:

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Mane,

Ignore Romsey, he's just jealous :D

I don't have the info, but Schatty, Joker, Skip, Baltar, Stans, or...hmm? just about all the guys in the squad probably has that info.

:)

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Thanks Doug......Ol' Dusty doesn't bother me, he's like fleas off a Kamel's back.

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F4U-5s though most definately had ashtrays on the left side cockpit panel...don't forget that one. ;)

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Can't smoke in the house........wife doesn't like it and the cats run and hide. :o

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If you can wait for a couple of weeks I'll run down to McLellan AFB Museum and do some measuring! Just kidding,Mane,just kidding! How about checking out the dimensions on a good scale model (Stans,where are you?) and scaling up? Should be pretty close,right? :popcornsmilie:

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Not bad, whizzy, not bad..............yea just need an idea, of course if someone had a blueprint, say in some book, and said someone also had a scanner, and that said someone had my email address.........

Just thinkin' mind ya! ;)

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I have all sorts of blueprints Mane, just none of the ones I have on the computer of the panel have any measurements on them.

There's a place out there that actually sells reproduction Corsair guages that are set up with the thingmies to use in flight sim cockpits, like altimeters that work based on what the game says the altitude is and all that too... ;)

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Mane,

Couldn't you take a known dimension, say from one of the gauges, and use that as your reference measurement? Not that any of these will help, but I thought you might like to see these images:

http://www.prairieaviationmuseum.org/musuemdisplay.htm

http://www.vought.com/heritage/photo/html/pv-93s_2.html

http://www.choiquehobbies.com.ar/revista/n...nch/corfrae.htm

http://www.avwings.com/pics/a7panel.html

:)

EDIT: Just found this too:

http://joelglickman.com/hibp/windsor/corsair_panel.jpg

and this...

http://www.choiquehobbies.com.ar/revista/n...ch/french-3.jpg

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BTW, how the hell does IL-2/PF render the cockpit panel? I looked at the VOID.bmp for the -1D and what's on there is so tiny, and so terrible, there's no way it's being used to render the instrument panel...right?

I don't even see the side control stuff.

How do day do dat?

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Nope..........neither that parts list nor the Manual had what I was looking for. But the manual did have a very nice instrument panel layout. As to if it conforms to Olegsworld............ :shrug:

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The panels that you see in a skin file Doug are just the ones that are seen from outside the plane when you look into the cockpit. The actual inside the cockpit panels are hidden away somewhere. Along with the "default" skins for each planes. Wish I could figure out how to change them because honestly...the default skins for the planes are ass. <_<

We get around that by having our own skins of course, but it'd be nice to be able to drop in a blank MOAT skin and let the game number it as it sees fit for the AI planes. But nooooooooo. This is the one huge failing of Oleg's otherwise top notch skins system. Well that and locking the resolution on the skins to 1024 too. <_<<_<

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Try this Link

There are no views of the panel itself, but you can probably get a good idea of the size from these. They are scale prints, look at the "fuse" print and note the vertical lines with a circled number at the bottom. This number is the fuselage station and it is a measurement from some point near the nose of the aircraft to that point. So FS100 would be 100 inches back, FS104, 104 inches and like that. You should be able to then scale right off the drawing with that information.

The callouts are Vought drawing numbers and if we had a comlete drawing package, this top assembly drawing would have been used to look up those sub assembly drawings. My guess is that a complete drawing package no longer exists, more's the pity.

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