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Re: Rufus' Ride - Block 50 Pit Progress...
« Reply #210 on: March 20, 2017, 03:47:35 PM »
Rufus im so glad it arrived safe and everything is there  :thumbsup:  Looks already good in you home :-)
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Re: Rufus' Ride - Block 50 Pit Progress...
« Reply #211 on: March 21, 2017, 03:18:45 PM »
Lucky you RUFUS!!!! PERFECT stuff!!!

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Re: Rufus' Ride - Block 50 Pit Progress...
« Reply #212 on: March 22, 2017, 07:43:00 PM »
Was looking over HUD-things over today ( and generally trying to organize my working area) and noticed a couple things -

1) These faux DZUS fasteners from Lynx.dk (I had some on hand) fit the M4 ICP mounting threads in the HUD and look great in place!  May need to use a bit shorter screws for the top two.

http://lynx.dk/product/dzus-replica/

2) It appears that one can easily fit a 7" 4:3 LCD panel (which I also have a couple spares of...) directly within the space in the HUD bowl, in either length/width orientation.  This could make for really simple install minus using a pico projector if direct projection from an LCD will work - could depend on glass used, lighting conditions, etc.  Still need to see how a 7" panel will actually center up - a 6"-ish one might work better.

More (and pic) as I gather/develop thoughts... :notes: .
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Re: Rufus' Ride - Block 50 Pit Progress...
« Reply #213 on: March 23, 2017, 10:23:01 AM »
Was looking over HUD-things over today ( and generally trying to organize my working area) and noticed a couple things -

1) These faux DZUS fasteners from Lynx.dk (I had some on hand) fit the M4 ICP mounting threads in the HUD and look great in place!  May need to use a bit shorter screws for the top two.

http://lynx.dk/product/dzus-replica/


And why not the real DZUS-fasteners and rails you can order at the ebay store of Dean Sharp??
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Re: Rufus' Ride - Block 50 Pit Progress...
« Reply #214 on: March 23, 2017, 12:17:22 PM »
You would have to do some machining on the inner surface of the HUD cavity in order to mount real DZUS rail in there...and I'm not even sure that there is room enough in the cavity for that arrangement to fit.  As it comes there are pre-tapped M4 bosses machined in for mounting the ICP backplate.  I'm not even certain that the real ICP is held in place with actual DZUS...need to check my refs; but these still look pretty good.

I also did a fit check with Mike's ICP backplate and it looks like it will fit up, but the mounting holes will need to be opened up to M4 size.  Other than that the holes appear to be in the right locations to mate.

Edit: looking at pictures on Martin's site, the ICP is attached using cross-point screws in all of the pics from real jets...so I will revise in accord!
« Last Edit: March 23, 2017, 12:33:43 PM by Rufus »
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Re: Rufus' Ride - Block 50 Pit Progress...
« Reply #215 on: March 23, 2017, 01:01:46 PM »
I can tell you 100% that the real is NOT using DZUS.  its normal inch screw in the real one, and we uses 4 mm. on our Hudblock.

I would not bother to put DZUS in there, cause its tight enough.
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Re: Rufus' Ride - Block 50 Pit Progress...
« Reply #216 on: March 23, 2017, 01:08:51 PM »
Concerning the ICP that´s correct!
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Re: Rufus' Ride - Block 50 Pit Progress...
« Reply #217 on: March 23, 2017, 03:17:33 PM »
Agreed.  The actual US screw used is likely 6-32, but M4 is fine by me... :thumbsup: !

Just looking over Martin's pictures is looks like the ones with DZUS are from sims and the ones with screws are from real cockpits.
My faux ones still look neat on there, though... :DOH: ...
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