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Author Topic: Tulkas' simulator - progress  (Read 157608 times)

Offline Tulkas

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #435 on: February 23, 2016, 03:42:06 AM »
I agree 100% , Biohazard's casts are fantastic  :thumbsup:  I have his knob set.
I assumed that you made the metal DEFOG lever yourself. It is metal isn't it?
Or is that DEFOG lever also from Biohazard ???
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Did I ever answer you to this Henkie? If I didn't sorry, life is hectic when you have 3 little kids ::) Yes, the defog lever is made by myself in metal, the dimensions are made up from pictures and the thickness is that of the metal sheet I was using, 3-4mm. So as you can see not very accurate but I can still pass the drawing to you if you have any use for it.


On the pit progress side well, little, as I said life is extremely busy at the moment. I did got time yesterday to test my speedbrake which have been in a box for more than a year. It works beautifully:

http://vid174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/20160222_200452.mp4

I was hoping that someone here could help me to fine two things, first the 4 small screws that hold the indicator on place, second the female connector that fits:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/20160222_203506.jpg
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #436 on: April 08, 2016, 04:17:52 PM »
Screws are 2-56.

I'll have to hunt around for that connector part number.

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #437 on: April 08, 2016, 05:18:24 PM »
Part Number for the connector I used for my Speed Brake indicator - MS3116F10-6S

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #438 on: April 09, 2016, 03:54:42 PM »
Screws are 2-56.

I'll have to hunt around for that connector part number.

Willy

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #439 on: April 11, 2016, 04:20:31 AM »
Part Number for the connector I used for my Speed Brake indicator - MS3116F10-6S

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Thanks!!!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #440 on: May 02, 2016, 02:26:26 AM »
Short but huge update. It took ages to finish the knobs for the left console. Drill, clean, mask, paint, mask again, paint again... everything made patienly in steps not to spoil the final result:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/20160423_162631.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/20160426_202806.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/20160501_114532.jpg
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The knob set was purchased long time ago from Avsim and it was quite complete but had a very few mistakes and some missing. Lucky me Biohazard came in at the right moment to fill the gap with superb quality items, and he was fast delivering them!

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/20160501_120826.jpg
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So now this tedious but necessary step is done and I have the looks I wanted of the left side, is time to start to wire the third xkey and bring it to life. It is time to say bye to the keyboard when flying.

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #441 on: May 02, 2016, 02:41:20 AM »
Very nice Tulkas very nice.  :thumbsup:

I also have the Biohazard set, but keep on finding excuses to postpone the painting...

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #442 on: May 02, 2016, 06:16:41 AM »
Very good job with painting the knobs

I just ordered Tamiha sprays so I can paint my knobs.
Hope mine will come out as good as yours.

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #443 on: May 02, 2016, 06:57:16 AM »
Very nice job! Your left console is beautiful.

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #444 on: May 02, 2016, 07:35:49 AM »
Very nice work.
Can you share your steps for the knob drilling?
What did you find was the best way to get everything aligned and holding position for drilling?
What collars did you use?
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #445 on: June 01, 2016, 03:30:45 AM »
Very nice work.
Can you share your steps for the knob drilling?
What did you find was the best way to get everything aligned and holding position for drilling?
What collars did you use?

Very sorry for the late answer. Life is hectic and the moment!

You can see a at this post how I drill. My setup is always very basic. I just find the center of the knob and mark it with three lines. Drill starting with 1mm and increasing diameter one at the time until I get the needed diameter. A stand driller is a must for this operation, I don't think is possible with a hand held driller.

Those knobs which have a flat top I just hold them with my hand resting on their top. Those knobs which have a round top I use a flat piece of transparent plastic with a hole on it, put it under the stand driller platform and hold the knob under it pressing up while I drill. Quite uncomfortable but there aer not so many knobs with round top.

I don't use any collar. Evrything is screwed directly to the knob.

I hope this helps.

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #446 on: June 01, 2016, 03:39:22 AM »
Thanks for the info.
This is the technique I had thought of also. Glad to hear it works.
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #447 on: June 02, 2016, 05:41:22 AM »
Very good job Tulkas. This is the step who scare me much. Congrats mate, very good
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