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Postby metalnwood » Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:11 am

towerguy wrote:
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what were the lengths of the rails after all?
and do you have a link to where you got them, I may be interested in going the same route as they look just the job.

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The links are a page or two back. You said $100 was too expensive for them but now you see how nice and shiny they are smile.gif
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Postby Kelvinr » Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:47 am

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Postby Kelvinr » Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:59 pm

Chassis finished!

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Postby Ian Warren » Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:10 pm

biggrin.gif Now can ya lift it .. laugh.gif , no serious it looks good and adaptable, close to the home flying thingy .. please don't go and sell all this .. we can't handle having you spending and bending .. just shows ya should have kept your old gear .. but saying that , having fun building that . cool.gif
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Postby Kelvinr » Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:50 pm

Actually Ian, This is better than the PFC gear without a doubt and yeah, really enjoyed the whole process. A huge thanks to all who helped me out (you know who you are). Oh yeah, Ian it's not even that heavy, lighter than I thought it would be but just enough to stay on the desk without tipping at full aft deflection.

The yoke system is a little high for my desk but I am going to get a suitable cheap desk and modify it accordingly.

For those who want to see the whole project from the beginning you can check out my album: http://min.us/mSwZ4mjHfyqBx
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Postby metalnwood » Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:07 pm

Nice to hear it is running well..

I did notice something out of place though... You had DCS on your computer. You will have to wait for a bomber variant to come out before the yoke feels good on that one smile.gif
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Postby Kelvinr » Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:17 pm

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Nice to hear it is running well..

I did notice something out of place though... You had DCS on your computer. You will have to wait for a bomber variant to come out before the yoke feels good on that one smile.gif


Hehe, yeah, just that I went to install Prepar3d and the files were corrupt and seeing as version 2.0 is around the corner i thought i'd live it DCS. Actually it's good to test the hardware with it and it works well even if the turns and rolls are sharp.

My whole setup is here
http://minus.com/lmT79jANb0fFe
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Postby metalnwood » Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:33 pm

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My whole setup is here
http://minus.com/lmT79jANb0fFe


In tat pic the yoke looks nice but the throttle looks more awesome winkyy.gif once you powdercoat the yoke casing to match things will look sexy.
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Postby Ian Warren » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:57 am

Stick a couple those fancy beer coasters Bazza posted about on the top and yud be rocking biggrin.gif
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Postby Kelvinr » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:28 pm

metalnwood wrote:
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In tat pic the yoke looks nice but the throttle looks more awesome winkyy.gif once you powdercoat the yoke casing to match things will look sexy.


Will look into powder coating but for now will just enjoy the fruits of our labour.
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Postby Ian Warren » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:53 pm

Good ole spray can will do the trick .. ya still got a few things you may want to add , mount for comm's or autopilot panel , it dose look good but guessing idea's still popping in the brain case .
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Re: Cockpit building

Postby towerguy » Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:45 pm

I finally got enough done on the renovations to clear the junk off the sim and get back into doing some work on it!!!!

easing back in slowly so had a go at something small to start...

The Artex ELT switch

Started with a bit of plastic from an old printer and cut it up

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and filed down to size

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glued some washers on

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then cut out the rounded guards

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stuck in a switch

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and LED

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then made up some stickers in MS Word

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And the real thing

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unfortunately the glue has showed through the paper as its dried so I have to peel them off and have another go.
(I hope these pictures come out big enough to see, it's the first time uploading on this new forum setting.)
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Re: Cockpit building

Postby Ian Warren » Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:57 pm

Hell Bells! Craig, following the build and the end result that really out looking the part, a little ware and tare really made it look the part .. the real one just looks to fake :D ... so well done !

Now I wonder If Rhys aka 'nosecone' maybe able to take a leaf out of your book .... scouring switch's , I have had no reply as yet helicopter part but seeing what you created here maybe his best avenue.
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Re: Cockpit building

Postby towerguy » Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:12 am

I did consider leaving it with the "wear and tear" look but

do you really want to fly in an aircraft that has the really well used look

on the Emergency Locator????

Hmmmmm .... maybe not.
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Re: Cockpit building

Postby Ian Warren » Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:22 am

towerguy wrote:on the Emergency Locator????

Were is the head scratching Smiley :D you maybe quite right there, I think the option is there tho, ... just this is a great showcase of what can be done.
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Re: Cockpit building

Postby towerguy » Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:32 pm

finally got access to a printer with some ink left in it so tried redoing the front
of the switch again. Still not quite what I wanted but near enough that I'm not going to
bother redoing it again.

Final image

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I don't know what I'm doing wrong or what I have to do on this new site but the bl))dy pictures keep coming out the same
small size so apologies if you can't see them. :angry:
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Re: Cockpit building

Postby Ian Warren » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:21 pm

towerguy wrote:Image

I don't know what I'm doing wrong or what I have to do on this new site but the bl))dy pictures keep coming out the same
small size so apologies if you can't see them. :angry:
cheers

We had another using postimage the other day, a Warren aka "nzkingair" in the screenshot competition who had the exactly same issue , I recommended him to http://www.fsfiles.org/ , no mucking around , its a Flight Simulation screen shot site .

Click on the switch , it dose look great ! B-)

By the way ..... Its not bl))dy ..... that's Ianglish .... it spelt Bloody ! :)
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Re: Cockpit building

Postby towerguy » Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:46 pm

Thanks Ian, I'll check out the site for future use.
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Re: Cockpit building

Postby toprob » Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:49 pm

It looks like the Postimage plugin has somehow reset to thumbnails, rather than the full image. This was fixed originally, might have to be tweaked again.
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