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Offline Tulkas

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #345 on: May 14, 2014, 05:07:17 AM »
Thanks. I searched him on Benchmark forums and found many interesting posts. All good information if I decide to go for two computers.


But going back to one computer solution, anyone knows if it would it be smart to move the two MFD to my primary GPU?

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #346 on: May 14, 2014, 12:59:25 PM »
I don't think so. I've planned before to put MFDs on processor GPU (HD3000). They don't need too much FPS nor refresh. You'll be wasting main GPU with that, rather use it for main screen ;)

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #347 on: May 20, 2014, 03:53:13 AM »
Well. I spent some time testing and moving the screens around. Finally the best solution was to place the screens on the main GPU, the 6950. I moved the HSI and the RWR to the 5450.

In this way I don't get FPS hit at all. Smooooth, it's just a joy to fly. You don't believe me? Here you have me performing an aerial refual in the middle of a turn.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN3267ULtTo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN3267ULtTo</a>

I am extremely happy. I was a bit worried about the transition from normal joysticks to a Force stick. I had quite good skills in close formation and refuel with my old CHFighterstick and I was worried about losing them after making the transition to the cockpit, especially after so much work and money invested.

But it's going great. FCC2 and I are becoming good friends after just a few flights.

I have now wired and program all the important panels of the right console. No major problems with the XKeys, just a diode which failed and got ghosting all over the place but I traced the problem down very quicky to the right hardpoints switch, changed the diode and all fine:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/20140405_225232.jpg
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I plan to eventually wire every single panel on the right console in prevision of future BMS updates and to host non cockpit simulation functions.

But that task is pospone because I got this in my mail from Mike:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/20140516_213920.jpg
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This means I can start the last part of the cockpit, the left side.

Cheers

Tulkas

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #348 on: May 20, 2014, 04:42:21 AM »
Wow, that panels are awesome. I cannot afford them right now but I have them planned for the future.
I tried FCC2 from a VW pal and it's almost no learning curve at all. It's very intuitive. Anyway, cannot afford it either so I'm planning to make my load cell pressure stick mod (already have Pistolero's one but it's too sensitive).
By the way, why didn´t you take FCC3?.

I'm hoping to see how your left consoles goes!

Have fun!

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #349 on: May 20, 2014, 07:32:58 AM »
It all looks super,  good luck with the left side  :thumbsup:

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #350 on: May 20, 2014, 02:26:05 PM »
Really nice vid, and great work mate  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #351 on: June 02, 2014, 10:35:30 AM »
Thanks guys!

By the way, why didn´t you take FCC3?.

Well, it was not available in 2009 when I bought it. It has been in a box since then. Time past fast!

I may upgrade it later on if such a thing is possible but right now is working great so I prefer just to enjoy it.

Cheers

Tulkas

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #352 on: June 05, 2014, 10:39:01 AM »
Tulkas, your pit is remarkable! Great to see things come together after so many years work. Like many here, yours is a long term pit and great to see you stick it out over the long run. The pictures speak for themself of the rewards. Inspirational! :beer2:

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #353 on: June 06, 2014, 03:59:13 PM »
Thanks for your words Mike. Yes, it´s taking long but I am a patient man. We should always pursuit our childhood dreams no matter how long it takes, makes life much more interesting  :) And this very particular dream is coming true thanks to what you have put together and kept alive here at Viperpits. It sounds cliché but it´s how it is, I could not have even dream about having this beast in my house without the knowledge, products and help coming from VP.

So, thank you Mike  :thumbsup:

Cheers

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #354 on: June 08, 2014, 06:48:34 AM »
Brilliant work Tulkas.  Your pit looks great!

The quality of your painted knobs really caught my eye.  Thanks for the excellent tutorial earlier in your thread.  I have it bookmarked for later.

Your pics are really good - is photography a hobby of yours as well?


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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #355 on: June 09, 2014, 05:16:55 AM »
Thanks!

Well, I want the photography to be a hobby in the future, now I lack the time. That said, when I have the time and especially to take photos of finished cockpit parts I pull out my good camera (EOS 45D), take care of lightning, shutter speed, etc.. and make white balance correction to try to show the actual color. Quite happy you noticed it!  :lol:

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #356 on: September 24, 2014, 02:18:26 AM »
Hi there! I've been quiet for a while. Many things going on, first the summer holidays with a lot of real flying

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/vuelo/vlcsnap-2014-08-27-22h57m12s101.jpg
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUyTl6vBwW0&list=UURQmIzU1t4uhJTaLBzVVTrQ

Back to Norway I have been preparing for my PPL-A theory exam now in October. The theory is in norwegian and I am spanish so it is an extra challenge for me but I think I can do ok. On the sad side we have had some tough weeks where we have to say bye to our very much beloved dog Eco:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/eco/PA100094.jpg
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But not all work have been stop on the pit. To be honest, the little time I have had for the pit I have preferred tos pend flying it rather than building. I have had some great sunday night missions with my squad enjoying my half pit:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/20140525_232836.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/20140706_003250-1.jpg
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I have found an excelent solution for the problem of having a mouse in the cokpit. This tiny trackball cost me 17 bucks in ebay, works great, rest in my lap or in the safety pin stowage bag at the back of the pit and... even the colors match the pit  :lol:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/20140806_233749.jpg
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Work have slowly started on the left console. As almost everybody, I had a hard time dealing with the angles on the auxiliary console. After some compromises I got a solution that satisfied me:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/20140712_211055.jpg
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Since I have all the panels for the consoles I could start as well to design and make the "DZUS" railings:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/20140716_230022.jpg
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I cannot wait to fly with a complete pit!

Cheers

Tulkas

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #357 on: September 24, 2014, 02:32:35 AM »
Tulkas -

I feel sorry for your loss. Eco looks beautiful.
It's funny how we get attached to a dog or a cat.
Even years after they are gone, I keep good memories of my 2 cats.
I hope you did better than me and have lots of pictures of Eco.
I only have a few of Spotje and Poekie  :(

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #358 on: September 24, 2014, 02:43:38 AM »
great pictures Tulkas  :thumbsup:
Very nice trackball indeed !  I got an Rii "keyboard" with touch-sensitive pad. It uses 2.4GHz wireless connection and measures just some 16x6 cm (approx.)  But as a builder, I have not yet tested it  :-[

The "DZUS" rails look very nice and with the panels on top it looks awesome great  :thumbsup:
I only have the right console, but seeing these great pictures gives me momentum to start on the left side too.
Using Martin's frame and then adding the L shape aluminum profiles gives very little room for M6 nuts, so I have a lot of extra work to make rectangular holes in the profiles and then I still have to file one side of each M6 nut  ::)
As everything in life, it is a trade off. Either much time spent and use M6 or much money spent and use real DZUS. I have chosen for the first option  :whistle:

Thanks, and success on your upcoming exam,
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #359 on: September 24, 2014, 03:15:07 AM »
I'm so sorry for your dog!

....your work is fantastic  :yihaw:


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