Anyone use oem overhead frame with aftermarket panels?

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Lu737800
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Anyone use oem overhead frame with aftermarket panels?

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Hi everyone,

Just got a oem 737 classic overhead frame. Sadly my panels don’t fit on it.

Is anyone using a real frame with aftermarket non oem panels.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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yep... we have 2 aftermarkt panels but to be honest... they almost cost the same as used panels... :D There is no company with cheap panels which fit into a frame... at least what i know..
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Which company did you go with?
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I am talking Just front panels, like pcflight, cockpitsimparts etc.
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as i said we almost have a complete oem overhead... but the Display source and selector panel and the drive panel are replicas by simparts from germany... take a look but they are pretty pricey compared to oem panels... but to be honest... they look pretty good and once dimmed (LED against other panels with bulbs) you dont see the difference
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here you can see the overhead
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Greetings

It's hit and miss depending on what company you purchase replica panels from.

Some of the FDS panels fit OK and those that don't can usually be modified.

If you want a replica panel to be able to fit like a glove to the OEM frame (and look like an OEM part) then its best to go with one of the high end sellers ($$$) that specialises in this area.

If FDS interests you send Peter Cos an email and ask for measurements. He knows what fits and doesn't.

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willow wrote: 04 Aug 2022, 08:36 Greetings

It's hit and miss depending on what company you purchase replica panels from.

Some of the FDS panels fit OK and those that don't can usually be modified.

If you want a replica panel to be able to fit like a glove to the OEM frame (and look like an OEM part) then its best to go with one of the high end sellers ($$$) that specialises in this area.

If FDS interests you send Peter Cos an email and ask for measurements. He knows what fits and doesn't.

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The last I heard was that FDS have a 12+ month backlog on orders at the moment, so it will either be a long wait or used panels for the ones that do fit perfectly.
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