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Old 02-19-2016, 10:55 AM   #21
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Truly a work of art.
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Old 02-22-2016, 09:54 PM   #22
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Paint done!
Painted with a roller and brush. Color is 'Moxa' from the Dulux 'Wash and Wear' line in Australia.
4 coats, sanded in between and the final coat through an airbrush.
Then I masked it all up, and the Glaresheild was sprayed with a Rustoleum matte black can.
I may break out the airbrush and do some shading and weathering later one down the track.




The rear panels for the TISL and Fuse Panel. I havent engraved the top panels yet, its next on the list.

Monitor fitted-


And all the panels on.
I had to move the monitor slightly to the right so it would clear the rear of the landing gear lever mechanism. Because of that ill need to route a new path in the rear of the MIP to run the USB cable for the right thrustmaster, hence why its hanging out in the pics.



I mirrored the HARS fast erect switch to do a sim pause button. Plan is to hide a lot of the DCS controls in panels that are not used (TISL, the Monitor Test on the SAS panel etc etc). All sim stuff with be back lit in white rather than green to make it easy to identify.


I haven't wired up any of the panels yet- but i started up a profile in Helios to get it running-


I was worried about the thick bezel spacing from the monitor to some of my panels- I'm not now. I'm happy
Still lots to do though...

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Old 02-23-2016, 12:49 AM   #23
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Very good job! Nice pit room....
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That looks amazing! I would love to have the time, tools, and patience to produce that level of quality. All of my wood work is on a garage floor using a circular saw, a jig saw, a drill, and a router with cinderblock and or wood scraps for supports.

I would like to do something like this, but in a way where the entire front panel/bezel can slide out and be replaced by panels for different kinds of aircraft, with a usb cable dangling for hooking up the controls.
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That is shaping up very nicely.
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Thanks everyone.

Holidays are over and I am back at work so progress has slowed, however;

The side consoles have been ordered and are being cut from Ply and MDF. I should have then in a couple of weeks.

I have just ordered one of those cheap Arduino Uno kits from eBay to start experimenting with DCS-BIOS.

I've also ordered a Mega2560R3 and a whole bunch of diodes in order to make one of overpro's HID controllers which will run the CDU and UFC.
I'm playing around in diptrace and designing a matrix PCB for them. I will get those manufactured by an online service rather than making it myself.


Here is the prototype flaps guage. The needle is temporary- the end product will be back lit and much nicer. I've had a Phidgets single servo controller for ages and am trying to get it running via Helios now- not working so far but ill keep at it.
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Thanks everyone.

Holidays are over and I am back at work so progress has slowed, however;

The side consoles have been ordered and are being cut from Ply and MDF. I should have then in a couple of weeks.

I have just ordered one of those cheap Arduino Uno kits from eBay to start experimenting with DCS-BIOS.

I've also ordered a Mega2560R3 and a whole bunch of diodes in order to make one of overpro's HID controllers which will run the CDU and UFC.
I'm playing around in diptrace and designing a matrix PCB for them. I will get those manufactured by an online service rather than making it myself.


Here is the prototype flaps guage. The needle is temporary- the end product will be back lit and much nicer. I've had a Phidgets single servo controller for ages and am trying to get it running via Helios now- not working so far but ill keep at it.
Try DCS-BIOS for the servo and you won't need the phidgets controller. Don't power the servo from the Arduino board though. The servo will use more current than the board can supply.

When you see how easy DCS-BIOS is to use, you may not want to build that switch matrix after all.
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Nice looking pit!
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Somehow I missed this build. Really nice indeed! Looking forward to see more.
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