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Author Topic: F-16 Egress Trainer  (Read 62618 times)

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Re: F-16 Egress Trainer
« Reply #180 on: December 27, 2014, 08:25:07 PM »
Haven't posted pit progress itself so thought I would share.
Made a HUD camera connector a few months ago.
I have an original camera but the only good reference I had was this pic.

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Re: F-16 Egress Trainer
« Reply #181 on: December 27, 2014, 08:27:24 PM »
I also got a CAD program back in July and about a month of teaching myself how to make things I worked on making the camera since I had that in hand for measurements. 
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t238/nocturnalsilence/Mobile%20Uploads/20140810_165322.jpg
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Re: F-16 Egress Trainer
« Reply #182 on: December 27, 2014, 08:30:49 PM »
After designing the connector in CAD I printed out the first design that I would use to make a plaster mold.
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The mold is for making the rubber portion of the connector.
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Re: F-16 Egress Trainer
« Reply #183 on: December 27, 2014, 08:35:11 PM »
After making the mold I printed designed the connector to include the 31 pin micro connector and printed it out and glued it to the aluminum stock and milled it out.
With the blueprint glued to the aluminum I knew where to mill and drill the mounting holes.
Therefore when it was complete the connector bolted right up.
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Re: F-16 Egress Trainer
« Reply #184 on: December 27, 2014, 08:38:34 PM »
The final step was to use engine RTV silicone to make the rubber portion. I applied the RTV to the mold, inserted the milled aluminum connector and pressed the two molds together overnight so that the RTV would cure around the aluminum.
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t238/nocturnalsilence/Mobile%20Uploads/20140816_130659.jpg
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The final step was to mount the 31 pin micro connector and use heat shrink tube to make the protective cover for the wiring.

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Re: F-16 Egress Trainer
« Reply #185 on: December 27, 2014, 08:51:57 PM »
Picked up a MFD. Looks to be the old green screen style.
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Re: F-16 Egress Trainer
« Reply #186 on: December 28, 2014, 02:48:42 AM »
Awesome work Dave.... :thumbsup:
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Re: F-16 Egress Trainer
« Reply #187 on: December 28, 2014, 03:49:21 AM »
Making a DIY connector  :whistle:  Now that is top notch work  :thumbsup:

And now we wait to get the camera connected and wired to the internet.
Then we can see the faces of all Viperpits pilots grimming and "pulling faces" when something goes wrong  :harhar:

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Re: F-16 Egress Trainer
« Reply #188 on: December 29, 2014, 03:38:23 AM »
That turned out amazing, Dave!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: F-16 Egress Trainer
« Reply #189 on: December 29, 2014, 08:31:35 AM »
Picked up a MFD. Looks to be the old green screen style.
What a beauty! Can you post an image with the connectors?

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Re: F-16 Egress Trainer
« Reply #190 on: December 29, 2014, 02:21:40 PM »
I can post pictures of the rear connector of the MFD if that is what you want but unfortunately they smashed the connector as their demil process apparently.

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Re: F-16 Egress Trainer
« Reply #191 on: October 31, 2017, 01:24:19 PM »
So Dave, what is happening with the trainer?
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