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« on: December 22, 2003, 12:42:37 PM »
I've heard that here there is the GOTHA of the Cockpit's builders.......
I won't be able to reach your wonderfull levels.... but hope i'll be accepted as another "crazy man" who joined the GREAT VIPERPIT !!!!
Actually i wasn't able yet to begin the hull/shell works.... but have some nice item and every kind of enquire is wellcomed ! .....
Hope to be helpfull for everybody !

Meawhile I Wish you a Merry Xmas and an Happy New Year !

Cheers from the "Nice Country" (Bel Paese)
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2003, 01:09:19 PM »
Welcome, you're at the right place  8)  Now you have no excuse to not start your project

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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2003, 01:15:04 PM »
Yes a hearty welcome to you Strale, you are in the best of company :D
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2003, 04:56:11 PM »
Thanks Dudes for your wellcome !
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2003, 04:57:44 PM »
Hi Buddy, glad to have you with us, No ego's here, just a bunch of like minded people with the same interests.


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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2003, 05:10:33 PM »
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Welcome to the group.   Lots of good info and people here.  :-)
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2003, 07:19:03 PM »
Nice intro Strale, welcome aboard and enjoy.

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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2003, 09:25:09 AM »
Welome aboard Strale!
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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2004, 04:13:54 PM »
Hi Strale,

Good to see you come aboard. I have seen your good stuff on Ebay and know that you are in good company here. Glad to have you here and hope to see your pit and its progress. Also love to know what Viper stuff you have!

Take care,

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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2004, 04:24:13 PM »
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Hi Strale,

Good to see you come aboard. I have seen your good stuff on Ebay and know that you are in good company here. Glad to have you here and hope to see your pit and its progress. Also love to know what Viper stuff you have!

Take care,

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CHRIS ! it's an Honor for me to receive your wellcome..... thanks again.
As for the items on eBay..... well... i had to leave them to find some money for other items..... and whenever i sell an item.... it's something of me that leaves ! .... but ... that's how life goes on !
As for the viper stuff I just updated my site..... as told on the Forum..... You're wellcome !

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« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2004, 04:40:24 PM »
Hi Strale,

Thanks for your kind words! I know how it feels to let some part go. Every now and then, I have to do the same to get something new. Every part has a story and a need, however that is all part of the fun.
I am going to go look at your site update.- Someday I will have my own site, but, then I dont know how to make a webpage ( much less find the time!) I do get  to show stuff here and on some other webpages.
Nothing is as nice as this forum though, when it comes to a place to network with truely talented folks and find information on how to make these things work or work better.
Im really glad you are here.
_ I think Matt Wietlespach tells me that you are a freind of his too?

Cheers,

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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2004, 06:46:12 PM »
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Hi Strale,

Thanks for your kind words! I know how it feels to let some part go. Every now and then, I have to do the same to get something new. Every part has a story and a need, however that is all part of the fun.
I am going to go look at your site update.- Someday I will have my own site, but, then I dont know how to make a webpage ( much less find the time!) I do get  to show stuff here and on some other webpages.
Nothing is as nice as this forum though, when it comes to a place to network with truely talented folks and find information on how to make these things work or work better.
Im really glad you are here.
_ I think Matt Wietlespach tells me that you are a freind of his too?

Cheers,

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Chris..... damn..... i posted a message in a wrong section of the forum...... i'm really a newby ! ...... but should have undestood, with Jim's help, how to post a pic... let's try !
here is a picture i don't know if it has to be put in my web page !

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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2004, 07:33:00 PM »
Davide,
That pic did not show up.

Its probably because you hit ENTER and you put in the link and that second "/img" is on another line.  :-)

Also when you make a post, instead of hitting the SUBMIT button you can press the PREVIEW button.  That lets you see your message as it will apear when you submit it.  Then you can check it everything looks good.

Your link to that pic is OK, as I just checked it.   so more than likely as I mentioned you hit the ENTER button and then press the IMG button for that second time.

If you want to delete that other thread you started in this section, just post a reply in it asking MIKE (Viperpit) to delete that whole thread.  Soooner or later he will see that requestion.   Or you could just PM him.
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« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2004, 07:50:22 PM »
I fixxed the link, but the pic is dead now

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« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2004, 09:18:53 AM »
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Davide,
That pic did not show up.

Its probably because you hit ENTER and you put in the link and that second "/img" is on another line.  :-)

Also when you make a post, instead of hitting the SUBMIT button you can press the PREVIEW button.  That lets you see your message as it will apear when you submit it.  Then you can check it everything looks good.

Your link to that pic is OK, as I just checked it.   so more than likely as I mentioned you hit the ENTER button and then press the IMG button for that second time.

If you want to delete that other thread you started in this section, just post a reply in it asking MIKE (Viperpit) to delete that whole thread.  Soooner or later he will see that requestion.   Or you could just PM him.
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Strange..... i didn't hit the enter before hitting the Img/ .... i saw that it was on the lower line.... but i think the link is too long........ will try again .....

Thanks

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« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2004, 10:25:53 AM »
The pic is there, it must be geocities does not allow offsite display, I would sugest photobucket, seems to work fine for Jim. I'll make the link to the pic a url link for now.

edit, you will have to past it into the adress bar to see it.

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« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2004, 10:30:17 AM »
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The pic is there, it must be geocities does not allow offsite display, I would sugest photobucket, seems to work fine for Jim. I'll make the link to the pic a url link for now.

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Thanks for your help Mike...... damn...... .geocities helps a lot to make me feel like the last newby ......  :oops:

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Some picture, great (for me) update !
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2004, 04:28:52 PM »
Finally i found the way to host picture where viewable ....
Geocities wasn't showing the picture from the links.

Ok..... now back to the topics... only few picture to show main instrument panel actual stage !

The holes of the SMS and REO will be set as follow:
1) Found the first VGA TFT Display and hunting for the second;
2) Will use a Replica Reo and will put behind one tft monitor.... there will be problem for the MFD's buttoms.... but will try to find out a way.
3) Actually didn't find a solution for the left MFD ...... ok.. next step !

Here's the link to some pictures

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« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2004, 06:50:19 PM »
nice pics Strale!
  put the



at the end ,for the pics to show in the thread.

hit edit on the above post and you will see what I changed to make them show up.

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« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2004, 07:04:19 PM »
Davide,
Pretty nice looking parts there.
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« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2004, 07:49:39 PM »
Yeah, I gotta second that.  Those are some sweet parts you got there.  Very sharp looking.

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« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2004, 03:08:20 PM »
Mike,
thanks for the suggestion..... had a look at the modifications.... will do next time !

Jim and Jay thanks for appreciation..... i'm very proud of this stuff... it took a while but now i can say i reached a good stage .....

Unfortunately the HUD had some damages and the glass is not the original reflective glass...... Hope to find it some days......

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« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2004, 04:24:19 PM »
Yeah, if you ever what to get rid of any of that "junk"  :wink: , let me know.  I'll help you out.  

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« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2004, 04:41:53 PM »
eh eh eh eh.........  :lol:
too much effort to reach this point ! but i will keep you in consideration if "ran mad" .....

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« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2004, 06:37:22 PM »
I hear you.  I've been working on this almost 3 years.  Stuff just too hard to come by, you jump when you get the chance.  Right now I got more things coming at me than money but for months it was nothing.  Seems like it all comes at once or not at all.

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« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2004, 08:20:06 AM »
Jay,
i've been working on this project since early 1998 so in April will be 6 years...... and you can thrust me when i say that i made more steps in the lone month of January than in the last three years.....
Sometimes i thought to withdraw.....but now i'm missing only few items so it would be really a sin not going on .........
it will take a while to reach the goal....... but with some luck the "dead line" is getting closer day by day.

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« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2004, 11:59:12 AM »
Keep with it Strale, looking at your collection, you've got some nearly impossilbe to find goodies.  Some of those gauges I have never found for the F-16.  I did have a chance for the ADI about a year ago, but it was $1300 and I just didn't have that kind of cash at the time.

If you do come across something you already have, drop me a line, I probably need it.

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« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2004, 03:01:56 PM »
I know what you mean and your mood Jay ..... i felt the same while looking at some items that i never thought i would be able to get.
But don't worry ...... items, as a friend of mine is just saying, are out there.... and one a day we'll have what we need.....
Good Luck you all ! .... and if i got something i don't need next time i will make an advise on the forum if it can help.

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ANOTHER COUPLE OF GOOD SHOTS !!!!!!!
« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2004, 04:10:50 PM »
Guys.....
i want to share with you the picture of the last items i was able -with a lot of difficulties...... and $$$$$-

First Picture is one AUDIO 1 Panel....... i was so lucky to acquire a couple of them...... so this one i'm showing is actually available for TRADE only ......

http://img22.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/audio_1.jpg
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Then the other pictures are multiple snapshots of the Throttle's FULL ASSY !!!! ..... Damn ...... I'm a lucky bastard ... I Know.... I Know !!!!!
:)

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I'M A VERY GLAD PIT's BUILDER ...... LOL
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« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2004, 05:10:04 PM »
I think the expression I'm looking for here is: "Holy Crap" !!

That's some great gear !! Of course, it's not a patch on my Aimsworth but don't start getting all jealous on me now.

Err ...

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« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2004, 07:31:53 PM »
Wow. you hit gold, Strale!

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« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2004, 07:36:24 PM »
I beleive there is a Falcon pilot sitting in his cockpit wondering where the hell did the crew cheif put the throttle  :lol:

Great pics Strale, and excellent items for your project.
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« Reply #32 on: March 31, 2004, 07:05:40 AM »
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I beleive there is a Falcon pilot sitting in his cockpit wondering where the hell did the crew cheif put the throttle  :lol:

Great pics Strale, and excellent items for your project.


Damn Blocker .... You MAKE ME LAUGH as never before !!!! ... i really can't stop laughing...... i figured out that "viper's driver" beginning to shout and scream to his Crew's Chief asking for the Throttle ...... Damn !!! really an awesome picture.....

But ... as if it's quite easy to figure out an American pilot screaming out of his cockpit ... i wasn't able to figure out the same words in Norvegian .... as the Throttle is coming from there !!!! LOL !

Bye and thanks again for the good time i had reading your message !!!!

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« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2004, 06:18:53 AM »
Hi Folks !

Here some pictures i want to share with you !

These are some of the last items i received ..... there's something more ... but my batteries diyed during the "photo's service" ......

First Item is a FLIGT CONTROL PANEL

http://img22.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/P1010038.jpg
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Second Item is a KY58 Early model PANEL

http://img22.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/P1111111.jpg
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Will update soon !

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« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2004, 03:22:24 PM »
Well.... not really in topic but would like to share some picture of our Aerobatics Team !

As you surely will know "Frecce Tricolori" are the team with the greatest number of aircraft in the whole world.

You can see even the EF2000 Thyphoon "drived" by our Test Pilot and Astronauts Col. CHELI.

Hope you will enjoy them !

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Picture were taken this morning at the Alenia's Facility in Turin.

Cheers All ! .

