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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #30 on: November 04, 2008, 04:38:36 AM »
I agree, one hell of a job !  :yihaw:
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #31 on: November 04, 2008, 04:56:45 AM »
Awesome job Tulkas, looks great!!!! :thumbsup:


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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #32 on: November 04, 2008, 05:28:48 AM »
Thanks to share these pics Tulkas, they are very useful to me.
Could you post some dimensions, please? I've almost finished my center pedestal structure and now it's the time of ICP's strut.
Thanks again.. ;)


Really a well done work !!!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2008, 08:36:51 AM »
Ha, you don't build a desktop unit? You go for the full option pit  :harhar:

Yes, I took that -fatal- step in my head some time ago. Now I only can think FULL FULLY FUNCTIONAL VIPER PIT, anything less than that is just not acceptable. And you are one the guilties for this crazy idea  :D

Thanks to share these pics Tulkas, they are very useful to me.
Could you post some dimensions, please? I've almost finished my center pedestal structure and now it's the time of ICP's stand.
Thanks again.. ;)


Really a well done work !!!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Thanks for the compliments Magoo, I really appreciate  coming from you because I have seen your impressive work with wood.

The messures of the ICP housing are those from Jason's -Killn- plans, you should get in contact with him in order to get them, they are totally worth. The rest is just ornamentation from my side, not very dimensional accurate actually.

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« Last Edit: November 04, 2008, 08:43:57 AM by Tulkas »

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2008, 10:46:14 PM »
Wow Tulkas,

I just ran accross your build.

Very nice work; Great job! :thumbsup:
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #35 on: September 10, 2009, 03:29:44 AM »
Wow! Time past fast. And the cockpit grows so slowly. No espectacular updates in my cockpit but a lot of parts have arrived, a lot of planning and decisions have been taken and somehow I think I have a clearer path ahead, still long.

No real updates in the cockpit as I said but some updates that will have -I hope- a decisive impact in the progress of my project, we moved to a new house -our first house- at the end of the spring and as result now I have two of the most -I think- important things a pit builder could wish:

An exclusive Sim-room:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/P5040165.jpg
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A workshop:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/P5040168.jpg
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Until now I had not too much time to work in the cockpit with the moving and all that it means, I had high priority tasks like preparing the new house of Eco, my dog:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/CASA/P1300114.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/CASA/P2070116.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/CASA/P2070117.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/eco/P4030163.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/eco/P4030164.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/eco/P4030162.jpg
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I have to say I am specially proud of the dog house, my first one and from the scratch, I hope my pit come along that well :D

Good thing is working on this allowed me to smuggler some material to the workshop and mix the construction of my workbench and shelfs with the dog house without being notice by the big boss (my wife:cutey:) :D so when I finished with all that work, my workshop was (magicaly) ready as well. Also meny new tools that where "essential" for the house work will be very welcome in the pit building and their cost will not be attached to the pit budget  :whistle:

But now I am back on the track and since this a pit progress thread les show some small work in the misc. panel. The misc. "box" will be made in wood, but I had to make some kind of "backplate" to attach the switches. This little crappy plate took me hours of hard work, that means I will never have a metal pit and that I admire (and hate ;) )even more all those around here -Nightowl, Aeyes,...- that are able to work metal:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/P5040173.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/P5040169.jpg
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I have some wonderful flat head switches (thanks Squid!) that needed to be modified to go from momentary to lock-lock. I have seen people open them and remove the spring but I tried another approach I believe is easier an faster, and lest risky to destroy it. Some seconds of careful work with the dremel...

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/P5040176.jpg
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And perfect lock-lock, you can compare here original and modified

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/P5040177.jpg
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Cheers

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« Last Edit: September 10, 2009, 03:37:41 AM by Tulkas »

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #36 on: September 10, 2009, 05:27:16 AM »
Hey Tulkas!
Great job, mate!! The doghouse looks great, and Eco will be a big help. But he lost a lot of weight and looks more like a rabbit than a dog.
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #37 on: September 10, 2009, 05:47:54 AM »
Hey some of that plastic CD cover for the inner hole in the humidity sensor will look very real. They have glass in them.
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #38 on: September 10, 2009, 09:22:41 PM »
Congrats on the house Tulkas!

