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Author Topic: Red Dog's pit - I finally started  (Read 729647 times)

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Re: Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #915 on: October 01, 2008, 05:27:38 PM »
geez AD, Credit lyonnais is french, here it's Belgium for the time being at least :)
And that's not a real rudder, it's a RS rudder and it will plug right through the Cougar

Clement, yeah I have a nice place for it  :harhar: It just doesn't fit but nothing a saw can't fix  :D

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Re: Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #916 on: October 01, 2008, 06:20:00 PM »
Where did you get it?
I taught RS was not producing them for the simmer now-a-day!
Is it second hand or directly fom the company?

Me want one too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #917 on: October 01, 2008, 09:59:17 PM »
Do you guys know what is the best way to vent frustration ?





BA$^#&D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :lolsign:
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Re: Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #918 on: October 02, 2008, 03:47:20 AM »
Well, since that rudder has been produced by RS, I have been whipping myself for not buying one initially (not that I had the cash at the time though)
So when a friend of mine wanted to sell his, well I just couldn't resist and got it
That guy was very kind with me regarding the price considering the demand for such a thing.  :-*

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Re: Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #919 on: October 02, 2008, 03:57:11 AM »
RD,

Seriously, congrats...what a great pickup!!!


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Re: Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #920 on: October 02, 2008, 05:01:56 AM »
Well, since that rudder has been produced by RS, I have been whipping myself for not buying one initially (not that I had the cash at the time though)

Yup - I continue to kick myself that I didn't pick up one of these when I had the opportunity. Oh well.

Well done RD ;)

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Re: Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #921 on: October 04, 2008, 07:27:05 AM »
The rudder is placed in the pit and I had the luck to be able to interface the pedal adjust handle. I stored the cable inside the CP and by deploying it, I was kindly surprised that the distance matches and I could easily interconnect the handle and the rudder.
Only problem is that I couldn't locate the imperial bolt to screw on the cable which seem to end with a thread. So I had to use the closest metric I had and triple it. No pretty but it works fine



So if one of you tall guys one to come and try the pit, at least we can adjust the rudder  :harhar:
« Last Edit: February 16, 2016, 03:33:48 AM by Red Dog »

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Re: Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #922 on: October 07, 2008, 08:30:46 AM »
Hi Olivier

Pretty sure during one of your start up videos, it looked like you press a test switch which light up indicators and played a couple of the warning alarms.  Was that some custom code or something I've missed in OF. Thought the Test Panel didn't have any active switches?

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Re: Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #923 on: October 07, 2008, 08:52:21 AM »
It must be the Mal&Ind test. That's the only function implemented on the OF test panel. It's there since SP3 or 4 I don't remember
The callback is called SimMalIndLights
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Re: Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #924 on: October 07, 2008, 01:37:54 PM »
Hey RD!

Congrats on that catch... totally excellent mate - I?m all laughing on you?r behalf  :bounce2:

With regards to the pedal-adjustment-part.... any chance you could find time to elaborate how you made it work - preferrably in another thread of course. Very interesting!!!

Lot?s of words and pictures to do so I?d guess, but would make a nice "article" on the subject.

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Re: Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #925 on: October 07, 2008, 04:56:31 PM »
Well Gun, this is really no rocket science
I took the real pedal adjust handle plus cable I had stowed in building the wood CP, I unstowed the cable from the CP and with a huge bit of luck, the distance matched  :D for once
So I just connected the cable to the RS part designed to received it and done. The hardest was to find a way to replace the imperial nut I can't source

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Re: Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #926 on: November 02, 2008, 05:35:03 AM »
Wow, Red Dog your pit looks ace! I really wanna start on a pit, but im not sure i have the techie knowledge for it.  :-\

IS there anywhere where you can buy them for not stupid bucks?

Also anyone here from UK?

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Re: Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #927 on: November 05, 2008, 01:46:52 PM »
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:

Mate,
as i have also the great UCC.. you have to explain me how to ! LOL
I do LOVE too the sound of those switches flipping off !
Then ... if i don't have any trouble to light up the FAIL lndicator i need more info on what's the indicator behavior when all is running
i linked the FLCS indicator on the 5module 10Function to the FLCS output on the ELEC Panel and looking also at the real startup video it seem to be ok .... but it's not clear to me how the BIT works does it light up both indicators and then the indicator switches off when the bit procedure is ended ..... and the RUN green light .... is it ON when the FLCS is working ? or it's OFF ?
Thanks for any update on this.
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Re: Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #928 on: November 06, 2008, 04:11:34 AM »
Thanks DeeBee, they are some Brit here, not as many as the Dutch guys  :-P
what do you want to buy? full pits for cheap? I don't think you can find one unless you're lucky to get a second hand one (if that was your question)

Davide,
Well, first I have a slighly different UCC than yours with some prototype projects in :)

In the real bird, the green RUN light comes on when the BIT is running. Internally you don't see anything except a specific MFD page which we don't have in F4. Externally, the flight controls moves in a specific sequence.
When the bit is complete (about 45sec) the switch snap OFF and you've got two possibility:
1. the bit was sucessfull and nothing more is required => the RUN light go OFF
2. the bit FAILED and in this case, the RUN LIGHT is OFF and the FAIL light comes ON.

So to answer your question, the RUN light comes ON only when the BIT test is running.
With an external circuit, it may be possible to activate a logic system staying true for 45sec to power the coil and the RUN light for 45 secs. No way to simulate a FAIL bit with OF though.
A bit overkill for something mainly eye candy and used in Ramp start only to pass the time during INS alignement :)

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Re: Red Dog's pit - I finally started
« Reply #929 on: January 09, 2009, 05:39:11 AM »
Dear Red Dog

I am new in this forum and I have to say that your topic Red Dog's pit is the first i have seen and watching again and again...
It's amazing... perfect...  :clap: :clap: :clap:

I want to ask a favor cause i am not that good...well i DON'T have any IDEA how to make a viper pit... :stupid: and i am looking to buy a ready one... so i can screw it up connect it to my computer and ready...

Is there a link or someone who i can buy a pit? :vprules: