An aircraft centre pedestal houses all the communication avionics and the B777 is one of the largest. Although I already have the full set of homemade Opencockpit Comm, Nav, ADF & Transponder I decided to purchase the full USB versions in order to clean up the the cables in the pedestal box. Connecting the homemade radios into the OC Mastercard results in hundreds of wires dangling in the box which can cause failures not to mention difficulty maneuvering in the pedestal so firstly I bought an ADF and Transponder from a fellow sim builder in Brisbane. After that I bought the remaining Comms and Nav radios from the Aviation Megastore in Holland as they offered cheaper shipping costs to Opencockpit.
The box itself was made using dimensions sourced on the net and also measuring the FDS unit at Flightcity Simulation Centre. It was made with 12mm MDF with the mounting rails made of 20mm ‘T’ bar aluminium. Blanking panels as well as the 3 bottom panels I purchased from Manolo at Hispapanels. I added buttons to a couple of the blanking panels to provide functionality for things like Sim rate, Pause etc. all assignable via FSUIPC.