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Viper Pit Progress Reports / Re: Salaxi54's pit progress
« Last post by Kukki on Today at 03:37:25 PM »
Hehe that is some cool work there man, I just love your DIY work  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Indexers looks very very good.

Keep up the good work Salaxi  :vprules:
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Viper Pit Progress Reports / Re: Salaxi54's pit progress
« Last post by salaxi54 on Today at 12:31:11 PM »
@henkie : Thanks for your reply my friend! I think it's best i get me a "winch" servo instead of the 360 one, but this might make things a little more complicated. For the heck of it, i might just buy both kind, being a modeler these things can always become useful somewhere else.. They might cost a little more than your average servo, but it sure beats buying anything else! The most serious problem would be to make Falcon understand the interface and communicate with it.
Anyway, here's todays' progress on the indexers:









Now, i know what some of you are thinking, but those are not functional dimmers there. It's just an "artistic approach" to make things look nicer.  :D
Next step will be installing the internals.
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Viper Pit Progress Reports / Re: Salaxi54's pit progress
« Last post by henkie on Today at 06:40:57 AM »
If you connect a 360-degree rotation servo, it will work also as expected.
The most-left slider position will still coincide with "0 degrees" and the most-right slider position will now coincide with 360-degrees rotation instead of 180-degrees.
Effectively, when the rotation angle increases, the resolution decreases.
Note that the "180-degrees rotation" servos seldom (never) can make a full 180 degrees rotation (approx 170 at best).
I do not know how much of the 360 degrees is covered by a "360-degree servo" (350?).

The more-than-180-degrees rotation servos tend to be a lot more expensive, so you could look into some cheap RC plastic gears to get the ratio you need for the specific instrument. 1:2 is always OK, but keeping the resolution in mind, you might go for a different ratio, say 1:1.8 which would probably be sufficient for, for example, EPU on right AUX.
Trouble with gears is that you might not have the required space available if you build the mechanism in a tube.
But your "handcraft" skills will likely have a solution for that   ;D
In OIL, HYD PRESS and probably NOZ POS the RC servo is too big to use a tube (1"and 1.5" diameter).
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Viper Pit Progress Reports / Re: Salaxi54's pit progress
« Last post by salaxi54 on August 22, 2017, 07:47:50 AM »
Yet another update. This time it has to do with servo control. Digging in my stash, i found a Torobot USC-24 servo controller i bought around 2012-13 and never got to test.
Literature is scarce on this, but i managed to get it basically working! This one can take 24 servos onboard, and they make up to 32-servo models. It needs 5vdc for servo power, and connects to your PC via USB. The accompanied software is not that complicated, although choosing English language, still keeps some functions in Chinese..  :grumbl:
Here's the board with a single servo connected to port S01:



and a screenshot (from camera) of the main program controlling it:



There's sliders for every channel (servo), which when you move left-right it translates to servo motion. My servos are the ultra-cheap Tower-Pro SG90 mini servos, but i was wondering if i get to purchase some 360 degree model, what would happen?
Anyway, i sure hope it can be easy to utilize with Falcon instead of having to purchase a Pololu or something else. I found that lots of people have used it with Arduino, so this is a positive sign.
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Viper Pit Progress Reports / Re: Wolverine's F16 Block 52
« Last post by Wolverine on August 22, 2017, 07:26:15 AM »
Many thanks guys, I will treasure your help.
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Viper Pit Progress Reports / Re: VRod's unorthodox F-16 build
« Last post by Focaldesign on August 22, 2017, 05:26:07 AM »
Go for the Game of Thrones theme music; makes you feel instant hero every time  :laugh:
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Viper Pit Progress Reports / Re: VRod's unorthodox F-16 build
« Last post by henkie on August 22, 2017, 05:09:15 AM »
Berlin  -  Take my breath away
Great song.
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Viper Pit Progress Reports / Re: VRod's unorthodox F-16 build
« Last post by vrod on August 22, 2017, 04:43:38 AM »
LOL. Now that you mention it, it does sound like that. I'm a rookie youtuber, so that seemed like a quick choice of music. I wanted the TopGun song, but did not see it.  :P
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Viper Pit Progress Reports / Re: VRod's unorthodox F-16 build
« Last post by Mavrck on August 22, 2017, 12:18:16 AM »
Cool pit!  But that 1970's starzky and hutch music has got to go lol.
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Viper Pit Progress Reports / Re: VRod's unorthodox F-16 build
« Last post by Azul on August 21, 2017, 05:51:28 PM »
Very nice pit  :clap:
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