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diegov



Joined: 30 Dec 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:05 am    Post subject: Early Christmas (737NG Build) Reply with quote

Well, got an early Christmas present today.

New MIP / Glare / Overhead and pedestal!







As always, excellent quality from Peter and his team. Panels look great and have that solid heavy feel.

Well, im off to start putting this baby together! back soon with some more shots!

Cheers
Diego


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melnato



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow...nice stuff man!
There's nothing like starting fresh... Wink

Have fun mate.

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diegov



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Nat.

Here are some construction shots..

Frame...



CDU Bay...


Excellent glare support with gear lever support too!



Starting to come together...


As owner of the original Version 1 PRO MX mip, version 2 has some excellent improvements and snaps together very quickly!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhh....nothing like the smell of a brand spankin new FDS MIP! Kinda like that new car smell. Of course in this case they get even better with age and a little smell of JP5! Everytime I go sit in my shell and look at the panels I have to pinch myself. Never in a million years would it have been possible without the FDS vision and team. Wishing you many many evenings of pure Enjoyment..

Scott
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diegov



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Scott..

Some more updates for everyone:

Panels now have double sided tape! Makes install real easy.





Annunciators now have double sided tape! I use to have to glue everything into place, but these are now very quick to assemble. Of course.. Steve says a little super glue cant hurt...



IBL panels installed with dimmer - I remember when I tried to do this with an LM338, now its so easy.

Bright



Dim



Shelf at the back makes component install nice and easy



Just a note, while I was testing my IBL lights, PSU would switch off straight away. After much troubleshooting, it appears that my PSU is fairly sensitive to load and thinks there is a short circuit even though there is not. It is an ANTEC 750W Earthwatts PSU with inbuilt Short Circuit and Overload detectors, so one to watch out for. Out of interest I noted that the MIP IBL's draws 3 AMPs.

Annunciators next!
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diegov



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick update. Annunciators in. Sys 3 Card connected and monitors installed.





Im using the following monitors: The PFD/ND are 18.5", the eicas is a 15" and the MFD is a 10.4 inch.

Im using a single PC setup. Using GT630 videos cards for the CAPT and FO PFDs and EICAS/MFD plus a little GT210 for the CDU's. Getting a steady 30 Frames per second on all displays Smile

Hope that helps someone.

Platform and Control Column next!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diego

Great job. Hopefully you can fix your giros so the attitude indicator can be trusted in flight Very Happy

Axel
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diegov



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Axel,

Yes they are wonky. Was doing a frames per second test when I took the pics.

Cheers
Diego
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diegov



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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick update.. I have completed my base, control columns and shell!



IBL MIP & Overhead



This is how i integrated my control columns



Medium duty springs center the yokes and gas struts are used to center the control columns. You can also see a servo in the middle that is used to move the yokes when the autopilot is on.

Up next... visuals Smile
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work Digs!
You must be glad you upgraded.

Looks like you only have room for TV's? Razz

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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

diegov wrote:

Medium duty springs center the yokes and gas struts are used to center the control columns. You can also see a servo in the middle that is used to move the yokes when the autopilot is on.



You're an engineering genius...self taught?
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diegov



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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Nat,

There is rooms for projectors.... But i want to see if i can get away with 2 Smile

OmniAtlas, not really an engineering genius at all. Ive read a lot on the forums and did some experimenting Smile
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