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Author Topic: Grease Monkey's Pit  (Read 358522 times)

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Re: Grease Monkey's Pit
« Reply #810 on: February 04, 2018, 04:24:20 PM »
My center pedestal is 100% real. The side consoles are from Pegasus, but have been rebuilt by @String to be much stronger. My seat is a mock up from Clark's Precision out of Fort Worth. I have the arm and ejection handle wired up to operate. The seat is made of fiberglass with a square tube frame. My stick is Ribbstick/Warthog. My TQS will soon be from Pegasus.
 The Trainer has some of the internal wiring, but it is missing the panel that mounts on the lower left rear.
 I would be very interested in finding out everyone that is in the Fam. Trainer club, since I am the newest member.... ;D
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Re: Grease Monkey's Pit
« Reply #811 on: February 05, 2018, 07:58:04 AM »
Way to go brother Phillip!   :yihaw:

Glad to see this unit go to a good home.  I’m also glad you are a “metal head” now.  :harhar:

I got to see and handle the consoles you just got with this deal a few months back....solid indeed.

Congrats,

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Re: Grease Monkey's Pit
« Reply #812 on: February 06, 2018, 01:06:47 AM »
Way to go brother Phillip!   :yihaw:

Glad to see this unit go to a good home.  I’m also glad you are a “metal head” now.  :harhar:

I got to see and handle the consoles you just got with this deal a few months back....solid indeed.

Congrats,

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Thank you Blaze. I am hoping to have it ready to go for The Flight Sim Convention in June. It is not going to have a brand new paint job, but it will be the original paint.
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Re: Grease Monkey's Pit
« Reply #813 on: March 26, 2018, 02:58:42 AM »
Update... with some help from @Nigel, @String, and some other friends, I was able to get the throttle and throttle gate as close to the correct position as I could. The panels are just sitting in place and posing for the picture. I am working on the flight stick now. As soon as it is in position, then I will start getting all of my hardware transferred over. I have a lot of improvement ideas and a lot of friends for advice. Thanks guys. I can't wait to fly it again.....
« Last Edit: March 26, 2018, 03:06:05 AM by sagrzmnky »
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Re: Grease Monkey's Pit
« Reply #814 on: March 26, 2018, 03:34:36 AM »
That looks very nice Sagr.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Grease Monkey's Pit
« Reply #815 on: March 26, 2018, 03:54:10 AM »
Very very nice work, and that pit is AWESOME man, congrats with that.
Its such a bette feeling to work on and make things right, neat and clean.

Keep up the good work Phillip  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :beer:
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Re: Grease Monkey's Pit
« Reply #816 on: March 26, 2018, 09:10:57 AM »
Very very nice work, and that pit is AWESOME man, congrats with that.
Its such a bette feeling to work on and make things right, neat and clean.

Keep up the good work Phillip  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :beer:

Thank you @Kukki:beer:

I can't wait to get the ejection seat in.
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Re: Grease Monkey's Pit
« Reply #817 on: March 26, 2018, 10:31:36 AM »
Looks fantastic...

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Re: Grease Monkey's Pit
« Reply #818 on: March 26, 2018, 11:35:22 AM »
Congratulations!  Getting those items installed and aligned is a real Butt Kicking.  I know because I too just finished getting mine installed.  Took up pretty much all weekend and several restarts to get it to not only track but to also get the Friction Wheel to clear parts of the console and turn properly.
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Re: Grease Monkey's Pit
« Reply #819 on: March 26, 2018, 01:11:55 PM »
Congratulations!  Getting those items installed and aligned is a real Butt Kicking.  I know because I too just finished getting mine installed.  Took up pretty much all weekend and several restarts to get it to not only track but to also get the Friction Wheel to clear parts of the console and turn properly.

I know exactly what you mean. I had at least four pairs of vise grips holding everything while lining it all up.  :grumbl:
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Re: Grease Monkey's Pit
« Reply #820 on: March 26, 2018, 01:14:29 PM »
Looks fantastic...

Thank you @Azul. My goal is to have it all ready to go by June for the Flight Sim Convention in Dallas Texas. The paint is going to have plenty of scratches and chips, but it will be original and the sim will be operational.
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Re: Grease Monkey's Pit
« Reply #821 on: March 26, 2018, 03:21:28 PM »
Thanks for posting @sagrzmnky
Just two weeks ago, I did my first "dry fit" of the throttle arm ... and put it away, because although I have Martin's side console and his throttle, I have the idea that it does not line up.
Of course, I am goofing up  :D  But I will see Martin in June and have a discussion with him, Works better than emails  :whistle:

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Re: Grease Monkey's Pit
« Reply #822 on: March 26, 2018, 03:44:43 PM »
My goal is to have it all ready to go by June for the Flight Sim Convention in Dallas Texas. The paint is going to have plenty of scratches and chips, but it will be original and the sim will be operational.
I have the same goal.  Trying to get ready for FlightSimCon.  So many things in the old pit will need a different mounting and wiring arrangement.  All of that adds to the work to get ready.  Hope to have it operational but sometimes Murphy has other ideas. 

Looking forward to seeing you there Phil.
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Re: Grease Monkey's Pit
« Reply #823 on: March 26, 2018, 07:06:13 PM »
About my third day here after being added. I cannot say more than awesome jobs by all the VP members here. I wish I had joined years ago.

Very nice build there. Wish you the best of luck with the build, you have a great start!

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Re: Grease Monkey's Pit
« Reply #824 on: March 27, 2018, 01:11:10 AM »
Thanks for posting @sagrzmnky
Just two weeks ago, I did my first "dry fit" of the throttle arm ... and put it away, because although I have Martin's side console and his throttle, I have the idea that it does not line up.
Of course, I am goofing up  :D  But I will see Martin in June and have a discussion with him, Works better than emails  :whistle:
I had to use the side console above the throttle gate to line it up. Then I used a couple pair of vise grips to hold the throttle mount in place and adjusted it to the gate. Then I put the console in and added the side panel in the rear to get the console in the right position. It takes a lot of time, but with the vise grips you can do a lot of adjusting.
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