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Author Topic: Tulkas' simulator - progress  (Read 209914 times)

Offline eagle_wen

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #135 on: August 16, 2010, 04:57:07 PM »
No problem at all. If you need more info...just ask.

Werner

BTW: nice seat  :thumbsup:
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #136 on: August 17, 2010, 03:24:10 AM »
Thank you very much for the feedback guys.

Ripley -> PM inbound, thanks

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #137 on: September 17, 2010, 03:04:42 AM »
I am getting there guys! This is almost done!

Manual chute handle. I have been thinking how to do this for a while. While it was easy for me to make in wood I wanted a better real feeling so I decide to place a metal bar inside. The bar comes from a bike "leg" (the one for it to stand) that I have saw.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_1771.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_1869.jpg
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Then I thought why not to put to good use my recently acquired metal handling superpowers?  :-P I thought it would be nice to have a metal outside layer

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_1870.jpg
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Made the cut outs with the Dremel and fill it with tons of metal mastic

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2208.jpg
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Some patient and tedious sanding and starts to look good:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2209.jpg
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Now a small tutorial about how I make my metal parts with a few very normal tools:

First from paper stencils (no real dimensions here at all guys, made them up from pictures) I cut the metal, some parts with those metal "scissors", some parts with the dremel and some parts with a manual coping saw:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2212.jpg
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With the Dremel I carefully make a groove on the bending lines

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2213.jpg
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Then it is quite easy to make the bendings just by hand:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2215.jpg
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After that is just matter of careful use of metal files to make nice edges and shape them:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2217.jpg
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As you can see the handle is gold painted but it was too pretty for me and I weathered it to show some of the metal and kill a bit the goldish shine. Doesn't show that well on the pictures but I got very happy with the look. The touch feeling is great thanks to the metal, very solid and cold  :wacko: feels like something real. I just think the sticker is too new and bright in comparision with the old used look I gave to the handle. I may do something about that in the future...

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2218.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2224.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2220.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2221.jpg
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Cheers

Tulkas

« Last Edit: September 17, 2010, 03:28:02 AM by Tulkas »

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #138 on: September 17, 2010, 03:15:53 AM »
Really nice work
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #139 on: September 17, 2010, 03:28:36 AM »
Very nice job Tulkas, very nice.
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #140 on: September 17, 2010, 04:03:13 AM »
Great work . . . bookmarked for future reference.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #141 on: September 17, 2010, 04:21:04 AM »
Tulkas
simply amazing  :thumbsup:

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #142 on: September 17, 2010, 08:23:57 AM »
With patience and ingeneousity....
We can achieve the impossible.

Great work Tulkas, it really looks amazing.
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #143 on: September 17, 2010, 11:32:38 AM »
Great Job!!  I Also Bookmarked.
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #144 on: November 03, 2010, 05:37:11 AM »
Thank you very much for the feedback guys!

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Small update,

I got some really nice gifts from a friend: a pilot harness and a set of unused UWARS shoulder straps


http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2231.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2229.jpg
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I preinstalled them on the seat and really boost its look:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/sillacompleta.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/arnes1.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/sillafrontal.jpg
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I don't have real inertial reel strips so I temporary use strips to attach stuff to the car, they look ok but they are a bit too wide so they don't run through the small pulleys on the shoulder straps.

So guys, if anyone has an avialable set of inertial reel strips and wants to sell...

Un saludo

Tulkas

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #145 on: November 03, 2010, 11:32:41 AM »

Then I thought why not to put to good use my recently acquired metal handling superpowers?  :-P I thought it would be nice to have a metal outside layer

Dude, I fell out of my chair laughing at this! BUT your pit and craftsmanship is unbelievable. My hat is off to you, mate! I have a brand new inertia reel from an unknown seat, it is exactly the same as the ACES II but it has a different mounting angle. But with your recently acquired metal handling superpowers, you shall have no problem installing it.
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« Reply #146 on: November 03, 2010, 11:40:55 AM »
I will not have your superpower Tulkas,  :taz: even if I wear a costume, mask and mantle! :biggrin:
Great Job mate, great job.
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #147 on: November 10, 2010, 08:05:28 AM »
Hi guys.

I am having a hard time trying to find some straps to use under the bottom cushion in the ACESII.

I don?t look for the real ones, I have the real push-dot button to rivet in whatever strap so I just look for nylon straps, 1 3/4" (4-4.5 cm) wide in olive drabb even kakki or gray will be ok. I found a ton i ebay but they are alwas to narrow, most of them 1".

I will be grateful if anyone can give me a hint where to find.

Thank you very much!

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #148 on: November 10, 2010, 11:02:34 AM »
Hi guys.

I am having a hard time trying to find some straps to use under the bottom cushion in the ACESII.

I don?t look for the real ones, I have the real push-dot button to rivet in whatever strap so I just look for nylon straps, 1 3/4" (4-4.5 cm) wide in olive drabb even kakki or gray will be ok. I found a ton i ebay but they are alwas to narrow, most of them 1".

I will be grateful if anyone can give me a hint where to find.

Thank you very much!

Tulkas

How about straps used for holding down goods... on trailers etc.!!?

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #149 on: November 10, 2010, 04:37:42 PM »
Tulkas,
Junkyard. Old seat and shoulder belts from cars. They are just right.
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