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Author Topic: Red Dog's pit - I finally started  (Read 746587 times)

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Re: Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #900 on: September 21, 2008, 01:32:27 PM »
Not sure I had a chance to post a picture of the latest work on the left console extension.
It's now complete. TRim panel was relocated, FLCS panel added, TEST panel added but not at the real place (instead of the ECM panel) and Defog handle added as well
I just forgot to paint the aluminium fail Dzus rail in black
All switches there are regular electronic switches with painted resin caps.
The FLCS reset is a real one and the FLCS bit is a magnetic switch functionnal thanks to the UCC

The Dzus are fakes one from Dunk. For you European having bought a few, you'll need to find M3.5 conical screw to go in there
M4 are too large and don't go in, M3 are too small. M3.5 is perfect but harder to get  :(

I also added some stickers. Those are normally found on the canopy sills but I found some other places
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Re: Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #901 on: September 21, 2008, 02:54:47 PM »
Excellent progress ! Your pit is always a joy to look at... inspirational and the kind of level I aspire for my own ;)
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Re: Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #902 on: September 21, 2008, 04:18:54 PM »
very nice RD  :thumbsup:
and yes , a joy to watch

keep it up ;D

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Re: Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #903 on: September 21, 2008, 07:43:58 PM »

... and the FLCS bit is a magnetic switch functionnal thanks to the UCC ...


What is the bit in the Falcon mem?
I have some mag switch I don't know what to do with!
I guess one just found it's rightfull place....  :cheerleader:

Great pit as usual, very inspirationnal.
Mine is getting closer and closer but not with the same worksmanship!

Great job! :thumbsup:
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Re: Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #904 on: September 22, 2008, 06:18:16 AM »
no bits, mate
Homemade (ucc) programming to make it work just for the fun of having it included in the ramp start procedure
It's bogus but I am addicted to the sound of those magswitches flipping back into position  :wacko:

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Re: Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #905 on: September 23, 2008, 03:43:41 AM »
I am addicted to the sound of those magswitches flipping back into position  :wacko:
:) Who isn't? ;)
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Re: Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #906 on: September 23, 2008, 09:09:49 AM »
Thanks Squid,

Fighting on two fronts, installing and configuring the video card and the new screen and making it fit.
Piece of advice: Do it when you build your CP, no after like this very fool  :wacko:

It's too tight. I'm not sure I can place it behind the woodwork. Can't dig into the wodd from the surface either (the main screen eats to much place)
So I think I'll have to make a casing in plastic for both the HSI bezel and the blank left plate. Lots of low points doing this but I'm not sure I have the choice
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RD,

I am about to build my CP from aluminum. I have the same LCD as yours but I still don't have the 5" LCD.
Any good tips how to build the CP so everything will fit? Can you summaries all the changes you did back from Jason's originals plan?

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Re: Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #907 on: September 23, 2008, 09:24:28 AM »
sure Asi,

Wait till you have your 5'' is the best advice I can give you. It's much easier to do the CP around the two screens than trying to fit the 5" after the CP is built.

- Add 3mm on the left and 3mm on the right side (from Jason's plans)
- delete the small 3mm wide plates that go between the top of the CP and the MFD support (that will give back your 6mm)
- Leave the HSI & vent centred
- Make sure you 10.4 don't go too low so it doesn't conflict with the 5" room you need

I had to thin the innards of the CP on the whole length where the screen touches, that's obvious is the picture above. You probably won't need to do that with aluminium though. Just make a rail of some sort for the screen to rest in.
I also had to cut some aluminium frame of the 10.4, but that was mainly to fit te real HSI which is now histrory

I hope that helps
 

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Re: Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #908 on: September 23, 2008, 05:58:08 PM »
Olivier, did you sort out the 5" problem, does it fire up ok?

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Re: Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #909 on: September 30, 2008, 07:40:08 PM »
Thanks Olivier.
Since the 5" will not be arriving soon  :D, can you post the dimensions,
so I can build a mock up to try it on.

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Re: Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #910 on: October 01, 2008, 08:58:41 AM »
Nope Mike, the 5inch is not operational yet... still having problems
But I get the EL sheets today  :clap:

Asi, the dims of the 5 inch are 94.1 x 117.1 x 7.6 all in mm




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Re: Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #911 on: October 01, 2008, 12:42:51 PM »
Do you guys know what is the best way to vent frustration ?



Spend an awful lot of pit money :outof:

EL sheets and a new rudder the same day.. some work ahead
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Re: Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #912 on: October 01, 2008, 03:03:31 PM »
Holy s*** ! WOW !

That's an awesome part you got here. Hope it will find a good place in your pit :)

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Re: Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #913 on: October 01, 2008, 03:56:18 PM »
Did you rob the Credit Lyonnais ??

Man RD, that's one awesome purchase ! Aren't you glad you got yourself some PHCC boards now ? Those are relatively easy to hook up with PHCC (http://forums.varxec.net/index.php?t=msg&goto=1060&rid=0&srch=lvdt#msg_1060) :D
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Re: Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #914 on: October 01, 2008, 05:08:17 PM »
 :o Congrats RD, those are absolutely beautiful!!

And Kim, i think it was Fortis.....