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DIY Boeing 737 Overhead Panel - Part 2 - Panel Faces

Having built a frame and a stand for the 737 Overhead Panel in Part 1, I now look at building the "face" of the individual panels. Most of this is heavily inspired by Peter of Build a Boeing's youtube videos. Choice of Material There are a number of materials that can be used to make the panels. The ideal material would be 3 mm white acrylic/plexiglass, painted with the panel colour and then run through a CNC mill to cut them to shape, cut and drill out holes, and then engrave the labels...

DIY Boeing 737 Overhead Panel - Part 1 - Building the Structure

Having spent many hours on my X-Plane flight simulator, I've come to start using my displays only for the "outside view" from the cockpit. This means having the flight control instruments in hardware as much as possible. I've achieved this to some degree with the "glass cockpit" monitors I added a while back. However, when flying the 737 I still need to use the "virtual" overhead panel, so this was a good next target to move to hardware. You can buy fully functioning 737 overhead replicas in...