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Cockpit Design

421c instrument panel design

421c instrument panel designOnce I had decided on the type of aircraft I was going to use as the basis for my simulator, I then needed to start designing the layout of the cockpit instrument panel.

I always liked the look of the gauge setup in the Cessna 172 and 182 so I knew I wanted to keep as much of this look as possible in my design.

I started my design by using a template of a instrument panel from another website of a Cessna 182. This gave me the overall feel for the panel as well as the gauge sizes.

I took drawings of actual Cessna 421 cockpits and worked out the sizing of each element.

I also bought various parts from actual 421 aircraft and used these to size the MIP.

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