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LASooner

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  • Birthday 04/06/1972

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    DCS, XPLANE 11, IL2, MSFS2020

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  1. I do this with the Course and Heading knobs on the F-14 HSD, I have a pushbutton rotary encoder and set up the push button as a modifier to switch between coarse and fine rotation, it works perfectly Sent from my Samsung Chromebook Plus using Tapatalk
  2. Yeah, these are designed for getting the most bang for buck printing through ShapeWays, because printing 1 part is cheaper than 2, I would separate all the caution light boxes too. I only have a 6" volume EPAX X1 resin printer, so I had SW print it all for me. I joined the kickstarter for the Ankermake M5 printer so all my other stuff I'd be printing on that starting this fall.
  3. Parts: Push Pull Switch For HUD Filter Long shaft Potentiometers for VDI pots Standard pots for HSD Brightness Momentary Push Buttons for VDI Filter and Bit Test button LED bulbs Plexiglass Red Plexiglass Clear Plexiglass Black Opaque Arduino Uno No Detent Rotary with push Button for Course and Heading knobs on HSD Used a brother P-Touch Label maker for the caution lights laid on top of the plexi, using this tape. Silver Knob Caps for pots and rotarys Sandable Primer| Krylon Fusion Aluminum Paint For Base Coat Metallic Grey second coat Metallic Red for Trim Knob White Coat for Knobs Clear Coat for finishing I think that's all of it.
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  5. Parts: Push Pull Switch For HUD Filter Long shaft Potentiometers for VDI pots Standard pots for HSD Brightness Momentary Push Buttons for VDI Filter and Bit Test button LED bulbs Plexiglass Red Plexiglass Clear Plexiglass Black Opaque Arduino Uno No Detent Rotary with push Button for Course and Heading knobs on HSD Used a brother P-Touch Label maker for the caution lights laid on top of the plexi, using this tape. Silver Knob Caps for pots and rotarys Sandable Primer| Krylon Fusion Aluminum Paint For Base Coat Metallic Grey second coat Metallic Red for Trim Knob White Coat for Knobs Clear Coat for finishing I think that's all of it.
  6. Available to download or have Shapeways print https://www.shapeways.com/shops/lasooner-3d-junk Print at your own risk
  7. Available to download or have Shapeways print https://www.shapeways.com/shops/lasooner-3d-junk Print at your own risk
  8. If the modification you need to make is screw holes in the top of the HSD, it already has 4, I will definitely put the VR only versions up as well
  9. Here's the 3D printed pieces as they came from Shapeways after I cut them off the sprews Here you see the VDI, the center button hole was too small so I had drilled it out a little, I also thought that was the case with the hole for the hud filter pull, but It was too close to the wall. Also the holes for the caution lights were too small. So I've adjusted that in the 3d models. HSD was pretty much good to go as it's pretty simple over all. Really like the way this turned out, the screw holes are too small and have been adjusted in the 3D object. This was the VR only caution light blocks, but when they showed up, I realized the mount holes were too small and if I was going to all this trouble, why not make the lights work? So this is the revised version designed to hold LEDs. The holes were just a little too small, so I made the holes bigger with an exacto knife and will fix it in the model. I also may make the fake screws look more like fake screws. Once I make these changes I will upload them for use. You can see Shapeways versatile plastic is pretty good stuff though.
  10. The VDI and HSD were modeled in Maya and 3D printed Sent from my Samsung Chromebook Plus using Tapatalk
  11. I want to take care of some of the issues I ran into and had to manually fix, but the plan is to upload them all to Shapeways and make them downloadable, currently the HUD filter handle is already there as it worked exactly as expected. I'm not putting any markup on these so if you have them print them you're paying the price they charge. The quality was really good though. For that price it better be. All of them will show up here, and if you click on the Handle that's already there you can see at the bottom of the page you can download it. https://www.shapeways.com/shops/lasooner-3d-junk
  12. So this happened. You can see what all it replaced here
  13. So I finally got tired of waiting for someone else to make and sell the thing I wanted and finally got around to 3D printing my own design. I got motivated to do this when I bought a used Tekcreations ACM panel, and needed to reconfigure the other VDI and HSD controls pictured above, so I figured why not make it look like the real thing. It needed to work with my Virpil long desk mount so I set about modelling a VDI and HSD in Maya, and make it fit and work with it. I'll jump straight to the end result I play in VR, so you may be asking yourself, "why go to all the trouble?", and my answer is .. Because I have to look at it when I'm not playing, and it's more satisfying. The button above the VDI screen is for toggling the night filter. It also gave me a reason to learn a little about Arduinos, LED's and DCS-Bios sketches. Since I don't have a large format printer I just printed them through Shapeways, and it allowed me to print the filter handle in steel. I really had fun working on this stuff, so I have jumped in on the Ankermake M5 printer on kickstarter and plan on making the rest of my pit more realistic and maybe a little more visual bling like the radio freq LED, bit test LEDS, etc. I really haven't given the new setup a run though yet, but that is my plan tomorrow. There might be space for a small LCD monitor, but I don't intend on doing that. Currently I have my GearFalcon board and my Arduino attached to the opaque plexi. I miss judged on a few things, like the mounting holes on the top to attach the ACM panel so it's kinda mangled up there. Also screwed up the hole position for the filter switch, so I had to fill in the hole with some plastic putty and re drill a little further over. I fixed it in the 3D model. I plan on making a new housing for the Tekcreation ACM panel to more closely resemble the real thing and adjust for the angle that I'm currently using washers to get. If I had cheaper L brackets I could have bent them, but I tried standing on them and they didn't budge. The button is for the Jettison cover, the ACM cover automatically goes up. I also want the ACM panel to have the same level of "wear" and I want to make a functioning jettison cover and more to scale and shape of the real thing. If it works out good enough, maybe I'll have Shapeways print it in metal. I will also probably make the fire lights at that time as well. The holes on the back are spaced to work with the Virpil mount and it holds the 2 panels together, There are also screw holes in between the 2 panels with a pass through hole for the wires but I didn't need to use the screw holes. I intend on uploading all the files to Shapeways and make them downloadable and I also put no markup on them if you want to just have them print them you're only being charged what they charge. Currently just the filter pull is there. I'll update when it's all up there. Just want to make sure it all looks right. I'll also include the solid VR only blocks for the caution lights, but I'm loving the look https://www.shapeways.com/shops/lasooner-3d-junk
  14. Does anyone have the dimensions of the pilot cockpit front panel?
  15. I'm having an issue, I can't figure out how to get the blank light to be controlled in DCS Bios, it illuminates during the startup test, even if it doesn't do anything while flying. Mine is getting light spill, but the led is not illuminated because I don't know how to control that particular one as it is not listed in the F-14 plugin reference I know it doesn't matter much, but I would like it to function as it does. Any idea what that light is called? DcsBios::LED pltVdiLightWaveoff(0x12de, 0x4000, A1); DcsBios::LED pltVdiLightWingsweep(0x12de, 0x8000, A2); DcsBios::LED pltVdiLightReducespd(0x12e0, 0x0001, A3); DcsBios::LED pltVdiLightAltLow(0x12e0, 0x0008, A5);
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