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Author Topic: Strale Project  (Read 202376 times)

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Re: Strale Project
« Reply #285 on: April 25, 2008, 05:37:07 PM »
Great work Strale. Looking forward to see some pics.

Kukki

Difficult to show pictures out of the SSC complete, MKI and Cougar's board...
You know it's all still "flying" (i mean not installed.... eh eh eh eh)

In the next two days i'm planning at least to start with the Block 52 Throttle's grip ..
with Crease-Guard's interfacing board for the Radar Cursor's transducer.....

Let's place some fingers x-crossed ! LOL
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Re: Strale Project
« Reply #286 on: April 26, 2008, 07:06:46 AM »
Ok Guys,
as per Kukki kind request here some pictures of the SSC.

First three pictures are of the STICK and SSC with harnesses for switches and Pitch and Roll Axis

The Base is a Block 15 modified
I was lucky enough to find a female connector 37 pin to replace the original one.
not an easy job but it didn't take lot of time.
Then also the 27 Pin subminiature connector on the base was changed with a BD37.

The central Harness then link to the COUGAR board

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/P1010022-5.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/P1010023-5.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/P1010024-5.jpg
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Interfacing the Transducers to the COUGAR was an easy job thanks to Marv De Beque's MKI
Marv is CEO of AEROTRONICS for those who don't know him and he's providing HOTAS solutions to the Military.
I hope he won't mind if I place a link to his home page: www.aerotronicsltd.com

I placed the Cougar Board just above the MKI so i can have all "handy"
FROM ABOVE
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/P1010025-4.jpg
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FRONT SIDE:
You can see 4 pots and a switch.
in the CAL position the board is just setted with STANDARD SSC forces
Pitch Down 16.0 lbs @ .027" ? .013"
Pitch Up 25.0 lbs @ .171" ? .058"
Roll 7.7 Kg = 17.0 lbs @ .110" ? .030"
In the GAIN ADJ
You can TRIM the position of the Axis and adjust the gain for "more" or "less" strenght on the stick.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/P1010027-2.jpg
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REAR SIDE:

You can see 3 DB connectors. The DB15 is used to supply the power needed to the interfacing board:
+12 / -12 and ground, then it receive also the +5VDC from the COUGAR's Board needed to activate a Reed Relay used to "cut off" power when the cougar is not plugged in the computer. And aslo to send to the board the signals that enters in the "pots" connectors
Then the TWO DB9 are connected directly to the SSC for exciting the transducers and getting back the signal.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/P1010029-3.jpg
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Hope You will enjoy them

Davide
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Re: Strale Project
« Reply #287 on: April 26, 2008, 07:57:58 AM »
He guy, these PCB are mine......

Send it to me please.

Tu ai fatto un bello lavoro, molto piaccere per te.

Zarpjj

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Re: Strale Project
« Reply #288 on: April 26, 2008, 11:16:40 AM »
Thanks Zarpjj .... eh eh eh eh

This afternoon i spent some time to install the SSC in the pit !
and here's how the PIT appears !

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/P2010022.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/P2010023.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/P2010026.jpg
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Looking at the Right Aux Consolle from the RIBS You can see the SSC's Harnesses and the
Caution Panel

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/Strale/P2010025.jpg
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Re: Strale Project
« Reply #289 on: April 26, 2008, 11:31:54 AM »
THANKS STRALE.
Those pics and that pit is some of the most awsome I have seen here on VP, It looks Great man.
You have a really good base to set all the real stuff up in, and make all the real stuff work wit a PC is a hard and fun work.

Great Pit you got there Strale.

But the black MLU finish looks better  :whistle: :beer:

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Re: Strale Project
« Reply #290 on: April 26, 2008, 12:06:29 PM »
Thanks Kurt for Your kind words !
unfortunately real life duties don't allow me to spend much time on the pit
so works are really slow ! But this one was a great achievement and I'm
really proud to have a working SSC.

As per the color .... well ....
I choosed a block 52 ... thus color has to be grey ! even if I tought lot of time to the Black Matt finish

Cheers

Davide


THANKS STRALE.
Those pics and that pit is some of the most awsome I have seen here on VP, It looks Great man.
You have a really good base to set all the real stuff up in, and make all the real stuff work wit a PC is a hard and fun work.

Great Pit you got there Strale.