 8)  had the temptation to get on board of one of those a/c !!! eh eh eh eh
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« Reply #35 on: June 01, 2004, 08:39:29 AM »
Strale your pictures are fantastic.  Thanks for sharing!!!  Your pit parts are great.  Congratulations on aquireing them.  You are aware that it really doesn't have to fly when you're finished aren't you ;)?
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« Reply #36 on: June 01, 2004, 11:18:51 AM »
Strale,

Nice pics!  You know I seen those guys in Ottawa, Canada quite a few years back at an airshow!  And I remember them being crazy!  They put on the most breath taking performance I have ever seen.  Most people rate the Snowbirds as one of the best, but these guys really did some dangerous moves!

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« Reply #37 on: June 01, 2004, 04:58:05 PM »
@ Flareless and Marvin:
Thanks guys for appreciating the picture of the Italian Aerobatic Team : FRECCE TRICOLORI.

For your information the a/c their are flying is an heavy modified MB339A
many parts were removed to lower the overall weight, even if they can restore the aircraft to Combat Readiness in few hours ....
The main modification were made to the surface's controls and to the avionics ..... you can BET that it can be manouvered as a prop while being a Jet ! ....
The same aircraft (in conventional configuration) is actually used to train Military Pilots before taking service in groups and wings.

Our Pilots begin training on the SIAE MARCHETTI SF260 in LATINA B.F.S. -Basic Flight School- (near Rome) (guys .... it's a beauty and "driving" it is really enjoying) here they get the first wings .... then they are sent to the A.F.S. -Andvanced Flying School- where they get Jet cleareances and first Combat Readiness.

Next Step is usually in the USA or in UK to be trained on the Aircraft they will be flying in active duty ! ....

@ Flareless....

Dude ... when i look at my stuff one of my first though is: This Stuff FLYIED once ... and i will make it FLYING AGAIN ! .... Ok ..... virtually .... but it doesn't matter ! ... LOL

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« Reply #38 on: June 02, 2004, 07:22:02 AM »
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Dude ... when i look at my stuff one of my first though is: This Stuff FLYIED once ... and i will make it FLYING AGAIN ! .... Ok ..... virtually .... but it doesn't matter ! ... LOL

 Excellent!
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« Reply #39 on: June 27, 2004, 12:14:47 PM »
Folks ....
maybe some pilot is looking for his a/c equipment ! ...
Ok ... let's joke about it .... but it's really unbeliveable that this stuff was declared "scrap" ......

here I'm proud to introduce you .....

The AUX COMM PANEL - LUCKY AND BROKE ! LOL -

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The TEST PANEL

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The REO (but it's a replica used on a Simulator - but really nice looking)

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My Block 52 STICK

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Look also at the "swap meet" posts .... there's another stick ... if someone is interested in !

Comments as usual wellcomed and appreciated !

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« Reply #40 on: June 27, 2004, 12:19:48 PM »
I said it before. Add a drooling emoticon please?!?!? :shock:

Strale i dont know how, but you did it again :D

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« Reply #41 on: June 27, 2004, 12:26:12 PM »
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I said it before. Add a drooling emoticon please?!?!? :shock:

Strale i dont know how, but you did it again :D

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 8) J.A.K. .... don't know how too .....  :oops: let's say that i begun in early 1998 ..... and the contact i had in these years give some resoults today .....
Thanks for appreciating .....
I promised to post some details ... (dimensions ....) but Folks .. this is really not a good period for me !!!!! .... But i don't forget ! ... will do when i will have solved some problems !

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« Reply #42 on: June 27, 2004, 09:02:20 PM »
Some vrey nice parts Strale, how far are you from all the panels in the cockpit?

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« Reply #43 on: June 28, 2004, 09:28:03 AM »
Davide,

I was just curious?  Are you not putting "A" model stick in your cockpit rather than a late block model stick?

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« Reply #44 on: June 28, 2004, 02:34:31 PM »
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Davide,

I was just curious?  Are you not putting "A" model stick in your cockpit rather than a late block model stick?

Jody

Well Jody .... the main problem is that i was able to find the main instrument panel only from an A model ..... but was very lucky with the panels... having quite all from the C model .... when i will start the building (still looking for a structurel part) will decide if i will use the original main instrumen or will build a C model in wood ....

Hope to have satisfied your curiosity .....

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« Reply #45 on: June 28, 2004, 06:47:37 PM »
Davide,

IMO I would concentrate on a late C model rather than an A model as Falcon and the soon to come FO model the C model.  You can easily make an accurate looking C instrument panel out of wood or whatever you choose.  It's nice to have the real deal if that is your cup of tea, but you can easily compensate for a fabricated main instrument panel with all those goodies you have!

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Davide,

I was just curious?  Are you not putting "A" model stick in your cockpit rather than a late block model stick?

Jody

Well Jody .... the main problem is that i was able to find the main instrument panel only from an A model ..... but was very lucky with the panels... having quite all from the C model .... when i will start the building (still looking for a structurel part) will decide if i will use the original main instrumen or will build a C model in wood ....

Hope to have satisfied your curiosity .....

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« Reply #46 on: June 28, 2004, 07:20:52 PM »
Anyone ever heard that song by Johnny Cash ?
Its called Cadillac.

It resembles the pit i am building.

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« Reply #47 on: June 29, 2004, 03:14:04 AM »
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Davide,

IMO I would concentrate on a late C model rather than an A model as Falcon and the soon to come FO model the C model.  You can easily make an accurate looking C instrument panel out of wood or whatever you choose.  It's nice to have the real deal if that is your cup of tea, but you can easily compensate for a fabricated main instrument panel with all those goodies you have!

Jody

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Davide,

I was just curious?  Are you not putting "A" model stick in your cockpit rather than a late block model stick?

Jody

Well Jody .... the main problem is that i was able to find the main instrument panel only from an A model ..... but was very lucky with the panels... having quite all from the C model .... when i will start the building (still looking for a structurel part) will decide if i will use the original main instrumen or will build a C model in wood ....

Hope to have satisfied your curiosity .....

Cheers

Davide

Jody,
you're right ! and probably this will be what i will do ..... but i'm still a little bit too far from my "building step" .... and i've not lost the hope to find a real block 50's main instrument panel .....
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« Reply #48 on: October 07, 2004, 06:09:36 AM »
Ok ....
sometimes my "job" gives back some satisfaction !
I was able to find an original KY58 backlited panel  and .........

this is what i made !

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Ok .. ok ! ... probably knobs are not the same as the real panel .... but saw many of these and always found some differences.

Then i made a DEAL (yep... CAPS LOCK !!!!) with this almost unfoundable item:
Wanna see some drooling faces then !! eh eh eh eh

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« Reply #49 on: October 07, 2004, 02:03:26 PM »
Very Nice parts Strale, thanks for posting the pics of them, they will be quite a bit of help when I get to making those panels. Also, Jason has a very good Front Console model drawn up that I have built, C -blk 50-52, it might be an avenue for you if you can't find one. I'll post a pic of mine in the comming days into my thread so you can see it.

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« Reply #50 on: October 07, 2004, 02:30:00 PM »
Kabar,

what i don't have is time ... otherwise i would have just uploaded all the dimensions for that stuff .... but ..... as next monday i will begin a new job I really hope to have more time to dedicate to our common passion !!!!!

So really hope to be more helpfull in next months .....

As for the Main Instrument Panel ... DAMN .... you turn a knife into my bleeding enjury ...... If only i could be able to find it !!!!! It's making me mad !!!!!!!

So ... any offer is greately appreciated !!!

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« Reply #51 on: October 07, 2004, 09:33:02 PM »
Dude, that ECM is SWEET!!!!  You got an extra?? hehehe

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« Reply #52 on: October 08, 2004, 01:41:34 AM »
Man, Those are really great pics of the panels! You sure are one lucky dude!!
 Guys like you make it possible for the rest of us to fake it with at least a bit of accuracy, since we can get a good look at the panels.
I'm glad I didn't start really building my panels until this summer.
 I would think it possible to convert that to a c Block if you really wanted to.
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« Reply #53 on: October 08, 2004, 02:34:28 PM »
Jay,
...  :D  :D  :D ..... if i could be able to find another one .... damn .... i would be within the happiest men around the world .... you know ... sometimes it happens to be unable to find even a little screw .... then .... you get a "shot of ass" (letteral translation from Italian to English ... well .... it's slang of course and surely not educated ! but it's a good way to "render" an idea....)
But you know that i'm still far from ....but .... "little step ..... little step" (who ever saw the movie "contact" ????) i'm getting nearer !

Now i'm working on a EWS panel   :oops: .. hope to show the job soon !!!!

Shawn .... thanks for the kind word ... but.... you can bet that i'm in the very last place (if i ever entered in....) in the list of the "Guys that make things possible" .... well .... if i had more time and more "bucks" ... maybe i could be of better help ....

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« Reply #54 on: November 27, 2004, 05:41:27 PM »
Dudes,
i've been far for a while ... but here i'm coming back with some nice pictures of one of my last acquired items.

I had the chance to put my hands on a complete CMDS panel .. and .... well ... here it is ! ... It took some time to light up those damned lamps... but something is done. Next more difficult step will be to try to understand how work those "@@##@###" display i found inside !!!!

First picture is how it appears in sun light:

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Second picture is how it appears in the dark !

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If anyone has some info on the ann. lamps MS90451-7152AS15 i will really appreciate it !

Best Wishes all !

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« Reply #55 on: November 28, 2004, 12:28:24 AM »
That looks pretty sweet there Davide.  I had forgotten you had that ECM panel, makes me drool every time I see that.  That suckers rarer then hens teeth.

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« Reply #56 on: November 28, 2004, 05:29:00 AM »
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If anyone has some info on the ann. lamps MS90451-7152AS15 i will really appreciate it !

http://www.sundialandpanel.com/products/panels/378-18.htm
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« Reply #57 on: November 28, 2004, 09:14:23 AM »
Great score Davide!  I've never seen those "Go" and "No Go" lamps.  Do you have any details about them or about when they light up?  I don't believe they're represented in the Falcon 4 pit (at least I don't recall seeing them before).

Thanks for the link Drit!  That site is going to be pretty cool once they've finished construction.
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« Reply #58 on: November 28, 2004, 10:22:17 AM »
Nice catch Strale!

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« Reply #59 on: November 28, 2004, 12:08:10 PM »
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If anyone has some info on the ann. lamps MS90451-7152AS15 i will really appreciate it !

http://www.sundialandpanel.com/products/panels/378-18.htm
http://www.oshino-lamps.fr/rubriques/produits/pages%20produits/T-1%20Short%20Wire%20Terminal.htm

Thanks Drit ... but checked those site yet ... and didn't find the info i need.
In any case thanks again !

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« Reply #60 on: November 28, 2004, 12:19:58 PM »
Davide,
What info you looking for ? can you be more specific ?
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« Reply #61 on: November 28, 2004, 01:28:44 PM »
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Davide,
What info you looking for ? can you be more specific ?
drit

Yep Drit,
i was looking for the pin-out of each display to try to figure out how it works the matrix circuit.

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« Reply #62 on: November 28, 2004, 01:42:36 PM »
ups, sorry misunderstood you.

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« Reply #63 on: November 28, 2004, 05:37:58 PM »
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Great score Davide!  I've never seen those "Go" and "No Go" lamps.  Do you have any details about them or about when they light up?  I don't believe they're represented in the Falcon 4 pit (at least I don't recall seeing them before).

