Best profile to build a aluminium cockpit

Neil Farren

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My advice would be to look at what companies who sell the cockpits sell and use similar to them. They have done all the R & D to find the right equipment so go with what they have decided is best.
 
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Stanislas

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Hi, for your information, the aluminium profile industry standard (and SimRacing standard) is 8mm slot... but some/few cockpit builder (like JCL-Simracing) use a 10mm slot.
 
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Jens Roos

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I also used the 40mm in size x40, x80 and x120mm depending on position. This profile you can also thread directly in the end, and have a good range of optional hardware to select from at motedis.

Edit, did not notice they was the same size, I-Type is what I and most others use.
 
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Jeremy Ford

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Typically 8 slot profile is used by 8020 builders, and webshops that sell kits like SIM LAB. Though honestly, it wouldn't make a difference if you use 8 or 10 slot for the strength of the build.
 
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Turk

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Just don't use square. I used square stuff years ago for another project and dismissed aluminium extrusion completely because everything just came apart over time.