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molevitch

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About molevitch

  • Birthday 10/31/1960

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  • Flight Simulators
    DCS Mi-8, UH-1, SA342, Ka-50, Mig-21, Su-25t.
  • Location
    London UK
  • Interests
    Making things!
  • Occupation
    Costume and Prop Designer/Maker

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  1. The door is approaching completion. I have to adjust the frame though, annoyingly… Bolts and levers, bell cranks and cables, door piston and spring catch all modelled. 6E815012-DFFC-4C04-B59E-24125EDDA26B.MOV
  2. I recommend googling Hall Effect Sensor and seeing images of how they work. They operate over quite small distances, and can be set up to read rotation in a number of different configs. There are many examples of their use here in ED forums, with custom mounts hand made or 3d printed. they are also slightly more forgiving engineering-wise, and do not wear out from friction, as they have no contact with cogs or such. The orientation of the magnet to the Hall could be done in a few different ways to work with your gimbal. i use them in various ways, though recently I have replaced the ones on my cyclic for potentiometers and am much happier with the result….
  3. Yeah, I spend way more time building than flying! (Sorta feel there’s something wrong with that…. Whatever!)
  4. Thanks Les, cracking the DCSBIOS networked issues made all the difference, 90% of switches now functional. But I jump from one thing to another depending on inspiration, so one week it’s electronics, the next month it’s Stanley knives and corrugated card boxes!
  5. Amazing thread about your stunning build! I love the “before and after” pics 2012/2022. All this work takes a lot of time and real dedication.
  6. I now have 90% of the pilot cockpit switches fully functional, though with one or two needing editing/debugging. (Isn’t that always the way?). Everything is running on DCS-Bios and 1 Bodnar board (for the cyclic/collective). It’s great to be able to make weapons selections from the weapons panel without using a mouse, and make adjustments to the ASP-17 on the fly, change radio channel, select radio, hit the flares button etc. But I still felt something was missing…. Then I found myself with some large sheets of packing card after a delivery, and thought of a better way to recycle them. Now I have to model and print the door holding piston and the opening handle and bolts, make the faux leather map and tool pouch, and decide what livery to paint. Will glazing with domed acrylic be too much?
  7. I look forward to the next big update for the Mi-24P, which is my all time favourite DCS module! Keep up the good work, ED, we all love you really!
  8. Really useful and very well explained! Thank you.
  9. I use VoiceAttack for these kinds of commands. It works beautifully for me.
  10. WOW! Thanks @gnomechild, this is great. I wish I knew how to do this kind of stuff….
  11. Hi guys. I hope somebody can assist. I have my SPU-8 panel setup in DCS-BIOS on a RS485 network as a 6 position switch. I fly predominantly in multiplayer squad Black Shark den, where we use Ciribob's Simple Radio for inter flight comms and intercom. When I had the Mi-8 setup for SPU-7, also in DCS-BIOS, it worked in Simple Radio for changing radio choice. What I have been unable to figure out is how to do the same for the Mi-24.... Am I just being dumb? If anybody has this working, would you mind sharing some info, eg SRS settings, DCS-BIOS sketch for SPU-8, etc Any help greatly appreciated!
  12. Camera rails like this are designed to NOT slide! Better to use something like this. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B09MQB592F/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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