Thanks for the link Drit!  That site is going to be pretty cool once they've finished construction.

Never saw that lamps ? strange LOL .... Falcon 4 has that panel ... or you mean that you never saw the sequence of lighting ?
So.... don't have many details as all the info i searched for the AN/ALE47 didn't gave any resoult.
According to me they should work this way:
Mode in OFF - MWS in OFF - NO GO LAMPS Lighted - Dispence RDY off
Mode in Stdby - MWS in ON - GO LAMPS lighted  - Dispence RDY off
Mode in every position else off and std by - GO lamps lighted an Dispence RDY On
Main problem is:
What are the 01 and 02 switches and indicator for ?
As the Annunciator has 4 display per each section so a total of 16 displays and the wires available are only 20 there might be a "matrix circuit" but even making a lot of combination i was only able to identify each section and to light up all the displays ... It's a MESS ... believe me ! LOL

If someone has the same panel it would be great to share some info.
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« Reply #64 on: April 22, 2005, 03:03:35 PM »
During last days ... due to a cold that kept me far from office ....
i had time to do something ... well .... not so many things as actually
there are a couple of things that i've to set up before announcing that construction will begin soon !!!!

but meanwhile i played a while with a block 52 stick and a block (maybe 5) base ..... too less informations available on these items ......

So ..... i started with main problem, while checking also the SSC modification thread ..... and thanks to all for the precious informations !!!

The stick have a connector with a lot of pins (counted.. but can't remember right now)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/Stick_Conn.jpg
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and the Base has a less populated amphenol connector (518-7001)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/Base.jpg
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Now.... what to do ??? changing the connector on the stick or on the base ???

As i don't have many informations about the stick installation i decided to go for replacing the base's connector ... (it is on the way ....... will rewire and install as soon as received)

So .... removing the connector it's not so difficult ... even if i understood what i had to do first asking to a Friend and then opening the device to understand where the cables were running.

1st Step: uninstalling the retention ring:
With a little screwdriver we need to push the retention ring in the place showed with the arrow ..... pay attention.... when it's out his place it will jump around... better to keep it far from eyes ....!!!!

2nd Step: loose the screw indicated by the other red arrow ...... that screw holds and tights a cable retention.... and the cables are the stick's cable that run in connector just in the midde of the connection panel

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/retention_ring.jpg
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and here how the base was appearing while the connector come out

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/P1010057.jpg
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As the pins of the new connector are more little than the old one ... i decided to go for a straight CUT of all the wires .... in any case they won't have been usable during the rewire's works.....

Ok ..... i still need to place the connector .... but here's how my stick and base actually appears !

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/P1010059.jpg
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Some other jobs to do .... but at least for the nice resoult... i'm just happy !

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« Reply #65 on: April 22, 2005, 03:30:04 PM »
whoa, lucky DOG!!! a real SSC!!

very nice, and very nice pics of it for my archive!!

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« Reply #66 on: April 22, 2005, 03:36:43 PM »
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whoa, lucky DOG!!! a real SSC!!

very nice, and very nice pics of it for my archive!!

Hey Dude ... thanks for your appreciation .....

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« Reply #67 on: April 23, 2005, 05:16:40 AM »
Strale, you're also doing to need to place a different connector for the output as well (i.e. in the center of the 4 LVDT's output connectors).  I believe the block 50 base has 37 connections in the base of the stick.  Did you manage to find a mate for that connector?  If you did, could you see if you can find a connector for the stick?  Mine was shot and I had to cut it off and solder on wire leads to mine.  I was planning on taking out the connector when I got my SSC and pulling the wires from my stick through the base and then attaching them to the 44 pin connector on the output.  This would prevent me from ever being able to remove the stick from the base without cutting all the wires, but may be the only option I have.

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« Reply #68 on: April 23, 2005, 05:45:35 AM »
Jay,
need to arrive to that stage to verify it ... but i don't think there's the need to change also that connector...... i mean...... is there really the need to have one pin for each wire ?

For the mating connector of the stick .... well ..... a friend of mine found a mating connector.... I also asked him if there were the chance to find some more as i thing there are more earlier bases around than latest... so probably someone might need that connector too .....
I didn't get still reply about more connectors .. but be sure that if he has more he will send .......
take in consideration that the connector i will receive is not the mating for the base ..... it's a mating for the male connector... so probably there will be the need to modify it ... but who might know ... maybe instead it fits perfectly in the base ..... will keep you updated !!!!!

I don't think that putting the wires direcly to the stick could work ..... for as what i understood the female connector join the tube where the ldvt are placed..... if you don't have something that from the stick goes into the tube i've severe doubt that the SSC will work .... Or am i missing something ?

would be great to exchange some pictures .......

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Strale, you're also doing to need to place a different connector for the output as well (i.e. in the center of the 4 LVDT's output connectors).  I believe the block 50 base has 37 connections in the base of the stick.  Did you manage to find a mate for that connector?  If you did, could you see if you can find a connector for the stick?  Mine was shot and I had to cut it off and solder on wire leads to mine.  I was planning on taking out the connector when I got my SSC and pulling the wires from my stick through the base and then attaching them to the 44 pin connector on the output.  This would prevent me from ever being able to remove the stick from the base without cutting all the wires, but may be the only option I have.

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« Reply #69 on: April 23, 2005, 08:07:38 AM »
isn't this a regular cannon plug (mil spec of course)?

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« Reply #70 on: April 23, 2005, 09:44:49 AM »
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isn't this a regular cannon plug (mil spec of course)?

Ido


Ido,
yes.... you're right .... they're mil-spec cannon plugs ... but the main problem is :
Look at first following picture ... look at the shape of that connector and the CUT that allow the intallation inside the TUBE where the LDVT are installed.
The dimeter of the connector is exactely 2 CM and it fits perfectly inside the base. The height of the connector is 1.4 Cm ... and it should fit inside the male connector on the stick

 http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/Connector_block10.jpg
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Now look at the mating connector that was find for me !
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/Connector_Block52.jpg
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Of course as i don't have it in my hand i really still don't know if his height from the collar, diameter and total lenght will be ok for the base ..... but
better this than a kick in the ass .... LOL

As you can see the connector was a standard cannon plug without its mounting hardware.

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« Reply #71 on: April 23, 2005, 02:52:22 PM »
Hmm....I never thought that the connector played a part in the operation of the stick itself.  I may very well need to replace my sticks connector inorder for my stick to work.

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« Reply #72 on: April 23, 2005, 03:06:12 PM »
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Hmm....I never thought that the connector played a part in the operation of the stick itself.  I may very well need to replace my sticks connector inorder for my stick to work.

Jay

Jay,
that were my thought !!! ...... but looking at the mechanical construction of the base ..... well ... i really would not understand how to let feel the force to the transducers if the stick is not mechanically connected to the base ....

but i may be wrong ..... Any one can give his considerations ????

If you need to replace the connector on the stick ... let me know ..... i'd like to know how to remove it .... didn't find the trick !
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« Reply #73 on: April 23, 2005, 03:26:18 PM »
Well, I got mine out of the stick.  I remember there's a retention ring in there like the base has.  It's been a while since I took mine out.

I figured that when you attached the stick to the base with the retention nut, this was all the physical interface you needed to allow the SSC to function with the LVDT's.  This, however, was an assumption on my part.

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« Reply #74 on: April 23, 2005, 03:38:11 PM »
Here's a picture of the one from the stick base.  I cut this out of my stick because several of the pins were broken.  The notch you see goes on the stick side and that doesn't transmit any force or direction to the base or stick.  It is there, IMHO, to make sure the connector is oriented in the proper position.  

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The part number for this is:

Bendix 9107  10-527235-35p

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« Reply #75 on: April 23, 2005, 03:48:38 PM »
since bendix make complete systems ( acording to thier site) the connectors are probably amphenol, so you can try locating it here :
http://www.amphenol-aerospace.com/sl100viewer.asp

amphenol plugs can be found all over the world.


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« Reply #76 on: April 23, 2005, 03:53:13 PM »
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Well, I got mine out of the stick.  I remember there's a retention ring in there like the base has.  It's been a while since I took mine out.

I figured that when you attached the stick to the base with the retention nut, this was all the physical interface you needed to allow the SSC to function with the LVDT's.  This, however, was an assumption on my part.

Jay

I looked for a retention ring ... but wasn't able to find it .... but i found the retention pin on the lower back of the stick ..... but either removing that pin nothing happens else that the connector is free to turn ..... will try to have a better look !

Well .... dunno Jay ..... my stick doesn't move ... so probably the base is an old block 5 ..... but i tryed to understand how to transmit force to the lvdt.... .... if the stick is attached to the base trough the retention nut ....
is that the only one phisical interface needed ??? but heard that some bases allow the stick to move some inches .....damn ... i'd like to see the top of one of those newer bases .....

Thanks for the reference number for the connector .... is that the PN for the block 52 stick ???
If yes will try to send to my old pale ..... to see if it happens to find some of them !

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« Reply #77 on: April 23, 2005, 03:56:58 PM »
Yes, that's the PN for the block 52 stick.  It came from my stick  :wink:

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« Reply #78 on: February 12, 2006, 05:55:35 PM »
Ok ...
here another update !

TWP

All lamps wired .... and ... COMMON POSITIVE !

For the guys having a real TWP ... I think it's better to rewire all the assy !!
Pins for the switch are linked to the lamps with a resistor .... i don't know anything about that ... but for sure the switch internally changes the polarity for the lamp's pins ....

The indicator had 5 pins for lamps .... the middle one is the common (so + ) the external are shorted togheter .... the interna too .....

5   4        2    1  
          3

and 6 pins for the switch (usually pin 3 and 6 are shorted)

1        2
3        4
5        6

When i tryed to hook that way some indicator i found that i was able to light up the lamp only giving current to the outer or inner pins ..... then I shorted the right most right with the first pin for lighting with the 2 pin of the switch (with + 12 V) the negative to pin number 6 of the lighting ....
Then it came back all normal !!!!

Pins 2 and 4 are for the switch

here some pictures of the indicators lighted !

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/twp4.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/twp3.jpg
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If someone need more info just ask !
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« Reply #79 on: March 19, 2006, 05:24:06 PM »
Pls apologize for the slow update on the project .. but time is something that seems i cannot manage anymore !

wish only to show you some pictures of some stuff i never showed before !!!

First of all the DAY when my NEW trainer arrived home !

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/P1010058.jpg
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Then the Trainer Parked in my garage !

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/P1010064.jpg
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My ACES II Seat (sorry for the tilted picture !!!)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/P1010081.jpg
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And the Right Side of the main instrument panel with Gauge Extension....
I proudly won the right RPM gauge on eBay ... so i'll be able soon to show a complete and correct "engine section" All the Gauges are simulated instruments from Malwin ... and i really hope to be able to drive them with my Epic System !

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/P1010101.jpg
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Cheers all

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« Reply #80 on: March 19, 2006, 08:11:58 PM »
Beautiful new toy Davide!  What a great project!  It's amazing how many Airforce class Pit projects we're starting to see on the board.

