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Ok, because I'm a glutton for punishment, I've decided to do a "birds eye maple" panel. I love this wood grain, and have seen it as interior woods for lots of aircraft. This will take some time for a good job. Each letter on the panel has to be cut out of the grain overlay, which is very tedious. Here is my final version of the wood grain panel. Once the letters are done, I'll have to play around with the night version:

 

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As a bonus, for reasons I don't understand yet, the pull out table automatically gets this wood grain with the panel change. Along with this panel, I'm thinking about changing the throttle quadrant to a red leather to match the new livery... or maybe Carbon Fiber.. opinions welcome.

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Looks great so far! BTW, back in 1970 I did the same to the panel of a Triumph GT6+. I estimate it added $500 to the value when I sold it!

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I did the same to the panel of a Triumph GT6+. I estimate it added $500 to the value when I sold it!

 

LOL I bet it did!, I bet it looked fantastic too. I'm a big fan of the wood grain look these days. A couple of TBM's I've seen lately had this "Birds Eye Maple" on the pull out table, and as inlays for arm rest, trim, etc. The wood itself is milk white with these dark lines that spiral into "eye's", and also the "coffee and cream stir" look like the one I chose.

 

Sadly, todays Piper's have gone "Auto", in that allot of the interiors are plastic, even the "M" class line. But then again, with the "M" class line, you can custom your interiors if you have the money..

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Update: I'm working on a new interior for the just released repaint of mine "N497C". The easiest way would be a complete package with plane and interior. The new interior will have a separate texture folder so that the new interior wont effect the rest of the planes. ETA; two weeks

 

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Ok, all done! I know... what happened to two weeks?? It was cold outside today! :lol: I'll get the upload pack sent up on Sunday.. which will include the livery and interior folder. If you already have the livery, all you'll need is the new interior folder, and change the livery texture.cfg to point to it (Very easy, I'll have instructions in the Read Me). Interior features color coordinated livery colors, black stitching, Birds eye maple instrument panel, leather throttle quadrant. Night panels, and the damper switch fix included. Right now I'm beat, so its off to get some sleep. Hope you enjoy.

 

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Thanks Andy.. My pleasure! I just uploaded the whole 9 yards, so it should be up soon.

 

Just to repeat whats in the instructions, if you already have the livery installed, you just need the interior folder, and a change to the code in the N497C texture.cfg file.

 

The new int wont interfere with any other livery (unless you want it too, with an edit to each liveries texture.cfg).

 

Enjoy!

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Just one question, is that new interior the actual interior configuration of the owner of N497C or is it a fictional idea? Just curious! :lol:

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LOL, yea i never got to see the inside.. I took some serious "creative license" there. The RW standard int's are brown, light brown, light gray, and light blue... each with their own exotic sounding names of course. All the panels are cream-ish... but there are quite a few custom interior shops that can really zig it up. One estimate I've seen was for 65 grand!

 

Planes are like exotic cars and harley davidson's... 1000% mark up on parts and service.

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DL this and installed! Beautiful. Nicer and more rich looking than the wood panel in my Milviz Beech B55.

 

I understand it's true to the RW livery, but for me the red console is not my cup of tea. If and when you have rested and rehabilitated from this effort, if you do the carbon fiber or some other rendition as you mentioned earlier, please let me know. The red just seems to pop a bit too much and also seems to detract from the wood panel.

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carbon fiber

 

LOL, rehabilitated... it wasn't THAT bad... Funny you bring that up, as i was looking at it last night in a flight and thought it was too bright as well.

 

Gonna start on it right now.

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Thanks for the idea, was a simple change, and by surprise, found a neat effect: Here is the brandy hue Carbon Fiber:

 

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If yall like it, I'll up it. All you have to do is copy/paste/replace this .bmp file into the Texture.Newint folder.

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Hmm... This old school/new school look may take some getting used to, but I'm a gonna go with it for a bit and see what I think.

