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Offline Tulkas

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #150 on: November 10, 2010, 05:22:22 PM »


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

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That was my first try, wrong size and color so far

Tulkas,
Junkyard. Old seat and shoulder belts from cars. They are just right.
Nigel

That?s what I have in mind now, but they are not normally in olive drab...

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #151 on: November 10, 2010, 07:37:35 PM »
Tulkas,
I have a set of straps that I would have put with your Throttle Guide that shipped Yesterday, but had not seen this.
I will put them in a box for you and ship them if you pay the shipping.
The real deal are not olive drab but blue grey as I do have the real seat pan.
These are a perfect match.
Shipping should be about the same as the throtle guide.
PM me if you want them.
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #152 on: November 11, 2010, 06:46:04 AM »
Tulkas,
As Dunk says the real ones are a blue grey but black would be fine since all the new cushions, straps, belts, headrests and chute boxes are now black only. You cant see them anyway once the seat is installed.
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #153 on: November 11, 2010, 09:17:17 AM »
Thank you very much for your explanations guys!

Dunk, I?ve sent you a PM

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #154 on: November 16, 2010, 04:38:06 AM »
I received in the mail a little gift from a friend. Now I wonder how far am I taking the detailing of the seat, never dreamed of reaching this extreme:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2445.jpg
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So we got 5 push-the-dot buttons on the back rest. Since my backrest is thin metal I have no problem using the screw and nut that comes with the buttons. I have to be extremly accurate to place them if I want them to fit with those ones on the back cushion:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2452.jpg
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Details:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2459.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2456.jpg
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The two on top have a double function as I learned from Ray. They of course hold the cushion but also are the attaching point for the bungee cords that hold the fold on the chute belts.:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2462.jpg
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They are pretty tricky to snap in and out, you have to push/pull the exact spot to get it...

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2461.jpg
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But it is time to start building a cockpit and no only a chair:

Humm... I noticed some problem to fit my Jay-El in that TWP panel...

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2413.jpg
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Some testing with MFD exporter, it works great!!!

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2394.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2464.jpg
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Un saludo

Tulkas
« Last Edit: November 16, 2010, 04:42:43 AM by Tulkas »

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #155 on: November 16, 2010, 04:48:31 AM »
Can one get used to being astonished? Great build, man. You encourage me to keep working on the pit, and going for that extra notch of realism :)
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #156 on: November 16, 2010, 05:43:34 AM »
WOW!  :thumbsup:

Your ACESII looks great, Tulkas!
And you're off to a good start with the rest of the pit as well!

NICE WORK, MAN!  :yihaw:


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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #157 on: November 16, 2010, 07:38:23 AM »
Very nice Tulkas, very nice.
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #158 on: November 16, 2010, 07:56:49 AM »
Great job mate, and that seat really looks nice  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #159 on: November 16, 2010, 09:38:26 AM »
The two on top have a double function as I learned from Ray. They of course hold the cushion but also are the attaching point for the bungee cords that hold the fold on the chute belts.:
Tulkas

Hey Tulkas,
Look again at the pictures i posted, it are not the two on top, but the lower ones, otherwise the bungeecords would really hurt in your back, and are too long...

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #160 on: November 16, 2010, 01:42:14 PM »
Hey Tulkas,
Look again at the pictures i posted, it are not the two on top, but the lower ones, otherwise the bungeecords would really hurt in your back, and are too long...

Thanks Ray! Good catch.

I get to excited when finally arrives the moment to hung stuff on the seat and I misplace them often :)


Can one get used to being astonished? Great build, man. You encourage me to keep working on the pit, and going for that extra notch of realism :)

Thanks Raus. I have not forgotten those dimensions from the ICP, but I have to unpack the ICP which I have not use since we moved to the new house. A bit more of patien please! ;)

Thanks evrybody for the nice comments.

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #161 on: November 25, 2010, 04:26:10 AM »
Something that was bothering me since I started to think about building a pit was how I was hoing to attach the MFD screens and the MFD bezels. Of course then I was not thinking to work with metal at all so now I had access to a good solution through metal parts. I based my work on Rayman's solution but adapted to my building and materials. The 8" screens gave a little of a headache, they are too large to use when you have a 10.4" in the CP. In the end I had to enlarge a bit the front panel but it looks ok:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2468.jpg
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I made a test assembly to check that everything fits. It did and feels very solid and firm. You know, I don't want any shake and cracking when I push buttons or flip switches, that's one of the priorities in my pit. You can see here how the panel is attached.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2476.jpg
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I also check that the screens still work after the traumatic removing from their cases. They do but the left one goes off somtimes when you touch the wires so I have to find what power wire is a bit loose.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2473.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2474.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2471.jpg
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Is amazing to have the MFDs working. It absolutly changes everything and brings your pit to another lever. The MFDE works like a charm, no lag, fluid, crisp picture, really amazing: Thanks Lightning!!!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #162 on: November 25, 2010, 06:30:24 AM »
Those MFD's looks really good :thumbsup:

I am about to buy LCD for my MFD's  . Most of you guys use 6.4"  ( expensive 150$ per LCD  :wacko:)
Tulkas , is it possible to use 8" with 10.4" lcd using the original consoles ?

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #163 on: November 25, 2010, 06:44:40 AM »

Tulkas , is it possible to use 8" with 10.4" lcd using the original consoles ?

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I understand you mean the 10.4" in the CP?

In my opinion and experience, no. You have to hide part of the 8" LCD inside the CP an there you have the 10.4" so they will crash and part of the 8" will fall outside of the console.

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #164 on: November 25, 2010, 09:18:04 AM »
Yeap the 10.4" in the CP

6.4" then . I hope I can find a good deal

Thanks
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