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« Reply #81 on: March 20, 2006, 12:24:30 AM »
Wow, looks like that trainer caught on fire!  Hope I do better wiring job on my pit than they did! :D

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« Reply #82 on: March 20, 2006, 05:34:15 AM »
great catch davide.

what did the trainer come with? any panels gouges ?

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« Reply #83 on: March 20, 2006, 08:24:20 AM »
sweet, it looks like your trainer got into a roll over accedent!, i wouldnt mind takin it off your hands though :)
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« Reply #84 on: March 20, 2006, 09:42:37 AM »
nah, looks like the pilot tried too hard to make a immelman and finished rolling the trainer on the canopy  :lol:

Now if I were to put that in the bedroom, I'd definitely be single  :lol:
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« Reply #85 on: March 20, 2006, 09:58:34 AM »
Are you sure that the previous owner's wife didn't just loose it because he was flying too much and she decided to have at him with a rolling pin?  :twisted:
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« Reply #86 on: March 20, 2006, 03:21:55 PM »
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Beautiful new toy Davide!  What a great project!  It's amazing how many Airforce class Pit projects we're starting to see on the board.

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Thank Mate .... your words are really motivating ! ....
Hope to show something great soon !

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« Reply #87 on: March 20, 2006, 03:24:06 PM »
Naw, it's just realistic battle damage simulation.  You should see the other guy!

Good job making it home in a damaged jet Davide!  :beer:
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« Reply #88 on: March 20, 2006, 03:31:02 PM »
Here some explanations ....

@Jody
Het Mate ... are you gelous ?? eh eh eh .... nope ... the trainer didn't take fire .... (at least since i will place wired panels there ! LOL) ....

@Hollywood & Armitage
Well ... the canopy is not from the trainer ... it's coming from a Belgian Mishap FA-93 in wich the unlucky pilot lost his life ....

@Idekkers
The trainer was almost empty .... i buyed the left and right aux consolle when it was somewhere else ... then i had the chance to put my hands on it .... and with some sacrifice i was able to acquire it !
Actual Stage for all my project is
Missing Parts:
DTU
FUEL QUANTITY INDICATOR
DED & PFD
So the GREAT HUNT for PARTS is almost ended !!!

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« Reply #89 on: March 20, 2006, 03:33:06 PM »
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Naw, it's just realistic battle damage simulation.  You should see the other guy!

Good job making it home in a damaged jet Davide!  :beer:



eh eh eh eh ... great Rich ! ....
realized that the Viper is the POWERFUL aircraft being able to fly even with no wings !!! .. eh eh eh eh ....

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« Reply #90 on: March 20, 2006, 07:12:24 PM »
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@Jody
Het Mate ... are you gelous ?? eh eh eh .... nope ... the trainer didn't take fire .... (at least since i will place wired panels there ! LOL) ....


What are you serious???  I have the same thing, (that I built with my own hands) except it cost a fraction of the price, and it can easily be moved around.  Nope, trust me... Not JEALOUS!  :wink:

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« Reply #91 on: March 21, 2006, 05:03:49 AM »
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@Jody
Het Mate ... are you gelous ?? eh eh eh .... nope ... the trainer didn't take fire .... (at least since i will place wired panels there ! LOL) ....


What are you serious???  I have the same thing, (that I built with my own hands) except it cost a fraction of the price, and it can easily be moved around.  Nope, trust me... Not JEALOUS!  :wink:

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Mate ... was just kidding i've been envious for your pit for a while !!!
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« Reply #92 on: March 27, 2006, 01:45:43 AM »
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Well ... the canopy is not from the trainer ... it's coming from a Belgian Mishap FA-93 in wich the unlucky pilot lost his life ....


 :shock: Ok, let me just remove this size 11 foot from my mouth.  :oops: Didn't mean to be disrespectful.
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« Reply #93 on: March 31, 2006, 04:33:10 PM »
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@Hollywood & Armitage
Well ... the canopy is not from the trainer ... it's coming from a Belgian Mishap FA-93 in wich the unlucky pilot lost his life ....


 :shock: Ok, let me just remove this size 11 foot from my mouth.  :oops: Didn't mean to be disrespectful.


NP Armitage ....  :)
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« Reply #94 on: April 09, 2006, 12:38:48 PM »
Ok .. i'm still not flying ... but damn !
The canopy was unistalled without great trouble ! So i was able to gain full access to the cockpit ....
NOW I CAN BEGIN ....

I spent some hours to check situation and to figure out the work i have to do .... well ... identified and i just begun to do something .. but first i I placed some panels in the side consolle ... and ...... WOW .... this baby begins to looks like a Viper !!!!

Ok .. no more words and let's the pictures talk on my behalf !

From the Front !
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FROM THE UPPER FRONT
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CLOSE UP FROM THE BACK RIGHT SIDE
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INSIDE FROM ABOVE
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LEFT SIDE CONSOLLE FROM INSIDE
As you can see the consolle is missing the MPO, JSF and ELEC ... but that's due to the fact that the Trainer was missing some parts .... and they've to be rebuilt ! ... as you can see a Dzus rail with correct lenght is laying nearby ! First Job will be to build two brakets to mount the rail on its position !.... Anti-G panel is not showed as i'm working on the metal backplate
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RIGHT SIDE CONSOLLE FROM INSIDE
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DETAILS OF THE LEFT SIDE CONSOLLE
Just read the NVG label on the ECM Panel  :lol:  ... and it's ORIGINAL !!!!
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« Reply #95 on: April 09, 2006, 12:53:20 PM »
And here some stuff i recently acquired to make easy some jobs ! (or at least I hope so !)

Little Gantry CNC 3 Axis
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That will be driven by a cabinet with these boards inside:

CNC 3D Step board:
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Powered By:
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And the computer will be an old P150Mhz but cheap and working ! LOL
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« Reply #96 on: April 09, 2006, 01:39:28 PM »
:lol:
Now that's where the expression "rebuiding a F-16 in his garage" came from  :P

A hell of a real part collection Davide  :wink:
Glad you're starting assembling

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« Reply #97 on: April 09, 2006, 02:12:21 PM »
Davide,

Are you going to try and turn this into a C Model, or keep it an A model?

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« Reply #98 on: April 09, 2006, 02:29:34 PM »
I love irony. Usually, Jody, you'd think that would be a question someone would ask if the fuselage in question was a plastic model.  Nice pit, Davide!

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« Reply #99 on: April 09, 2006, 03:03:37 PM »
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Davide,

Are you going to try and turn this into a C Model, or keep it an A model?

Jody


Jody,
probably you didn't realize that the right aux consolle has all the holes filled with metal resin (just to work on the PFD dimension ... but i'll do in a second step) ... and I hope soon (well as soon as i will receive Jason's plan ...) to make the new holes for the C model
You can't see obviously the right MFD's frame as the right aux consolle is slight different from the C model .. and this afternoon (after the Photo service ...) I spend some time on cutting the "extra parts" ....
Waiting for the Center Consolle (hope to receive it soon ...)
So it's DEFINETELY a Block 52 (didn't placed there the new Arc-164 Digital ... will do in a second time !) .....
Sorry I wasn't able to fix the Block 52 HUD !  :lol:   :lol:  .... but will show soon !  :wink:  
Someone Knows WHO i'm thanking for IT ! LOL

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« Reply #100 on: April 09, 2006, 03:05:22 PM »
WOOT!

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« Reply #101 on: April 09, 2006, 03:24:29 PM »
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WOOT!


Mike .... what does it stand for ? LOL !
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« Reply #102 on: April 09, 2006, 04:13:41 PM »
If I may, Mike..... It's from American subculture: a hacker/geek slang called "Leet," I believe, as in Elite.  WOOT stands for We Own (the) Other Team.  Which, with pits like yours representing our own little pit builder subculture, we most certainly do!  :mrgreen:  Then again, WOOT simply means...."HEY, that's fantastic!"  ..when the rest of the "mundane world" uses it.  IrritateZ the hAcKeRz.   8)

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« Reply #103 on: April 09, 2006, 04:24:20 PM »
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If I may, Mike..... It's from American subculture: a hacker/geek slang called "Leet," I believe, as in Elite.  WOOT stands for We Own (the) Other Team.  Which, with pits like yours representing our own little pit builder subculture, we most certainly do!  :mrgreen:  Then again, WOOT simply means...."HEY, that's fantastic!"  ..when the rest of the "mundane world" uses it.  IrritateZ the hAcKeRz.   8)


Eh eh eh eh .... You never end to Learn ! .... Thanks Wildcat .. but .... to be honest i don't think my pitbuilding is an OverCulture .... I saw, i see things made by Talented Pitbuilders .... and let's don't forget what "pit building" means ...... Building a Cockpit .....
You know ... when you have no skills out probably the "ability" to build good relationships with man ... collecting parts is the only way !
If I had time and skills .... i'd like to be as Andre !!!
I keep off my Hat in front of Guys like Him, Mike, Olivier and all the others (sorry if I didn't mention ....) ....
But in any case ... thanks a lot for your appreciation !
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« Reply #104 on: April 09, 2006, 04:26:10 PM »
Fantastic toy you have there Davide!  Great pictures :beer:
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« Reply #105 on: April 09, 2006, 08:41:31 PM »
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I love irony. Usually, Jody, you'd think that would be a question someone would ask if the fuselage in question was a plastic model.  Nice pit, Davide!


Wildcat,

Care to explain??  I have no idea what you are talking about?  Sounds pretty reasonable to me, considering the simulator was a Block 15 or A model for that matter, and the fact that his let Aux panel is from an A model, and the fact that the last collection of photos Davide sent me he had almost a complete A-model collected with regards to panels and front instrument panel.

So when I saw his panel layout which is that of a C model I was curious whether he was sticking to his roots, or recently changed his mind and is now going the C model route.

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« Reply #106 on: April 09, 2006, 08:44:45 PM »
Davide,

Great job!  I'm sure it will turn out great, good luck!  So you are going US type BLock 52?  I figured being in Europe you might prefer a MLU type?

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« Reply #107 on: April 09, 2006, 09:40:45 PM »
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I love irony. Usually, Jody, you'd think that would be a question someone would ask if the fuselage in question was a plastic model.  Nice pit, Davide!


Care to explain??  I have no idea what you are talking about?  Sounds pretty reasonable to me, considering the simulator was a Block 15 or A model for that matter, and the fact that his let Aux panel is from an A model, and the fact that the last collection of photos Davide sent me he had almost a complete A-model collected with regards to panels and front instrument panel.

So when I saw his panel layout which is that of a C model I was curious whether he was sticking to his roots, or recently changed his mind and is now going the C model route.


Light humor, Jody.  It would not only be perfectly reasonable to convert the A model pit into a C, it would make complete sense given that Falcon 4 is based on C model variants.

My sense of irony was tweaked when I think of myself as a plastic model builder.  I wouldn't be surprised if many if not all of us were plastic model airplane builders at one time or another.  I still am in spirit, even though the last airplane I finished was for Honeywell back in 1976 - an F-16 that was to be displayed on the table as the guys wrangled out some sort of contract.  Turned out pretty okay.  Now I have a 1/32nd A model sitting in the model building queue, and I need to make it a C!!  Kit conversions are the norm when even thinking about building a kit any more for me.  Build it stock??  No way!  

