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Re: Fhyndoh's pit
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2015, 01:43:44 PM »
( i climb when the sun is shining)

Hard Grit?  ;D

North West England, only climbing when the sun is shining, I guess this leaves you with a lot of pit building time...  :whistle:

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Re: Fhyndoh's pit
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2016, 05:23:39 PM »
I have very little original to add to the expertise and experience here, but i'm going to put my progress up mainly as a tribute to those from whom i have learned, and to whom i am most grateful.

The Tub (thanks Pegasus!)

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/fhyndoh/IMAG0191_zpsaz7w95tm.jpg
Fhyndoh's pit


http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/fhyndoh/IMAG0192_zpsgwhuldoa.jpg
Fhyndoh's pit


http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/fhyndoh/IMAG0195_zps7a5p8yol.jpg
Fhyndoh's pit


i used the measurements and the majority of the plans, but made some modifications i will show later to make my screens easier to install.

The  switch panels (thanks to Hammer)

I initially started with Hispapanels, but bugetary constraints lead me to search for another option, and i came across Hammer's PDFs at http://www.f16simulator.nl/
i used his method with some modification. i did not laminate the print-outs, but printed onto photopaper and used PVA to glue them down onto 6mm plywood before cuting out. they look very nice when sealed with spray matt varnish, and the 6mm ply is very easy to route and drill for switch attachment.

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/fhyndoh/IMAG0268_zpsrzehgjoe.jpg
Fhyndoh's pit


http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/fhyndoh/IMAG0269_zpstqcxvau1.jpg
Fhyndoh's pit


all told, apart from the donation to Hammer's site, the cost of the panels by this method was about £18.

Throttle:

I butchered my poor Cougar...


http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/fhyndoh/IMAG0187_zps7etifo90.jpg
Fhyndoh's pit


you can see the wooden adaptor in this picture for...

the throttle arm - using the solidpart models from @Hempstead and 5 minutes on facebook a throttle arm appeared in the post from one of my engineer friends in Germany (who works with 3d printing). He was most confused as to what it was for, as he is an oil engineer  and has never played a flight simulator...so i made this video  for him...



the attachment at the handle end required some bushings and 8mm aluminum tube.

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/fhyndoh/IMAG0202_zpsb3rn4bal.jpg
Fhyndoh's pit


and at the bottom end there are 2 bearings and the atachment for my hall effect sensor.

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/fhyndoh/IMAG0201_zpsnbcyc4yw.jpg
Fhyndoh's pit




My DED, FFI and PFL use the marvelous Deduino from @uri_ba



Which just works (as long as you RTFM...and ALL the datasheets of the cheap chinese OLEDS...)


Next time i get a free moment away from work and building i will show how i got on with mounting my displays.

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/fhyndoh/IMAG0275_zpsmlgjolhx.jpg
Fhyndoh's pit


@Nikolas_A  i'm not good enough for Hard Grit...but a suprising amount of peaks climbing is possible in the rain...

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/fhyndoh/11218584_928776830501851_4501930822633377968_o_zpss9a7vgtc.jpg
Fhyndoh's pit


and there is always climbing in wales and lake district in the rain...

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/fhyndoh/11896301_10101758820407215_8752001689118199910_o_zpsvskhkhy4.jpg
Fhyndoh's pit


http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/fhyndoh/11206617_10155537956290128_4841671248893292994_o_zpsbvupxovz.jpg
Fhyndoh's pit

and i had a nice trip to the alps this year for sun and ice...


Soon i'll be able to get it all together and fly properly again. can't wait.

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Re: Fhyndoh's pit
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2016, 06:26:43 PM »
Nice Work :thumbsup:
i see we going the same Way :beer2: i work currently on the Throttle Arm with Hallsensor  :brickwall:

Good Job +1

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Re: Fhyndoh's pit
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2016, 06:28:10 PM »
Nice job fhyndoh!

