MJ2 Exh. Temp. Indicator
Found another gauge on ebay and purchased it. The MJ2 Exhaust Temperature Indicator.
(Purchased from ebay user varida)
So do you plan to run those instruments or leave them static? We are about to play with synchro senders and stepper motors. Interesting stuff.
The plan ideally would be to interface them, but depending on the complexity I’m not totally certain yet what I’ll do. I have a copy of both of Mike Powell’s simpit instrument books and have been pondering with what I’ll do. With it being winter, the F-84F is in storage under a tarp at the moment, so not much progress is being done right now.
I haved used the simkits multi controller to run some instruments that we modified and that worked well.
Tonight I set up the projector for the visual on the F-4 again since I wont be moving that sim for a while. Ive beem flying some cross country flights in it, navigating on VORs.
I would love to see the fuselage sometime, I only live about 15 minutes from Bel Aire. Im right down the street from Beach.
I’d be happy to show you the fuselage and meet sometime. Right now though it’s on a car trailer under a tarp, so not much to look at. The fuselage itself is pretty much in the same condition as the pictures in the gallery at http://www.mycockpit.org. Search keyword “F-84F”. It’s a good fuselage for a project, but I’m more or less just starting out on it.
Being in school and the lack of income being currently an unemployed machinist puts financial limits on what I can achieve with the project at the moment. Most of my progress is with the visuals. I have a triple-projection system that use a circular screen. I’m currently refining the design through daily use. If you need any help with advanced projection techniques, let me know and I could show you how to set up 180 degree circular triple projection. I have the prototype set up in a 13×13 foot room in the basement and play a lot of random games on it. Mostly racing, strategy and MMO games. It’s generic enough that I can use it for daily use.
Hi, I tried to follow the link to the photos for your F-84F and couldn’t find them. We have just started to restore the interior of our F-84F and need to find some photos. Our first project the the canopy operating system. Ours is missing the back linkage completely and only has part of the front. Do you have any extra parts for your bird and what do you need. Maybe we can arrange a trade. Please take a look at our bird: http://www.pacificcoastairmuseum.org/aircraft/F84FThunderstreak.asp
Master Crew Chief
Pacific Coast Air Museum
My cockpit is almost complete. I’m only missing the gun sight and a few instruments. Although I don’t have any redundant cockpit parts, I have the full NASM microfilm set for the F-84F and RF-84F of technical drawings and the parts catalog. I could furnish technical drawings of any part you’re missing. I’m also assisting Wings Over the Rockies Museum with their FICON RF-84F on a few missing parts. I would be happy to assist you in documentation of any parts you need to reproduce.
Wings Over the Rockies Museum has some extra parts like canopy glass and a few other things. You might contact then to see if they have any spares. I can help with engineering drawings of anything you can’t find though.
Ron Stout again from the Pacific Coast Air Museum. It looks like your project is going much faster than ours. We have run into a problem – flat tire. Do any of your manuals show how to remove the main wheels? We pulled the dust cap and ran into the anti-skid. Don’t know to pull the anti-skid out or remove the axle from the strut and take it apart from the “back side”.
That projection system sounds great! I have no isea how set up a curved screen and keep it in focus.
My boss says if youre interested he has some instruments that should work in your instrument panel.
You got a great deal on the F-84, normally they are gutted on the inside. Filling the missing parts really drives up the costs!
I would be happy to show your our sims as well, two of them are in storage at the Kansas Museum of Military History in Augusta.
Ya, the projection system has been a major journey to get all sorted out. My largest problem with using this website is that I tend to document things in detail in several different internet forums that are specific to the things I’m working on. The documentation of the surround projection setup ended up being detailed in both the Fighter Ops forum and the WSGF forum. I really need to distill those threads down into a good post here.
We are taking 3 sims to the Hutchinson Big Boys Toy Show Feb 13/14. Would you be interested in helping run the sims?
Thats a great idea.
Can you set up a curved projection system using one front projector for the main view and rear projection for two side views?
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