And what is a cockpit builder?  A guy or gal that decides to scratchbuild their own model airplane.... in 1:1 scale.  :mrgreen:

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« Reply #108 on: April 09, 2006, 11:07:23 PM »
And here was me thinking "Irony" was just an adjective describing something that looked like metal.......well...I learned SOMETHING today!!
 :lol:  :lol:

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« Reply #109 on: April 09, 2006, 11:18:22 PM »
WildCat,

Good enough, I understand you now.  It DOES make sense to build C models for todays F-16 sims, however I know Davide was pretty strong on building an A-model, hence my clarification.

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I love irony. Usually, Jody, you'd think that would be a question someone would ask if the fuselage in question was a plastic model.  Nice pit, Davide!


Care to explain??  I have no idea what you are talking about?  Sounds pretty reasonable to me, considering the simulator was a Block 15 or A model for that matter, and the fact that his let Aux panel is from an A model, and the fact that the last collection of photos Davide sent me he had almost a complete A-model collected with regards to panels and front instrument panel.

So when I saw his panel layout which is that of a C model I was curious whether he was sticking to his roots, or recently changed his mind and is now going the C model route.


Light humor, Jody.  It would not only be perfectly reasonable to convert the A model pit into a C, it would make complete sense given that Falcon 4 is based on C model variants.

My sense of irony was tweaked when I think of myself as a plastic model builder.  I wouldn't be surprised if many if not all of us were plastic model airplane builders at one time or another.  I still am in spirit, even though the last airplane I finished was for Honeywell back in 1976 - an F-16 that was to be displayed on the table as the guys wrangled out some sort of contract.  Turned out pretty okay.  Now I have a 1/32nd A model sitting in the model building queue, and I need to make it a C!!  Kit conversions are the norm when even thinking about building a kit any more for me.  Build it stock??  No way!  

And what is a cockpit builder?  A guy or gal that decides to scratchbuild their own model airplane.... in 1:1 scale.  :mrgreen:

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« Reply #110 on: April 10, 2006, 05:52:36 AM »
Well....
the main problem to me was to find the correct main instrument panel for the C model ... so i was at the beginning thinking to build an Hybrid F-16 ... C model's panel layout and A model Instrument panel ... but meanwhile things changed !
Got the two MFDs frames.... and waiting for the Center Consolle....
Being in touch to modify the front glareshield to a C looking type ... so definetely it will be a C model !
As per the MLU or Block 52 ..... i'd rather flying a block 52 ... but probably i will be forced to head to a MLU version due to the "paint" issue .....
Too many greys ... and at the end ... black is black ! LOL

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« Reply #111 on: April 18, 2006, 05:50:08 PM »
Hi to all the good fellows in the viperpit's community ....
Today i feel the need to write you about an Old Pale, an Old simulator "lover" .... This old Man ... was My Father.
His name was Giorgio .... and he left us last friday ... and today would have been his birthday .... 75 !

I can remember the days in wich i bought my first ATARI ..... and was flying the simulators from the 80s ..... where the Joystick was a simple stick ... with at one lonely button ...... and in those years ... where i was something more than a child my Father begun to grow his interest in these "games"  Then i left my home to join the Flight Academy ... then the Army, then i married and went to live 70km far from my family ... and he begun to play at the same games (all simualtors !!!)....... then the first PCs arrived ... and after some year (He was still playing with my Atari with a game called X-19 ....)
I gave him the first PC ..... i upgraded it since the last PIII500 and under his Thrustmaster PFCS (first), TALON (then) and Saitek X-45 (last) ran quite all the Flight Simulators from Falcon 3.0, Tornado, FS98, B2B (back to bagdad ... is there anybody that remember it ??), CFS I and II, Apache Longbow and USAF .... sometimes at my home, in my little lan, we flew also Falcon 4.0 ... but it was too difficult for him ... too many things to remember ........ he used to tell me .... but with Props ... damn .. he was good !

He was following also my experience with the Cockpit ..... wasn't able to understand HOW the HELL i was able to find that stuff but he was always asking me about my "hunt" .... and Men .... he was very active in helping me ..... most ot the backplate i had to replace ....were MADE by Him ! .........

Last week I was able to uninstall the Canopy ... i was painting the Pit and we were planning to meet him with my sister at my home for the Easter's dinner ...... he was willing to see the stage of my Pit .....  

But ..... Daddy went to sleep thursday .... and never woke up ......
he will never see my sister's daughter (and she's in final right now !) and ....... damn !

Why i decided to write here .... well ..... he was a simpitter and I was willing to give Him credit for the work he did for me ! .... and i was in the need also to share with MY Friends the sadness I feel ......

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« Reply #112 on: April 18, 2006, 05:57:42 PM »
I'm sorry to hear your father have passed away and I'm sorry for your loss. Good luck and all the support for the coming times ahead of you.

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« Reply #113 on: April 19, 2006, 10:01:14 AM »
My condolences, Davide. At least you can take some comfort in the thought that he went peacefully and without suffering.

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« Reply #114 on: April 19, 2006, 11:16:19 AM »
Davide my friend,
I know from experience that no words could fix that hole in your life the departure of someone dear leaves behind. All I can say is that our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family.

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« Reply #115 on: April 19, 2006, 11:29:22 AM »
Hi Davide, sorry for your loss.

Along with greiving, I think your father would want you to rejoice that you had the good relations you had together, that is what I would want from my sons when I depart.

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« Reply #116 on: April 19, 2006, 12:16:09 PM »
Un abbraccio.

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« Reply #117 on: April 20, 2006, 02:43:35 AM »
Hi Davide,

I'm very sorry to hear about your loss!

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Along with greiving, I think your father would want you to rejoice that you had the good relations you had together, that is what I would want from my sons when I depart.


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« Reply #118 on: April 20, 2006, 11:04:19 AM »
No doubt he left a bit of his soul in your cockpit.  Every time you strap in you'll be close to him again.

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« Reply #119 on: April 20, 2006, 02:02:51 PM »
My sincere sympathies to you and your family.

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« Reply #120 on: April 20, 2006, 03:49:23 PM »
Davide, so sorry to hear about your loss.  I'll keep you in my prayers.

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« Reply #121 on: April 21, 2006, 12:23:39 AM »
A loved one that has finished their life on earth is not gone, there life has just began. Thoughts and prayers are with you brother.

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« Reply #122 on: April 22, 2006, 09:56:48 AM »
Guys,

i wish to thanks all those that with words and thoughts were beside me in this moment ....

Thanks again !

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« Reply #123 on: April 22, 2006, 05:04:27 PM »
Hi Davide, i'm very sorry to here about the loss of your dad. I wish you and your family the strength to cope with this. My prayer and thoughts go to you and your family.

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« Reply #124 on: April 23, 2006, 12:52:29 AM »
I am also very sorry to hear of your fathers passing, mine went home in 99. I will certainly add you to my prayer time Davide.

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« Reply #125 on: July 09, 2006, 02:40:34 PM »
Ok Guys,
after a while here a little update on my "madness" ....

Finally i received my MAIN INSTRUMENT PANEL ..... and just tryed to put it in place ..... as you can see there are tools and spray cans on the floor ... of course i'm working on it ! LOL !

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/5.jpg
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Hope you will enjoy them !

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« Reply #126 on: July 09, 2006, 03:23:15 PM »
eh eh eh eh ....
just realized that I placed the Instr mode panel up side down ! LOL !
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« Reply #127 on: July 09, 2006, 04:20:53 PM »
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eh eh eh eh ....
just realized that I placed the Instr mode panel up side down ! LOL !
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Davide, Italy was on the World Cup final and you where posting on your progress report? You really are mad about your pit!

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« Reply #128 on: July 09, 2006, 04:27:50 PM »
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eh eh eh eh ....
just realized that I placed the Instr mode panel up side down ! LOL !
 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


Davide, Italy was on the World Cup final and you where posting on your progress report? You really are mad about your pit!

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eh eh eh eh .... Nikolas ......
i uploaded the pictures on photobucket during the rest from the 1st and 2nd turn ...... then prepared the "post" ....... and at the end of the normal times i placed the post .... eh eh eh eh ..

Ok ... we're the World Champions ... but HONOR to France ! ..... this time we were Lucky !

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« Reply #129 on: July 11, 2006, 09:36:33 AM »
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..... this time we were Lucky !


Sorry Davide, but we were the Best :twisted:

Great how your work is going on :wink:

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« Reply #130 on: July 15, 2006, 06:31:52 AM »
Davide,

As many others here you are doing a great job!!  8)
I really envy you guys for beeing far ahead on us!
Awesome center panel by the way  :D

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« Reply #131 on: July 15, 2006, 06:39:39 AM »
Thanks Jerry !!!
Your words are honey to my ears ! LOL

the center consolle is not original but made from a Society in Germany !
but it's really great ! ....

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« Reply #132 on: July 15, 2006, 07:41:56 AM »
Everything looks great Davide!!

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« Reply #133 on: July 29, 2006, 02:50:27 PM »
OK guys,
some more pictures showing that works are slow... but still going on !!!

Installed the Right Plastic Fairing, the Fore Arm Rest and the "seat" switch

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RUDDER INSTALLED on the Cockpit's Floor ....
now it begins to seems to "something" LOL

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Rudders from viewed from the front !
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Throtte and Throttle's Rail at their Place !!!
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Ok ....
And now !!!
WHO'S willing to help me to restore THIS ????

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PM Me if someone is willing to help me !

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« Reply #134 on: July 29, 2006, 03:39:14 PM »
Wow Davide!!  :shock:   That looks great!!

Good luck restoring the seat.  I'm sorry I can't be of any help there.

Beautiful work, thanks for the pics!
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« Reply #135 on: July 29, 2006, 04:58:35 PM »
Thanks Flareless !  :)

there's a lot of way to go .... but one day i'm sure i'll be able to "fly" !  :lol:

As per the seat .. yep ... i know i need a lot of luck ! .... but i'm having some ideas !

First i have to put in place (i need a router's holder) my CNC ..... then i think i could upgrade it with longer endless screws and bars to have a greater gantry ...... probably it won't be so difficult ....
if i might be successfull i think the chance to restore the seat will be higher !!! .... or at least i will build another one !  :lol:  

Some months ago i was thinking to sell it on eBay ..... but then changed my mind ..... or quite !

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« Reply #136 on: July 31, 2006, 09:12:18 AM »
jesus thats a lot of friggin money right there!
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« Reply #137 on: August 01, 2006, 06:57:46 PM »
Davide,
hehehehe, man that trainer has travelled a lot.   For those that don't know it used to be mine.   I bought it , then I sold it and that person sold it to Davide.  hehehehe.    

Its an F-16 A model Weapons System Trainer built by Singer Link.   There are only 19 of them left in the world.   The other 20 that were built have been scrapped by the military.   I talked to the Program Manager who is in charge of those things for the military and it made him smile when I told him about it.

When I got it it was actually sitting on another section of frame that made it an additional 3 feet higher.   I had to remove that lower section just to get it on a truck.   I then sold that section for scrap for a whopping total of $7.50.   Steel just doesn't have much of a scrap value.  hehehe.

