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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:27 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:53 am 
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@alioth, is that you MacGyver? Fantastic work, such dedication and skill.

cheers!/Andreas

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:24 am 
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addman wrote:
@alioth, is that you MacGyver? Fantastic work, such dedication and skill.

cheers!/Andreas


Ha! Spot on, Macguyver indeed! 8) 8)

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:44 am 
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addman wrote:
@alioth, is that you MacGyver?


:mrgreen:


One more step:
Real Narco Marker beacon lights, the same model used in the A2A comanche.
Full operative: push to test, mechanical dimmer, only works with enough avionics voltage and circuit breaker dependent.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3Sudu3jEHI&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]

I have updated everything to prepar3d 4.1, and added the master avionics switch that was added some months ago in an update.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:39 pm 
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Progress:

GAUGES
Air Speed Indicator DONE
Aittude indicator DONE
Altimeter DONE
Turn Coordinator DONE
Horizontal Situation Indicator DONE
Vertical Speed Indicator DONE
Vor2 with glideslope DONE
RMI DONE
Engine Monitor Vm1000c DONE
Fuel indicator DONE
Whisky Compass DONE
warning annunciator DONE

Vacuum indicator. to do
Clock. to do
Free/slave indicator Ka51b not finish. I will change it to a Ka51a


AVIONICS
Audio Panel DONE
Transponder DONE
NAVCOM2 DONE
ADF DONE
OMI LIGHTS DONE
Autopilot DONE

GTN750 50% done
DME .to do. Not sure if I will install it.

CONTROLS, SWITCHES
yoke DONE
fuel selectors DONE
vent/heat/defrost DONE
gear switch and indicator DONE
power key DONE
flap switch and indicator DONE
general switches (lights, pitot..) DONE
Circuit Breakers. DONE

primer .to do
carb heat lever .to do
parking brake lever .to do
rudder pedals .to do
throttle quadrant .to do
elevator trim and indicator .to do
rudder tim and indicator .to do

GENERAL
cockpit structure DONE
panel cut .to do
mount everything in the panel .to do



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:17 pm 
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Really enjoying the progress and video links. Keep them coming!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:12 am 
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Kilstorm wrote:
Really enjoying the progress and video links. Keep them coming!


SNAP!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:38 pm 
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I had rotary pots to Vent/Heat/Desfrot but..

Why not make them like the a2a comanche knobs?

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Lets go!

Start with 3d design..
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3d print, and shopping... with a total amount of... 15$

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knobs are 1€ each :) http://www.leroymerlin.es/fp/16310350/pomo-abs-jade-negro-mate-serie-infantil

Start to join everything..

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Looking good..

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Pots.. wires..

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A cover.. so it won't be any problem with dust in future.

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I have only three knobs. Left one control Vent. This one open/close every vent knob (4 of them) in the simulator.

Testing..

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGRqDr4qAYk[/youtube]

Works perfect!

Now, Im using them as a TPM throttle quadrant, until I finish the real throttle quadrant I will use :)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:57 am 
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Damn, thats amazing. So impressed with the build you are doing just WOW! :shock: :shock:

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:27 pm 
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Ok, I have been a little busy, but some updates..

-I have been working with the radio stack. The gtn750 is almost finished. It is 100% already functional (knobs and touch)
-I have change the bendix audio monitor to a narco cp125, because it has exactly the same buttons/features that simulator cp136 has.
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-New flap and suction gyro gauges.
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-I have made the ka51b (100% functional). But it is posible a friend of mine can give me a real (not working) one. If this happens, I will mod and install the real one.
-I have updated the old ASI, with a new one with TAS knob/window, best scale, knots and mph... and far better looking. You can see the old one (left) and new one(right)
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-I have made the physichal vm1000c engine monitor, with functional buttons, like real one.
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-new RPM and Manifold steam gauges. Yes, needles are cool. I will install those despite having an engine monitor
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I hope I can make the panel soon and start to join everything.
Everything seen in the photos is actually 100% working with the simulator.
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This is not definitive. But the layout will be something like this:
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I know the a2a comanche has something very special with its layout, and I love it. It is being a tough decision, but I will go with a more modern layout, to get used to a more standard cockpit.

Thanks for reading.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:03 am 
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Looking great! 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:04 am 
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Amazing work!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:19 pm 
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Finally, starting to join everything... :)

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:07 am 
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Oh exciting times, I hope everything fits and goes together as smoothly as possible. 8)

cheers,
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:30 pm 
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Thanks Lewis.

Still some decisions to make, and some gauges to build, but I really need to see something finished.
I started this project 18 months ago and sometimes you need a.. cosmetic step, to keep motivation.
Not really a big step in development, but big in appearance :)


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