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« Reply #630 on: June 06, 2007, 07:27:01 AM »
Thank you very much maestro, i will investigate

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« Reply #631 on: June 09, 2007, 09:47:39 AM »
I finally could install the stickbase and the FCC2 in the pit :)
I have been waiting to replace my homemade stickbase that wasn't up to the task with this one for the past 6 months... Now are over the days to fly with a huge center deadzone on the stick, Thanks Arend  :D



It looks messy but I'm spending the week end down in maintenance. I'm redoing part of the Caution panel since it was made after a MLU and I am switching it back to b52 to have it in phase with OF.
I also replaced my Restraint handle with a real one.
The Autopilot magnetic switch is wired and working fine. Quite great to have the Ap switch magnetic and be able to disengage the autopilot with the DISC switch on the trim panel and have the MISC AP switch snap back to the OFF position automatically :)
I will also place a new ALT GEAR handle in place, not the real one, but close enough and place ther new AOA and VVI 100% working gauges..

If I have some time left, I might consider wiring the two spotlights in the glareshield....
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« Reply #632 on: June 09, 2007, 08:57:24 PM »
Looking great Olivier.  I am going to be putting a magnetic switch on my Jet Start, I can't wait to see it in action..

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« Reply #633 on: June 11, 2007, 04:26:17 AM »
Change of plans,
I finally decided that I looked enough at the spider and installed it in the pit so I can start actually playing with it instead of staring at it  8)

The integration in the left wall wasn't quite easy since I had to guess most of the angles of the support bracket. The piece is built the same way as the spider in 5mm thick PVC assembled with glue, screw and paint.

The spider is functunnial and protect the canopy switch + guard that is installed on the left wall as well (for the moment it's still a dryfit) when the spider is lifted, the throttle can't be put in AB and the canopy switch is accessible. Obviously it's wired to open and close the canopy.

 

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« Reply #634 on: June 11, 2007, 04:46:04 AM »
Awesome RD ! I'm almost afraid to suggest this, but it almost feels like you are doing the one big prohibited thing: it looks like you are FINISHING your pit ?!?! Blasphemy !! Ungodly !!  :shock:  :o

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« Reply #635 on: June 11, 2007, 05:11:05 AM »
Great RD.
I will try to make the same solution in my pit  :D
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« Reply #636 on: June 11, 2007, 11:02:58 AM »
That looks great, you must be so proud.
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« Reply #637 on: June 11, 2007, 03:23:28 PM »
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... when the spider is lifted, the throttle can't be put in AB ...


Oh, so that's what the square pad is for? I wondered since it didn't seem to push a switch. Can you post a photo with the throttle up against it?

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« Reply #638 on: June 11, 2007, 04:27:15 PM »
That looks awesome!  If you hadn't have shown us, we'd have never known that wasn't the real canopy lock.

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« Reply #639 on: June 11, 2007, 04:40:21 PM »
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... when the spider is lifted, the throttle can't be put in AB ...


Oh, so that's what the square pad is for? I wondered since it didn't seem to push a switch. Can you post a photo with the throttle up against it?

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« Reply #640 on: June 11, 2007, 04:49:48 PM »
Just awesome work Olivier, as always i may say. Always looking forward to your posts!

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« Reply #641 on: June 12, 2007, 10:25:18 AM »
just info :
the canopy open close switch is normal toggle in the up position en momentary in the down position... closing the canopy lock/unlock lever in the real viper also resets the switch to center position, though you'd have to actuate it  with canopy open ;)

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« Reply #642 on: July 01, 2007, 03:14:27 PM »
It took me a while, but I just opened the way to more features in the pit.
That was phase 4 of the whole plan...

the 4 first working instruments are complete (save for the VVI needing some more tweaks) AOA, VVI, Roll trim and Pitch Trim.
As you can see the AOA has been replaced by another design, based on the MLU VVI.

The VVI and AOA are backlighted and I also feature a square led to simulate the OFF flag driven by the UCC. Luckily in my cockpit, I always have power, even when the MAIN power switch is OFF  :D

I also completely modified the ADI that Arjen made for me. I must say his glue gave me headaches but I finally suceeded in opening it up. I decided to add the 4 flags with leds, also driven by the UCC and made some more stencils for those.
I deleted the ILS bars and remade the backlight and replaced the datum by a more accurate one.
I'll have to open it up again as there is a light bulb not going ON as required.

here's a picture of all the flags


And here's a video of the AOA and VVI needles working during a very bad approach where I was low and fast and coulnd't even reach proper on speed AOA at touch down.  :roll:


http://www.ravico.com/ST/cockpit/viper2/instruments.wmv

Sorry I can't embed the video link into the image
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« Reply #643 on: July 01, 2007, 03:37:17 PM »
Nice video !

I can hear the servo's working... very nicely done, RD ! Now get back in there and practice some aproaches !!

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« Reply #644 on: July 01, 2007, 04:31:34 PM »
You're getting old AD,  :D Just had one more I read... happy Bday buddy.
I expected some comments about my legs from you  8)

I'll go back on shooting some ILS approaches now  :D

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