Its looking good Davide, I'm glad it found a good home.
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« Reply #138 on: August 02, 2006, 04:57:55 PM »
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hehehehe, man that trainer has travelled a lot.   For those that don't know it used to be mine.   I bought it , then I sold it and that person sold it to Davide.  hehehehe.    

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Yep Jim,
it travelled really a lot ! ...



Its an F-16 A model Weapons System Trainer built by Singer Link.   There are only 19 of them left in the world.   The other 20 that were built have been scrapped by the military.  

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So this is the very last Trainer still "living" .... well ... it has really few things from the Old layout .....
Main instrument panel and center consolle were upgraded to a Block 52 looking style, the left auxiliary panel was modified (filling the hole for LE FLAPS indicator) .... and the Right Auxiliary Consolle actually has quite all the holes filled with metal expoxy .....
Today i got some hole saw so as soon as i'll be back from my vacation i will begin to drill the holes for a block 52 looking style !
It would be great if you could find the outer skins ..... but if all the others were scrapped i really have few hope to find a suitable skin for it !



I talked to the Program Manager who is in charge of those things for the military and it made him smile when I told him about it.

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Did you told him all the Tale ??? Damn .. would it be nice to keep in touch with him !



When I got it it was actually sitting on another section of frame that made it an additional 3 feet higher.   I had to remove that lower section just to get it on a truck.   I then sold that section for scrap for a whopping total of $7.50.   Steel just doesn't have much of a scrap value.  hehehe.

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7.50 or 750 ?? ... damn ... if you go to a scrapeyard here in Italy you pay min. 1 Euro each Kg. of stuff you take .....



Its looking good Davide, I'm glad it found a good home.

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Thanks Jim ..... i'm glad too !

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« Reply #139 on: August 02, 2006, 11:49:13 PM »
Davide,
There were 39 of these trainers made and only 19 of them are still alive, 20 of them have been scrapped.  

Here in the U.S. steel doesn't have very much value unless you have tons and tons of the stuff.
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« Reply #140 on: August 03, 2006, 05:04:42 AM »
Also, Davide, you'll find out that if you try to sell them scrap, the prices will be much, much lower.

A friend of mine sells bolts and fasteners. He has tons of obsolete types of fasteners he wanted to sell for scrap. The price was hardly covering the handling costs.

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« Reply #141 on: August 03, 2006, 06:58:04 AM »
Ok Guys,

so i suggest you to consider to open a "scrap" selling office here in Italy .... eh eh eh eh .....
One day i saw at a JunkYard the Radar Cone of a Tornado ..... and asked for the price ! ..... 250 Euros ! ....
There were some Pylons too ..... also there asked for price ... 300 Euros ....
Think that if you're a "private" you can't cover your handling costs .... but if you try to buy back your own stuff ... you'll find it really pricey !!!

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« Reply #142 on: August 03, 2006, 07:18:29 AM »
Davide, what I'm trying to say is that they buy low and sell high, everywhere in the world. If you went to the same yard trying to sell a Radar Cone they'd probably offer you 10? or something.

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« Reply #143 on: August 05, 2006, 03:39:19 PM »
Hi Strale,

My name is John and I live in Glendale, Arizona.  One of the many cities that make up Phoenix.  

I'm new to the ViperPit forum and joined because like everybody else here I was bit by the pit building bug.  I'd like to say your doing a great job on your project from what I can see from you posts and very impressed with you work.

Oh and by the way I'm going on vacation in March 2007 and will be in Italy for a few days and love to see your project in person.  Don't know if I'll be in your area or will have the time but things have a way of working out.  Anyway just wanted to say hello.

Let me know if I can do anything for you.

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« Reply #144 on: September 19, 2006, 01:05:22 PM »
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Hi Strale,

My name is John and I live in Glendale, Arizona.  One of the many cities that make up Phoenix.  

I'm new to the ViperPit forum and joined because like everybody else here I was bit by the pit building bug.  I'd like to say your doing a great job on your project from what I can see from you posts and very impressed with you work.

Oh and by the way I'm going on vacation in March 2007 and will be in Italy for a few days and love to see your project in person.  Don't know if I'll be in your area or will have the time but things have a way of working out.  Anyway just wanted to say hello.

Let me know if I can do anything for you.

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Hi John
thanks for your kind words .....
as per your trip to Italy ... just let me know your stops ... and we'll see if there's the chance to meet .... i will be very glad !

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« Reply #145 on: September 19, 2006, 05:14:31 PM »
Ok guys ... i'm not still .... but obviously things are getting harder day by day .....
These days i finally was able to connect (electronically) my Block 52 Stick to a Block 5 Base .....
Of course the game was not easy ....
First i had to find a suitable connector (37 pins) as i didn't want to connect "flying" cables .... and I MUST thanks the Old Friend MATT .....

Then i had to replace ALL the wires removing the old center connector on the base ... and DAMN you can bet that placing 31 cables in the Base was surely not easy .....
Made a lot of mistakes .... but the experience is growing .......

At the end of the work only ONE button was not responding .... but fortunatly was only due to a not complete insertion of the female pin in the connector ... so it was easily fixed !

Well .... You can bet Guys that checking each function of the stick with the multimeter was really full of Pathos ..... and satisfation was great at the enf of the work ! .......

Some pictures .... ok .. not much to see ... but a NICE SSC & STICK!! LOL

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The Original connector (an Ampthenol 7826 M24308/4-12) a 26 pin high density was swapped with a standard DB25 ... (here made another error .... i thought to install the connector from the inside ... but realized too late that I had soldered from the Outside !  :oops:  :oops:  :oops: )....
I don't plan to "rewire" again .... i will live with it ! but as usual next time i will deal with such problems ... i remember my mistakes !

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Just want to know how I lost about 2 hours this evening ???
The DB25 hold the switches and hats signals .... there are 22 active seginals and one common wire ..... try to figure out preparing 22 little cable's rolls of 5 meters to join the stick to the EPIC on the back of my trainer .... ! DAMN ! ..... that's a lot of time ....  10 made ..... 13 still to make !

But i didn't finish .....

Having a real Stick and SSC lead to other problems ...... How to make it works with a SIM ....

And here comes in help the MKI controller made by Marv de Beque ... (a great friend of me decided to sell it ... and ... i was glad to buy it !) .......

Here a couple of reference's pictures

MKI Front

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MKI Rear

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Actual Status:
Pitch Cable: Wired
Roll Cable: Wired
Power Cable: 80% Wired ... (still need a couple of informations from Marv)

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and here how the whole assembly looks like

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I hope you enjoyed this post

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« Reply #146 on: October 08, 2006, 04:48:33 PM »
Ok it's time for another update ! ...
well ... nothing serious out the "stuff" ... but as there was a missing part from the left side consolle .... and Jason Was GREAT with his help  :lol:  :lol:  I had a "dry fit" to feel the pit ! ...... and damn .. It's GREAT !

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All Panels FITS perfectly !!!


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This is not a "modified" picture .... i tryed to take a snapshot from behind the trainer.... where there's a big hole in a Rib (air cond ?? .. probably .. or place for wires ! ) ... i liked the result ... even if as it was taken during the night ... well .... it's not clear

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In this picture you can see the hole i was talking about in the previous picture ... but on the other side ! (with CRU 68 and DTU in place !)

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Some other snapshots !
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« Reply #147 on: October 08, 2006, 11:39:50 PM »
Davide,

Great pics!  She's gonna be a beauty when she's finished! :beer:  Very nice collection of parts you have there.


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« Reply #148 on: October 09, 2006, 08:25:28 AM »
Strale,

Very nice work!!!  Looks like you have a USAF setup..  Just curious though, I think you placed the order wrong for the AVTR and ECM panel.  Otherwise that looks like the cats ass!!  Great work!

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« Reply #149 on: October 09, 2006, 08:32:57 AM »
Fantastic Davide!  Using all the real panels give the pit, well, a more "realistic" feeling.  I know it sounds dumb but your pit really looks like the inside of an F-16.  It was really worth the extra effort.  Thanks for sharing the photos and please keep us posted with updates.
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« Reply #150 on: October 09, 2006, 08:47:15 AM »
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I think you placed the order wrong for the AVTR and ECM panel.

That's the thing when making quick pics ;)
If you look closer, you'll notice the ELEC panel "upside down" :D

great work, Davide!!
That's how an F-16 sim is supposed to look like :)

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« Reply #151 on: October 09, 2006, 09:04:35 AM »
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Strale,

Very nice work!!!  Looks like you have a USAF setup..  Just curious though, I think you placed the order wrong for the AVTR and ECM panel.  Otherwise that looks like the cats a.s.s!!  Great work!

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Jody,
once you asked me if i was going to build a block 15 or a mlu ..... i replyed ... a Block 52 ... and that's it ! ...
You hit my ass Jody .... indeed i misplaced the AVTR and ECM .... but I also made another GREAT error .... i placed the ELEC upsidedown ! ...
Ok .. was tired and was dark ! ... need to place some other lamps in the garage ! LOL

Thanks for Your kind words on the whole project ! ....
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« Reply #152 on: October 09, 2006, 09:18:02 AM »
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Fantastic Davide!  Using all the real panels give the pit, well, a more "realistic" feeling.  I know it sounds dumb but your pit really looks like the inside of an F-16.  It was really worth the extra effort.  Thanks for sharing the photos and please keep us posted with updates.


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One thing is still wrong .. the ARC164 is the old type ... i didn't placed there the New one (digital ...) that's still on my "work's table" ....

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Thanks .... I love You ! ... eh eh eh eh ... that's the MOST beautifull compliments i ever received .... saying that it's really looks like an F-16 cockpit ... it's not Dumb ! ... LOL ....

I still need to find a GOOD MAN willing to help me for the small glareshields .... I still have the old types .. but in the NEED of the new ones ... fiberglass replica are also OK !

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« Reply #153 on: October 09, 2006, 09:30:33 AM »
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Quote from: "Marvin"
I think you placed the order wrong for the AVTR and ECM panel.

That's the thing when making quick pics ;)
If you look closer, you'll notice the ELEC panel "upside down" :D

great work, Davide!!
That's how an F-16 sim is supposed to look like :)

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Sorry .. but it was late, dark, wife was callong for dinner ...
was tired, a Fire in the City, an earthquake, the Third World War ... the Locustes (eh eh eh eh ..... I'm feeling John Belushi in The Blues Brothers ....)

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« Reply #154 on: October 09, 2006, 09:34:36 AM »
Strale,

It's alright brother!!  I would have been anxious to take the photos as well!

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« Reply #155 on: October 09, 2006, 12:09:33 PM »
Nice pics Davide, many years of part hunting on display!!! Looks like your trainer is comming to life. Do you have a heated space to work on it over the winter?


For the newer guys that read this, Strale is one of the "Go To" guys when your hunting an alusive part down. Must have contacts all over the globe.

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« Reply #156 on: October 09, 2006, 01:02:19 PM »
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Nice pics Davide, many years of part hunting on display!!! Looks like your trainer is comming to life. Do you have a heated space to work on it over the winter?


For the newer guys that read this, Strale is one of the "Go To" guys when your hunting an alusive part down. Must have contacts all over the globe.

