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mcfrag0815's Hybrid Pit by Symulate
[February 19, 2017, 12:20:03 PM]


Symulate 02 Platform by Symulate
[February 19, 2017, 12:16:19 PM]


Salaxi54's pit progress by NOCS
[February 19, 2017, 11:26:34 AM]


Henkie's pit by Kukki
[February 19, 2017, 10:11:37 AM]


Faan's pit by Focaldesign
[February 17, 2017, 10:55:33 AM]


F-16 fuselage by Rufus
[February 13, 2017, 08:38:32 PM]


Rebel's Cockpit Progress by Rebel
[February 12, 2017, 11:11:58 PM]


Smith's Pit by Smith
[February 12, 2017, 04:34:24 PM]


Albert's F-16 Block 52 pit by hy-fye1
[February 11, 2017, 07:01:35 AM]


Fishbowl, Snout and support for the Hudblock by mogas
[February 10, 2017, 06:14:32 PM]

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Viper Pit Progress Reports / Re: mcfrag0815's Hybrid Pit
« Last post by Symulate on February 19, 2017, 12:20:03 PM »
Nice job with the CP.  I hope the plans were easy to use.  Details PM'd regarding the Instrument Panels as requested.

Thanks,
Sy
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Sy's F16 Cockpit Plans / Stencils 2015 / Re: Symulate 02 Platform
« Last post by Symulate on February 19, 2017, 12:16:19 PM »
Hello all,

I'm still here and still working on stuff.  I hope to have some further info soon on something else which may be of interest to people.  I've been progressing an aluminium design which I am hoping will allow me to create cheap but hi-fidelity components starting with the CP and Instrument panels.  I'll post more in due course.

Thanks,
Sy
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Viper Pit Progress Reports / Re: Salaxi54's pit progress
« Last post by NOCS on February 19, 2017, 11:26:34 AM »
 :clap:  :clap: the mask is taking the form of the real very good work . 
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Viper Pit Progress Reports / Re: Salaxi54's pit progress
« Last post by salaxi54 on February 19, 2017, 11:23:29 AM »
Thanks @NOCS ! Glad you like it. Here's another small step in building the "puzzle" i did today:

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm242/salax54/COCKPIT%20AND%20AMIGA/MASK%20P_zpshhltmohq.jpg


http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm242/salax54/COCKPIT%20AND%20AMIGA/MASK%20Q_zpspg96csa7.jpg


There will be some shaping with putty soon, and filling the small gaps between joints with black silicone (at least that's what i have in mind).
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Viper Pit Progress Reports / Re: Henkie's pit
« Last post by Kukki on February 19, 2017, 10:11:37 AM »
HOLY MF  :-[ That looks good, more than good, very very Henkie :-)  TOP PROFF.

Nice Henk, keep up inspiring all of us.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Viper Pit Progress Reports / Re: Henkie's pit
« Last post by henkie on February 19, 2017, 08:25:00 AM »
Thanks.
I am soldering the wiring for the HYD PRESS A/B connection.
8 wires for the two indicators, 4 wires for PHCC DOA bus (clock, data, reset and GND), and 3 wires for power supply (+5V, GND, -5V). not many wires to start with  :D
The 3 power supply wires go to the adjacent DC/DC power supply.

Here are a few pictures of the PHCC "HYDPR" daughter module. It supports 4 of these indicators, but only 2 are actually used. On the "carrier" PCB is the PIC processor; the green PCB is the HYD PRESS hardware. The two aluminium "strips" are the heat sinks for the 12 output stage power transistors.
The two green LEDs indicate +5V and -5V power present.
The four red LEDs indicate activity on each of the four indicators (so only the top two will "blink" on/off).
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Viper Pit Progress Reports / Re: Henkie's pit
« Last post by hy-fye1 on February 19, 2017, 05:28:05 AM »
Wow, that looks awesome :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Viper Pit Progress Reports / Re: Henkie's pit
« Last post by henkie on February 19, 2017, 05:05:05 AM »
After a few weeks thinking, I finally decided how to build my PHCC control. I already had built several modules, because I knew I wanted a modular 19-inch rack approach. From left to right, I have the following modules.

