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Author Topic: Tulkas' simulator - progress  (Read 202375 times)

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #120 on: July 06, 2010, 11:48:48 AM »
very nice work tulkas
your seat looks great  :thumbsup:

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #121 on: July 21, 2010, 02:49:55 AM »
Ok, enough resting and enjoying the Spanish victory in the World Cup :)

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_1461.jpg
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It is time for some pitbuilding. I want to finish this ACESII before it is one year since I started

One thing I would suggest is to study pics and add a lot of pop rivets and screws wherever you see them in pics of the real seat. (...) I have asked Dunk to make molds of the quick disconnects for the hoses too. I hope he does, but it looks like you made one already. Can you post a better pic of that? Great job, dude.
Nigel

That's the plan regarding the rivets. I use pop up rivets and small nails to simulate rivets. The nails look great. The pop up rivet need the hole to be fill.

My quick diconector is just a plumbering connector, I will take a  pictur later...

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I am working on the plates on the top of the seat sides. This is the left one:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_1452.jpg
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The problem is how attach it. MDF is not a very good friend of screws, especially on the edge. It will brake in layers:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_1453.jpg
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So I decided to use some small threaded inserts:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_1454.jpg
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One of the things I enjoy the most about pitbuilding is to go to a normal hardware shop and just walk around among the shelves with some pit parts in my head until I find some object which could be transformed in the needed part. This time was the oxy ring from a ring to attach boats, it was the perfect size:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_1475.jpg
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Some hard work to saw away the screw and some mor work and a couple of drill bites broken to get hole for the cable, was really hard!

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_1477.jpg
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But I am very happy with my all metal very cheap oxy ring:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_1478.jpg
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Cheers

Tulkas

« Last Edit: August 03, 2010, 03:44:00 AM by Tulkas »

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #122 on: July 21, 2010, 03:25:59 AM »
Dude, youre pit rocks! I LOVE how you are building and fabricating from scratch. It looks amazingly real. Those threaded inserts are invaluable. I use them a lot. I have them all over my pit in acrylic parts. For my HUD box I needed to add a bunch. First pilot drill a hole slightly undersize thenI take a screw with insert just like your picture and heat it up with a cigarette lighter. Then insert it QUICKLY into the hole and eyeball it as straight as possible. after it cools I carefully work the screw loose and it's done. This method might work for knobs using insrts from Mcmaster-Carr.
Keep it up and thanks for the great pics.
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #123 on: August 03, 2010, 04:04:34 AM »
Thak you very much for your words Nigel!

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I spent the weekend finishing a million little things in the seat: install the top plates on the sides, install the parts which goes from the oxy bottle to the ring, finish the ejection mechanism, finishing the arm lever mechanism, paint the locking leverr, etc... and now this baby is really close to be finished.

Top of the right side

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_1483.jpg
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Switch for the arm lever and top of the left side:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_1624.jpg
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Painted arnes lock lever, it was a green one from a plane from the 50-60s I think

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Now the seat is ready for the final paint work and the stickers. Only left to be made the release handle and the data recorder. Shoulder arnes system will have to wait for a very good offer.

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The seat cannot be use with the CH Pedals, human anatomy matter. In the long term I will get Simped or other. But my CH are still working great so is a pity ti spend a lot of money in new pedals, money that can be use to move forward other parts of the cockpit. So I am planning to meke a temporary modification of my CH ProPedals to adapt them to the cockpit.

Can someone give me dimensions and pictures for the real pedals please? I only need the part where you place your foot, front and side. Thank you very much.

Cheers

Tulkas
« Last Edit: August 03, 2010, 04:07:19 AM by Tulkas »

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #124 on: August 08, 2010, 05:27:14 PM »
Well, finally getting there with the ACESII, I think ten months into the construction process of the seat.

I took it out for one last painting:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/ultpintado.jpg
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Now the moment I thought I would never get at: placing the stickers from Aeyes!! They are so cool that I wished the real ACESS had more stickers. I started to place handles and mechanisms as well

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_1700.jpg
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Oxy bottle in place, I made very cool holders for the hose using rubber from an old bicycle air chamber and normal cable holders.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/oxigeno.jpg
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Hey Nigel, you asked me for my quixk connector, just a bunch of plumbering parts bought at a local store:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_1715.jpg
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This thing is getting waaay cool:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/detalle2.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/detalle3.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/detalle4.jpg
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I guess those of you with real (or realsimulator, doesn?t matter) pedals missed my previous post. Please, if you can help me with the dimensions, is gonna be my next step after the seat.

Thanks

Tulkas

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #125 on: August 08, 2010, 05:49:15 PM »
Maaaan!!! I love it! I love it! :yihaw:
Great attention to detail, super :thumbsup:

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #126 on: August 09, 2010, 02:49:26 AM »
Awesome Aces Tulkas, those details are fantastic.  :hail:

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #127 on: August 09, 2010, 03:20:07 AM »
Great work Tulkas, the seat looks awesome! :beer:

Minor detail: the hose from the oxygenbottle goes behind the backseat cushion, to the rightside of the seat, to the CRU. The hose from the quickdisconnector goes into the seat, and then under the seat to the front were it connects to a initiator which is activated by the ejecthandle.

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #128 on: August 09, 2010, 11:36:05 AM »
Veeery nice Tulkas.
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #129 on: August 09, 2010, 12:00:12 PM »
Niiice seat progress  :thumbsup:

I will feed you twice a day for ten months if you come by with a toolbox...
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #130 on: August 09, 2010, 01:38:48 PM »
It looks amazing Tulkas...been there done that....looking at your pictures and I was taking back some 18 months myself. The time I was stickering my seat... it feels great, isn't it  :yihaw:

Great job  :thumbsup:

Werner
Seeya

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #131 on: August 15, 2010, 04:10:46 PM »
Thanks for the comments guys!

Ray, you are of course right but I thought it was a nice looking solution (tricky though  :whistle: ) and maybe in the future I will go for the right set up if I get the parts for it.

Tor, man, you don?t know what you have done offering to feed me, that?s a risky offer on your side without knowing my eating habits. My wife told me to accept, big relief for the family budget :D

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This one was a easy one after all I have passed with the seat:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_1639.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_1640.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_1773.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_1777.jpg
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When I showed it to my wife she thought that the Mike?s data tag gave it the realistic touch, I had to agree, it would not have been the same just with a sticker, the volumetric engraving is really cool. So now you know, if you are building the date recorder in your next order to Mike ask for the tag. For no money plus two pop rivets it will look really cool.

In position:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_1811.jpg
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Pipe work done on the right side:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_1812.jpg
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Working on the manual chute handle and I will proclame the seat as finished for the time being. Low priority to get real parts like harnesses, oxy hoses and connections, etc.. but I will wait for those ones as "cherry on top" of a finished cockpit.

Next step: pedals, dimensions anyone? Thanks!

Cheers

Tulkas
« Last Edit: August 16, 2010, 04:25:18 AM by Tulkas »

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #132 on: August 16, 2010, 02:39:27 AM »
The  skillfulness and the patience you put in each detail are really impressive Tulkas !! :hail:

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #133 on: August 16, 2010, 08:17:58 AM »
Next step: pedals, dimensions anyone? Thanks!

You can get my file. Mostly pictures, and Eagle-wen's drawings (I assume he doesn't mind, they're in his thread). Only condition is you make two  :whistle:

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #134 on: August 16, 2010, 02:21:08 PM »
very nice progress

great seat  :thumbsup: