Luftwaffe Rudder Pedal Info Needed

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  1. gflinch

    gflinch New Member

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    Hello all, first time to this forum and first post here. Great place, lots of goodies!

    Anyhow. Does any one have information on the more common Rudder Pedals that are installed in the FW190s and the BF109s? I have several cockpit pictures without any close-ups and I am trying to figure out the data plate that is on some, also if anyone has any manufacturing information on them, please let me know. I am working on some replica parts.

    Greg
     
  2. JPerro

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    Hi gflinch! And Hi all! this is my first post here...

    Hope these helps a little

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  3. JPerro

    JPerro New Member

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    I am also in process of building simulator pedals,and this is what I have done so far:
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    Thats some impressive building....and while I'm a bit of a newcomer here myself I'll certainly extend a welcome to you joining the forum.
    What material are you using for the pedal. The precision of the cuts suggests it is cut on a CNC router, but the layering of successive sections to match the metal (aluminum) cast pedal is a bit of genius.

    Thanks for posting the progress shots.
    Regards,
    Derek
     
  5. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

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    Well, if those pics don't help our friend, I don't know what will! Well done JP.
     
  6. JPerro

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    General idea is to cast the pedals with polyurethane resin,so this model is made out of the dense cardboard.I used just scalpel knife,putty and sandpaper.It took me a lot of time to come up with templates.I was using the folowing pictures as a guideline,since the demolding process should be easier

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    I have finished the model,and paint it,and I will post pics tomorrow (I have to upload them)

    p.s.Thanks for wellcome,and for your kind words
     
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    This is how the painted cardboard model looks like:

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    And this is part of the casting process
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  8. mudpuppy

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    That is fascinating. Quite an art to make such a realistic looking mock-up....and then able to make a casting from this. I imagine there is a lot of work hours involved in this process.
    Good update!
    have a good weekend
    Derek
     
  9. Airframes

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    Excellent work, very impressive !
     
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    That's excellent. Hmmm, never thought about putting something like that in my car.........
     
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