My Overhead panel
I decided to add an A320 Overhead panel into my relatively generic home cockpit. The reason for that is, that i really like the dark and forward facing cockpit concept of Airbus. The second arguument was, that it offers enough buttons and annunciators to also fly other planes like the Daher Kodiak or TBM with it.
The way round it won't work with just a few generic buttons to add the way more complex functionality of an airbus.
I wanted at least
- the option to backlight the overhead as I'm flying in a relatively dark room.
- working korry-alike switches with inbuilt annunciators
The panel itself
was vectorized based on online available A320 Overhead documentation within Inkscape.
Then i decided to split it off into different layers for the laser cutting and the printing of the backlight foil.
Then i send the data for laser cutting to a partner nearby to Nuernberg who provided me with excellent quality of LED backlight optimized Acrylic plate.
The self-adhesive laminated backglight film i ordered at WirMachenDruck.de .
It was really easy to apply and precisely printed. Fully serving my needs.
The cutouts for the korries, toggle switches and pushbuttons i cut after glueing it to the acrylic sheet with a simple cutter.