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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #60 on: January 12, 2010, 11:17:51 AM »
Maybe not perfect...

But looking frikin' great!!!
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #61 on: January 13, 2010, 02:52:22 AM »
Awesome Tulkas a credit to what can be done in wood

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #62 on: January 13, 2010, 04:10:16 AM »
Pretty nice... :clap:
I like your ACES II and your HUD you made in the beginning of your project  ;)
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #63 on: January 25, 2010, 04:33:11 AM »
Hi guys. I need some help here.

I am not happy with the seat pan shape from Speedone's plans, they are way off the real thing and you notice when you put the real butt cushions on top. so I am thinking to redo or fix it somehow to get more accurate with the curves at the top.

All I need is someone to post a straight side picture (profile) of the real seat pan. No need dimensions or anything else, I can take the picture to CAD, scale it and draw the curves.

Thank you very much!

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #64 on: February 01, 2010, 03:37:40 AM »
The wrong shape of my seat pan has been annoying me and I used some days trying to decide if it was worth to go throught al the trouble to correct it. Well, actually I decided pretty soon it was not worth but I eneded doing it antway. My pitsickness its' getting worse I guess.

It is the front part from Speedone's plans what is wrong:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/modseatpan.jpg
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This small modification means a lot of work when the seat was almost finished:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/P9230176.jpg
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In the other hand I just got in the mail a item that for me is one of the most iconic of viperpit building: the parachute container. I wasn't really planing to get one so now I will have to work to modify de seat for it to fit:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/P9230172.jpg
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However my parachute container came with a huge erection  :o

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/P9230175.jpg
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Which I have not been able yet to reduce. So I am considering to cut and removing totally the spring. If any of you guys have available the stripe and the pin to close and hold the top, I am interested.

Cheers

Tulkas



« Last Edit: February 01, 2010, 03:40:51 AM by Tulkas »

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #65 on: February 01, 2010, 05:14:48 AM »
Tulkas
I know it may be blasphemy to some, but I took out the spring in mine. That thing is a major PITA to get back in and I dont have time to waste fighting it for something utterly useless. Some foam rubber will look just like a chute IMHO.
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #66 on: February 01, 2010, 05:35:15 AM »
To put this damn thing back in is not more than 10 minutes work for 1 person:
Undo the straps (as you don't have them anyway is 9 minutes for you)
Push it in, close 2 flaps with a screwdriver across the holes
Take a short breath/brake
Push it harder in and close the other 2 flaps on top of it
Insert a cable binder
Remove the screwdriver
Attach the straps.

DO the above procedure with your face OUT OF THE WAY (otherwise you might become
a candidate for face reconstruction surgery CMF).

I really recommend to leave a cable binder permanently in for security reasons.

IF you have the pilot chute which goes on top of that spring you definitely will not manage
to do this without someone elses help.

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #67 on: February 02, 2010, 05:13:34 AM »
Thank you very much KK, I will follow your advices.

Cheers

Tulkas

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #68 on: March 01, 2010, 04:14:08 AM »
It has been a hard work to get the parachute container to fit.

On one side the dimensions of the seat and headrest were almost perfect so that was not a problem. The problems came from the top being flat so I had to make many cut outs and remove wood to make geooves. It was messy, difficult and not pretty but it won't be seen anyway.



http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/PA220177.jpg
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Un saludo

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #69 on: March 01, 2010, 06:39:26 AM »
Looking good, Tulkas!  :thumbsup:

Keep it up.


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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #70 on: March 01, 2010, 07:25:02 AM »
Great looking seat, keep working on that baby and it will turn out great.
at least you have something to sit on now  :thumbsup:  ;)

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #71 on: March 02, 2010, 02:07:35 PM »
Very Nice job on the seat Tulkas! :thumbsup:
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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #72 on: March 08, 2010, 03:07:27 AM »
Thanks guys!

More progress. Not the glamorous kind of progress but very important and a huge step forward for me.

This thing is maybe the most important part of my pit structure. It is the base for the seat and the link between the foward and the back sections. The position, leaning and height of the seat depends of it, and so does the steadiness and solidity. I needed many adjustments and trials to finally get the final shape:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/PA290180.jpg
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The seat in position:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/PA300196.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/PA300191.jpg
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An very important test. While weight and portability are not important to me, steadiness is a number 1 priority. I don't want any shaking, trembling, noises... when climbing or moving in the cockpit. So I put my 85kg for first time on it...

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/PA290186.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/Tulkas_5Js/Cockpit/PA290184.jpg
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...and it was great. Steady and firm as a rock. I have tried a couple of real military sims and it felt just like sitting on them.

Sitting for first time in your cockpit is also a moral boost, it felt special and I thought "hey! maybe I will actually have a cockpit after all!". I can confess I have sit a few times on it this weekend just for the sake of it and my wife has found me sitting there smiling and happy as kid :D

I am working now on the fake rails, the data recorder, eject mechanism and as soon as I get the arm lever from Mike I will start with the arming mechanism.

I will take the seat away today (  :( ooooh, no more fun) to keep on sanding, filling and hope to be ready to start painting in two weeks.

Cheers

Tulkas

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #73 on: March 08, 2010, 03:46:26 AM »
Awesome dude :thumbsup:, good job on the reel roller area :beer:

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Re: Tulkas' simulator - progress
« Reply #74 on: March 08, 2010, 10:26:49 AM »
Hey, Tulkas!
Sitting for first time in your cockpit is also a moral boost, it felt special and I thought "hey! maybe I will actually have a cockpit after all!". I can confess I have sit a few times on it this weekend just for the sake of it and my wife has found me sitting there smiling and happy as kid :D

Been there, done that :)
Feeling great, isn't it?

Congrats on your seat, that's great work!

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I am working now on the fake rails, the data recorder, eject mechanism and as soon as I get the arm lever from Mike I will start with the arming mechanism.
I will take the seat away today (  :( ooooh, no more fun) to keep on sanding, filling and hope to be ready to start painting in two weeks.

Good luck, and bring new pics! ;)

greetings
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