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Re: Strale Project
« Reply #240 on: August 21, 2007, 04:34:41 PM »
Strale,

I really cannot comment on your cockpit.  It really is in a leage of its own.  :content:

Great work!  :thumbsup:

Jody

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Re: Strale Project
« Reply #241 on: August 21, 2007, 04:51:03 PM »
Thanks Jody,

i'll try to keep updated on this ... I think that wiring for the Electrical System will be one of the major jobs on the whole pit !  :wacko:
Keeping the wiring NEAT and CLEAR is not so easy !  :'(
But it's coming great ! better than what you saw ... i completely redesigned the right side wiring (i was not happy with those flying cables !) :eatpuke::

So i took an OLD (and not working PC power supplier) stripped out the electronics,
painted in Gloss Orange the shell, mounted again the power connectors, switch and vent and NOW it's ready to be placed in place of the terminal block.

The Terminal will fit inside the shell. being also ventiled (i realised that the positive terminal receiving the 27.5 volts come very HOT ..... and i was not pleased of it !  :puterrage:

Now just have to find a suitable drawing software as also BEWARE OF SHOCK stickers will be applied to the shell containing the "hot" leads !

Damn ... it's not easy .. but lots of FUN also in this !

Cheers

Davide
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Re: Strale Project
« Reply #242 on: August 22, 2007, 09:47:23 AM »
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Now just have to find a suitable drawing software as also BEWARE OF SHOCK stickers will be applied to the shell containing the "hot" leads !


Strale,

do you warning sticker design so it will fit a label like Avery's label stock.

You can do some neat text stuff with MS word. MS word has templates for most if not all Avery label stock. That way you can still use your color inkjet.

Most USAF warning stickers are pretty much the same as commercial industy.

You may even be better off checking out some industrial suppliers for the right picture and just copy and paste it from their web site.

I'm pretty sure there is no copyright on these designs. 

http://www.alpinegraphic.com/safety-signs.html

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Re: Strale Project
« Reply #243 on: August 22, 2007, 10:54:50 AM »
Hi Icy,

honestly at this moment i was facing a "custom" label using Word but not with the Avery standard.
I will try some gloss adesive paper (if i can find) or transparent adesive papers.
I like the label i made .... but don't know how to show you as it's a word file
any tips ?

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Re: Strale Project
« Reply #244 on: August 22, 2007, 01:30:53 PM »
you could email the file, and I can open it up with word

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see if you can pull up the follow menus in word:

On the Tools menu, point to Letters and Mailings, and then click Envelopes and Labels.
Click the Labels tab.
Click Options.
Under Printer information, click your printer type.
In the Label products box, click the brand of label you want to use.
If you don't see the brand or type you want, click Other/Custom.

In the Product number box, click the number of your label.
If the type of label you want to use is not listed in the Product number box, you might be able to use one of the listed labels, or you can create your own custom labels.

if you can find the avery label that fits your sign then just buy that size of avery labels.

(mhmmm maybe I should have been an office supply pusher.   :whistle:)
« Last Edit: August 22, 2007, 01:32:27 PM by Icy Knight »

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Re: Strale Project
« Reply #245 on: August 22, 2007, 01:35:00 PM »
Strale,

you could do a print screen of it.

  :beer:

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Re: Strale Project
« Reply #246 on: August 22, 2007, 02:05:57 PM »
I SWEAR
that i didn't read Your reply before doing that !
dunno why but when i wrote previous message i really didn't think at the
"print scree"
So made it and saved

here's what i made so far !

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/Beware.jpg
Strale Project


Any suggestion will be appreciated
And if you realize some mistake in my crappy english ... i'll be glad to be informed !

Cheers
« Last Edit: August 22, 2007, 02:07:32 PM by Strale »
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Re: Strale Project
« Reply #247 on: August 22, 2007, 02:38:27 PM »
That is a cool sticker.   :biggrin:


Did you make that size for a specific place on your equipment?

If not your could probably resize ever so slightly and get 4 of them to one sheet of paper.