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #39 on: September 10, 2009, 11:53:24 PM »
Indeed Tulkas!
Great additions for the cockpit builder.

I wouldn't give away my pitroom/garage/workshop for anything... :o
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #40 on: September 11, 2009, 04:05:13 AM »
Thanks guys!

I need a bit of help here, somebody could tell me how deep is the misc. panel support? The dim showed in the picture. Does the misc. have backlightt? I believe I have read around here it doesn't.

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #41 on: September 11, 2009, 04:14:04 AM »
I don't have the dim but it does have backlight. The "+" symbol left of the "ALT REL" is the point where you have to push to make sure the Hoffman connector for the backlight is properly seated.

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #42 on: September 11, 2009, 08:39:09 AM »
All this time I have not been totally idle regarding pit building, with a little work now and then I have almost complete the center pedestal as you can see in my workshop picture some posts above.

The start point are the Pegasus center pedestal plans that he kindly has available for free download in his website:

http://www.xflight.de/pe_sim_cas_cec.htm#Plans

Then I heavily modified it to look like Red Dog center pedestal since I was going for the same solution than him, with a screen inside the pedestal and a main console of one piece. This is Red Dog's:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/484_woodCP.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/493_CP.jpg
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You can read the process in his thread (as if some one haven't read it yet ;) )

http://www.viperpits.org/smf/index.php?topic=537.660

I didn't bother myself with calculations about all those angles, I just placed solid wood pieces in the corners and sandpapered them down until they had the correct shape. A hell of a work, but less thinking and more acting and I prefer that, very often I have to regret.

 I also modified the wide to what I thought I would need. As you can see my way of working is a bit caothic, taking bits from everywhere, often working on visual apparence rather than dimensions... and that modus operandi leads often to mistakes, like in this case. Looking at my pedestal there was something not quite right:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/P9160096.jpg
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Hummm... then I messured it and... crap! almost 3cm wider than the real (Pegasus' ) one. Somewhere in the midel of so many modifications I make a mistake (probably with the thickness of the material) and now the CP was much wider than necesary for the screen. That was a lot but -I know saying this is a blasfemy in VP ;) - after the first cursings, I didn't care anymore. It's wider so it be, very few that visit my simulator will ever notice :)

And the mistake had it's adventages, now I had space (tight but enough) to place the FUEL QTY and INST. panels beside the HSI screen:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/P9160097.jpg
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It was a hell to fit that little screen and its board there and now I plan to change it for the Century USB one if (I get this to work because is messing badly with my drivers). A friend of my could cut and bend a piece of metal for the front side. Unluckly he did not have the tools to make the gauges cutouts so I had som work to do with the dremel.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/P9040091.jpg
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Then some very boring work to cut out in the bezzels to make space for the tiny encoders:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/PB300094.jpg
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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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Some testing with FalconGauges. Amazing software, for some weeks I had the cp like to fly because I didn't want to take my eyes off those gauges :)

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/P9250103.jpg
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But I had to keep on working so I took it apart and drilled holes to fit rotaries, switches and panels. I also got the air vent from Kneeling Warrior. I was surprise. I have to be honest, it was my first order from him, I expected that plastic replicas casted by a guy in his house would be low quality and I was ready to work filling bubbles, cutting plastic excesses, sandpaper... but instead  I got a perfect replica in quality and hard material and very high defined details. Top notch work and now I cannot wait for the moment to put in my pit his cockpit side replicas!

I made a metalic plate for the vent. How I hate to work metal!

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/PC240128.jpg
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Fitting testing:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/PC260093.jpg
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That's it for now. Don't you guys forget about the MISC. PANEL dimension please! I want to finish it ;)

Cheers

Tulkas
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #43 on: September 11, 2009, 10:21:22 AM »
I'll get dims to you this evening,
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #44 on: September 11, 2009, 10:27:57 AM »
Really great works!
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Nice update.
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