It was always my goal to build a fully enclosed flight deck with a circuit breaker back wall. Buying real panels was never an option. I found some templates online somewhere and worked with Flightdeck Solutions on getting plastic replica breakers. They are scaled correctly and look awesome. Each breaker also has a label for amperage that I inserted during the assembly process.
The back wall adds a whole additional dimension to the flight deck as it really encloses the space. It actually makes is much smaller and a little claustrophobic, just like the real thing. This level of realism really finishes off the interior of the flightdeck. Details of the shell can be found under the Flightdeck Shell section.
Each panel was cut to scale. Each breaker location had a small hole drilled for a screw to hold the actual plastic breaker. The larger drilled holes are the blank location. In each of these holes I placed a plastic cap. These replicate removed breakers just like on the real panels. The look is very realistic.
After the individual panels were cut, drilled and painted I then installed all of the breakers and blanks. Into each breaker I then inserted a white amperage number like on the real product. I’m very happy with the finished product. They cam our better than I ever expected.
Once the individual panels were complete, I began working on the back walls, one for the captain side and the other for the first officer.