The back lit panels with the exception of the radio tuners were obtained from Flight Deck Solutions. At the time of purchase they were not supplying the radio tuners and these were bought separately from a Swiss sim builder. The power lever assembly is my own manufacture as are the flap and spoiler lever mechanisms.
The pedestal structure is birch plywood, the aft section is bolted to the forward section which in turn is bolted to the MIP.
The MCDU is an FDS "Plug and Play" unit, a second one has been built using an Open Cockpits kit as FDS no longer make this standard.
Inside the pedestal are three Open Cockpits interface cards, one Master Card and two Display Cards. Some of the connections (e.g. the encoders) are carried forward to the FDT cards in the MIP structure.
The general effect is starting to appear, the throttle sits lower of course but a couple of notches needed to drop it down!
The MCDU is too wide to fit on rails, I mounted it into a stirrup at the front end and the rear rests on the cut short rails. The red outline is where the MCDU fits
The lighting plugs for the IBL panels will often foul the rails and cutouts are needed, When the hardware is fitted to the panels I would guess that more cutouts will be needed
The power lever assembly ready to fit - more information here
Spoiler Lever Panel - more information here
The Engine Start Panel - more information here
The TCAS Panel - more information here
All Panels Fitted
Radio Management Panel - more information here
General View in the Assembly Shop - July 2007
A start has been made on the side pedestals
More information here