Hope the next progress will not be in 10 years... lol

Keep it up!

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Re: Fhyndoh's pit
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2016, 11:40:25 AM »
More sunny days for climbing over here. Although that was a damn cold day in Meteora

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Re: Fhyndoh's pit
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2016, 09:15:35 AM »
Speedbrake indicator done.

it's my first ever ardunio program that has worked properly...

it's currenly on an UNO, as i had one knocking around from version one of Deduino, but i intend to make it smaller by experimenting with an ATTiny85 so it will only require 3 wires from the pokeys.

when f4topokeys says the speedbrake is on, pin 8 goes high, and it scrolls an image of the indicator along a cheap ($4) 0.96 monochrome oled by i2c.

i will add photos later once i remember my dropbox account details...
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//Speed brake program v2
//Michael "Fhyndoh" Finegan.
//please respect the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Public License with regards to this thing.

#include "U8glib.h"

//cheap I2Coled
U8GLIB_SH1106_128X64 u8g(U8G_I2C_OPT_DEV_0 | U8G_I2C_OPT_FAST); // Dev 0, Fast I2C / TWI
//Starting position
int yPos = 0;
//int brakestatus = 0;
#define spdbrk_full_width 128
#define spdbrk_full_height 64

//Storage for bitmap
static unsigned char spdbrk_full_bits[] U8G_PROGMEM = {
   0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0xf8, 0xff, 0x01, 0x80,
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   0xc0, 0xff, 0x0f, 0x00 };

void setup(void) {
  pinMode (8, INPUT);
}

void draw(void) {
  // graphic commands to redraw the complete screen should be placed here 
 u8g.drawXBMP( yPos, 0,spdbrk_full_width ,spdbrk_full_height ,spdbrk_full_bits );
}


void loop(void) {
  // picture loop
  u8g.firstPage(); 
  do {
    draw();
  } while( u8g.nextPage() );
 
  if (digitalRead(8) == LOW)
  {  // read input from POKEYS
    delay(10); //debounce - not sure if necessary
   if (yPos < 64)
   {
    yPos++;
   }
   else
    {
      yPos = 64;
    }
  }
  else
  {
    if (yPos > 0)
    {
      yPos --;
    }

    else
   {
    yPos = 0;
   }
  }
  // rebuild the picture after some delay
  delay(100);
  }
 
 

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Re: Fhyndoh's pit
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2016, 03:19:32 AM »
Thanks @fhyndoh I will give it a try. waiting for pics  :beer:

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Re: Fhyndoh's pit
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2016, 05:12:59 AM »
i haven't got he behaviour quite right yet, so i'll sort version three ASAP. (i'm on nights all this week, so early next week is the next time i shall have to fiddle with it).

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Re: Fhyndoh's pit
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2016, 05:32:04 PM »
So, some more updates...been a busy few months with work (mainly nights) so had little chance to update you all

Christmas brought @Biohazard 's wonderful castings which are now finished.

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/fhyndoh/knobs_zps6uhbayzg.jpg
Fhyndoh's pit


http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/fhyndoh/12728972_10156636891165128_4313514974958106717_n_zpstx9ovkyo.jpg
Fhyndoh's pit


http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/fhyndoh/left%20gutter_zpsd7cjnxqg.jpg
Fhyndoh's pit


and a 3d printer kit. thanks to @VIPER44 i now have a pair of HUD supports (and a box full of mangled PLA...it was my first attempts at a proper print, and what really tempted me to take the plunge into 3d printing)

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/fhyndoh/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0033_zpsuoom0p2o.jpg
Fhyndoh's pit


and a successful HUD prototype test (the collimating optics are in design phase, which is why the virtual image doesn't seem "out there"). the combiner is a £5 IPAD screen protector. it is uncoated, but the 0.26mm toughened glass gives almost no ghosting as it is so thin  - tell me if the video does not work and i'll post a pic.

