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Author Topic: Rufus' Ride - Block 50 Pit Progress...  (Read 47175 times)

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Re: Rufus' Ride - Block 50 Pit Progress...
« Reply #195 on: December 19, 2016, 03:45:41 AM »
Ahh, I see ... still looking great  :biggrin:

looking forward to the next series of pix  :thumbsup:

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Re: Rufus' Ride - Block 50 Pit Progress...
« Reply #196 on: January 17, 2017, 06:59:41 PM »
I've got a question for folks that have done it - what resolution are you running your LCDs at? 

I chose a high one for my demo pics, but I'm now thinking that running any higher than the native 600 x 800 is just a waste.

What are folks doing - inquiring minds want to know... :notes: .
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Re: Rufus' Ride - Block 50 Pit Progress...
« Reply #197 on: January 19, 2017, 01:39:34 AM »
I've got a question for folks that have done it - what resolution are you running your LCDs at? 

I chose a high one for my demo pics, but I'm now thinking that running any higher than the native 600 x 800 is just a waste.

What are folks doing - inquiring minds want to know... :notes: .
Rufus
you are correct, run them at 600x800

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Re: Rufus' Ride - Block 50 Pit Progress...
« Reply #198 on: January 19, 2017, 11:09:20 AM »
Thanks Nigel... :thumbsup: !
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Re: Rufus' Ride - Block 50 Pit Progress...
« Reply #199 on: January 21, 2017, 07:12:03 PM »
GREAT WORK!

Very clean and so sweet to see all that hard work come together.

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Re: Rufus' Ride - Block 50 Pit Progress...
« Reply #200 on: January 22, 2017, 09:44:23 AM »
Thanks, String - couldn't have done it this way without you... :thumbsup: !
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Re: Rufus' Ride - Block 50 Pit Progress...
« Reply #201 on: February 25, 2017, 06:57:07 PM »
...well, it turns out there is another way (isn't there always... :DOH: ...).  I got myself one of these 60 pin extension ribbons from Chinatobby in hopes of creating enough slack/flex in the cable to move the LCD panel inboard a bit, and that has worked out... :yihaw:

So now all of my gauge tubes can clear the LCD panel to fit flush and I don't need to alter anything...but only because my center group had been altered by it's previous owner...he originally planned to use 8" LCD panels and cut away the inboard web of the MFD frames and a portion of the center pedestal itself, which hopefully folks can see in my pictures.  Initially I was a bit dismayed at this alteration, but as I've put things together I'm finding that it's saved me some considerable effort, and it isn't visible from the front side.

Note that if you consider this alteration, with 7" LCD panels I don't think you need alter the center pedestal - only the web of the MFD frames - and even then, only the right one really needs to be cut away.  That will provide the needed approx. 1/8" inboard space to position the LCD panel as needed.

Another quick plug in and check with static MFDE to see that things are functioning...plugged in after re-assembling this afternoon and all is well... :thumbsup: !
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