Eye ball air vents6
11. March 2019 by Peter
For a few years I have been searching for those eye ball air vents that sits on the captians side and first officer side below the screens.
I found one (just one) used but the price tag was around $200 + tax and shipping. It would end up in $ 350 before I would have it in my hands. A nice touch to the cockpit but not worth that amount.
I have seen others do this with coffee capsules (Like the Nespresso / Dolche Gusto).
Let me present you with two 3D printed eye ball air vents. Total price less than $1 each.
They are printed and directly painted with some metallic paint I had from my former car. The base / mounting plate is home made (in Fusion360). I have not sanded them. Perhaps I should have done that. Especially the base/mount-plate.
They are not working. No air will ever flow out of them. But they give that look/feel to the cockpit.
For those who – in a few seconds – will ask “where can I find them?”. I all fairness towards the original creators and not to violate any copyright I better redirect you to the original file that I extracted these items from. It is a SketchUp drawings of the cockpit.
In SketchUp you will have to isolate the air vents, and then export from Sketch up (there is a stl-format export plugin).
So a huge thanks to D. Pinero, the author of the 3d models of the cockpit.
Hej Peter, fedt med den 3D printer 🤩🤘🏻 Det er lykkedes mig at finde eyeball vent’s i Europa (de fås i forskellige prisklasser/kvaliteter og materialer – jeg købte den billige version i plast;
Kombineret med en kanalventilator fra Harald Nyborg og et par støvsuger slanger, spændebånd mv er det lykkedes mig at lave ventilation i simmen (forbundet via et Phidgets relæ kort og mapped til packs/Right recirculation i prosim) det virker perfekt og giver lige den ekstra realisme 🙂
Åååååååhhhrrr hvaaaaadddd! Den er da alt for svedig. Dem må jeg da også købe! 🙂
Hej igen, de har en del varianter – men dem i linked er helt ok 🙂
this has been uploaded to thingiverse recently, i have not printed thoose yet but by the
look of it they seems to be quite nice.
He does some fantastic work. Take a look at his blog for more great downloads: http://www.737diysim.com
I have now read your entire blog from start to here! Amazing project! Looking forward to se you intigrate yor prints into the cockpit! Cant wait til next blog update. Cheers from Sweden.