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This will be a drawn out build thread and so far all I've done is nail together what Jedi designed and GeneB cutout, but i got plans for this pit. :music_whistling:

 

 

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and as a tribute to Gen Chuck Yeager and the Bell X1 the Broom that gave up its handle for my seat support.

 

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Wish the Tach could be used...


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skunk160 | Win10 PRO 64bit | i7-4770K 3.50 GHz | 32GB DDR3/1866MHz | GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 x2 | Oculus Rift S | Virpil MongoosT-50CM2 | Virpil F-14B grip | Virpil 200m Curved Extension | PointCTRL | Delta Sim TM Slew | Sim Bandit AHCP | MFG Crosswind Pedals | //FOX2 Switch Boxes | RECARO SPG Seat | AuraSound AST-2B-4 Pro Bass Transducer x2

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Looks great! I only wish I'd painted the interior surfaces of the ejection seat parts before I started my assembly. Getting paint in there is going to be a pain. :(

 

g.

 

I was thinking that but couldn't stop putting it together after so long:joystick:

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finished the side detail greebles, cut the glare shield to fit a center touchscreen to be the master caution and UFC or center MFD as needed....and test fitted my Martin Baker style ejection handles...:smartass:

 

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quick mock up of plywood dash with cut glare shield

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used this as template for the //FOXTWO dash that'll replace it, mount behind it a 22in monitor for MFD's, Six pack and Aux gauges

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:pain:....nerve racking cutting it out with a jigsaw

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last update for few weeks.

 

but can finally say "I'm doing a Lamp Test" of sorts:) //FoxTwo Dash ABS screen surround/mount needs trimming, and dremeling but as a test fit its good enough.

 

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k....rly the last update, mounted the center mfd, got a rough Helios profile going with EMC for the A10 MFD's :pilotfly:

 

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I said it would be slow....

 

Some //FOXTWO A-10C/F-4/F-14/Dash progress. Actually took the Dash on as hand luggage so i could work on it while i'm working in PHX :pilotfly:

 

1/4 of left side "done" fire handles and parking brake+microswitches done.

 

still to do. arrestor hook lever, more switches, rotary encoders, saitek switch panel electronics, wiring loom. edge routing/finishing. Paint.

 

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skunk160 | Win10 PRO 64bit | i7-4770K 3.50 GHz | 32GB DDR3/1866MHz | GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 x2 | Oculus Rift S | Virpil MongoosT-50CM2 | Virpil F-14B grip | Virpil 200m Curved Extension | PointCTRL | Delta Sim TM Slew | Sim Bandit AHCP | MFG Crosswind Pedals | //FOX2 Switch Boxes | RECARO SPG Seat | AuraSound AST-2B-4 Pro Bass Transducer x2

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pleased with the Arrestor Hook :joystick: Ally and Brass tubes have a nice action

 

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Been at it for 6 hours today and hardly looks any different :noexpression: Hook mounted, Saitek gear indicators mounted, few more switches.

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Nice progress! Is that a rollerblade wheel acting as the landing gear lever knob?

Thinking about it more... there are some small red translucent yo-yo's (even some with dc lamps) that could be adapted, too.


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yea :) sprayed with NiteShade lens paint, need to clean up the mount for the whee....I mean Gear knob. The rubber gasket covering the Lever hole is draft excluder, Love ACE hardware

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LOL!

 

Lever pull for the drag Chute release, heavy sprung resistance lever for Spitfire Mk1 Gear Pump

 

and already thinking what I'll do differently next time I rebuild the Dash using this as a template....


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Who knew Schwinn made Mk1 Spitfire manual gear pump handles :pilotfly:

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First time its all been bolted together properly. Still got lot of edge clean up to go, then wiring loom, then paint.....then repeat it all again, twice, for the side consoles.

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My F-14 Pilot Display Ctrl Panel

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skunk160 | Win10 PRO 64bit | i7-4770K 3.50 GHz | 32GB DDR3/1866MHz | GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 x2 | Oculus Rift S | Virpil MongoosT-50CM2 | Virpil F-14B grip | Virpil 200m Curved Extension | PointCTRL | Delta Sim TM Slew | Sim Bandit AHCP | MFG Crosswind Pedals | //FOX2 Switch Boxes | RECARO SPG Seat | AuraSound AST-2B-4 Pro Bass Transducer x2

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thanks man, still a ways to go

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Look at it this way, the start line is a lot farther away than the finish line is. :)

 

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blow the dash apart to paint. print out decals/labels, wiring loom, debug. then start all over again with both side consoles.

 

I can still see the starting line, but without your help I'd still be cutting out the pit parts from ply:thumbup:

skunk160 | Win10 PRO 64bit | i7-4770K 3.50 GHz | 32GB DDR3/1866MHz | GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 x2 | Oculus Rift S | Virpil MongoosT-50CM2 | Virpil F-14B grip | Virpil 200m Curved Extension | PointCTRL | Delta Sim TM Slew | Sim Bandit AHCP | MFG Crosswind Pedals | //FOX2 Switch Boxes | RECARO SPG Seat | AuraSound AST-2B-4 Pro Bass Transducer x2

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