Fuel levers and cleaning

Progress has been slow recently due to my relocation to Sweden, but I was able to complete the fuel levers and fix some light plates. Cleaning the throttle levers with an electric brush proved to work nicely. The potentiometers for the fuel levers have been connected to a D-SUB connector

B707 Cockpit for sale – SOLD

Boeing 707-373C , MSN 19179 / 500, Engines JT3D-3B, Built in 1966

Delivered to World Airways it ended up in Istanbul (SAW) and was scrapped in 2019. It is now available for sale. Asking 18000 USD (negotiable). Located in Istanbul and price is without transportation. I can help to arrange

Altimeter METER

Meter Altimeter finished. Initially I tried a 1/10 geared stepper motor but that turned out to be too slow for any kind of quick descents. So I had to split the needles in two using one stepper motor per needle. Works perfectly. The QNH is set in the gauge itself

Progress Captain’s Panel

Getting closer to completing all instrument gauges. Only the HSI, ADI and INS indicator remain with the ADI being the greatest challenge…stay tuned 🙂

 

DME Indicators

Finally the four DME indicators are completed & tested. So far I have completed 6 unites of which 2 are being used in the SABENA 707 sim in Brussels which I am helping to build up. I used 3 NEMA 8 stepper motors running at 1/16 steps. Position initialization done

Wiring fire handles

Connecting the fire handles and other switches and lights using the original wiring. Time-consuming figuring out each wire but worth preserving the original work of art

707 cockpit successfully moved

The cockpit has been successfully moved to a new location 30km north of Munich saving 90% storage costs. Restoration work will continue soon.

Bendix RMIs

Finally started working on the 4x Bendix RMIs. These hat a specially made dial for Lufthansa. Now working on 12V stepper motors with 1/16 microstepping. More infos and video to follow