Swithces

Discussion in 'Instruments / Avionics / Electrical System' started by Popke35, Nov 22, 2004.

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  1. Nov 22, 2004 #1

    Popke35

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    I am actually not here about planes... I am actually doing an installation of Car audio equipment and am looking for a tip to help finish off my project...
    I am putting some switches in for some accessories and am trying to have a figther/cockpit type look. I have a couple of the safety toggle protectors from del city but I am trying to find another aircraft looking switch protector. I am thinking of the ones you see in the movies in fighter cockpits; they kind of look like to bars on either side of the switch but don't actually cover it to keep you from bumping into it during harsh manuvering but still available for missle lock? Anybody know if those are available or are they part of the panel those switches are on? Thanks...
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  2. Nov 23, 2004 #2

    Craig

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    Switch guards

    Popke -

    I made my own from some scrap aluminum. I think I used 0.062 thick annealed 2024. Just fold it into a U-shape, and file the ears to suit your needs. I used a nice D shape on the sides. As I recall, it is 1.5" N-S on the panel, 1" E-W, and stands about 7/8" - the height of the toggle on the switch. Any aluminum bit can be anodized any color - and most medium and up cities have a place that will do it very inexpensively.
     

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