 

One of the reasons I've always favored classic Bonanza/Baron panels is the burled wood accents which give the panel a bit of a classic Jaguar feel. This is that x10.

 

Thanks for your efforts. Oh, and I like the new quadrant better as well.

 

Scott

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Betting that the carbon fiber version is a winner, I just upped it to the lib.

 

Thanks to all for the comments!

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Betting that the carbon fiber version is a winner

 

Got it! looks great!!! Enjoying the new interior! I note that you even customized the ID plate above the AP annunciator.

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customized the ID plate above the AP annunciator.

 

Yes Sir.. I found it redundant to be reminded I was flying a P46, lol.. Funny thing about that plate... it has a night panel with the P46 on it in shadow. It would "ghost" through at dusk and dawn. I was beginning to believe the thing was haunted until I figured it out.

 

I have to hand it to Carenado. The detail they put into this particular plane is insane.... 90% no one will notice or see unless they are doing complex repaints. There is a "Danger; Do Not Touch" label on the wing edge, and just in front of the radar pod for example. Practically unnoticeable to the casual flyer.

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I have to hand it to Carenado. The detail they put into this particular plane is insane.... 90% no one will notice or see unless they are doing complex repaints. There is a "Danger; Do Not Touch" label on the wing edge, and just in front of the radar pod for example. Practically unnoticeable to the casual flyer.

 

Agree. I have been into texture files for each of my Carenado models to recolor stripes and change out the tail numbers and have seen much of the same. Interesting, the Carenado files are not layered. I recently downloaded the repaint kit for the MilViz Beech Baron B55 and every file is layered with numerous layers. Lot of detail in those also, but I found them a bit overwhelming. Didn't even know how to get started.

 

Hey, you worked extensively in this cockpit. Did you find a clock or a display of the current time anywhere? I posted a separate topic on this but after 40 views by others I've gotten no answers.

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Did you find a clock or a display of the current time anywhere?

 

It's off by default, but a click on the button between the "Auto"  and the "On"  turns it on. The top button "Mode" cycles through the functions like the timer.. but I haven't figured out how to activate those yet: Below Left of the yoke

 

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Thanks!  No wonder I missed it.  

 

Auto / On ???  Funny!  Nothing says "Off".

 

Checklists?

Play?

Rec?

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Found this:

 

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It appears that the timer starts by itself once you reset it. the format is HH:MM.

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I have to hand it to Carenado. The detail they put into this particular plane is insane.... 90% no one will notice or see unless they are doing complex repaints. There is a "Danger; Do Not Touch" label on the wing edge, and just in front of the radar pod for example. Practically unnoticeable to the casual flyer.

Hawk,

 

Thanks for an exciting new interior for the JetProp. Carenado did put a lot of detail into this aircraft. Similiar to the Danger label for the radar, have you noticed the part barcode decals on the side windows and windshields?

 

Bill

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have you noticed the part barcode decals on the side windows and windshields

sure did. Crazy huh? 

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Lovely work! ........ but I cannot find the mod anywhere in the AVSIM DL Centre (searching under PA46 and similar).

 

Could you link it here please?

 

Thank you.

 

[EDIT:  Scrub that.   Finally found it.  Brilliant work.  Just as a general observation, I notice that a lot of people do amazing mods and works and showcase them in these forums but for some reason, rarely give the download link to the work, in the library.  Strange - if I were talented enough to do this, I'd want people to have it].

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Thank you DC, and sorry about the missing link.

 

Part of that is the way AVSIM uploads work. The final name and address wont be known until the upload is approved. 

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Where is it available? and how do you do to HIDE the yoke of the virtual cockpit? There are a few important gauges such as the clock and the VOR2 that are hidden by the yoke which can get pretty annoying during some parts of the flight. Also when you try to operate the PFD knob the yoke can get on the way sometimes.

 

I don't want to hide it permanently, just on demand.

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