MIP panel dimensions

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15. April 2013 by Peter

After building a simple structure for the MIP I used the weekend to make additional parts that can be used together with the FMC-stand.

I recomend that you use MDF with a minimum-width of 10mm. I have used 8 pieces of MDF as shown in the picture below:

MIP Structure 1Once you are finished cutting MDF it is time to put the parts together. Here is a picture of how I have done:  MIP Structure 2

As you might notice the sidewalls are longer than the cockpit. You have a 10 cm sidewall towards the seats. If you look at pictures from B737 cockpits you will see that there actually is a sidewall. It also gives to other benefits: First of all it makes it easier to build/integrate the sides of the cockpit later on. And second it helps “wrapping you in” giving a better cockpit-feel.

This video shows my MIP-structure (without the top-plate).

As you might be able to see from the video I ended up with making additional cuts in plate number 2 in order to be able to fit the screens. Now that I am writing this I am thinking that perhaps I just could have moved the walls to fit between the screens. But at the time that did not occur to me…

Another thing that is missing on my drawings but you can see in the video is that I have drilled large holes so wires can be transferred between the different sections. Don’t forget that. 🙂

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13 thoughts on “MIP panel dimensions

  1. You’re an absolute legend for sharing this. Thank you

  2. […] Ein tolles Explosionsdiagramm vom MIP hat Peter gezeichnet. […]

  3. […] an eine lokale Schreinerei gestellt. Als Material habe ich MDF-Platten (10mm) angegeben und die phantastischen Skizzen von Peter angehängt. Ich bin gespannt, was für eine Summe auf dem Kostenvoranschlag stehen […]

  4. […] Today I have visited a friend, who is a furniture maker, actually he is an artist in terms of wood-making stuff. This time the goal was not a new commode or any other stylish furniture, but an ordinary, but not so simple  B-737 MIP construction elements (not the front panel yet) based on the drawing from Peter’s page. […]

  5. […] Today I have visited a friend, who is a furniture maker, actually he is an artist in terms of wood-making stuff. This time the goal was not a new commode or any other stylish furniture, but an ordinary, but not so simple  B-737 MIP construction elements (not the front panel yet) based on the drawing from Peter’s page. […]

  6. Adrian says:

    What software you used for doing this?

  7. Steve says:

    Many thanks Peter for this I was struggling to find drawings

  8. Gary says:

    Can I check With u that the fmc stand are the right measurements as I’m trying to copy them but they don’t seem to work out like from the 30 degree then 25 cm down then down 34 cm don’t seem to work out if that makes sense

    • Peter says:

      Hi Gary.
      We have been moving to a new house. So everything has been taken apart and still is. But the measurements seemed to fit the FMC. Have you checked the Marcus Pilot pdf? I think my measurements are taken from the Bible.
      /Peter

  9. Richard Simoneau says:

    Hi,
    I really like your website. Very nice to have the measurements. Just a quick question if I may. If I wanted to only build the captain and center section, would I just leave out the far right section
    Thanks

    • Peter says:

      Hi Richard.
      You can easily do like that. Google “Marcus Pilot” and find the measurements for each section. Then it is easy to make a single seater.
      Cheers Peter

      • Richard Simoneau says:

        Thank you very much for your reply Peter. Seems like a daunting task, especially connecting all the electronics and panels, but it seems it would be a lot cheaper than a pre built unit like Jetmax.

        Cheers

        Richard

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