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Old 10-24-2014, 04:42 PM   #1
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Default Dora left/right console and maybe more

Hi all,
It is time to present my Dora project. I am collecting data, pictures and designing components from start of this year (so before DCS DORA release). Layout is based mostly on cockpit pictures of W.Nr. 601088, which is the only original, complete D-9, so they are some minor differences compared to DCS.
My first target is to get full functional left and right console of Dora cockpit. Step 2 will be control stick, rudder pedals, pilot seat, and hopefully step 3 both parts of Instruments panel. I let the wood for carpenters and beavers so my materials are steel, aluminium and polycarbonate.
On attached pictures you can see left console polycarbonate body, laser cut cover steel plate, and aluminium CNC machined instruments. Parts are only assembled for test fit.
I have just ordered some electronic parts (buttons, switches), MJOY 16 is ready and waiting for upgrade to MMJOY.

My big thanks to Kodoss, Fox One and Sokol 1 for their help…
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Old 10-24-2014, 05:05 PM   #2
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Nice job, looks like the start of something great
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Old 10-24-2014, 05:10 PM   #3
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Very interesting project.
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Old 10-24-2014, 08:52 PM   #4
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That is excellent - I see that the undercarriage indicator light unit is different from the DCS virtual cockpit. Will you share your reference material ?

How will you implement the elevator trim ? I am going to use a geared motor which drives a potentiometer as well as the indicator. But my PC can't run DCS, my FW-190 is for IL-2.

For now I am still only building the KG13 grip
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Old 10-24-2014, 09:24 PM   #5
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That is excellent - I see that the undercarriage indicator light unit is different from the DCS virtual cockpit. Will you share your reference material ?

How will you implement the elevator trim ? I am going to use a geared motor which drives a potentiometer as well as the indicator. But my PC can't run DCS, my FW-190 is for IL-2.

For now I am still only building the KG13 grip
Thanks. We have discussed indicator in this thread http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=128829 it looks both options are right. For start I will let indicator unconnected later on I am planning add servo and control it directly from DCS (via card, export.lua, hope it will be possible) . One remark to your solution, in reality trim control was momentary switch (ON)-OFF-(ON) see attachment, so the leveller is always in the middle what you cannot achieve with potentiometer (I was also thinking about similar solution at start). I will use this switch for this purpose https://www.elfa.se/elfa3~eu_en/elfa...toc=0&q=208045.
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Old 10-25-2014, 09:10 AM   #6
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I am going to use the ON\OFF\ON switch, but to control the potentiometer and indicator. Maybe I might use a servo instead - it will be easier but I already have a geared motor.
I will fly a lot of other aircraft using the cockpit so it will be useful to have a mechanical indication of trim position - there is a working trim indicator in the IL2 FW190 virtual cockpit, but not in a lot of the other planes.

I am going to build a replica of the FL32345 switch.
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Old 10-25-2014, 12:51 PM   #7
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Ok sorry small misunderstood, this was not clear from your previous post...
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Old 10-25-2014, 04:18 PM   #8
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New parts. PCB for gear indicator with four 5V diodes and potentiometer it will be connected to the switch for gear (no controled by DCS, so little bit simplified). On another photo is switch for gear and flaps, it was little bit problem to bough it, this ones are little bit rare in our country. Functionality is same like on real Dora (only one can be pressed) and each is switching two circuits (so MMJOY and diodes).
On last pictures is throttle leveller with simplified shape. I don't know how was on real Dora made this blocking in zero position (maybe banding of leveller???) but I use leveller divided to two part and connected via screws and two springs It is assembled only for test fit, I must use shorter screws and springs.
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I think that your hinged lever is very probably correct. I have seen similar designs in many aircraft maintenance manuals of all nationalities and types.
But I don't have any specific information on the FW190

Have you a plan to make the throttle grip rotate for the gunsight ranging ?
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:19 PM   #10
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Yes rotating of throttle grip will be functionally ( linear hall sensor). I am just finishing drawings of this part....
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