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16 hours ago, hannibal said:

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOwwwwwwwww

 

THAT IS AMAZING!!!!

 

Im happy someone else is building as well.

i should be printing soon, i just have to build a dry box first before i start.

I wish i wasnt so slow to design...i dont want to spend tons of time to make 1:1 copy... but i am very impressed with your work.

 

What are you planning to use for electronics? @molevitch?

Im either going to go mmjoy2 with arduino, or the leobodnar board....

@hannibalThanks for the compliments! Yours is very impressive too, and actually you motivated me to get on with mine. I love Fusion 360, am running it as a non-commercial, file limited application for free, and it is extremely intuitive and quick to develop with.
 

i will be putting this whole system on Arduino and DCSBIOS but that is a way off! I got stuck into the modelling of the unit as a challenge. I have run off a few parts of the mechanism, but you know how it goes with 3D printing…. Last night I left my printer running, and this morning I come down to find a large lump of solid plastic attached to the print head, but no parts of my controller. Oh well, start again…


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10 hours ago, molevitch said:

last night I left my printer running, and this morning I come down to find a large lump of solid plastic attached to the print head, but no parts of my controller. Oh well, start again…

 

 

I hate when that happens!!! 

usually sign of need for new print nozzle.. or something off with stl file..

 

today im trying to build a dry box before i start printing.. the moisture proof storage box is in!  hopefully i  can start my first parts to be printed!

 

 

 

 

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13 hours ago, hannibal said:

 

I hate when that happens!!! 

usually sign of need for new print nozzle.. or something off with stl file..

 

today im trying to build a dry box before i start printing.. the moisture proof storage box is in!  hopefully i  can start my first parts to be printed!

 

 

 

 

Nope, my bad… I changed from PLA to PETG without realising! Settings were wrong. So, cleaned the bed, changed the settings and boom, now it’s printing beautifully again!

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good stuff. @molevitch

im preparing to print.

today i made a drybox

i get 18 percent humidity

the room is like 60% 

im excited to start to print parts.. i hope it works.

it looks nice on computer..but in real world.. it can go south too

 

congrats to find the minor issues..

im going petg for gears.. but pla+ for most other parts

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On 8/27/2021 at 10:13 PM, hannibal said:

plagued with a bunch of printer problems

changed nozzle, tube and replaced drive feeder.

running calibration  prints...

Ugh, I hate my printer too sometimes. It would not print. I changed settings, nozzle and cleaned the bed. For 3 days it printed perfectly. Then yesterday, completely freaked out again and will NOT print…. I feel your pain. I put a new hotend on yesterday, and STILL messing about.

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On 8/5/2021 at 11:39 AM, hannibal said:

Anyone building a dedicated controller for use with the copilot ATGM?

 

I think will be looking to build an aiming station.

based on mmjoy2 arduino, rack gears.. 

 

necessary mappings

 

Mi24

axis up down

axis left right

observer switch B2 on

observer switch B2 off

pylon select switch

gun unit power B1

radiation reset

aiming profile on/off 

Zoom in

Zoom out

Center

Fire Shturm

 

SA342

Missile launch

axis up down

axis left right

Weapon power on

weapon power off

Lase button

VCB Zoom in

VCB Zoom out

Normal IR view

VCB mode

 

Vr camera controls fwd back up down center

 

 

@molevitch do you think there any other functions i should look into? i like to at end of the day also use this controller for other DCS modules... would be nice to know what the mosquito bombing apparatus controls are...

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22 hours ago, hannibal said:

 

@molevitch do you think there any other functions i should look into? i like to at end of the day also use this controller for other DCS modules... would be nice to know what the mosquito bombing apparatus controls are...

Combined Arms! 😉

A french guy has build a similar system (replica of the Leclerc turret controller)...

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1 hour ago, Razorback said:

Combined Arms! 😉

A french guy has build a similar system (replica of the Leclerc turret controller)...

Link? Would be nice to see the work!

26 minutes ago, molevitch said:

State of mine, awaiting Hall sensors, push buttons and wiring up.

 

 

 Mind blown.

It looks amazing.

I have to ask, does your build have a physical auto center? 

If not you will find that monocle slewing will be a constant drifting unless u know where the center of the pot will be.

 

It was making my build auto center that much harder 

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https://www.checksix-forums.com/viewtopic.php?f=286&t=209651

In french...

26 minutes ago, hannibal said:

Link? Would be nice to see the work!

 Mind blown.

It looks amazing.

I have to ask, does your build have a physical auto center? 

If not you will find that monocle slewing will be a constant drifting unless u know where the center of the pot will be.

 

It was making my build auto center that much harder 

I totally agree !

What a magnificent job Mole !!
I remember when you told me that you were thinking of buying a 3D printer !😃

What a long way to go!

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2 hours ago, hannibal said:

Link? Would be nice to see the work!

 Mind blown.

It looks amazing.

I have to ask, does your build have a physical auto center? 

If not you will find that monocle slewing will be a constant drifting unless u know where the center of the pot will be.

 

It was making my build auto center that much harder 

Yes, it is autocentring on both axes. I will post pix of that system soon, though it’s basically a few springs! 
 

@RazorbackYes, 3d printing has changed my life, when coupled with Fusion 360!

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2 hours ago, molevitch said:

Yes, it is autocentring on both axes. I will post pix of that system soon, though it’s basically a few springs! 
 

@RazorbackYes, 3d printing has changed my life, when coupled with Fusion 360!

 

i am afraid of fusion.. ill probably start going buck wild if i actually used a real editor. im actually trying to play the game more, but i end up building so i can play the game properly..


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i just saw your link about the french joystick build @Razorback 

it looks cool but at the same time looks like a difficult thing to print..

 

you can design great things.. but also you have to be realistic on how you can make your design.

 

who knows, the french can build it with easy, but from my capability it looks difficult.

 

in the mean time, me and @molevitchare in a race to build the Mi24 aiming station!

at the rate i am going, ill probably done by end of month..

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That's for sure a master piece !

When available on the Virpil Website ? 😉

Are you thinking of producing a document that explains all the construction, the origin of certain parts, the switch models, the connection to the LB board, etc.?
With of course the files that would allow to reproduce the parts with a 3D printer...


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