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Author Topic: Tulkas' simulator - progress  (Read 167309 times)

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #255 on: June 07, 2013, 04:39:39 PM »
Yes, Please post the other console.

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #256 on: July 14, 2013, 05:34:42 PM »
Yes, Please post the other console.

Thanks.

Here you go.

DISCLAIMER: By no means I claim these to be real dimensions. This is what I used in my pit though:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/Scan0001.jpg
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #257 on: July 14, 2013, 10:29:04 PM »
Quick note to add to the above illustrations...

Although the photo doesn't show it, there actually is a very small triangular gap between the panels on the rear vs forward sections of the left & right console panels, due to the console "planes" being slightly different.  When projected in a photo, it appears the panel edges are exactly parallel, but in fact there is a small triangular separation in panel edges, slightly greater on the inboard side of the consoles... (compare upper and lower arrow "gaps")

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k578/VPSandman/Gap01_zps16c744bb.jpg
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This drove me crazy until I realized that the panel borders couldn't be exactly parallel between the forward and aft portions of the consoles, due to the difference in the console angles.

Mark (SANDMAN)

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #258 on: July 15, 2013, 02:51:03 AM »
your project is looking great Tulkas! 
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #259 on: July 15, 2013, 03:07:02 AM »
Very well pointed Sandman. That small detail gave me so many headaches! I noticed it too late to include it in my right console though.

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P.S: Thanks Romansky!

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #260 on: July 15, 2013, 04:15:57 AM »
The angles of the consoles were giving headaches to most of us!!
I lost my head in the connection angle between lateral and auxiliary console...
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #261 on: July 15, 2013, 01:54:13 PM »
Thanks for the updated console drawing showing both sides.

Willy
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #262 on: July 28, 2013, 06:58:56 AM »
Well, last week I have been sick with fever for five days. Sounds bad, right? Think twice. Not having to go to work, with the kids at the kindergarten you have sometime (with some painkillers) for yourself.

So I decided to finish some small tasks pending on the pit.

I made a small avionincs box for the Cougar Stick PCB:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_5087.jpg
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And this is what is left of the poor Cougar.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_5090.jpg
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So I finally had the chance to make a fast test of how feels like to fly with a force sensor. I have had the FCC2 in a box since 2009... until yesterday. It was a very fast test, with the console detached from the cockpit, me in my knees and no calibration because I did not had the time to go very deep... not the ideal conditions and I got deeply impress nevertheless.

Dead accurate. Incredibly solid feeling, I thought I have been flying a simulator all this time with my faithful CH Fighterstick but now I feel it was a videogame and things has gotten serious with the FCC.

I installed as well my PFL screen. The G15 LCD with its uncomfortable long PCB and short ribbon. Always awkward to install but I think I solved it right:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_5095.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_5089.jpg
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It even works which is always a relieve :)

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_5096.jpg
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I painted my metal handmade right glareshield:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_5112.jpg
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Even had the time and strength to cut out in metal the parts for the indexers:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_5111.jpg
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Cheers

Tulkas





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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #263 on: July 28, 2013, 10:50:01 AM »
Beautiful work Tulkas  :thumbsup:

Please post more pictures of your metal glareshield - it looks awesome.

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #264 on: July 28, 2013, 12:59:23 PM »
Beautiful work Tulkas  :thumbsup:

Please post more pictures of your metal glareshield - it looks awesome.

John

Thanks for your words John. Look at this page of my thread. There you can see some detailed pictures of the construction process of the glareshields.

http://www.viperpits.org/smf/index.php?topic=4184.195

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #265 on: July 28, 2013, 02:01:08 PM »
Really nice looking job on those indexer parts... :hail: !
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #266 on: July 30, 2013, 11:53:37 AM »

I kept working on the glareshields:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3377.jpg
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Do you have a post of the dimensions and shape of the flat piece of aluminum that you cut before you began the bending process?  (Hopefully something I can import into my CAD package and then cut with my CNC Router.)

I will soon need to follow the same path and build my Glareshields so this information would be great.

Excellent work, by the way.
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #267 on: July 30, 2013, 05:02:22 PM »
I´m afraid I did not keep the stencils but anyway, I departed long time ago from "dead accurate" real dimensions and these glareshields will fit no other pit than mine.

I keep though the pictures and dimensions I used as references to create my GS. They all come from VP forums but I can share in case some one missed anything.

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #268 on: August 04, 2013, 01:54:58 PM »
Parent´s in law visit since Thursday, that means babysitters and some pit time.

I decided to give a try to make the CRU stowage bracket.

First some hammer work on a thick metal plate:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_5113.jpg
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I decided to divided the part in two separate component. After some drilling and filling and I start to see it coming along:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_5117.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_5120.jpg
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After the painting works I am really happy with the result:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_5127.jpg
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Installed in the cockpit:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_5129.jpg
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And fullfilling its mission:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_5138.jpg
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All in all an evenings work for a tiny little part but enjoyed making it, was very straight forward and with nice results. It´s all about the details after all.

Cheers

Tulkas

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #269 on: August 04, 2013, 02:47:35 PM »
Really nice - well worth the work; it looks the real thing!   :thumbsup:
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