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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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Re: mcfrag0815's IKEA IVAR-Pit Project
« Reply #43 on: August 20, 2017, 01:39:23 PM »
Only a small update this time.
As there are many Panels and Instruments only fake in my pit, I've begun with the Caution Panel.
First of all, cutting the indicators out of 2mm Acrylic wich was left over from the Glareshields:



Then I glued the Indicators into a frame build out of 1x1mm Evergreen Stripes:




And step by step I ended up with the complete indexers:




The Panel itself was build as usual out of Polystyrene-plating:




The indexers were masked and the whole thing was painted in black, followed by a final coat of matte varnish.




Finally I printed the stencils for the indexers on overhead projector foil. They appear white because there is a white PS-plating on the back wich is removable. So I am able to backlight the panel if I decide to do someday  ;D




And that's all for today. I also begun to build the Left Aux Panel as a separate Part, but that will be the stuff for the next update when there's something to show  :bounce2:

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Re: mcfrag0815's IKEA IVAR-Pit Project
« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2017, 04:44:32 AM »
looking great!
really like your "out of the box thinking".
keep on the good work! :beer: