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Author Topic: Tulkas' simulator - progress  (Read 167274 times)

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #195 on: May 30, 2011, 09:24:03 AM »
Looking real good Tulkas!   :thumbsup:

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #196 on: June 06, 2011, 02:59:20 AM »
Thanks Mikem!

Some hard work made during the las long (4 days) weekend. A lot of MDF sawing but I have cut all the parts for one side of the cockpit. Now I have to replicate it for the other side  :-\ but I am determined to finish the complete cockpit shell this summer so I can focus on electronics and detailing without having more wood work hunging on my head.

The data to build the sides comes from an eclectic mixture of Magoo's wombapit, Pegasus' invaluable website, Dunk's inner walls and accurate dimensions for the consoles provided by ray. Thank you guys all together.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3003.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3002.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3004.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3005.jpg
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The inner walls are a good guide to place the ribs

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3006.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3007.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/anguloconsolalateral11.jpg
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Can someone provide me with the dimensions of the map box? I am also interested to buy a real one if there is any for sell.

Cheers

Tulkas


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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #197 on: August 15, 2011, 03:22:26 AM »
I made some progress during the summer. Now I have two sides for my cockpit. One nice summer day I was working on the pit in my house frontyard when I heard this very well known sound, "That's not a passenger plane", I look up and I saw this two F16s flying low and slow over the fiord. I would think they were making 1000ft and no more than 300kts so I have plenty of time to admire them while they crossed from right to left. Inspiring! I see them very seldom here, when I was living in Trondheim I saw them quite often.

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I must have been really good because my wife moved me to a larger room. Now I have plenty of space to have a temporary pit by the side of the viperpit which should speed up the process. I had put now the four parts of the pit together, front, center and both sides. The center and sides are hold together by a large continuous MDF plank (not in the picture) at the back. The whole thing feels quite solid:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3013.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3014.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3015.jpg
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I was missing the link between the seat rails and the back os the cokpit. I used some plasteline to find the shape:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3017.jpg
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And used wood and metal for the final part:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3026.jpg
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I got quite some mail during the summer:

Another G15 for the PFL and a broken Cougar throttle:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3031.jpg
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Thanks to Ricardo, a beautiful map box:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3029.jpg
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And the pedals ProCombat de Saitek, I think they are the only commercial brand which can be used in the cockpit :

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3022.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3020.jpg
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I had to check that the pedals were usable when in the cockpit so I could not resist to record my first try climbing to the cockpit.

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

Cheers

Tulkas
« Last Edit: August 15, 2011, 03:27:13 AM by Tulkas »

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #198 on: August 15, 2011, 03:41:58 AM »
He Tulkas,

thats some cool looking pit bro.:thumbsup:

you'r doing some good work there, realy awsome. :hail:

Cheers Rabs :beer:

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #199 on: August 15, 2011, 03:07:40 PM »
Good progress m8, keep it going.  :thumbsup:
and very nice movie!
G

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #200 on: August 15, 2011, 09:27:50 PM »
Super nice! Keep up the great work!  :thumbsup:   :beer:
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #201 on: August 16, 2011, 07:00:47 AM »
Great progress Marcel! (and what a great Mapbox! Still an item i need...)

What do you think of the Saitek pedals??? I'm still looking for an affordable solution.....
They look a bit to narrow? or is it just the picture?

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #202 on: August 16, 2011, 09:03:59 AM »
What do you think of the Saitek pedals??? I'm still looking for an affordable solution.....
They look a bit to narrow? or is it just the picture?

Hi Ray, I was like you for a long time, it was Tango44 experience with the saitek what made me decide for them.

I think it fits very nicely in the cockpit. The perspective makes the CP looks wider and in top of that my CP is 3cm wider than the real one. Even with that I can actuate the pedals very comfortably. It is definitely a hughe plus the fact that you can regulate the angle of the pedals either if you are going to use a realitic leaning for the seat or not. The only thing I am not sure I like is that it has very little movement in the toe brakes axes and I am afraid it will not be sensible enough, but that?s because I come from CH pedals. I don?t really know how is the real thing. I remember you say they were very hard but you did not mention anything about the range of movement.

