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Author Topic: mcfrag0815's IKEA IVAR-Pit Project  (Read 4978 times)

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Re: mcfrag0815's IKEA IVAR-Pit Project
« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2017, 01:00:53 AM »
That is some seriously nice bending... :hail: ..!
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Re: mcfrag0815's IKEA IVAR-Pit Project
« Reply #31 on: May 10, 2017, 08:44:44 AM »
Nice Glareshield :thumbsup:

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Re: mcfrag0815's IKEA IVAR-Pit Project
« Reply #32 on: May 10, 2017, 03:41:14 PM »
I agree. Great job you did. Correct curves and angles achieved that is not an easy job  :beer:

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Re: mcfrag0815's IKEA IVAR-Pit Project
« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2017, 02:40:51 PM »
Nice work  you did with the bending. :yihaw: :thumbsup:
Iam to plannining to do it that way.
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Re: mcfrag0815's IKEA IVAR-Pit Project
« Reply #34 on: May 13, 2017, 06:39:46 PM »
Thank you. For the first time I'm really happy with it  ;D
Today I finished the left GS and sanded the parts prior to painting. Now I wait for the RAL9017 to arrive  :reading:





I also modified the CPD to fit the new Samsung Tablet...

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Re: mcfrag0815's IKEA IVAR-Pit Project
« Reply #35 on: May 13, 2017, 08:48:52 PM »
...that's cool...I kinda like them the way they are... :whistle: !
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Re: mcfrag0815's IKEA IVAR-Pit Project
« Reply #36 on: May 13, 2017, 09:58:45 PM »
Frosted Glareshields? Hm... maybe something different  :harhar:

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Re: mcfrag0815's IKEA IVAR-Pit Project
« Reply #37 on: May 24, 2017, 12:37:49 PM »
The next step was a working DED and so I tried the G15-way.
First step: rip apart the G15:



Then the DED-Box build of PS-plating:



I left space for the buttons of the G15 so I can still navigate the Display:



Let there be color   :yihaw:



And the final test... is it still working?



But where's light there will also be shadows: As the cable is much too short to mount the PCB of the G15 I ordered a new ribbon cable. But after I installed it, the Display showed only an orange glow - no more content anymore. First I thought that I killed the electronics, but with the original cable it still works.
I took a FFC Type B 32Pin 0.5Pitch AWM 20798 cable for it - I think the same cable as the original one. Maybe it's too long with 50cm and I better choose a shorter one?
Any idea or anyone who build a DED from a G15 too and knows the right cable for it?

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Re: mcfrag0815's IKEA IVAR-Pit Project
« Reply #38 on: June 09, 2017, 09:20:55 AM »
Until today I couldn't aquire the right ribbon cable for my DED. So I had to go the other way: drill a hole in the CP to fit the G15's PCB. Not beautiful but it's the only solution at the moment.
But I'm going to build a complete new CP anyway because there are a few things that bother me. But it's the same as in scale model building: the first kit is for learning and only prototype but there can be always a second kit to do things right  :D

As I'm not running BMS the DED is driven by AIDA64 - so I could customise the display and switch between 4 different ones. Between fake data from a virtual F-16 there are things like temperature, CPU usage, a clock, usage time and so on.



Now I just need a green filter foil for it and my first revision of the DED is finished.

I also worked a little bit on the ACES replica and slowly it's getting ready for some primer.



But what's that???  :o



A big mistake was made by me, the sides are too narrow and so the shoulder harness handle wont fit under the armrest...  :rambling: :brickwall:
But I will keep it like this. To change this most of the seat has to be modified - and I don't want to do that (what I've said about prototype in scale modeling..?) even it's really annoying.
I used PS plating for the details as it's easy to cut, sand and glue and also it's really leightweight.
So the whole seat weighed only 19.5 kilograms.

Then I build some detail parts for the seat like the FDR, FDR mounting and some other bits.
Oh, and of course I received some little toys for the further progress of the pit  :yihaw:


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Re: mcfrag0815's IKEA IVAR-Pit Project
« Reply #39 on: July 08, 2017, 12:46:22 PM »
We have progess: the seat was primered and installed in the pit.  :cheerleader:



And on the picture you can see, how limited my space is... there is no more space between seat and cabinet, not even a single cm.
But thats not necessarily negative: I can save myself building the parachute container  :biggrin:

Next were the two small Mapboxes. They're build out of grey Polysytrene and the left box is used as a docking station with charge function for a small Android tablet PC and to store my pencils.



Also I panted the CPD-housing and added some fake buttons and a rotary:



Next on the list are some tiny parts, like the compass on the right Aux:


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Re: mcfrag0815's IKEA IVAR-Pit Project
« Reply #40 on: July 08, 2017, 12:59:47 PM »
Really like seeing how much can be done in a small space - way cool!
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Re: mcfrag0815's IKEA IVAR-Pit Project
« Reply #41 on: July 08, 2017, 01:18:57 PM »
TOTAL coo mcfrag0815, and you really use all the space you have there  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: looks super good man, keep up the GREAT work my friend  :thumbsup:
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Re: mcfrag0815's IKEA IVAR-Pit Project
« Reply #42 on: July 10, 2017, 03:31:14 AM »
Awesome Job McFrag!!!  :beer:
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