Welcome to the Builder Resources!
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The Builder Resources page is a “One Stop Shop” for nearly everything in the Lear45 home built cockpit project including all the backlit control panels! Here at Hangar45, we are in the process of releasing the most sought after information regarding the Lear45. Over the next few months, all the tabs on this page will be populated with files and information pertaining to that particular part or panel! NOT FOR REAL WORLD AVIATION!
Why release this information you might ask? We want to give our Hangar45 members the choice to either purchase the parts and panels from the HANGAR PRODUCTS page or enjoy the experience of building their own parts and panels with complete confidence. Once all the tabs on this page are fully populated with files and information, the Lear45 project will be like no other flightsim platform! If you have any request for information that has not yet been uploaded, feel free to contact us.
NOTE: The information in these tabs is just one way to go about making the parts and panels within. You can either follow this path or use these drawings as a template to make your own version. Just be mindful that if you change the scale or mounting placements, it will effect how panels purchased will fit. Feel free to use these drawings and files as you see fit for your own personal use. DO NOT USE THESE FILES FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMMERCIAL USE!
What will you need to build your own Lear45 project? Believe it or not, with the exception of a CNC machine and access to a laser engraver, only common workshop tools are needed for 99% of the work. If building the panels and parts are not for you, everything listed on this page is available on the HANGAR PRODUCTS page.
There are a few items that may help if you know:
- The DXF files were created in Autosketch9
- The CAM files were created in Artcam2008
- The CDR files were created in CorelDRAW X4
- The .TAP G-code is available in mm and Inch
- Make sure you install the Futura Font family!
- All SMD resistors and LEDs are size 1206
Each of the Resource Tabs below has a compressed WinZip file in them that contains the DXF, CAM, CDR, G-code and other information needed to build that particular part or panel. Once the WinZip file has been uploaded, no new files will be added to them unless noted in the description of the part or panel. Registration and login is required to access these files!
INTEGRATED BACKLIT PANEL FILES:
Audio Control Panels v2.0 coming soon!
Airshow Panel v2.0 coming soon!
APU Panel v2.0 coming soon!
Circuit Breaker Panels v2.0 coming soon!
Display Units v2.0 coming soon!
EFIS Display Control Panels v2.0 coming soon!
Electrical Control Panel v2.0 coming soon!
ELT Panel v2.0 coming soon!
Engine Control Panel v2.0 coming soon!
Environmental Control Panel v2.0 coming soon!
Flight Guidance Control Panel v2.1
The FGC panel is one of the most complicated panels in the Lear45 mostly due to the multi-function button switches. Twelve of the fourteen button switches have a green indicator light built into them in addition to the back lighting for the button cap legends. Although not the perfect solution, the rectangular “Mountain switch” is as close as we are going to find.
With that said, the Mountain Switches have become obsolete and are getting harder and harder to find. Check out this thread in our forum for more information and availability on these hard to find switches HERE
NOTE: THE FGC panel has been updated to v2.1 on 07-12-19. The changes include minor scaling issues which effect most of the major components of the panel.
To learn more about the FGC panel, you can read about it HERE
Gear / Hydraulic Panel v2.0 coming soon!
HF Radio Panel v2.0 coming soon!
Left Crew Panel v2.0 coming soon!
Pitch Trim Panel v2.0
The Pitch Trim panel is a must have panel in your sim if you are looking to replicate your trim system to as close to the real thing as possible. Within the DXF drawing, there is a wiring diagram that illustrates at least one way to wire up your hardware on the Pitch Trim panel to your interface cards and relays.
Additionally, there are two different types of backer panels to accept two different types of trim switches. The real trim switch is over $100 which is why we have given builders a more affordable option:
- Mason 309-4301 Trim Switch
- Project45 Replica Trim Switch
Pressurization Panel v2.0 coming soon!
Reversion Panels v2.0
The reversion Panels, also known as the Master Caution Panels, are some of the smallest backlit panels in the LJ45 sim. These are a good place to start with learning how to build your panels because if, (realistically when), you make a mistake or two, they will be small and the amount of time and material lost will be minimal.
The Reversion Panel drawings and files include the sub panel parts needed to assemble the multi-function rotary switch with a push button option,(EICAS REV PUSH) which is a programmable feature within Jet45 AAS.
SELCAL Panel v2.0 coming soon!
System Test Panel v2.0 coming soon!
Throttle Quadrant Light Plate v2.0 coming soon!
WX Radar Panel v2.0 coming soon!
Get a licensed version of the Jet45 Advanced Avionics Suite and the UNS-1 FMS Simulation software at Flightdecksoft today!
INSTRUMENTS AND STANDBY GAUGE FILES:
Angle of Attack Gauges v2.0 coming soon!
Clearance Delivery Radio Panel v2.0 coming soon!
Control Display Unit Functional Backer v2.0 coming soon!
Crew Warning Panel v2.0 coming soon!
Radio Management Units v2.0 coming soon!
Standby Compass Gauge v2.0 coming soon!
Standby Altitude Gauge v2.0 coming soon!
Standby Airspeed Gauge v2.0 coming soon!
Standby HSI Gauge v2.0 coming soon!
Chronometer Gauges v2.0
It is highly recommended by several members here at Hangar45 to purchase a set of authentic Davtron M850 Chronometers if you are looking to build the best Lear45 simulator you can afford. For about $450 a piece, you would just about have this part of your build completed.
