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Offline Tulkas

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #390 on: November 04, 2015, 05:05:32 AM »
RL is really hectic at the moment with the new baby, the two other kids, the real flying, my dayly job and and master I decided (fooly?  :wacko:) to start. So very little pit building time and very envious watching everybody drooling over 4.33.

I could however, sneak here and there some time to complete one of the most daunting tasks of the whole pit: install the throttle and the rail guide.

First I intended to install the pivot axis and the arm with the cougar handle and second install the throttle rail just to fit the movement of the previously installed throttle. That appears to me much easier that doing it the other way around, first install the rail and then try to fit the throttle.

I started with a brand new Cougar throttle ready to be slaughtered  :'(  It is for a good cause:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/20150918_172528.jpg
Tulkas' simulator - progress


I take a lot of pictures of the wires before removing them for future reference:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/20150918_173430.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/20150918_174114.jpg
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Poor thing:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/20150918_174630.jpg
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Now the adaptor is installed:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/20150918_181101.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/20150918_181130.jpg
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And installing on the arm:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG-20150918-WA0013.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG-20150918-WA0015.jpg
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At last the throttle is placed. For this I used mostly cockpit pictures to place the base:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/IMG-20150918-WA0017.jpg
Tulkas' simulator - progress


Then the rail was placed after many, many tries screwed to a woden block.

I finally one of the moments I have been dreaming about in this building process, when I finally get to slide my F16 throttle across all its gates and detents:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7HbpgJN5uo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7HbpgJN5uo</a>

Well after this, the rest of the left console should be an easy ride downhill  :yeah:

Cheers

Tulkas

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #391 on: November 04, 2015, 06:33:22 AM »
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Very great work my Master!! :hail: :hail: :hail: :hail:

But you know I´ll fly before you, won´t you? :-P :-P :-P


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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #392 on: November 04, 2015, 07:13:21 AM »
Very nice Tulkas! It's exactly the same step that I will do this weekend! Your picture will be a ref!

How do you plan to connect the throttle pot? Do you plan to use the original pot?

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #393 on: November 04, 2015, 07:49:08 AM »
Wralex, I am going to give this pot a try:

http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/HRS100SSAB090/480-3281-ND/1956411?wt.z_cat_cid=Dxn_US_US2011_Catlinkhttp://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/HRS100SSAB090/480-3281-ND/1956411?wt.z_cat_cid=Dxn_US_US2011_Catlink

The idea is to attach an arm to that pot and link it to the throttle arm by a rod, don't have the parts yet, currently checking RC material to get inspired.

But you know I´ll fly before you, won´t you? :-P :-P :-P

Maybe, but I will fly so much better than you  :-P

Cheers

Tulkas

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #394 on: November 04, 2015, 08:12:08 AM »
Thank you Tulkas, that's exactly what I'm planning to do! I will follow this on your pit!

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #395 on: November 04, 2015, 08:19:29 AM »
Nice job Tulkas!! Can I ask if you bought the arm and the adaptor and from where? It looks very nice!

Best regards

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #396 on: November 04, 2015, 08:27:04 AM »
Nice job Tulkas!! Can I ask if you bought the arm and the adaptor and from where? It looks very nice!

Best regards

Thanks Grayfox! Arm and adaptor come from Rabbit in this very same forum:

http://www.viperpits.org/smf/index.php?action=classifieds;sa=view;id=1000

Cheers

Tulkas

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #397 on: November 04, 2015, 05:23:37 PM »
Wralex, I am going to give this pot a try:

http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/HRS100SSAB090/480-3281-ND/1956411?wt.z_cat_cid=Dxn_US_US2011_Catlinkhttp://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/HRS100SSAB090/480-3281-ND/1956411?wt.z_cat_cid=Dxn_US_US2011_Catlink

The idea is to attach an arm to that pot and link it to the throttle arm by a rod, don't have the parts yet, currently checking RC material to get inspired.

But you know I´ll fly before you, won´t you? :-P :-P :-P

Maybe, but I will fly so much better than you  :-P

Cheers

Tulkas

I use this same pot in mine and it seems to work great so far.
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #398 on: November 04, 2015, 05:29:15 PM »
Nice job Tulkas!! Can I ask if you bought the arm and the adaptor and from where? It looks very nice!

Best regards

Thanks Grayfox! Arm and adaptor come from Rabbit in this very same forum:

http://www.viperpits.org/smf/index.php?action=classifieds;sa=view;id=1000

Cheers

Tulkas


Thanks Tulkas!

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #399 on: November 05, 2015, 09:58:51 AM »
again very accurate work

I've noticed that going from CUTOFF to ideal you don't press the pinky
. I'll check mine to see if it the same cause I think that I have to press the pinky.... :notes:

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #400 on: November 06, 2015, 02:49:54 AM »
again very accurate work

I've noticed that going from CUTOFF to ideal you don't press the pinky
. I'll check mine to see if it the same cause I think that I have to press the pinky.... :notes:

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From what I understand the only time you use the pinky lever is to go into idle cutoff. It is not used for afterburner either. The video seems accurate.
@Tulkas I have Rabbits throttle assembly also. How close is the arm to the guide rail when you go into idle cut off? Mine is practically rubbing the rail.
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #401 on: November 06, 2015, 05:12:02 AM »
@Tulkas I have Rabbits throttle assembly also. How close is the arm to the guide rail when you go into idle cut off? Mine is practically rubbing the rail.

If you mean the clareance between the "horn" that follows the rail and the notch that separates idle from the cut off position, yes, it is tight but possible not to touch if you lift the handle all the way up.

I hope that makes sense.

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #402 on: November 06, 2015, 05:19:19 AM »
Hello Tulkas its nice to see that the trottle asembly works , and  the fitting in the left console looks very smooth and perfect.
The best feeling is that the alloi is firm and not wobbaly like rasin or wood, it just feels sollid.

Nice job my frind[

Cheers Rabs

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@Tulkas I have Rabbits throttle assembly also. How close is the arm to the guide rail when you go into idle cut off? Mine is practically rubbing the rail.

If you mean the clareance between the "horn" that follows the rail and the notch that separates idle from the cut off position, yes, it is tight but possible not to touch if you lift the handle all the way up.

I hope that makes sense.
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #403 on: November 06, 2015, 06:45:05 AM »
Thanks Rabbit.

I am very happy with your arm and adaptor, all the elements have a very tight fit so there is no "play" and fills very very solid.  :thumbsup:

Cheers

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #404 on: December 07, 2015, 05:32:20 AM »
Slowly moving forward with the left side.

My spider had a spring with it but I needed some kind of structure to anchor the spring to and to hold the canopy switch in position. I made it out of alu scraps:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/20151203_180950.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/20151204_193041.jpg
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Snapping nicely:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMlX0rWNra0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMlX0rWNra0</a>

Then is time for some paint work:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/20151205_153320.jpg
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And nice little detail. Some time ago I got this button from ebay quite cheap. Is exactly the same model than the F16 slap switch but green:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/20151205_104504.jpg
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Just a bit of black spray paint...

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/20151206_110932.jpg
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And a sticker....

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/20151206_1802331.jpg
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And it would look spot on:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/20151206_1818531.jpg
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Cheers

Tulkas
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