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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:50 am 
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Lovely work!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:54 am 
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Hi again...

Im continue working in the cokcpit.
The yoke is installed in the estructure. It has electric trim with the push buttons in the yoke. The yoke goes up and down slowly when you trim.
Not like a forcefeed back yoke, but it is ok :)

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Now, Im working with the radio stack...
If you were me... which of the three posible options you would choose?
I have the material for make the three:

Option 1:
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Option2:
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Option3:
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Thanks!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:23 pm 
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Looking good, and option wise I think any would be great. From a looks pov i like option 3 but understand that you might get better use out of option 1 or 2.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:24 am 
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Thanks Lewis!

That is the problem. I like option 3 more because everything matches well and everything is real stuff.
But Im afraid I will miss gps in future..

Mmm.. I will see..

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:17 am 
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Yes my thoughts exactly, I think you will need/want that GPS.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:50 pm 
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First test.
Not finished yet! But I like it!

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Im using switches to the on-off. I will look to rotary switches in future to make it like original. But it is good for now.
I will finished in this week. I will show you!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:47 am 
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Nav/Com finished. I will post a vid.


Now Im going to mod my turn coordinator gauge into a Stec30. I made a self desing autopilot. But Im using more and more "like real" or real stuff and I prefer to simulate the real Stec30.

Leds installed.

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The weekend ahead to try it!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:48 pm 
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Leds fit in a fiber glass plate:

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And installed in the gauge:

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I have made the Stec30 text in the faceplate:

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:35 am 
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wow, truly wow. I love visiting this thread and seeing the new post notification. Its always a pleasure to see the amazing work being done 8) 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:54 pm 
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Thanks for your words!
There are few comments in the thread, but I like to post here because is a good place to see the building history.


I have finished the hardware of the Stec30. Im programming the functions. I send keyboard commands and the gauge makes things.
You can see the autopilot boot up lights sequence, and a out of trim warning. I have put a small buzzer to get "real buzzer sounds" :D
In a near future those commands will be send from the simulator.



I have been looking.... could this one be the first Stec30 autopilot (alike) in a home cockpit simulator? :)

Thanks for watching and reading.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:47 pm 
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Wow that STEC looks so realistic. The work is very impressive!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:19 am 
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That's one impressive build! Just amazing. Keep it up.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:57 pm 
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So... finally Stec30 is finished :)

A quick vid with it...
Boot up sequence, modes, Alt Hold, trim alarm with a real buzzer. Operative circuit breaker..
All synchro with comanche stec30.



https://youtu.be/dLYafAxSRM0

The "alt hold" and "disconnect" buttons will be in yoke in future.
Very happy with this instrument. I was afraid about making holes in a beautiful and working turn coordinator.
But this was a happy ending :)

Arturo.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:16 am 
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The progress is brilliant, you will end up being the Oracle of home simpit builds at this rate :shock: :shock: :lol: :mrgreen:

cheers,
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:26 am 
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Thanks Lewis!

Perhaps It is a little too soon, but Im thinking about the colour of the panel.
I was thinking about a more actual layout, with radio stack in the middle and throttle quadrant with levers. But I like the A2A green colour.
¿Do you know the real Ral code of that green?

Thanks in advanced.

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