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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #180 on: April 01, 2011, 11:08:35 AM »
That looks really nice! Good Work!
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #181 on: April 01, 2011, 09:28:53 PM »
I like the look of the latching ones better, can you make them un-latching? ..

and yes that guy's video is still on youtube. He used the wrong indicators in the bezel..and I sent him an aluminum cnc-ed TWP and that was the thanks he gave me,, ulterior motive with "you know who" I found.  anyways,,, i digress

your doing some nice work, the seat looks amazing! will look forward to the seatbelt retractor as I have one in waiting for this also

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #182 on: April 04, 2011, 03:22:29 AM »
Thanks Mike. I didn't think about that but since I have to open them anyway to change the front lense maybe I find out how to make them un-latching.

Some more progress, actually -for me at least- one of those milestones building a pit: getting functional MFDs.

This is how the installation finally looks:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2779.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2781.jpg
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Now dropping a LGB in Falcon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts3fnNwNMic

And just for the rush of it, check out the high definition MFDs from DCS:A10C. Wish we had that resolution in Falcon. What a beauty that map page is!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFoAuZzhHoQ

As you already know, camara does not make justice to how the display really look, they are incredibly crisp. I used these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-8-VGA-AV-TFT-LCD-RCA-XGA-Display-Monitor-UA-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem1e6207b33cQQitemZ130493690684QQptZCarQ5fAudioQ5fVideo

But to be honest, if I had to make it again I'd choose smaller ones even if they don't fill the complete bezel. 8" has been a real pain in the ass to place behind the panel.

I have been buying switches for almost 4 years and lately I had lost some track of what I have and what I have left. So I open a million boxes, put them together, organize and put some marks on Lightnig's switch list:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2783.jpg
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Cheers

Tulkas



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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #183 on: April 13, 2011, 05:09:45 AM »
Work on the engine instruments. The hearth of the eng. block is of course the AIC by White-Eagle (Arend). I am just in charge of the cosmetics.

To keep cost on the eng box low I decided to build my self. Mike was so kind to make for me a raw face plate and the lenses. Now I have to build up the circular cut outs on the face plate to support the lenses. I used modelist plastic sheets 2mm (1mm for the oil gauge). I cut stripes to the correct wide to separate the lenses from the top of the needles and glued them inside the circular openings.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2897.jpg
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When finish, the lenses will be glue on top:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2898.jpg
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Priming:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2899.jpg
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Three coats of flat black spray paint and two coats of flat transparent spray varnish

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2900.jpg
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Glued lenses:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2901.jpg
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The support is built in the frontal panel:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2756.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2750.jpg
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Ready. I totally love it, my favorite part on the front panel right now:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2915.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_2914.jpg
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And seeing it actually working is totally sick! The AIC is amazing, working right away, 0 problems! I never dreamed I was going to see working gauges in my cockpit when I started with this crazy hobby!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwrI-eeSK38

Cheers

Tulkas

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #184 on: April 13, 2011, 05:38:31 AM »
That looks way cool mate ! Awesome craftmanship. But IMO the faceplate is supposed to be grey !

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #185 on: April 13, 2011, 05:48:31 AM »
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But IMO the faceplate is supposed to be grey !
Full ack on that. It makes the instruments to really show up and
enhances the appearance.  :whistle:

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #186 on: April 13, 2011, 06:12:11 AM »
Well sure, that's a matter of taste ;-)

I haven't seen the first part of the topic (was on my Iphone). That looks really cool :) ! So amazing you could collect so many switches. I don't know how you guys can have them all, I've been looking for some time and never seen lots of them on ebay.

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #187 on: April 13, 2011, 06:53:54 AM »
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But IMO the faceplate is supposed to be grey !
Full ack on that. It makes the instruments to really show up and
enhances the appearance.  :whistle:

Actually I see lately that most of the planes have a black face plate on the eng. instruments.

http://www.viperpits.org/smf/index.php?topic=5928.0
http://www.stclairphoto-imaging.com/360/F16-Cockpit/F16_swf.html

That's why I did it, besides makes the gray not so dominant and kind of a symetrical with the misc.panel  :wacko: so a matter of taste at the end  ;D

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #188 on: April 13, 2011, 06:56:03 AM »
Very good indeed.
I've also same problem with AIC and this can be the solution.
Thanks mate for great suggestion
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« Reply #189 on: April 13, 2011, 07:01:25 AM »
! So amazing you could collect so many switches. I don't know how you guys can have them all, I've been looking for some time and never seen lots of them on ebay.

Got my first switches in 2006 and still don't have them all! Patient and constant search!

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« Reply #190 on: April 13, 2011, 07:04:24 AM »
Very good indeed.
I've also same problem with AIC and this can be the solution.
Thanks mate for great suggestion
Giorgio

Thanks Gancio. I get really glad when my progress report gets useful for someone!

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #191 on: April 13, 2011, 11:03:29 AM »
Looking Good Tulkas. :thumbsup:  I like the combination of Black and Grey.

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #192 on: April 14, 2011, 08:40:36 AM »
Looks very nice,

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #193 on: April 15, 2011, 05:20:10 AM »
I wished I had the craftmanship you have!

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #194 on: May 30, 2011, 08:38:36 AM »
Little progress here. More thinking than working lately.

I am in the process of making the side consoles/walls. I don't have all the dims yet but I have started to make some design. To do that I had to place the seat in position and I could not resist to take some pictures.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/sillaenposicion-1.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/sillaenposicion.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/sillaenposicion3.jpg
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I have to remove the seat afterwards to be able to fly. The CH Pedals are going to be change very soon for Saitek Pro Combat then I will be able to place the CP.

Cheers

Tulkas
« Last Edit: May 30, 2011, 01:54:05 PM by Tulkas »