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    Talking Sim 1 Stage 2

    I'm having trouble with the gallery, so I'll drop a couple of pix in here for your entertainment. As I posted before, I've begun stage 2. It involves the LCD for the 6 pack and engine instruments and I'm also adding a small radio stack and GPS. I expect this to take some time. So please be paitent with me as I build.

    For those of you thinking about modifing your ch Yoke, this is a must see!



    In this pic you can see the LCD is mounted in the hole I accidently cut too large... and the TQ pedestal is being built. The radio is mounted and the GPS is sitting on top. Notice the crack in the panel right above where the yoke goes thru. Be very careful of thin sections, they can be brittle. Fortunately this panel is temporary and once I've mounted everything, I'll cut and paint the final panel which will be a nice peice of birch wood.



    Inside the red circle above is where you need to place a drop of glue to keep the roll pot mounted or else it will creep out and freeze your roll control.
    Notice the zip-tie and the added terminal strip. You need the zip-tie on the front AND the back of the yoke shaft to hold it in place. Tie the retainer rings NOT the shaft itself.



    This is my 'new' TQ. Smart observers will reconise it as the TQ that comes mounted on the top of the ch yoke. Remove it carefully and add the extension wires in. I used terminal strips for this because I happened to have them handy and I was tired of soldering. Yes, that is 6 conductor telephone wire and the colors even matched the wires from the yoke!
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    Smile EXCELLENT Information

    EXCELLENT Information and articulate work Andy.

    Thanks for sharing

    BTW.... I noticed you have my head set on top of your glaresheild, do you mind returning them.

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    Talking Headset...

    Headset...?? What headset? ... (quickly hiding it behind my back...)
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    Talking

    Hhhhhmmmm, seems like a trip to Hawaii is in order Imagine that

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    Speaking of headsets...

    Did you know that us real world pilots can use an adapter to use our real headsets in our sims?
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    Yes I did, but DC's are rather bulky and you need two sound cards to separate SB or Teamspeak from the rest of the sim. Then, you can't hear what's going on in the aircraft unless you have a lightweight set as used in business jets or airliners.

    The DC's stay in my flight bag until I get to the airport.

    I had thought about a Telex or Plantronics headset for use in the sim.

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    Talking

    All I need are 2 three foot cat 5 cables and I'll have my mip done for now. I still need a couple of GoFlight modules to finish my Avionics Stack.
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    Well, lets see....

    The LCD is working now.
    I have 2 GoFlight modules installed.
    I can still fly this thing even with it incomplete.

    What should I ask Santa for besides Swirled Peas?
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