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AH-64D drawings or very good photos with size ref. needed

Postby sgofferj » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:52 pm

Hi,

I'm currently preparing to build an AH-64D Block II (or if I can get good materials, Block III) cockpit, pilot's seat for starters. For this, I'm looking for good photos, possibly with size indications or, better, drawings of a few things:
- Pilot's main panel
- (Enhanced) Up-Front Display
- MFDs

Needless to say that I spent hours after hours googling but didn't find anything I could use, except one very good frontal shot of the data entry keyboard.
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Re: AH-64D drawings or very good photos with size ref. neede

Postby StuartC » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:59 pm

How about a salees brochure from Westland?
there are still a number of differences in the Cockpits for each country though.
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Re: AH-64D drawings or very good photos with size ref. neede

Postby sgofferj » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:05 pm

The sales brochure is not really detailed enough. There's a ton of pictures also in the web but in weeks of everyday googling I found 1 (one) that is suitable for actually creating a replica from it...
=> http://usarmy.vo.llnwd.net/e2/-images/2 ... 112524.jpg
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Re: AH-64D drawings or very good photos with size ref. neede

Postby StuartC » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:09 pm

I can use that one to improve the keypad In the WAH-64. The extra numeric pad, 3 ancilarry buttons and that extra display to the left are not in he WAH version, nor in the refit wich is the one Im doing.
I take it thats a gunners consol though.
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Re: AH-64D drawings or very good photos with size ref. neede

Postby sgofferj » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:24 pm

The numpad, three buttons and the MFD left above are the UAV control system in the US Block III cockpit :).

If you wanna do it perfectly... Night lightling:
- Green
- Keyboard symbols
- The little frame around each key
- The white line in the turn button
- NOT the white line between num and alpha keys.

The display consists of green dot matrix LED modules from Osram Semiconductors. 22 digits wide.
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Re: AH-64D drawings or very good photos with size ref. neede

Postby StuartC » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:54 pm

When it comes to lighting and functionality of the varius gizmoes I'll leave that to someone who knows what there doing with the scripting/animation stuff.
Exterior wise the TILAD/TADS are different as well from the current AH64. Again though there will be a difference with the WAH and AH versions.
Cant everyone ( countries ) agree to use one version. it would make things a lot easier.
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Postby sgofferj » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:01 pm

Well the problem is that the Block III TADS is so supersecret that it's not even available to US' allies...
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Re: AH-64D drawings or very good photos with size ref. neede

Postby sgofferj » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:45 pm

It would be if I would be building the CPG panel also :). The frustrating thing is that there are lots of nice pics of the TEDAC but almost nothing about the "normal avionics" in the web, i.e. MFDs, UFD, engines, etc.
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Re: AH-64D drawings or very good photos with size ref. neede

Postby sgofferj » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:26 pm

Unfortunately not. It's an AH-64A and the drawings are way too small. I need very detailed drawings or photos to build replicas. After Stuart mentioning Westland, I called there and actually got a few infos. Still need more to detailedly work out the instruments, though.
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Re: AH-64D drawings or very good photos with size ref. neede

Postby sgofferj » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:44 pm

Thanks, I found most of those already. I'm specifically looking for either dimensional drawings of the instruments or high resolution closeup photos. Something that would allow me to build an exact replica. :) As I wrote, this photo is a perfect example of what I need: http://usarmy.vo.llnwd.net/e2/-images/2 ... 112524.jpg
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Re: AH-64D drawings or very good photos with size ref. neede

Postby El Flauta » Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:25 pm

Here are a pretty good blueprint, from "Airwar.ru"
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