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How wide are the DZUS mounting strips? So I know what size material to buy to replicate them. Appreciate any help.Best Regards,Kevin

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Kevin:What I wrote back in the Dimensions Thread:DZUS has some specs available. Look for the aviation kind of the "quarter turn fasteners". There's a online catalog on their site. It has pdfs with tech data.http://www.dzus.co.ukThere's all the data in the pdfs...Manuel

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Hey thanks,I've been on that site many times, and they dont have the width of the strips. There are some strips in their catalog, but the avionics type is a seperate product and not mentioned in the catalog at all.Kevin

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>Hey thanks,>I've been on that site many times, and they dont have the>width of the strips. There are some strips in their catalog,>but the avionics type is a seperate product and not mentioned>in the catalog at all.>>KevinI once found it!Should be in dzus_quarterturnfasteners.pdfpages 68ff.Manuel

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I appreciate everyones help. I couldnt get the link to work though, but I found the pdf doc with the mounting strips or receptacles as they call them. Maybe I'm just not very good at this, but I can't seem to find the measurments I'm looking for. They measure everything else but the width, at least from what I can see.I made an image showing three measurments I'm trying to obtain. I thought this would be simple, since so many people out there has this in their own cockpit, especially anyone who's used any sort of panel from a real aircraft. Or perhaps they just dont read this forum.Anyone who can find these three measurments for me so I can get my pedestal right? (B747) ??? I'm starting to consider a reward:)Thanks again guys. I know I've gotten lots of help in the past, and you guys are great. I just get easily comfused thats all:)Here's the image. The red arrows are the measurments I'm looking for.Best RegardsKevinhttp://www.norwegianboy.com/images/journal/dzus.JPG

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>Here's the image. The red arrows are the measurments I'm>looking for.One simplification:the "long ?" - 2* the "short ?" equals the "medium length ?":-)Since we know that the width of the panels of the 744 pedestal is 5.75" (or probably a tiny bit less), we can assume that the "long ?" should be equal or at least near 5.75".Now, all we need to find out is, how wide are the DZUS strips.In my notes about DZUS (which are taked from the pdf I mentioned above) say that the width ("short ?") is 7.1mm, and the hole diameter is 6.1mmManuel

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yes, getting two of any of the measurments would be enough, so with the numbers you gave me, the answer should be:Complete width (long) = 146mm (5.75")Dzus width (short) = 7.1mmWidth between strips (medium) = 131.8mmDoes that look right?One reason why some of this really has comfused me is that american inches arent divided into decimals (10s) but into 16s. So by looking at a ruler, you cant figure out how much 5.75 inches are, unless you go out and find a ruler that has inches devided into 10s, which is very uncommon here in the US. Usually inches are given like 5 and 7/8 or 5 and 13/16 just as an example. This system I understand. But decimals are kind of a mix between metric and US standard.I found a ruler though (British I think) that has it devided into decimals, so I figured it out.Just to explain why it's been lil comfusing. (just an attempt to make people think that I actually do posess alittle bit of IQ) :)Thanks alot guys. Great help.Best regards,Kevin

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>yes, getting two of any of the measurments would be enough,>so with the numbers you gave me, the answer should be:>>Complete width (long) = 146mm (5.75")>Dzus width (short) = 7.1mm>Width between strips (medium) = 131.8mm>>Does that look right?Looks ok. Just make sure rounding errors won't catch you later on.5.75" => 146.05mmmedium = 146.05mm - 2*7.1 = 131.85mm>One reason why some of this really has comfused me is that>american inches arent divided into decimals (10s) but into>16s. So by looking at a ruler, you cant figure out how much>5.75 inches are, unless you go out and find a ruler that hasYeah, but if you use a calculator, you would usually convert the fractions (1/16, 3/4,...) into decimals.and 5.75" can easily be converted to the fractional notation, 5 3/4 inches. Mathematically, fractions rule... but practically, they are a hassle. :-)Our math teacher made us love fractions... :-)Regards,Manuel

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>you might wanna check this site... and contact the guy...>>http://www.737bbj2sim.com/11639/24408.htmlThe screws he made on this site are awesome! I wish I had the tooling to make these. I'm going to need something like this really soon and I'm not sure what I'm going to use. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.Jaime PirnieBoeing 737 NGIRC: #flightsim on irc.freenode.netWeb site coming soon

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hehe, great thanks.I did realize that 5.75 was a bad example though, since it's 5 3/4.I got it all figured out now...thanks for your help.

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