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Author Topic: Tulkas' simulator - progress  (Read 192721 times)

Offline Tulkas

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #165 on: December 01, 2010, 07:10:35 AM »
OK, I have scrwed up big time. I got two gorgeous screens from vitrolight, a 4.8" and a 3.5" together with power supplies. I thought both power supplies were the same, 12V as all my other screens. So plugged the 3.5" to the 12V power supply only to notice that the other power supply was 5V.  :stupid:  :stupid:  :stupid:

So I fried it, my question is, have I fried the whole thing or just the board? I mean, the LCD is destroyed as well or can i order another board and it will be ok?

Thanks for your answers

Cheers

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #166 on: December 01, 2010, 07:19:21 AM »
i had similar thing with my screen once...but it was on the inverter in the back of the screen, luckly it had a build in SMD fuse and i changed the fuse and it went just fine.
try to troubleshoot the board, find the product sheet for starters....
post it here so we can have an idea  :thumbsup:
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #167 on: December 01, 2010, 07:55:46 AM »
Yeap the 10.4" in the CP

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

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Asi

Vitrolight can also supply a 7" panel, 800x600 (not shown in his shop). I'm not sure of the price, but I'm pretty sure they are relatively cheap.

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #168 on: December 01, 2010, 03:12:57 PM »
Ripley - was that 7" in 4:3 or 16:9 ?
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #169 on: December 01, 2010, 03:31:40 PM »
Hei guys please.

I am asking help and advice on my building thread, don?t derail it with a different subject so my post falls far behind before people can read it.

-> Falcao Thanks man, I will try to find out if the board had some kind of protection or fuse. If not, is the LCD dead as well?

Cheers

Tulkas

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #170 on: December 01, 2010, 04:03:22 PM »
no tulkas i don?t think the lcd is screwed, use the data sheet schematics for the board and try to figure out were it burned out.
like i told you in the previous post, my lcd inverter also burned out and i panic at the begining then i used the datasheet to troubleshoot.
at least try, in any case you have only a burned board, not the LCD  :thumbsup:
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #171 on: December 01, 2010, 04:07:19 PM »
 I also ordred 3.5" and 4.8" from vitrolight . haven't recevied them yet
I'm no expert but from what I read you probably damaged your board not the LCD

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #172 on: January 10, 2011, 03:20:40 AM »
Getting close to finish the seat. I have to thank Dunk for his help in this progress:

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There is only one thing left: Inertial reel stripes which I plan to attach to a car seat belt retractor.

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So guys, if anybody has available a set of  Inertial reel stripes (not need the reel, just the stripes) I am open for business :thumbsup:

Cheers

Tulkas

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #173 on: January 10, 2011, 03:35:43 AM »
You are welcome there Tulkas, I see that you found the real snaps.
That is a great thing, I need to find the male side of that snap for my seat back.
The snaps on the seat pads are very tight fitting for the silver ones that I sent to you.
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #174 on: March 31, 2011, 03:29:47 AM »
Finally some time to work on my pit. I got to give a big push to the front panel:

Not pretty yet, I know, wait some pictures:

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I have painted the alu supports for the MFD and screw the Cougar MFDs directly to them (the alu is 2mm thick) the I have cut the sticking out screw on the back so I get a flat surface for the screen:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2747.jpg
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Test assembly to check everything fits:

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I am not going for black MLU, it's just the metal sheet I use to cover the panel comes in black, I will paint it gray. Actually for very long I was decided to go black since I liked very much RD, Rayman and other's cockpits. Also I saw many cockpits painted gray which did not look "real", thought black was better to camoflage "homemadish", but I liked so much the Montana Gold used in my ACES that I decided to use all over the cockpit. The bezels and instruments stick out a lot more than with a black background.

This is my engine instrument block. Looks very raw I know, but I got a very nice tight fit with White-Eagle AIC, it was not easy to make it in wood:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2756.jpg
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An that's my misc support, a 2mm alu plate on top of a thick wood base with cut outs for the switches.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2752.jpg
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All in all the front panel came out very solid thanks mainly to all the metal which work not only as support for MFDs but also as reinforcement for the structure. That's very nice because one of my concern was the wooden front panel being too fragile due to all the cuts and drill.

More soon...

Cheers

Tulkas

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #175 on: March 31, 2011, 03:52:14 AM »
Awesome Tulkas. Great work.

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #176 on: March 31, 2011, 08:37:55 AM »
Tulkas, your woodworking skills are superb.  Your pit looks great! :thumbsup:

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« Reply #177 on: March 31, 2011, 10:58:56 AM »
 very nice  :thumbsup:

keep it up

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #178 on: March 31, 2011, 12:50:48 PM »
Great skill and nice update.
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #179 on: April 01, 2011, 04:26:51 AM »
Thanks guys!

I received some much wanted parts from Mike so I worked a bit on them.

First making the RWR ready for install. I put a piece of green transparent paper and it gives a quite nice touch. I also painted black the edges of the lense

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Mike's parts never stop amazing me, the TWP dimensions are so accurate that once the Jay-El are in position the whole thing is a compact tight whole and I don't think I will have to use any extra clamping. While I was doing this I remembered that guy who made a youtube video complaining about viperpits, the one trying to place the Jay-El through the TWP with a pliers and just said all the time "impossible, it's stuck", I started to laugh and looked for his video just for fun, did not find it though  ;D

I am having here a doubt between dead accuracy and looks. Maybe you guys can give your opinion.

Here, if I am not mistaken are the "correct" Jay-El, not-latching buttons and one light for the missile launch, am I right?:

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Here is the TWP with all latching buttons, not accurate but much more nice looking and that small frame around the push botton doesn't allow the thing go trough the panel so all of them are perfectly placed on the panel.

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I have not decided myself, I know is a minor detail but I would like to know your opinion.

Cheers

Tulkas
« Last Edit: April 01, 2011, 04:29:23 AM by Tulkas »