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Re: Salaxi54's pit progress
« Reply #465 on: February 07, 2017, 01:13:37 AM »
Some more progress on the throttle arm. Here's the quadrant base pieces assembled:



I was searching for thin nuts to fasten the bolt, but couldn't find proper thickness, so i decided to cut a nut in half, and here's the result:


Yeah, i know...  :wacko:
Anyway, here's how the assembly will be placed:





Next job will be drilling the plate for the plastic to be fastened upon it. I know the X35T is not the ideal shape for the F-16 throttle quadrant, but it will have to suffice for now. Most probably i'll be carving a wooden quadrant to the proper shape in the future..  ;)
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Re: Salaxi54's pit progress
« Reply #466 on: February 15, 2017, 11:52:34 AM »
Minor progress on the Saitek X35T. I only today managed to desolder the cabling from the controller's pcb. Too many identical colors, so i had to tag each and every cable. There will probably be a total rewiring process soon, as these cables are too short for the proper throttle arm. Pcb is left only with the gameport cable now.




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Re: Salaxi54's pit progress
« Reply #467 on: February 15, 2017, 12:03:00 PM »
Well done once again!!!! :hail:

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Re: Salaxi54's pit progress
« Reply #468 on: February 16, 2017, 12:19:47 PM »
@Predator: Thanks! I tend to skip from one object to the other, but it usually has to do with the free time i have available. As such, i might be working on cabling one day, cutting wood the other, etc. etc. Now today, i decided to continue a bit on the mask where i left it.
I first cut the two beads that protrude from the mask body:




Then, the remaining particles needed to be removed carefully to leave a clean surface.


Next i removed the protruding plastic ring that's located at the center of the mask:




I purchased a 1mm thick 20x20cm rubber sheet to do the necessary covering:

This one was purchased through ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262831559891?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=561830210159&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
(not endorsing the seller, but link is just in case someone follows my technique)

Marked the mask surface into sectors, as the rubber cannot cover it all in one piece:


Copied the first sector onto paper pattern:




Transferred the pattern to rubber


And glued the rubber to the mask


That's all i had the time for today. I'm not fooling myself into thinking this will be an exact replica of a certain mask, but just trying to make it look like something familiar. Only time will tell!  ;)
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Re: Salaxi54's pit progress
« Reply #469 on: February 16, 2017, 12:44:23 PM »
Great  :beer:

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Re: Salaxi54's pit progress
« Reply #470 on: February 19, 2017, 11:23:29 AM »
Thanks @NOCS ! Glad you like it. Here's another small step in building the "puzzle" i did today:





There will be some shaping with putty soon, and filling the small gaps between joints with black silicone (at least that's what i have in mind).
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Re: Salaxi54's pit progress
« Reply #471 on: February 19, 2017, 11:26:34 AM »
 :clap:  :clap: the mask is taking the form of the real very good work . 

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Re: Salaxi54's pit progress
« Reply #472 on: March 19, 2017, 03:21:02 PM »
Some minor progress on the mask front.. Beige material is epoxy, brown material is wood putty. Lots of sanding, and there's still plenty of work to be done.













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Re: Salaxi54's pit progress
« Reply #473 on: March 20, 2017, 04:30:36 AM »
Some more work on the mask puzzle.



















There's still plenty of work to be done, like filling the gaps, building the bayonetes, clips, belts etc.
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Re: Salaxi54's pit progress
« Reply #474 on: March 20, 2017, 04:35:38 AM »
Very nice work  :clap: :clap:

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Re: Salaxi54's pit progress
« Reply #475 on: March 20, 2017, 05:30:45 AM »
@Morgan: Thanks my friend, glad you like it!  :)

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Re: Salaxi54's pit progress
« Reply #476 on: March 20, 2017, 06:17:52 AM »
Nice work :thumbsup:

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Re: Salaxi54's pit progress
« Reply #477 on: March 20, 2017, 09:28:21 AM »
I must admit that this is the first time I see a custom made MBU20 mask!!! Well done mate!

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Re: Salaxi54's pit progress
« Reply #478 on: March 20, 2017, 11:27:33 AM »
Very impressive scratch building!!
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Re: Salaxi54's pit progress
« Reply #479 on: March 20, 2017, 01:00:51 PM »
Well done , I really like your mask ;)