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Tuesday
Aug302011

Boeing Style 737 Toggle Condoms

Occasionally you come across a product which is a good idea, such as these small plastic push on toggles (flight condoms) that can be used to replicate the same styyle toggle used on a Beoing 737 aircarft.

Although many high end companies already replicate these Boeing style toggle switches in their ICS overhead panels, there are many flight deck builders who either manufacturer their own panels or use other generic style toggles for various simulation purposes.

For instance, I’m not intending to replicate an overhead panel until near completion of my simulation build project.  As such, I’m using a number of standard GoFlight GF T8 switch panels/modules to mimic certain overhead functions.  These little push ons can change the appearance of a GoFlight module from just a boring little toggle to something that actually “almost” looks like a Boeing toggle switch.

GLB Flight Products produce two similar toggle cap lines.  One is the white toggle cap that pushes over an existing toggle.  The other is a complete sleeve replacement of your current assembly  with a new toggle sleeve and cap.  The new sleeve slides over a small diameter toggle switch and with a dab of super glue will stay there forever.

The toggles are not inexpensive, but there a nice aesthetic touch to add to a simulation. 

The toggle “condoms” can be purchased from  GLB Flight Products.  I believe a similar product can also be found at Open Cockpit

 

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