Cessna 172 Project
The Cessna 172 Project (V3) started October 20th 2020.
I started off with a complete Cessna, but then gradually decreased to make it more portable and to focus my energy.
In the beginning, I planned on having an Overhead panel for failures and simulator events, but that was later eliminated when I “slimmed” my cockpit. Slimming my cockpit meant cutting all of the components that were not necessary.
This C172 was created when I was very young, so keep this in mind when watching my filmmaking 🙂
I started out with foam and 1/2″ PVC Pipe Construction (Which is super good for a kid who doesn’t know what they are doing).
I had an OSB plywood floor on 2″ wheels (The plywood needed reinforcement, as the middle was sagging). I used 2 Jeep Seats I found on craigslist, and a $20 bench (Also craigslist).
I used OSB for the Panel (I later upgraded to plywood) and covered the OSB with duct tape because the painting process was messy.
Initially, I planned on having the seats on rails, but the rails would break and the ball bearings would go everywhere! I later upgraded to 1.5″ wheels.