However, you may have obtained a set of M850s with black face plates, or maybe the set you have needs to be freshen up a bit. In this case, you can create your own replica face plates. Additionally, if it is not in your budget to purchase a set of authentic Davtron Chronometers, you can make a set of chronometer covers to either cover the opening in the MIP or add more affordable chronometers.
STRUCTURAL / FLIGHT CONTROL FILES:
L45 Cockpit Shell Kit
The L45 shell plans are not available in digital format. You can however purchase the full scale paper copy version which includes drawings of all the major components of the shell and interior furniture parts.
Take a look at the Shall Assembly Manual (SAM) HERE
For more information on obtaining a set of L45 shell paper plans, click HERE
Aluminum MIP / Glareshield v2.0 coming soon!
MIP Backer / Tower v2.0 coming soon!
Center Pedestal v2.0
The Project45 Center Pedestal is designed using .5″ Birch wood so that no special tools are needed other than wood working. (The Center Pedestal full scale profile template is included with the L45 Shell Paper Plans.)
The Center Pedestal in the real Lear45 is built using .0625″ thick aircraft grade aluminum. DO NOT USE ANY MATERIAL THICKER THAN .5″! At a half inch thick, most all of the switch hardware fits within the panel openings. Any thicker and the switch hardware will not fit.
The Center Pedestal should be glued and assembled using a finishing nail gun. Round off the rear vertical edges to replicate the aluminum 90 degree bend. After a few coats of primer and sanding, the finish looks as smooth as a metal finish!
Throttle Quadrant Pedestal v2.0
The Project45 TQ Pedestal is designed using .5″ Birch wood so that no special tools are needed other than wood working. (The TQ Pedestal full scale profile template is included with the L45 Shell Paper Plans.)
The DXF file also includes the TQ side access covers which are made of .0625″ thick aluminum. These pieces can either be cut by hand or preferably if you have access to a CNC waterjet.
Additionally, the TQ Pedestal drawing includes the Free fall landing gear cut outs, the exact placement of the column crossover and the rudder pedal crossover. The TQ Pedestal should be glued and assembled using a finishing nail gun.
Throttle Quadrant Module v2.0 coming soon!
To learn more about the TQ Module, take a look at the Project45 TQ Module forum thread by clicking HERE
Lower Column Crossover v2.0 coming soon!
Column Heads v2.0 coming soon!
Dual Rudder Pedal System v2.0 coming soon!
Crew Seats v2.0 coming soon!
HARDWARE / OTHER MISC PARTS FILES:
AML LED Mods v2.0
The AML LED Mods are the perfect solution to the AML21 switches with incandescent bulb sockets! There are seventy AML21 switches in the LJ45 sim and ALL of them require at least one 3mm LED light inside it. This AML LED Mod solution solves that problem by soldering the two legs of the LED to the AML LED Mod. Then it simply plugs into the incandescent bulb socket!
Additionally, there are several AML21 switches that require two 3mm LED lights. Packing two LEDs into a space designed for only one bulb is a little tricky but it has been resolved as well. The solution is to solder the two positive legs onto the AML LED Mod and then group the two ground legs. A carefully drilled hole through the bottom of the AML21 switch is needed for the grouped ground. You can read the tutorial HERE
Dzus Fastener Replicas v2.0
The Dzus Fastener Replicas are a great solution if you are looking for the real look without the real locking mechanism. In our case, most of the panels that use real Dzus fasteners are on the TQ Pedestal and the Center Pedestal. In these areas we are using .5″ Birch wood and there is no room for Dzus rails to be installed.
The files within the folder below are to make a single Dzus replica, a pack of three or a pack of six Dzus replicas. Our LJ45 sim projects require a total of 60 Dzus Replicas. After the Dzus Replicas are cut, you will need to shape the top edges with a Dremel tool to give them their curved edge look.
Hobbs Panel v2.0
The Hobbs Panel is a very simple panel to cut making it another great place to start if you are looking to cut all of your own panels using these files. It is basically just a single backer that the Hobbs hour meter mounts into.
As for the Hobbs hour meter itself, there are several different variations of them out there. Unless you are doing something different than the rest of us, you will want the 12 volt version. AT Air-Tech Inc. has a good example of one for an affordable price at $32.00 HERE
Using a FDS Relay Card and the “Weight on Wheels” FSUIPC offset, this is a very easy meter to get working in our sims to keep track of overall flight time. As soon as the aircraft leaves the ground, you can immediately hear the Hobbs meter clicking away! Or, you can configure it to record engine time if you want.
Landing Gear Knob v2.0 Coming soon!
Gear Free Fall Handle v2.0 coming soon!
GPWS Mounting Plates v2.0 coming soon!
Turn Coordinators v2.0 coming soon!
Call Sign Plates v2.0 coming soon!
QRH Aluminum Pocket Tray v2.0 coming soon!
Phone Pocket Panel v2.0 coming soon!
Sun Visor and Rail System v2.0 coming soon!
Your donation to help support the release of these files is very much appreciated!
WARNING: The information found on this website is only suitable for Hobby Flight Simulation and flight simulator enthusiast! In most cases the information found here is outdated and SHALL NOT be used for Real World Aviation or real world references!