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Offline Strale

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« Reply #165 on: November 26, 2006, 03:51:27 PM »
Quote from: "Red Dog"
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
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/lined_up_1.jpg
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SECOND TURN AFTER TAKE OFF- VSI 500Ft/min - Bolzano City is on the right
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/climbing_1.jpg
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OUR HEAD-QUARTER
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/headQ_Fercam.jpg
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FEW MINUTES AND WE ARE HEADING NORTH LEAVING BOLZANO BEHIND US
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/Bozen.jpg
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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
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/Climbing_2.jpg
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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

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/reaching_FL10.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/Dolomities_from_FL10_1.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/Dolomities_from_8KF_2.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/Dolomities_from_8KF.jpg
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BANKING LEFT AT FL 10
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/Banking_FL10_1.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/Banking_FL10.jpg
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BANKING LEFT HARD AND PULLING A COUPLE OF G's
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/P1010063.jpg
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FOR THOSE WHO LOVES MOVIES, HERE WAS FILMED "CLIFFHANGER"

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/CliffhangersJPG.jpg
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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
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/stall_warning.jpg
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TOUCH DOWN
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/touch_down.jpg
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LIPB'S TOWER
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/BZ_TowerJPG-1.jpg
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Well ... hope you enjoyed the tale and the pictures of that beautifull Landscape

Cheers ALL
Strale (Skype: Strale_64)

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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:


Cheers,
Jason
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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 ...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/g5.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/g4.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/g3.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/g2.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 !

Cheers All !

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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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