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Author Topic: Tulkas' simulator - progress  (Read 176570 times)

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #270 on: August 05, 2013, 01:25:24 AM »
Wow - awesome metal work, nice job   :clap:

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« Reply #271 on: August 05, 2013, 06:56:33 AM »
Impressive metalwork.
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #272 on: September 22, 2013, 04:11:35 PM »
Ok, not too impressive progress but moving forward at least:

Working the knobs:

Putting order on the set to find thos belonging to the right console, which are the ones I am planing to paint:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_5421.jpg
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Painting process (after drilling of course):

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_5433.jpg
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I am quite happy with the final result:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_5439.jpg
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The black knobs are for the Ky58. Nigel told me many Viper have them like that and I like to have some variation in the pit:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_5430.jpg
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One of the most pleasant pit works: filling panels with switches. Not wiring them yet thought.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_5449.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_5448.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_5447.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_5440.jpg
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #273 on: September 22, 2013, 04:36:46 PM »
Nice work. What drilling technique did you use to get properly aligned shaft holes?
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #274 on: September 22, 2013, 05:07:47 PM »
For me the key is to have one of these http://www.clasohlson.com/uk/Cotech-Pillar-Drill/18-3054

As long as the knobs has a flat top they are easy to drill align. If they have a curve top then I use a piece of flat transparent plastic, put the knob under it bottom looking up and drill through the plastic.

I quote myself from a previous post:


First we find the center:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3680.jpg
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Second drill carefully going from 1mm to 6mm step by step. Later the two small holes for the fastening screws:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3786.jpg
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Subtle white coat and I mask a 1mm line:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3790.jpg
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Three coats of mate black and I mask 1mm to each said of the first line:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3808.jpg
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Three coats gray:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3810.jpg
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Removing the mask and three coats of transparent mate varnish, not bad looking:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3811.jpg
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The key is to be patient, respect the drying time and accept the job will take a few days. Here the front cover is install, everything will be functional except ADI adjust and selector PNEUMO/ELECT:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_3819.jpg
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Hope it helps

Tulkas

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #275 on: September 22, 2013, 06:19:03 PM »
Great work  :thumbsup: keep on going  :clap:

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #276 on: September 23, 2013, 12:35:43 PM »
Awesome work on them knobs Tulkas, keep it up mate!  :beer:

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #277 on: October 03, 2013, 01:47:15 PM »
Thanks guys!

Keeping on with the panels on the right console.

For the DTU I was thinking for a while to make a full replica with a working door and put inside a USB connection or even an old disc reader. Finally I decided that was too much unnecessary work so I went for a far more simple replica made of some left over materials, metal, wood, screws:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_5451.jpg
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It doesn´t look bad once painted:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_5461.jpg
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I have also assemble the INT LGHT panel.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_5457.jpg
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I really like this panel. I have so far installed four dimmers, every dimmer has a ON/OFF switch built in. I have put just a plain pot at the INST PNL as place holder. I can add another dimmer if I ever need it:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_5458.jpg
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Cheers

Tulkas

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #278 on: October 03, 2013, 02:22:27 PM »
Nice work on the DTC. Looks like a good idea  :whistle: ;)

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #279 on: October 03, 2013, 05:45:15 PM »
Ingenious on the Lighting! What dimmer are you using?

 I've been asked for a functional DTU type panel, but it really is a complicated panel to replicate fully. I think a USB female plug  :beer:under the flip up would be just enough. Some day if I can get my hands on the real panel for a bit, I'll try to replicate it with at least some more detail. Nice work on yours

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #282 on: October 04, 2013, 01:51:53 AM »
my DTU replica with datatag for download

http://www.viperpits.org/smf/index.php?topic=7215.msg109606#msg109606

Nice one! Thanks!

I will print and place it this weekend.

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #283 on: October 06, 2013, 08:37:38 AM »
Thanks guys!

Keeping on with the panels on the right console.

For the DTU I was thinking for a while to make a full replica with a working door and put inside a USB connection or even an old disc reader. Finally I decided that was too much unnecessary work so I went for a far more simple replica made of some left over materials, metal, wood, screws:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_5451.jpg
Tulkas' simulator - progress


It doesn´t look bad once painted:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_5461.jpg
Tulkas' simulator - progress


I have also assemble the INT LGHT panel.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_5457.jpg
Tulkas' simulator - progress


I really like this panel. I have so far installed four dimmers, every dimmer has a ON/OFF switch built in. I have put just a plain pot at the INST PNL as place holder. I can add another dimmer if I ever need it:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG_5458.jpg
Tulkas' simulator - progress


Cheers

Tulkas

hi Tulkas,

What dimmers are you using in the lightning panel?

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #284 on: October 06, 2013, 12:31:33 PM »
Ingenious on the Lighting! What dimmer are you using?

hi Tulkas,
What dimmers are you using in the lightning panel?

I´m giving these ones a try:

http://www.pilotlights.net/24-volt-dc-pwm-pulse-wave-modulation-dimmer-7a-capacity

I got them recommended here in the forums, people has use them with EL sheets if I remember right.

Cheers

Tulkas