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Long promised, here it is, Stephens own cockpit. Its a Piper J-3 Cub cockpit. Pretty good starting point for a home cockpit builder since it is a very simple cockpit (and airplane)
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Its fully enclosed (except the back), has a two part door (even with a lock) just like the real one.
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Its even moveable since he attached wheels to it.
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With open doors...
In the lower right hand side of the pic you can see that he even added "air-conditioning" (the two black fans)
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He even added the struts like in the real plane. They are made from plastic piping.
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The lower part of the door.
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Looking inside: the stick, the throttle (the lever in the left wall), mapholder, main instrument panel (no instruments yet), and the (functional!) ignition key (lower left hand side of the instrument panel).
What you see below the instrument panel is where the Cub has its fuel tank, also modelled by Stephen.
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The inside ceiling with all the struts...
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Home-made seat with homemade seatbelts
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Rudder pedals (the bigger ones) and the heel brake (smaller ones) made from bent threaded rods.
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Here's how he built his rudder linking mechanism. Like in a real one, steel wire going to the back of the plane and (not like the real one) rubber bands for the return mechanism.
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Here is the other end of the "air-conditioning". Made from cardboard, the nozzle can be directed both up/down and right/left, just like those in cars.
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The throttle lever. (And also the headphone/microphone jacks)
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The lower part of the stick. There's a modified joystick under the leather piece where the stick hooks into. Since the joystick springs are too weak, he added some rubber bands for the centering mechanism.
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Behind the seat: A pot and ...
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...under the board the linking mechanism for the rudder pedals.
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Stephen flying his Cub. On landing approach to (probably) EDFM/Mannheim City, Germany.
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