Yep Mike ... she's (or he's ... still didn't decide ...) b.t.w. Viper in English is Male ... isn't it ? ... in Italian is Female ! LOL !
It's not heated Mate ... i think i will have to find something .... i was planning to find one of those home air cond with cold and warm .... and make a real air cond .... unfortunately I can't place the canopy on the trainer ... (too low roof ...) otherwise it would have been a good solution !

but surely i have to find a solution for the winter's time !

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« Reply #157 on: November 19, 2006, 04:32:08 PM »
Small but MAJOR UPDATE !!!

Ok Dear Guys ... i must admit that another great step ahead was done this week !
When i've been out from a business trip i found a package laying in my "room" ... and suddendly realized that it has inside the MODIFIED SMALL GLARESHIELDS i was waiting for !
I have to admit that the Job was done really professionally ..... and i'm proud to show you the results ...
Now they have a grey primer paint .... still have to make a couple of holes (IFF/ACK), 2 Module Four functions, Indexers, and 5 module 10 functions ... hope to make them next week and then to apply the more aggressive Black Paint ....

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FROM INSIDE
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« Reply #158 on: November 19, 2006, 05:08:55 PM »
Hey Davide,

Looking good.  It's great when a new milestone is reached in the pit.  I look at milestones as those things that occur which allow us to suddenly leap forward with many modifications after the milestone is crossed.  My next milestone is the cutting of my panels (which I'm hoping will get done this week).  With your new glareshield I'm sure we'll be seeing wonderful things happening to your pit in the weeks to come.  Congratulations!  Your pit is awesome and I expect it to get even better.
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« Reply #159 on: November 19, 2006, 05:16:21 PM »
Rich,
again to THANKS you for your warm and motivating words !
I do really appreciate them !
Yes... it's a milestone .... now it's time to end games and begin to work seriously ... 8 years are flown .... next year the pit Has to be Operational !

Thanks again !

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« Reply #160 on: November 20, 2006, 07:00:16 AM »
Puffffffffffffffffffff

What a piece of work, man...

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« Reply #161 on: November 26, 2006, 11:19:27 AM »
Hey Guys,
really have been unable to refrain to place some pictures about a "dry fit" on the left hand small glareshield.

With some scare i made the extra holes to install the two module four function assy, the IFF/Ack, and the AOA indexer ....

after few minutes ... here's the result !

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Next Step ...... black painting .....
I'm planning to take some rest from the official work ... and going ahead with the project !

Hope you enjoyed the pictures.

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« Reply #162 on: November 26, 2006, 12:20:42 PM »
Wow, awsome Mod work!  Congrats Davide

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« Reply #163 on: November 26, 2006, 12:36:29 PM »
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Wow, awsome Mod work!  Congrats Davide


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« Reply #164 on: November 26, 2006, 03:35:59 PM »
Strale,

A note of warning for the future...
When you'll be wiring those lights, you'll need to be sure that they are isolated from the glareshield.
That is place a sheet of isolant between the light assy and the metal glareshield and use nylon screws for instance to attach the light assy.

Otherwise, the voltage will spead along the glareshield, and the master caution will be wired to the UCC and the Xkey (or any other USB device)
NOT good  :wink:  
Don't ask how I know ... when I pressed my Master caution button, i had the light coming ON  :oops:

So great care will be required there - don't be as stupid as me
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« Reply #165 on: November 26, 2006, 03:51:27 PM »
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Strale,

A note of warning for the future...
When you'll be wiring those lights, you'll need to be sure that they are isolated from the glareshield.
That is place a sheet of isolant between the light assy and the metal glareshield and use nylon screws for instance to attach the light assy.

Otherwise, the voltage will spead along the glareshield, and the master caution will be wired to the UCC and the Xkey (or any other USB device)
NOT good  :wink:  
Don't ask how I know ... when I pressed my Master caution button, i had the light coming ON  :oops:

So great care will be required there - don't be as stupid as me
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Thanks Olivier,
i would have shot you a message when wiring up as i read Your post about the lamps ..... but there's still something that i can't understand ....
with my pit i will be in any case forced to use the "metal" as ground ....
that's for all the lamps .... if you isolate the indicators from the structure You should not have such problems .... or i'm wrong ..??
In any case when it will be the "time" i will ask Your suggestions ...
Thanks Mate !

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« Reply #166 on: December 02, 2006, 06:07:05 PM »
Against the usual ... this won't be an up-date on my Sim .. but the Report of Today......

I hope You will enjoy the TALE and the PICTURES .........

I've been involved, during these last two days, in our annual Management Convention at our HeadQoarter in BOLZANO (just few km south of the Austrian Border).
Each convention our CEO is able to spoil us with some surprise .....
Yesterday evening, after the usual Dinner, all the managers (and i mean... all the directors from the CEO to the Branches directors .... around 80 people) were divided in 3 groups ......
We really had no chance to discover our gift !

Ok .. let's go on with the tale !

The 3 groups were reserved some very uncommon activities for the next day:
Group N? 1 - A one hour flight on a small aircraft
Group N? 2 - A 1/2 hour flight on an Hely
Group n? 3 - A Tandem Free Fall Jump from 10.000 feet

DAMN !
Guess where i was going to ???? eh eh eh eh eh

Well i choosed the flight on the small aircraft as i intended it was an aerobatic flight ....  
Today i discovered it was not an aerobatic flight .. but i had a better surprise .....

Today we woke up at 07:00 a.m. at 08:15 we were in the meeting's hall .... we had still a couple of hours dealing with flow charts, diagrams, forecast, budgets and so on ... but .....
at 10:15 we headed to the nearby AIRPORT (LIPB) at
N 46? 27.30' - E 11? 19.50'

This is the FIRST TIME i take my small digital camera with me (in such occasion...) but this time i was very gratefull for my decision !!!!!

I didn't take any pictures of the Aicraft .. but it was a Cessna Skimaster ... probably a 337..... 240Hp.

And here some pictures of the Day !

LINED UP AND READY TO GO
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SECOND TURN AFTER TAKE OFF- VSI 500Ft/min - Bolzano City is on the right
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OUR HEAD-QUARTER
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FEW MINUTES AND WE ARE HEADING NORTH LEAVING BOLZANO BEHIND US
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VIPER ONE ONE CLIMBING TO 8 THOUSAND - SPEED IS 80 MPH, VSI SET AT 500Ft/Min - Mainfold Pressure is 22 - Outside temperature is -12?C
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AND NOW SOME PICTURES TAKEN TO THE DOLOMITIES (Eastern Alpes) FROM FL 8 to FL 10 WITH LEVEL AND BANKING FLIGHT

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BANKING LEFT AT FL 10
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BANKING LEFT HARD AND PULLING A COUPLE OF G's
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FOR THOSE WHO LOVES MOVIES, HERE WAS FILMED "CLIFFHANGER"

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Meanwhile we were having some good time ... I was also speacking with the Pilot ... telling him my experiences at the Flight Academy, then in the Army with the AL-19 ...... and from this moment since the touch down .... i had my day of Glory when suddenly happened:

Pilot; <<Do you want to take Controls?"
Me: <<No Thanks..... too many years passed>>
Pilot: <<Come on ....>> and keeping off the hands from the joke.....<<It's Your!>>
Me: <<DAMN ... Glad of it !>>

After 22 YEARS i was able again to gain the control of an aircraft for about 20 minutes .....
I took it at FL 10 and gently flew banking here and there till we were in sight of the airport .... i then followed the pilot's instruction for their common approach .... lined up the baby to the runaway at FL 1.5 .... and then.... i left him again the joke !

Well Guys ... i have to admit that I never thought i would have been again able to fly .... also a little bird in real ... but hope you will believe that i found it so natural as i ended to fly the day before !

Last pictures are about the very few last minutes of our flight ..... I forgot to tell that we had also two passangers (two of my collegue ... and damn ..... think you can figure out their tongue out of their mouth ! as quite nobody knew about my past ....... and now they know .............


STALL WARNING
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TOUCH DOWN
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LIPB'S TOWER
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Well ... hope you enjoyed the tale and the pictures of that beautifull Landscape

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« Reply #167 on: December 02, 2006, 07:16:57 PM »
Great pictures, this is the type of flying that I am use to.  Looks like some nice avionics, were to 2 nav/coms Bendix King KX 155's, & the audio pnl a KMA 24.  Looked liked an older ADF, but nice flight instruments.  Keep going up, have some more fun.  Remember some pics.
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« Reply #168 on: December 02, 2006, 09:41:25 PM »
Davide,

Beautiful pics buddy, thanks for sharing!!! :beer:


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« Reply #169 on: December 03, 2006, 04:22:05 AM »
Great photos Strale - look slike you had a blast ;)

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« Reply #170 on: December 03, 2006, 06:27:55 AM »
That's beautiful landscape Davide.  What a great time you must have had!  Thanks for sharing the pictures.
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« Reply #171 on: December 03, 2006, 08:03:18 AM »
OMG Davide,
This summer I drove by that airport at Bolzano when I was heading to Desenzano at Lago di Garda for vacation. In the car I already said that you could make some nice flights there :D
Great story  :supz: ,
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« Reply #172 on: December 03, 2006, 09:09:32 AM »
Davide, you sure it wasn't a dream or an adventure you flew in MSFX? LOL!!

You had to be close to heaven! The landscape there looks great! Gret pics
and cool of you to share it!

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« Reply #173 on: December 03, 2006, 07:10:46 PM »
Great picks strale, Thanks for sharing  :)

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« Reply #174 on: December 04, 2006, 02:41:58 AM »
Great report, Strale!!

It reminds me of my 28th birthday, where I got a ride on a small Robin from my girlfriend as bday present. The area she is coming from is just on the "other side" (Austrian part) of the mountains you showed us in these great pics...

Our pilot started the engines, took of and after 5 seconds said "Ok, I'll just make this one turn an then it's yours..." You should have seen my smile *g* (and my girlfriends shocked eyes :D)
At the end, he let me do the first part of the approach, and commented it with a dry "Very good, but we don't want to land on the street there, just pull a little up..." LOL....

Thx again for the great pictures...

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« Reply #175 on: December 04, 2006, 05:09:21 AM »
Thanks for sharing the pics Davide, what a fantastic landscape!
Must have been  a great experience.

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« Reply #176 on: December 07, 2006, 01:35:54 PM »
Thanks guys for the nice words ....
yep indeed it was a nice day !!!

Cheers all !

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« Reply #177 on: December 07, 2006, 01:52:23 PM »
Ok ... now let's go for another update !

i had some day of rest from work ... and guess what i did ?? eh eh eh eh worked a while on wiring up stuff .....
I finished to paint the small glareshields ....
i modified the Master Caution assy to work more easier (two wires for lamp and two wires for switch ....)
i modified also the two module four function assy ...( one common and four leads for lights ... the original stuff was unusuable without getting mad .... so i decided to go for the easier way .....)
also opened the IFF/ACK .... checked for switches and lamps ... made the usual common for switches .... and placed a DB9 at the place of the original mil spec connector .... lamps are working .. and i got three more switches available (as in falcon only the ACK switch is emulate !)

