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Re: Blaze's Pit
« Reply #150 on: July 30, 2017, 02:55:28 PM »
Fantastic!  What exactly are you using for your seat jack?... :notes: ...
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Re: Blaze's Pit
« Reply #151 on: July 30, 2017, 03:49:42 PM »
Nicely done !
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Re: Blaze's Pit
« Reply #152 on: July 30, 2017, 04:40:22 PM »
Super  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Blaze's Pit
« Reply #153 on: July 30, 2017, 06:03:44 PM »
Thanks gentlemen!

@Rufus - here is a picture of the actuator label with the part number and brand.


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Re: Blaze's Pit
« Reply #154 on: July 30, 2017, 06:47:25 PM »
Many thanks... :thumbsup: !
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Re: Blaze's Pit
« Reply #155 on: July 30, 2017, 07:10:23 PM »
Fantastic. I plan to do the same with an actuator from Northern Tools. The same way that @Pekay did.
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« Reply #156 on: July 31, 2017, 01:49:32 AM »
Smooth going   :thumbsup:
Did you also implement end switches to limit the movement (making it fool proof  :D )?

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Re: Blaze's Pit
« Reply #157 on: July 31, 2017, 12:31:29 PM »
@sagrzmnky , I watched his test video, looks like a solid choice!

@henkie , yes this model has built-in adjustable microswitches.  Funny you should mention that though, I have to adjust the lower limit switch because my initial "guess" was about a 1/2 inch off.  :taz:  That means I have to do exactly what I was hoping I wouldn't need to do - pull the seat back off the floor structure and reinstall the motor again after the adjustment.   :DOH:

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Re: Blaze's Pit
« Reply #158 on: August 01, 2017, 02:02:12 AM »
 :harhar:  pulling the seat back off the floor is a good exercise. No need to go to the gym for fitness training.
But thanks for letting know - I am warned to (try to) do it first time right   :D

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Re: Blaze's Pit
« Reply #159 on: September 11, 2017, 09:38:44 AM »
Things are getting really inspiring now!  Seeing a glimpse of how the display will look really got me pumped!

I did a rough setup for now, but I discovered I will need to adjust the height of the side projectors by about  8 inches or so.  I am glad I didn't put too much time into the warping and blending since all of this will need to be done again.  After I get the side projectors raised, I will spend the proper time using a laser level to warp the picture accurately.  You can see from the dark shaded areas on the screen how the proper blending I'm talking about has not been done yet.  (For those of you who are not familiar, there are software programs that take flat projector images and shape them to look correct on conical and dome screens.  Using the software to do this process is called "warping".  The other problem that exists when you use more than one projector is the overlap from one beamer to another.  To fix this, the same software is used and the process is called "blending".  So with proper "warping" and "blending" you get one smooth, continuous picture and fantastic immersion effect.  Another neat feature of the software is called "masking".  This allows you to set points at the edge of the screen and in my case around the nose of the cockpit where a black void is projected.  That way you don't see the annoying overshoot light from the projectors to the ground or on the sim itself.)

So once I make the final adjustments, calibrations and fine tuning I think I will be quite satisfied with the results.  I will post more pictures and a video when all of this is finished of course.

Other miscellaneous things are getting done as well and I hope to start working on the side shells very soon.

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Re: Blaze's Pit
« Reply #160 on: September 11, 2017, 09:43:05 AM »
Way to go Stu  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Looks very good so far  :thumbsup:
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Re: Blaze's Pit
« Reply #161 on: September 11, 2017, 01:44:08 PM »
Thanks for posting @Blaze
I really like this.  A great example where I hope to be in 2020   :whistle:

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Re: Blaze's Pit
« Reply #162 on: September 11, 2017, 02:00:50 PM »
Way to go Stu  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Looks very good so far  :thumbsup:

Thanks!!!

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Re: Blaze's Pit
« Reply #163 on: September 11, 2017, 02:02:20 PM »
Thanks for posting @Blaze
I really like this.  A great example where I hope to be in 2020   :whistle:

Thanks @henkie,  it's pretty cool stuff!

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Re: Blaze's Pit
« Reply #164 on: September 11, 2017, 04:48:20 PM »
Awesome screen setup my friend! Exactly what I want for my pit! Can you give me more info about the screen building itself?