But the black MLU finish looks better  :whistle: :beer:

Kukki
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Re: Strale Project
« Reply #291 on: April 26, 2008, 04:02:37 PM »
You can be proud Davide, Well done
Now I wonder if that stuff will suffer in the flash process  :-P :harhar: :harhar:
Remember the trick to disconnect the throttle before flashing.. I hope the flash doesn't destroy your hardware














Just teasing    :thumbsup:

Have a bandit day
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Re: Strale Project
« Reply #292 on: April 26, 2008, 06:34:20 PM »
Thanks Olivier
yes .. i'm really proud  ! and for the flashing .. eh eh eh eh
throttle's was not plugged in ! LOL

now it's time to work on the throttle. And I know there will be 3 obstacles
the Two POTS and the Radar Cursor ....

I will face these troubles during the next 4 weeks .....(being able to work on it only during the week ends)

Cheers

You can be proud Davide, Well done
Now I wonder if that stuff will suffer in the flash process  :-P :harhar: :harhar:
Remember the trick to disconnect the throttle before flashing.. I hope the flash doesn't destroy your hardware

Just teasing    :thumbsup:
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Re: Strale Project
« Reply #293 on: May 11, 2008, 12:53:24 PM »
Another short update !
I had some time to spend on the trainer so i used it to install the PFD !
It came from a G-15 Keyboard so the dimension is a little bit wider than the Z-10 one ... but didn't want to spend 110 Euros on another Z-10.

The bezel came from the original G-15 front part bezel .... cutted and trimmed to a rectangular shape.

I also placed a yellow filter on the display to gain a more greenish look.

It was a little tricky to install the board as the flat cable is quite short and as there's no so much space to place the board orizzontally .. So, even if you can't see it, now it's placed diagonally from the caution panel body and the upper part of the right aux consolle.

Checked there was enough room for the compass when i Hot-Glued it...

Hope You enjoy the result !

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Re: Strale Project
« Reply #294 on: May 11, 2008, 02:16:15 PM »
Hi Davide!

 :o

That work is truly awesome....

Yet another VERY motivating factor.....

Thank you!  :thumbsup:

And when we are at it Strale.... do you have a nice colour to use with the interiors!??  I have been advised on a RAL-colour... but need some kind of confirmation on that - from a professional!!  ;)  Which is you!!!  :)))

Cheers,

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Re: Strale Project
« Reply #295 on: May 11, 2008, 03:10:33 PM »
Thanks for the kind words Gun.
unfortunately i lack time so can't dedicate much of it to go on quickly !
but step by step ... one day it will be finished ! LOL

as per the colors.... don't thrust RAL colors .. they don't match federal standard. For the colors i took one original and "new" part to a Color's Shop with capability of matching and filling spray cans .... then the job was done ! Now they have a record for my "custom grey" and when i need some cans i just have to ring them up and in a couple of days i can pick up the cans

I made the same with the "yellow-green" primer and it was really a good solution !

costs is moderate as the custom cans stay at 8 Euros each.

Cheers

Davide

Now i'm trying to make the SKIN of the trainer in Fiberglass ... but first try was orrible !!!
Would be nice if someone can give me some hints to make a good Job on that

Cheers
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Re: Strale Project
« Reply #296 on: May 11, 2008, 03:20:47 PM »
As always Strale.........VERY GOOD WORK there.
You get working a littel on your pit at the time  :thumbsup:
Good things take a lot of GOOD time :-)

Keep up the good work and post more pics, I love your progress  ;)

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Re: Strale Project
« Reply #297 on: May 12, 2008, 03:35:47 AM »
Davide,

Small service if I may?

Whenever you have a minute (real no hurry here)
can you take a measuring strip or a weighted wire and tell me the exact spots where the attaching screws of both the wrist rest and arm rest projects on the right console top? where the panels are. That must be somewhere on the NUKE panel and on the KY 58 panel?

And the heights 1, 2, 3 & 4 also

Many thanks

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Re: Strale Project
« Reply #298 on: May 12, 2008, 03:52:09 PM »
You're wellcome Olivier.

just a little bit of patience as tomorrow i'm leaving for a business trip and i'll be back only on saturday ....
in any case if you don't hear from me .... don't esitate to jog my mind ! LOL

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Re: Strale Project
« Reply #299 on: May 14, 2008, 05:46:30 AM »
HA!!! Jog your memory, but jog your mind will work ok.
Davide is a great guy. He is really helping me a lot with my trainer. Don't forget guys, his trainer is exact for scale and dimensions. The canopy guys can get pics from him and they will be right.
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