"SELSYN" - PHCC module to control the real (unmodified) HYD PRESS A/B indicators; next to it is a small module with a DC/DC converter to generate the +5V and -5V for SELSYN.

The PHCC module with the analog meter supports 8 RC servos and 4 stepper motors. The lower knob is a 4-position rotary switch to connect the 4 LEDs to the 4 stepper motors drive signals of the selected stepper motor. The upper knob is an 8-position rotary switch to show the servo position on the analog meter: servo max CCW is meter max left and servo max CW is meter max right. At the moment, this module drives 3 servos (one for compass, two for the needles of the FQI), and one stepper motor to drive the Liquid Oxygen indicator. The stepper motor drives a variable capacitor; the capacitance defines the position of the real (unmodified) LOX indicator.

The following module also contains two functionalities: PHCC 40 digital outputs, and the PHCC FQI display (new development). The status of all 40 digital outputs are visible on the four 10-LED bar displays. The green and red LED below the bar displays are the "diagnostic" LEDs of the 40DO PIC and the FQI display PIC.

The following module drives eight aircore motors: 4 "steam engine" aircores, EPU and CABIN PRESS, and the two TRIM indicators on the MAN TRIM panel. Again, with the 8-position rotary switch, I can connect the 4 aircore drive signals of each aircore to the 4 LEDs to monitor proper operation of the module.

The following module is the PHCC "sniffer". It displays the communication on the DOA bus on the 8 OSRAM digits. With the switches you can control what is displayed. You can for example "filter" the communication to a specific module and store a sequence of commands for later analysis (what went wrong ...  :whistle:)

Next is the PHCC Motherboard module. Stacked on this module is the USB interface and the support for up to 320 switches (matrix) and 27 analog inputs. A filler panel is needed to have sufficient room before the last module is placed.
The last module is again a 40 digital output module with monitoring LEDs for each output.

The last 6 cm space in the rack is still empty; I have not yet decided what to install there - or leave it empty. In a second 19-inch rack stacked on top of this one will be the PHCC real (unmodified) ADI control, (slightly modified) altimeter, HSI and some future developments like airspeed/mach indicator and RWR display.

On the rear side are the 25-pin sub-D connectors to hook up everything. Over the years I collected sub-D connectors in several colors; this comes in very handy to discriminate one connector from the other. The color in combination with male/female makes connecting all the plugs "fool proof" (I hope ...  :D)

Inside is still a lot of wiring to be done; only the wires to three 25-pin sub-D connectors for the switch matrix of the Left side Console, Center Console and Right side Console are soldered. The other side of the wires goes to connectors in the rack. These connectors still have to be mounted on the rear rail of the rack, and I will have to remove the modules to mount the 96-pin and 64-pin edge connectors. So, plenty of work still to be done  ::)

When the rack is ready I "only" have to make one more set of connection cables: from the rear rack side to the pit connector panels - there is light at the end of the tunnel  :bounce2:
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Viper Pit Progress Reports / Re: mcfrag0815's Hybrid Pit
« Last post by mcfrag0815 on February 18, 2017, 10:24:33 AM »
At first: the bad news
The build of my A/B-Viper-Hybrid-Pit design is cancelled until further notice. I realized that the space for my pit is too few (not much but too few is too few)  :grumbl:

But there's also good news:
I will build my IVAR-Design IKEA-pit. The measures are not exactly like the real Viper, but it's better than nothing to fly with.

In the meanwhile I put in the left and right consoles (they're shorter and narrower than the real ones but the angles are correct) and actually I'm building the CP from Sy's plans with a few simplifications.
The finished pit won't have full functionality but fake panels as close to the original as possible. The layout has to be changed here and there (especially around the throttle because I use the Warthog throttle).

The whole pit is modular (side consoles, floor, rudder floor, seat base and monitor stand) so it's possible to dismantle the whole pit with very little effort. On final the left and right panels will be separated from the consoles also for better reachability.


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Sy's F16 Cockpit Plans / Stencils 2015 / Re: Symulate 02 Platform
« Last post by hy-fye1 on February 18, 2017, 03:51:40 AM »
Nice work Sy :thumbsup:
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