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Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #90 on: October 10, 2004, 08:36:30 PM »
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Somehow I missed this post Jody.  The back rest I have has two component to it; 1) The main back rest that fits to the seat back and 2) a back cushion that velcros to this back pad.  I am missing the cushion part but have the back pad.  I'd take a picture, but my camera is with my wife.

Jay

Jay,

No worries dude..  I found some pics and pretty much figured out it's purpose.

Take care
Jody

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« Reply #91 on: October 11, 2004, 03:27:57 AM »
OH - MY - GOD!

*bowingbeforeRedDog*
Congrats, that's an absolute masterpiece of ACES, RedDog!
Looks like you've put your scalemodel experiences into good use...

keep up!!!

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« Reply #92 on: October 11, 2004, 03:37:14 AM »
Excellent work Red Dog,
It realy looks real, I'm jealous.
Great amout of details, that shows how patient you are.

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« Reply #93 on: October 11, 2004, 10:26:18 AM »
DROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL :roll:  Wow RD :D nice nice nice :D
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« Reply #94 on: October 11, 2004, 01:08:33 PM »
Thanks guys - Nothing would have been possible without Viperpit :)

Marvin, you container holds a special place in my room now, thanks for sending it to me, I would never have started such an adventure without that part.

It looks fine in the pictures but they are some mistakes in the seat I'm not too proud off, I'll make a report of that soon so that future buiders can avoid thoses traps :)

Thanks for the nice words all :)

Have a bandit day
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« Reply #95 on: October 14, 2004, 03:27:58 AM »
Hi Red Dog

Your seat looks awesome.  You have done a brilliant job and  I am very envious, as I still have a long way to go with my own .
I will be very happy if mine looks that cool when it is finished   :D  

I was thinking of making either a silicone or rubber eject handle myself using a mould . Do you have any tips on working with the silicone especially how to get the yellow colour .

Cheers
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« Reply #96 on: November 03, 2004, 05:26:17 AM »
Nightowl, Sorry for the late answer.
Best way to add the yellow colour is to do it in your liquid silicon before moulding. Painting it afterwards will be impossible. That's the way it was done for mine, although I'm not the guy who has moulded it.

The O2 bottle is finally on the seat  :o
It was tricky to do the central part that hold the bottle on the seat and careful calculation was required. It wad done in a two parts assembly. The bottle is held by the second part that is screwed on the first one.
I also made a special plastic part to cover the hole in the seatpan side where the cable from the lock reel should go!


The headrest cushions were done as well. For material, I used ceiling isolation stuff called STYRODUR and made by BASF. The good thing about it is that it can be sanded. All cuts were done with a foam cutting electrical wire. It was then painted with tamiya modelist spray paint.

Looks good enough fo me. I even made some scratches in it and the good thing is that I can drybrush it with a lighter grey to give it a used look.

Save for the lock reel handle, the seat is finished.
That concludes part one of my journey to cockpit Nirvana. Next step is to build the Viper2 cockpit and I started already collecting data for the centre console.

That's my simming place. between the bed and the office :) Now you understand why I can't build a full cockpit   :(
On the bright side, When I wake up in the morning, I have exactly the same view as the backseat of a F-16B :?  My wife as well  :wink:

Hopefully, next time we move I'll have a room of my own....

I also made a complete building report on my website... in french... maybe I'll translate it in english someday but most of the stuff is here anyway...
http://users.skynet.be/fb011080/cockpit_aces_intro.htm
« Last Edit: February 14, 2016, 06:11:30 AM by Red Dog »

Have a bandit day
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« Reply #97 on: November 03, 2004, 06:48:22 AM »
Wow Red Dog!  That is really amazing work.  Thanks for the great pics.
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« Reply #98 on: November 03, 2004, 08:42:56 AM »
congratulations, you have it now  :)
It should be realy cool flying on that.
Great write on your site to.
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« Reply #99 on: November 03, 2004, 09:16:17 AM »
Yep Dritan,
It's as cool as the real thing... after half an hour you get hurt in the back as in the real jet  :P

Damn what have I done  :?:  My previous seat was much more comfortable  :lol:

Have a bandit day
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« Reply #100 on: November 03, 2004, 09:28:01 AM »
hahahaha,

maybe I'll wait for IKEA to sell comfortable aces  :)
who said IKEA stuff is comfortable ?   :D

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« Reply #101 on: November 03, 2004, 11:04:27 AM »
Wow Red Dog. That seat is amazing. You have really done a fantastic job.
Thanks for putting up pictures of it for us to drool over.


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« Reply #102 on: November 04, 2004, 03:03:04 PM »
Nice to see the building steps on your site(I only follow some lines, stupid me to dont pay attention at French class :wink: ). Its a nice "bible" for new Aces builders :D
Cant wait to see the work on your Viper2 pit :D  :D  8)  8)
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« Reply #103 on: November 04, 2004, 03:16:11 PM »
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Yep Dritan,
It's as cool as the real thing... after half an hour you get hurt in the back as in the real jet  :P

Damn what have I done  :?:  My previous seat was much more comfortable  :lol:

I used to get stiff sitting in the seat at first but now that I'm used to it I actually find it pretty comfortable.  I could use a new seat cushion though as I have made permanent tushy imprints in mine that have thinned out the foam :)
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« Reply #104 on: November 04, 2004, 04:42:38 PM »
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I used to get stiff sitting in the seat at first ....

Dude, that's a little more info than we need... 8)  8)

Jay