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Author Topic: GROUP BUY for Toggle Switch RUBBER CAPS (2014)  (Read 12546 times)

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Re: GROUP BUY for Toggle Switch RUBBER CAPS (2014)
« Reply #195 on: September 12, 2014, 07:02:51 PM »
Thanks Dunk for your PM... you are doing a great job !! Doing a group buy costs a lot of time and gives a little profit. If there is a profit !  To all the new members.... be patient, everything comes as agreed.

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Re: GROUP BUY for Toggle Switch RUBBER CAPS (2014)
« Reply #196 on: September 14, 2014, 01:54:18 PM »
Guys I have a big problem!
Today a friend, entering into my pit, broke my Hook switch. :brickwall: :brickwall: :grumbl: :bat:

When we made the order for the rubber caps, I haven't got a hook cap but now, as I cannot remove the resin one from the broken switch, I need a new Hook Rubber Cap.
I was wondering if there is someone who bought a spare cap and who can sell it to me.
Thank you in advance for the help.

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Re: GROUP BUY for Toggle Switch RUBBER CAPS (2014)
« Reply #197 on: September 14, 2014, 01:59:54 PM »
Luca, you learned a lesson...your pit is very valuable. If you let enter a non pilot, you have a great risk that he or she brakes something. Thats why i wont let everybody fly in my pit...
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Re: GROUP BUY for Toggle Switch RUBBER CAPS (2014)
« Reply #198 on: September 14, 2014, 03:04:03 PM »
Luca, I suggest its not the cap thats damaged
but the actual switch bar. Since its already broken why cant
you drill and dremel the Aluminum out from the inside of the rubber cap
and put that cap on another switch again.
I think if you do it nice and properly and use some
Loctite to make it hold on the new switch it must be doable.
Have a think about that first before you try hard to get a new rubber.

@JJ
not letting anybody in the pit is easier said than done.
Where do you draw the line? Weight limitation? Fitness check?
Passport control? Thanks for letting me ride your
exclusive pit. But believe me I'm riding my velo (bicycle) to work every single day
no matter how shit the weather goes just to fulfil my own who-can-get-in-my-pit restrictions.

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Re: GROUP BUY for Toggle Switch RUBBER CAPS (2014)
« Reply #199 on: September 14, 2014, 03:23:32 PM »
JJ is spot on - protect your investment!

I think you have to develop a "training brief" for anyone that isn't an actual pilot or has never been in a real aircraft cockpit before you let them in; and even for ones that are real pilots that have never studied an F-16 or any other military (or jet) aircraft.  I was lucky enough that my first formal session in a military trainer was under the supervision of an actual Instructor and former F4 pilot - I was a licensed private pilot at the time, but I was still jumping into unfamiliar territory and was sure glad I had a real Instructor there like with my actual flight training.

So give thought to that with visitors - especially ones that may have never handled a force stick...I've talked to real aviators who have even been initially baffled by the F-16's kinesthetic stick. Show them all of the switches, where they are, explain what they do, and how they operate before you even turn the sim on - get them in the mindset to treat it like it was a "real" airplane...that's what a simulation is. 

Once you explain all of this, if they don't get it or want to get it - then ground them!
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Re: GROUP BUY for Toggle Switch RUBBER CAPS (2014)
« Reply #200 on: September 14, 2014, 03:47:03 PM »
@KK, let you fly my pit was a huge risk  :harhar:... but Swiss people has a great presision.....so everything goes well...  :yihaw:
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Re: GROUP BUY for Toggle Switch RUBBER CAPS (2014)
« Reply #201 on: September 14, 2014, 04:26:31 PM »
Luca, I suggest its not the cap thats damaged
but the actual switch bar. Since its already broken why cant
you drill and dremel the Aluminum out from the inside of the rubber cap
and put that cap on another switch again.
I think if you do it nice and properly and use some
Loctite to make it hold on the new switch it must be doable.
Have a think about that first before you try hard to get a new rubber.
I have thought to do this but, as the round top of the switch has a diameter bigger than the switch base, if you drill a hole large enough to remove the switch you remain with no rubber cap!

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Re: GROUP BUY for Toggle Switch RUBBER CAPS (2014)
« Reply #202 on: September 15, 2014, 02:38:17 AM »
Bluc,
here is what I did to put "rubbers" on the switch levers.
I did not drill holes in the rubbers at the diameter of the switch. That would leave not much material on the rubber caps of the HUD switch pair for example. I must say that my "rubber" caps are casts in some plastic (made by Biohazard  :thumbsup:).
So, I drilled a small hole in the cap and use the Dremel to *thin* the switch lever evenly.
Now the cap fits on the level and a droplet of glue in the drilled hole makes the cap stay on the lever.

So, you do not have to drill out the old switch lever, only a hole of say 2.5 mm (and thin the lever of the switch you are going to use for HOOK).

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Re: GROUP BUY for Toggle Switch RUBBER CAPS (2014)
« Reply #203 on: October 12, 2014, 08:41:21 PM »
All future group buys initiated on VP will need to approved by a VP admin.  Sandman, Kukki or myself. We've had many, many successful group buys in the past and to be sure things are successful going forward we will need to approve the group buys based on the persons's past performance. If you have not received your items or a tracking number for this item please contact an admin. We will institute some rules going forward for the groupbuy arranger and also the buyer. This to be sure things can go as smooth as possible.

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Re: GROUP BUY for Toggle Switch RUBBER CAPS (2014)
« Reply #204 on: October 16, 2014, 08:55:53 AM »
Still waiting for my hook cap......

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Re: GROUP BUY for Toggle Switch RUBBER CAPS (2014)
« Reply #205 on: October 16, 2014, 05:39:28 PM »
All have been shipped.I took pictures of every package.
the customs form number is in the picture.
send email to ViperDriver@live.com and I will send you back the picture.
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Re: GROUP BUY for Toggle Switch RUBBER CAPS (2014)
« Reply #206 on: October 16, 2014, 05:51:56 PM »
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Re: GROUP BUY for Toggle Switch RUBBER CAPS (2014)
« Reply #207 on: October 18, 2014, 08:38:51 AM »
I am still waiting them too.