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    Yoke mechanism progress

    I have done some work on my yoke mechanism. Attached last linkage yesterday so I could test the elevator feeling. So far so good

    Video link: http://www.mycockpitvideos.com/watch...ator-mechanism

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    And all this time I thought you were only very good at woodworking . But it looks like you are very multi-talented indeed. Now I have something good to copy when I eventually attempt to tackle my yokes.

    Awesome work there Ivar.

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    Thanks Maurice

    I try to do my best here. My assembly is heavy and it sure improves the feeling. Still lots of work to do. But I enjoy this little project very much

    The gas cylinders pressure is 15kg. Then cut a aluminium tube and made a nylon "piston" which I attached to the end of gas cylinder. Also made a nylon "bushing" which you can see at the end of the alu tube for guiding the cylinder.

    So to tight up the cylinders against each other, I just turn the alu-tubes around. Then I can fine adjust so there is practically no "slipping" in the mechanism. On the yoke, there is maximum 1mm slip in the movement. Very tight

    I can also adjust the force on the yokes very easy. On the "triangular" plates where the cylinders are attached, there are 4 more holes where I can attach the cylinders. Thats how I can adjust the force if I want to

    (Not sure if the word "slip" is the right one, but hope you understand what I mean) Please learn me some new words, hehe.

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    Very nice Ivar!

    I love to see this kind of hard core stuff.

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    Looks very promising, will you be putting a tutorial out? I'll take what you have now so I can start on my sub-floor to house such a monster

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    Nice job Ivar,
    You have won the craftsman award of the year!!!I can't wait to see the rig attached to your sim. More pics please!!!
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    Thanks folks

    I can make a rough tutorial if you like me to do it. I have a few drawings that I made. But as always, I have modified my drawings when building

    I like to finish the elevator first. Then I make some drawings.

    Will try to get it done in the upcoming weekend

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    Fantastic Ivar! Makes me want a FO setup just to try and build this.

    That is some impresive engineering.
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    Ivar,

    Are you sure this is a SIM you are building? With that kind of structure, just add engines and off you go! Great work!

    Here in the US we say 'play' Ex: The wheel has too much 'play' in it.
    Or some say 'slop'. Ex: The steering is 'sloppy'.

    If you make a tutorial, a video would be very nice to post on the video site. You could explain what you did and how you make adjustments to it.
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    Thanks for the words Andy Always something to learn.

    When I put together a tutorial, I will try to make a video description. Very good idea.

    The metal I used is maybe overkill for the strenght. But I dont think the weight is an issue for this assembly. Better to be sure, hehe.

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