I opted to fabricate my own pedestal out of wood. It is built to scale and is still a work in process. I have the correct number of blank plates but made others to cover the spaces for the radios, transponder, etc. until I finish the project.
Fire Control Panel
The Fire Control Panel I also received from Flightdeck Solutions. The quality and feel of the unit is very sturdy and realistic. It has a button to release the bottle handles and they rotate left and right like the real thing.
In addition to the Fire Control Panel I also received the Cargo Fire Panel as well. Also built very well and both have the same awesome FDS back lighting. The units lit up look very nice.
FDS also has a cool, spring loaded clear cover that needs to be pulled up in order to push the discharge button. Nice feature.
Another cool addition to the pedestal is the ACARS printer. It is a Brightek WH-E19 thermal printer. It’s set up and shared across my network. I can print METAR information from either CDU.
Another nice feature of having the printer on the flightdeck is that I set up a boarding pass template that will actually allow you to enter passenger information and then print out a boarding pass. Pretty nice little add-on and a cool souvenir for those that visit.
MFD Optional Views
Although this panel does not exist on the real flight deck, it shows some MFD views that are pretty cool. Flightdeck Solutions made me a custom panel. I used their software to address each button so that it displays the appropriate systems when pushed. Nice little extra.