Placed also all the lamps ... and tryed a "dry fit" with the left side instrument panel .....

Here some pictures for Your pleasure !

This is the Original picture I took for reference !
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/Real_Reference.jpg
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And THIS is how my glareshield now looks like
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/g9.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/g7.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/g6.jpg
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Not so bad ... isn't it ??

Ok .. some more pictures to show some details ...
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/g4.jpg
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if you have a look at the "connectors" probably you will be asking your self what kind of shells are them .... well .....
the little ones are "salvaged" from the PC serial ports that goes behind the computer in those small slots ... they've been a little bit modified as i'm not using flat cables. Then i bought some wide heatshrink tubes ... placed the shells inside and with some heat the game is done .....
i didn't like the standard grey of those shells but i didn't want to paint them in black ... so ... this solution seemed to me the best choice !

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« Reply #178 on: December 07, 2006, 02:05:39 PM »
WOW, great work, Davide!!

That glareshield is a perfect piece of work! Can't wait so see new pics!

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« Reply #179 on: December 07, 2006, 03:48:44 PM »
Excellent work Davide.  I really like the work you did on the connectors.  Very innovative!
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« Reply #180 on: December 08, 2006, 12:10:47 AM »
sweeet! Excellent work Strale, top notch  :)

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« Reply #181 on: December 10, 2006, 03:50:33 PM »
Another quick update and some neat pictures ....

today i worked quite hard .... slightly modified the left and right side of the main instrument panel ... as there was not so space to fit the TFT displays ... i had to make some "CUT"
It took 45 dremel's blades to make the two cut ... damn .. have to find a quicker and cheaper solution .....
Then i riveted the leg's protections panels to the instrument panel ...
I will use them to place the VGA boards of the TFT display .....

Then mounted some stuff to see how it looked ... and here's the result !

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I didn't mount the HSI as it's lays opened on the desk ! LOL
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Also lots of wires are shown there ... eh eh eh .. stuff's ready to be interfaced !

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« Reply #182 on: December 10, 2006, 04:56:32 PM »
Hey Davide, looking good!

I used to chew through those Dremel cutting disks too then Hack told me to try their heavy duty disks.  Since I've switched to the heavier disk I've broken only 2 whereas before I would have broken dozens.  If you're not already using them, give them a try.

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« Reply #183 on: December 10, 2006, 05:04:37 PM »
Nice!!

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« Reply #184 on: December 10, 2006, 05:55:31 PM »
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Hey Davide, looking good!

I used to chew through those Dremel cutting disks too then Hack told me to try their heavy duty disks.  Since I've switched to the heavier disk I've broken only 2 whereas before I would have broken dozens.  If you're not already using them, give them a try.

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Heavy duty ?? any more info available ?? I asked to the local retailer but he gave me only the standard .....
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« Reply #185 on: December 11, 2006, 07:08:15 AM »
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Hey Davide, looking good!

I used to chew through those Dremel cutting disks too then Hack told me to try their heavy duty disks.  Since I've switched to the heavier disk I've broken only 2 whereas before I would have broken dozens.  If you're not already using them, give them a try.

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Heavy duty ?? any more info available ?? I asked to the local retailer but he gave me only the standard .....
thanks

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I'm at the office now but I'll get the part number when I get home (unless someone can beat me to it).  They resemble the standard cutting disks but they're a bit larger, have a more gritty surface and are much harder.
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« Reply #186 on: December 11, 2006, 01:13:03 PM »
I think you are refering to the fiberglass reinforced disk? Yes, they do hold up much better than the small brittle ones.

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« Reply #187 on: December 12, 2006, 09:04:23 PM »
Sorry for the delay Davide.  The part is the #426 Dremel Reinforced Cut-off Wheel.  These babies will cut and cut without splitting (at least for a long while).
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« Reply #188 on: December 17, 2006, 08:22:24 AM »
Thanks Mate,
will check for Those !
Thanks again

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« Reply #189 on: December 17, 2006, 05:10:30 PM »
Guys,
today Jay helped me to take back to life an IP-1310/ALR.

I was following them ... and when read his message I suddenly dropped him a message ..... i was second on the list... but as we have the same display ... was quite easy for him giving me the right instructions .....

FIRST TEST:
Having the indicator display a single centered green DOT !
SUCCESFULL
(sorry for the blurry images .... the beam is clear and crisp... only a camera's problem)

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SECOND TEST (as soon as possible)
Cheching that the internal coils are deflecting correctly !

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« Reply #190 on: December 17, 2006, 08:23:27 PM »
I'm jealous. Excellent work on the small glareshields. How do I get a set made?


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« Reply #191 on: December 18, 2006, 12:33:29 AM »
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I love your Thread.
I capture all of your pictures as quick as you post them.
They are so good (clear and Crisp) and your pit looks so accurate too.
Your Thread is a good reference for what I want my pit to look like.
I am thankful for you and your dedication to post here.

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« Reply #192 on: December 18, 2006, 10:35:44 PM »
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FIRST TEST:
Having the indicator display a single centered green DOT !


All hail the god of the ?focused green dot? that has granted you this privilege!

Congrats!  :beer:

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« Reply #193 on: December 19, 2006, 02:47:52 AM »
You know Strale...  I have always said that you are crazy for spending all that money and time trying to build a 100% real cockpit.  But I can really see that your dedication and money has paid off!

Great work
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« Reply #194 on: December 19, 2006, 05:16:36 AM »
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FIRST TEST:
Having the indicator display a single centered green DOT !


All hail the god of the ?focused green dot? that has granted you this privilege!

Congrats!  :beer:


Great to have Your post on my thread !
My Hat is OFF in front of YOU ..... your dedication to Our World lead us to such big step ahead !
Without You, Mike and Jay these things would have been stopped to Our Dreams (or Nightmares) ......
Please keep Your work going on ... next step will be being able to drive complex assy as the ADI and HSI ......

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« Reply #195 on: December 19, 2006, 04:39:30 PM »
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You know Strale...  I have always said that you are crazy for spending all that money and time trying to build a 100% real cockpit.  But I can really see that your dedication and money has paid off!

Great work
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 :D Thanks Jody !

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« Reply #196 on: December 28, 2006, 01:35:25 AM »
Good stuff Strale,
You may want to check out this WEB site if you have not seen it yet.

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« Reply #197 on: December 29, 2006, 12:34:44 AM »
And The Big Guys at I/ITSEC count us as just small fries.
I gotta strange feeling that Viper Pit is one org. that will soon have the respect of of alot of so called BIG FRIES.
Nice stuff Davide, and Jay and Mike too.
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« Reply #198 on: December 29, 2006, 04:24:46 PM »
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And The Big Guys at I/ITSEC count us as just small fries.
I gotta strange feeling that Viper Pit is one org. that will soon have the respect of of alot of so called BIG FRIES.
Nice stuff Davide, and Jay and Mike too.



Thanks Mate,
i think the same .... in any case .. just to make some clearification ...
All what You saw about my RWR couldn't HAPPEN without Mike, Jay and Leo !!!
Jay is giving me some help to check that my RWR is working fine ... but ... you know .... i'm a Dumb in electronics ..... and I posted those pictures only why Jay asked me to make a report on my thread ... (two chances ... or Jay is too Shy !! eh eh eh ... or he's working really hard that he has not time to show HIS progress !)
Mike and Jay worked hard on the indicator ..... develloping tests boards .. and studying How the hell is done that thing ..... Leo gave support with his Electronflux ..... now there are a couple of issues that have to be solved ... and then i think that there will be the need of someone that can "write" a software from "electronflux" to the Indicator .....

Hey Jay .... if something is wrong ... please write on me !

In any case ... my thinking is that I'm one of those lucky bastard having a real RWR ..... and DAMN ... i want see it WORKING ... LOL !

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my thinking is that I'm one of those lucky bastard having a real RWR .....


You said it ...  :lol:

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You said it ...  :lol:

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« Reply #201 on: December 29, 2006, 11:53:20 PM »
Did you not get my email reply back?  

Anyways, you need to use the second 5v supply and you CANNOT hook the ground of this one to the other grounds.  Supply the grn and 5v to the pins like I described.  You cannot use the 5v supply you are already using.

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« Reply #202 on: December 30, 2006, 12:06:01 AM »
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... and then i think that there will be the need of someone that can "write" a software from "electronflux" to the Indicator .....


Actually that part is already done. The F4IM interface software can currently drive the EFlux for the RWR from most flavors of Falcon. Jay posted a youtube video of his RWR in action and I have one posted here using your standard garden variety oscilloscope.

Mine is an older test video:
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Jay's (you'll need to tilt your head 45 deg CW to view it  :P)
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Still some glitches to iron out, but we'll eventually get there. Anyone wanna sell me a used IP-1310/ALR cheap? Didn't think so... :cry:

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« Reply #203 on: December 30, 2006, 06:57:35 AM »
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Did you not get my email reply back?  

Anyways, you need to use the second 5v supply and you CANNOT hook the ground of this one to the other grounds.  Supply the grn and 5v to the pins like I described.  You cannot use the 5v supply you are already using.

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Nope Jay .....
in fact was waiting for it ... but didn't get it ! ....
ok... now got the info i needed and will perform next tests !
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Davide
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« Reply #204 on: December 30, 2006, 06:09:21 PM »
Strale,

Just wanted to let you know that your thread is one of the few I check at a daily basis. Completely flabbergasted by what you're doing - I consider myself a total hero when I get a stepper motor running on a IOCards interface, so what you're doing is godlike to me ;)

Good work, I'm keeping an eye on you  8)
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« Reply #205 on: December 30, 2006, 06:18:12 PM »
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Strale,

Just wanted to let you know that your thread is one of the few I check at a daily basis. Completely flabbergasted by what you're doing - I consider myself a total hero when I get a stepper motor running on a IOCards interface, so what you're doing is godlike to me ;)

Good work, I'm keeping an eye on you  8)


Thanks AiRdAncE ......
your words are really motivating .....
You know ... i'm not Shy .. but have to admit that my ONLY luck was to hold good relations with lots of people... and this helped me in founding all the parts i need .....
Heroes are people like the Two MIkes ... Jay, Sharknoir, and all the other guys MAKING something that can be touched for the community ! ....
I can only take pictures and follow instructions on how to do things .....
this is the Truth ! ......
but of course I'm really proud of what i have and the info i can share within the community !

Thanks again

Davide
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« Reply #206 on: December 30, 2006, 06:32:01 PM »
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Strale,

Just wanted to let you know that your thread is one of the few I check at a daily basis. Completely flabbergasted by what you're doing - I consider myself a total hero when I get a stepper motor running on a IOCards interface, so what you're doing is godlike to me ;)

Good work, I'm keeping an eye on you  8)


Thanks AiRdAncE ......
your words are really motivating .....
You know ... i'm not Shy .. but have to admit that my ONLY luck was to hold good relations with lots of people... and this helped me in founding all the parts i need .....
Heroes are people like the Two MIkes ... Jay, Sharknoir, and all the other guys MAKING something that can be touched for the community ! ....
I can only take pictures and follow instructions on how to do things .....
this is the Truth ! ......
but of course I'm really proud of what i have and the info i can share within the community !

Thanks again

Davide


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