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Author Topic: Red Dog's pit - I finally started  (Read 672355 times)

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« Reply #465 on: November 21, 2006, 06:35:29 AM »
Thanks guys

James,
Documenting his project is the MAIN guideline of the Hobby.
Like Rich, I have a cockpit binder where I store all my documents and believe me, you'll need it later on. We all know the project is never ending and at one moment or another you will need to get back to your notes... It happened to me quite often and I always have been grateful for a decent documentation system.
(Also - sometime it makes a nice self satisfaction feeling like: Damn, that was good thinking keeping that draft paper properly documented :) )

Jason,
Okay, i'll keep the cockpit porn pictures flooding :)
I think 5 and 24/28v will be quite common amongst us. The idea is to have as few circuits as we can possibly have. But Dual voltage is inevitable. All developper shoud struggle to keep voltage in the 5v or 24/28v values. In Europe 12v is pretty common and I sincerely hope no cockpit hardware needing 12v comes in sometime.
Messing with 5 and 24/28v is already quite complicated as it is.

Ray,
Well, I can't tell if that will work, I'm quite limited when it comes to electricity so if you talk to me of relay and alikes, I'll be lost.
What I did before was having my master light switch on the NUC panel because I wanted to avoid to have any risk of current contamination on a switch that is wired to a Xkey as the MAIN ELEC switch would.
I feel that's very dangerous to do. one error and the hardware behind the switch is fried.

Calvorota
 :P  :shock:  Damn, i never expected that  :D
I'll tell you, out of interest (all love aside) I'll accept your proposal ... but in the legal separation regime. meaning I keep what I bring in the union  :roll:   :wink:

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« Reply #466 on: November 25, 2006, 08:46:37 AM »
Olivier...
i think that if you would put on the net those pictures nobody would be able to understand that it's not a REAL COCKPIT !

BRAVO ! Great Work .... you're always good arguments to leave us Speachless !

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« Reply #467 on: November 25, 2006, 12:02:11 PM »
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« Reply #468 on: November 29, 2006, 05:06:53 AM »
The dog's bau....if it's late CIAO!
Sorry mates I can't resist. :D
RD...Great! You are the man. One of the reason to push me starting into the step.
I start gathering parts...Mike, Strale knows somethings about.
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« Reply #469 on: December 04, 2006, 06:35:24 AM »
As you guys certainly know I have been quite involved in the Force Controlled Cougar designed by Arend 'White Eagle" Van Oosten
The FCC is already 4 years old and last year the original design was modified to fit a real stick base (because I needed for my pit and Arend was kind enough to go through the trouble to make it available to me.

Since then, the sensors have been discontinued and only a few FCC real stick base prototypes were produced  :cry:

Today I finished writting the review for the FCC2 which is the sequel of the FCC and features 2 strain gauges by axis for increased precision. The FCC is really a blast and can be installed in both a genuine cougar base and a real stick base.
Here's the  CW link to the review: http://cougar.frugalsworld.com/fcc2.php



The FCC2 website : http://www.eaglevision.nu/fcc.asp

I want to thank Arend for his dedication to his product and for supporting our cockpit builder hobby :)
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« Reply #470 on: December 23, 2006, 04:31:40 AM »
GREAT WORK

You are the boss, mate :wink:

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« Reply #471 on: December 28, 2006, 04:12:15 AM »
Nothing much to report over here, except that I am having a great time flying the pit  :twisted:

I'm still tweaking some aspects of the cockpit by trying different ways to implement specific items such as the COMS volume. Originally, I tried to implement them as analogue axis since that was supported by BMS but unfortunately, it is not working in the cockpit although it does work fine in the UI. Finally, I switched back to wire the pot button instead that send 8 times the relevant keystrokes - an idea I read in one of your threads :)

I am also in the process of replacing all the encoders with Pulse button I got from Mike. So far I replaced the HEADING knob on the central panel and the backup UHF channel selector. That one was tricky to install as I had to make surgery in the real UHF panel.
It's not a function that we use a lot in Falcon, yet we do talk to each other in backup mode in our preflight comms in our squadron, so I needed it anyway.

The panel was opened and the big encoder there was cut out and simply replaced by the pulse switch. Luckily, the shaft is quite long and all it took was drill a hole in the bottom plate of the panel - then wiring to the Xkeys and the functionnal backup channel selector becomes a reality.



The rest of the work is flight planning and multiplayer flights.

Happy new year guys and don't go too fast finishing your pits because I'm a little sad when I see your progress and having nothing big to finish :) ;)
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« Reply #472 on: December 29, 2006, 12:26:19 AM »
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« Reply #473 on: December 29, 2006, 02:19:27 AM »
Really good stuff Oliver.  I'm going to pick your brain for sure when I get to this part.

Nice Job.

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« Reply #474 on: January 10, 2007, 10:56:50 AM »
Here's something that will remain eye candy for the time being.
Indeed I will probably remove it when flying so I can see the screen clearly  :roll:



It's a F-16A HUD combiner glass. It seem different than the C model and MLU glass, here's a comparison  with moulded Resin of the real MLU side support




As you see the MLU support is smaller than the A model. The combiner glass seems thicker also since it makes 17mm and the MLU sounds like it should be around 15mm.
the screws are also not in the same place which will probably create me some problem.

I will now need to source/custom make the two lateral support to place the HUD correctly.
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« Reply #475 on: January 10, 2007, 01:00:55 PM »
I know someone who's jealous of you now.....



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« Reply #476 on: January 10, 2007, 07:30:28 PM »
Very nice :D

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« Reply #477 on: January 11, 2007, 04:12:36 AM »
Any one has the dimensions of the triangular support for the HUD for the F-16A?

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« Reply #478 on: January 11, 2007, 11:08:24 AM »
Hi all!

While we?re at it.....

I have often seen a HUD with a somewhat larger, almost circular "glassplate". Is this for real????   :?

And... what are the dimensions, plus - which "Block-craft" would it be in?

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« Reply #479 on: January 11, 2007, 11:51:52 AM »
Quote from: "GUN"
Hi all!

While we?re at it.....

I have often seen a HUD with a somewhat larger, almost circular "glassplate". Is this for real????   :?

And... what are the dimensions, plus - which "Block-craft" would it be in?

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I think you are referring to the Block 40-42.
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