http://vid1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/fhyndoh/Mobile%20Uploads/MOV_0032_zpsuensleoe.mp4

many things are getting wired up (LOTS of wires)

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/fhyndoh/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0012_zpsmn1nvk58.jpg
Fhyndoh's pit


and are functional with F4topokeys and @Moon 's PCBs

http://vid1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/fhyndoh/12723091_807021182737390_1001899386_n_zpsnhzqthfl.mp4

and my prototype speedbrake indicator is  doing...ok

http://vid1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/fhyndoh/Mobile%20Uploads/MOV_0018_zpsyf1qgrdl.mp4

(code above)

and a fibreglass glareshield has been built and attached with the deduino boxes.

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/fhyndoh/UFC_zpscgzdy5ql.jpg
Fhyndoh's pit


keeping busy...

ps. if the videos don;t work let me know and i'll find another hosting site.

Thanks for all your help folks!



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Re: Fhyndoh's pit
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2016, 05:43:37 PM »
An note on 3D printing...

given all the excitement about 3d printing i'd been looking for an excuse to buy one.

i got an Ormerod 2 from RS electronics in the UK. this came in a kit form, and was relatively easy to build. the printer is a massive time-hole though, and sucks up all avaliable spare time (and some not-so spare)

when equipped with nice clean models ready to print like those from @VIPER44 the things is relatively straightforward, but precision matters (as, i expect does the phase of the moon, relative humidity and pure luck), and i think if i hadn't already brought the printer and been of an enquiring mind and in posession of effectively nerveless fingers after years of climbing the prospect of ready printed parts at a very reasonable price (given the time involved) from Viper44 would have greatly appealed.

Despite the recommendations to print at 100% infill i printed my first (successful) HUD support with 60% infill and my second with 20%. both printed well (though the surface finish on the 20% infill one is inferior, but i'm going to fill and sand for final finishing), and even the 20% infill part is sturdy enough for my purposes (my prototype HUD combiner is 0.26mm glass IPAD screen protector)

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Re: Fhyndoh's pit
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2016, 06:23:59 PM »
Top work fhyndoh!  Your pit is coming together really well.

I have an Ormerod 1, and I agree that 3D printers are a massive time-hole, but they're also a lot of fun and great for pit building.

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Re: Fhyndoh's pit
« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2016, 03:17:15 AM »
Nice work on the hud supports. Also like the hud project :thumbsup: Very clear image indeed, but I notice the glass you are using is very thin. Have you tried with a thicker one yet?

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Re: Fhyndoh's pit
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2016, 04:53:10 AM »
The thin glass was a work-around to simplify the problems.of ghosting without requiring expensive optical coatings.

EDIT: these glass screen protectors are approximately a third of a milimeter thick, so the primary reflection of the HUD screen and it's ghost are too close to be distinguished (to my eyes).

i am also going to try the self-adhesive screen protectors on 10mm acrylic as these seem to be antireflection coated on one face only.

 I have not tried with thicker material. But am looking into acrylic sheet and acrylic sheet with single surface anti-reflection coating, but the ipad screen protectors are really cheap and that has significant advantages... And you can't see the unrealistic thinness from the ACES...
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Re: Fhyndoh's pit
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2016, 04:35:02 PM »
The to-do list gets smaller...

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/fhyndoh/DSC_0057_zpsxkgok7ff.jpg
Fhyndoh's pit


http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/fhyndoh/DSC_0062_zpsmznyj3lp.jpg
Fhyndoh's pit


today i made the design and printed the enclosure for my right eyebrow lights, based on the measurements of a Jay-el switch i have. these fit the old style hispapanel inserts, and are a prototyp for when i receive lenses from @87th Blade (which will be sooner than i expected...he is too efficient for me) .

they are driven by my POKEYS system.

if anyone else wants the 3d printer files for the eyebrow light lens holders and circuit enclosure let me know and i will upload them. - i will be modifying them to take the indicator lenses from blade's run.
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