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Author Topic: Grease Monkey's Pit  (Read 344798 times)

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Re: Grease Monkey's Pit
« Reply #855 on: April 13, 2018, 05:55:40 PM »
@sagrzmnky   what is a "faux transducer"?
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Re: Grease Monkey's Pit
« Reply #856 on: April 14, 2018, 02:40:15 PM »
@sagrzmnky   what is a "faux transducer"?

Faux is a French word that means fake or imitation. I bought it from Dunk many years ago.
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Re: Grease Monkey's Pit
« Reply #857 on: April 14, 2018, 04:47:02 PM »
Ah ok..  Well it certainly looks good to me, rather I thought it was a real one from Martin or something.
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Re: Grease Monkey's Pit
« Reply #858 on: April 16, 2018, 05:30:17 PM »
Ah ok..  Well it certainly looks good to me, rather I thought it was a real one from Martin or something.

Luckily I have the Ribbstick so no pressure is put on the Transducer at all.
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Re: Grease Monkey's Pit
« Reply #859 on: April 17, 2018, 02:01:07 AM »
Ok. Here is a small update. I had to make my slide out avionics bay. So with an aluminum sheet, some aluminum angles, and rivets here it is. It is pretty strong and will make getting to the power supplies and boards much easier. Hopefully my rack set up for my pc system arrives in a couple of days and I can set it up on the other side. The pc is going to be hidden in here and there is plenty of room for ventilation.
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Re: Grease Monkey's Pit
« Reply #860 on: April 17, 2018, 04:11:12 AM »
Nice work there Philip  :thumbsup: keep the metal hot :-)  cheers  :beer:
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Re: Grease Monkey's Pit
« Reply #861 on: April 17, 2018, 05:26:43 AM »
 :thumbsup:
I really like the "sliding drawer" idea.
I almost got to the point to do it all over again, but with that way of working the pit will never get finished.
So, I am making a list of "improvements for later". When "later" will be ...  :reading:

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Re: Grease Monkey's Pit
« Reply #862 on: April 17, 2018, 08:23:20 AM »
Looks great, I did that same thing on a sim.  I have also used 19" rack mounted PC/CPU, power supplys and electronics enclosures on pull out rails in the aft of the cockpit.

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Re: Grease Monkey's Pit
« Reply #863 on: April 17, 2018, 12:28:24 PM »
Looks great, I did that same thing on a sim.  I have also used 19" rack mounted PC/CPU, power supplys and electronics enclosures on pull out rails in the aft of the cockpit.

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Re: Grease Monkey's Pit
« Reply #864 on: April 17, 2018, 02:13:52 PM »
That's a great idea!
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Re: Grease Monkey's Pit
« Reply #865 on: April 17, 2018, 03:57:35 PM »
That's a great idea!
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The pc is going to be completely hidden. I am going to use the test button on the AVTR panel for the power button on the pc.
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Re: Grease Monkey's Pit
« Reply #866 on: April 18, 2018, 10:00:20 AM »
This is the rack server that I am going to install on the other side.
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811147155
I've been looking for a rack server box.  That one is cheaper than the $125 one at Altex here in town.  I may buy one myself.

Thanks Phil.
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Re: Grease Monkey's Pit
« Reply #867 on: April 18, 2018, 10:15:33 AM »
Looks great, I did that same thing on a sim.  I have also used 19" rack mounted PC/CPU, power supplys and electronics enclosures on pull out rails in the aft of the cockpit.

Consider the design method and utility, the enclosures are really not *that* expensive. The rails can be, but here we have plenty of surplus stores.

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That's the type of enclosures I was talking about. I have about 6 of some types buried in the shed somewhere, trying to remember the MFG. I built a 2X wide 19" rack space by I don't remember how many rack 'U''s high in the aft of a F-16 sim. It held 4 separate enclosures, again on pull out rails. If a particular enclosure/unit, CPU, PS, etc. failed, they could pull the unit out and replace with a spare. Lot's of connectors and disconnects on the I/O assembly.

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Re: Grease Monkey's Pit
« Reply #868 on: April 18, 2018, 10:45:14 AM »
[Forgive the slight hijack of Phil's thread]

Here's what I will be attaching to the back bulkhead of my pit so I can mount electronics since I don't have the same compartments as the Fam Trainers or Martin's construction.  It is the Tripp Lite SRW12US Wall mount enclosure.
 
Electronics_Cabinet.jpgGrease Monkey's Pit


Notice that it can swing open so you can access the back of the equipment in the rack.  I may also use chassis slides on some equipment.
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Re: Grease Monkey's Pit
« Reply #869 on: April 18, 2018, 11:48:09 AM »
[Forgive the slight hijack of Phil's thread]

Here's what I will be attaching to the back bulkhead of my pit so I can mount electronics since I don't have the same compartments as the Fam Trainers or Martin's construction.  It is the Tripp Lite SRW12US Wall mount enclosure.
 
Electronics_Cabinet.jpgGrease Monkey's Pit


Notice that it can swing open so you can access the back of the equipment in the rack.  I may also use chassis slides on some equipment.

I have thought about using a set up like that. Similarly to the way @String has his. I decided to try something different and try to hide everything. We will see how this works out.
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