 I cannot say anything yet about response, because i have had have not time to test them but just for the pure hardware aspect of it I think is the most economic-wise choice right now. I have been very long checking other options and either they were too expensive or they were not physicly possible to use in a realistic cockpit. This one fits very very well in the pit.

Cheers

Tulkas
« Last Edit: August 19, 2011, 04:58:24 AM by Tulkas »

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #203 on: January 03, 2012, 04:48:58 AM »
About time for an update. I had some days off in Christmas and used some time for pit building making good progress not only on visible stuff but also in planning and decision making. I have made out my mind for the electronics: Xkeys and BU0836X for inputs and AIC for outputs.

Finally I added a car seatbelt tensor to the ACESII, I removed the ball mechanism that blocks the thing if it is not perfectly vertical. It was a pain in the ass. I would say my seat is now finish:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3212.jpg
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I have modified some Aerospace light switches with Mike's lenses. They look great. I have changed them from latching to non-latching by dremeling away the little tip on the mast. I just noticed they have actually no pushing button function so I thought maybe to put a tactile button inside would do the trick:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3232.jpg
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The main job these days has been finishing the CP which has been waiting half done for almos two years.:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3230.jpg
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The front face is metal with the instruments bezels made in three parts. The first part is glued to the front face and I have insert M3 nuts on the corners. The other two part of the bezel are screwed to the first one so I can remove them if I need to change or fix the encoder.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/PB300095.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/PB300096.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3236.jpg
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Masking the instruments lenses to spray paint them:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3238.jpg
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Glueing the bezels:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3239.jpg
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On place:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3338.jpg
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Screens test. Looks grat:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3370.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3374.jpg
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I have peinted the fix parts of th AOA, VVI, HSI and ADI instruments and paste them on top of the screen, this is just a test with normal paper. I think it adds some "physic" appearance. And looks cooler when the screens are off. I liked it so I will print the definitive in photo paper.

I have started to make my glareshields with alu. I use advanced machinery for the bendings:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3339.jpg
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Curve shapes are not a problem for this high tech:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3342.jpg
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Cheers

Tulkas
« Last Edit: January 03, 2012, 05:56:51 AM by Tulkas »

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #204 on: January 03, 2012, 08:14:38 AM »
only a happy vew can afford those high tech machines.
Great work so far  :thumbsup:

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #205 on: February 16, 2012, 05:09:08 AM »
Busy with real life I had little time for pit building but somethings have been done.

I kept working on the glareshields:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3377.jpg
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I bolded the edges with alu profiles:

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And I decided that was worth to make my own flood lights out of a sheet of alu:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3380.jpg
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This view pic was taken by my father with his phone, he liked a lot:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/lafoto.jpg
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And also got a doughter in January  ;D Busy month as I said!

Cheers

Tulkas

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #206 on: February 16, 2012, 01:40:51 PM »
Looks great :)

Can you post some more pictures from the center console with the display or whatever you have behind?

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #207 on: February 16, 2012, 10:22:00 PM »
The pit is looking beautiful. Just as I am sure your daughter is. Congratulations on both.

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #208 on: February 17, 2012, 04:53:29 AM »
Thanks! Sure she is a beauty!  ;D

Cupra->You can see some pictures of the screebs earlier in the thread.

Cheers

Tulkas

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #209 on: February 17, 2012, 05:05:01 AM »
Tulkas,
WOW. Yhe more I look at your build thread the more impressed I am. You are the absolute definition of HCB (Home Cockpit Builder). All your hand fabrication is top notch but still simple and within the capabilities of almost everyone. That is invaluable skill. Great work and post lots more pics. I would like to see more pics of the seat rail mounts.
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P.S. how did getting in the seat for the first time feel? Pretty fargin good, eh?