I'm pretty sure you'll be able to find some blank sticks.


but I just remembered I think avery (and probably somebody else) makes a full size 8.5 x 11 (A3?)label. so you could just print it out on a full size label and cut it. but using the other labels would get you some rounded corners.   :thumbsup:


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Re: Strale Project
« Reply #248 on: August 22, 2007, 03:31:08 PM »
Icy,
yep the dimensions are fairly near the stickers you find over PC power suppliers
probably i could also resize them but i'm scared they would be too small for my purpose ... if i need more .. i will print them ! LOL

As per the sticks ... well ... if i won't find glossy adesive papers (that would be the nicest ....) i will make a try with transparents adesive paper but a better job would be have them printed on a color laser printer and not on an InkJet !

I'll check !

Cheers

Davide
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Re: Strale Project
« Reply #249 on: August 22, 2007, 07:50:11 PM »

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As per the sticks ... well ... if i won't find glossy adesive papers (that would be the nicest ....) i will make a try with transparents adesive paper but a better job would be have them printed on a color laser printer and not on an InkJet !

Yes, agreed, and if you can find yellow adhesive paper to just have to print the red and black colors, that would would be even better. keep color consistancy of that much ink with even a laser is pretty tough.

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Re: Strale Project
« Reply #250 on: August 23, 2007, 07:48:13 AM »
Good news, just got a reply back from the LC40 guys:
Since the voltage in is equal to the voltage out, the LC-40 will drive 5V bulbs by using 5V to power the LC-40 itself.  We tested this on the bench and worked at 5V.   Because the LC-40 has a 5V regulator, it is probably better to use 5.5V to drive the LC-40 if your bulbs will tolerate the extra .5 Volts.

I've been looking a having them on all the time or using the power available flag in shared memory (hopefully it is there).  I was looking at using a multi-ganged pot for controlling the dimming. The tricky bit is finding a 5V dimmer, at 1.6Amps
Ref : http://www.f-16sim.rengaf.net/Cockpit/Center%20Console/MFD%27s/MFD.htm
I think the LC 40 will only do down to 12V which is more than fine for backlighting leds, but not so good for lights.  Yes I could put a resistor in series with the bulbs off PWM, but it would have to be a pretty good size (1.66A*7V=11Watt resistor).

Cheers

Peter

 
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i'm just trying to figure out HOW to drive the 5Vdc lamps


uhmmmmm, just wondering are you trying to stick to some type of replica standard, or would using a PC power supply do.

you could use the +5vdc from pc power supply.

my next question would be are you going to shut those lights off if the falcon software says their supposed to be off, or are these lights going to be completely manually controlled.


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i'm just trying to figure out HOW to drive the 5Vdc lamps


uhmmmmm, just wondering are you trying to stick to some type of replica standard, or would using a PC power supply do.

you could use the +5vdc from pc power supply.

my next question would be are you going to shut those lights off if the falcon software says their supposed to be off, or are these lights going to be completely manually controlled.



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Re: Strale Project
« Reply #251 on: September 02, 2007, 09:30:25 AM »
Davide,
I just saw your picture of the F16 over there with the Hill AFB painting logo on it.   :-)
It's funny to see that on a plane on the other side of the world.
Cool Stuff
Thanks
Jim

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« Reply #252 on: September 02, 2007, 10:10:40 AM »
Jim

when i was there and saw it i just remembered of Your stencils ...
so i took a picture for You. Eh eh eh eh
Yep... they are on the other side of the world ... but they're still U.S.A.F. property ! as they were Leased for about 10 years

Cheers

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Re: Strale Project
« Reply #253 on: September 05, 2007, 05:39:18 PM »
A little update,

i was trying a small digital camera i bought and thought that trying to make a short video of a RAMP START would have been a nice try !
It was also first time i tryed to edit a video .. so don't be too destructive ! I promise to improve my skills on this too !

So here's the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK35FDKrhn0
« Last Edit: September 05, 2007, 05:51:28 PM by Strale »
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« Reply #254 on: September 05, 2007, 06:06:17 PM »
Beautiful Strale :yihaw:

Bravo