" Simkits " Instruments

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  1. Caterham_Super_7

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    Thanks Zemaniac :eek: - its a lot cooler than a gaming chair and it works out a little cheaper.

    I am still not happy with the top fairing but that is about as good as I can make with my limited skills. I will start fiber- glassing this week. The whole body will be covered in a light skin of glass cloth and epoxy. This will be tougher than painted wood and should have a better finish too.

    I built it to be strong enough for the motion rams-
    http://www.simxperience.com
    This will have to wait until funds alow though :( From what I can see would need to pay close to $2,000 for a three motion system just for the actuators and controller !
     
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    Glad that my first post it was helpful :) , there you can find everything, to attach analog instruments, digital, led, whatever is needed, it's a must for a complete real cockpit ;)
    Keep up the good work you are doing there m8 :)
     
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    What's the schedule for wind tunnel tests? :D
     
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    Bl++din' step daughter and her two friends here from Belgium past week :mad: No progress at all......... and expensive too of course ! Still - they had a great time and it was lovely to see them :)

    Wind tunnel tests will start once I've put the wheels on LesiU. That flat front end might be a tad draggy tho' :p
     
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    Bought the wheels yesterday. Couldn't afford alloys so steel will have to do ;)

    Love the low profile tyres. Pit stops will be interesting - anybody know where I can find SnowWhites number for my pit crew :D

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    My budget of 300 Euro could have been realistic to finish this had I just painted it with Dulux but I'm really getting into it now. Glassing began tonight - but jeez .....what a price ! 5 meters of 160g cloth came to almost 50 Euro - plus the resin and hardener.
    It's exciting tho' seeing it getting so close to completion..........
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    Cool project ! Can't wait to see it finished.
     
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    Thanks Seledad. I didn't get anything done for two weeks due to work commitments and the Mallorca Classic Rally - which was last week. I am ready for spraying the primer - hopefully next week :)
     
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    ...and then there was silence.
     
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    build in carbon fibre, oh those splinters
     
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    Aha !!! Ye of little faith :p

    As of May 1st I was laid off from work :( Lots of stuff happened from then - two trips to Suisse for business holidays and now I am back .................. AND finishing the project at last.
     
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    Not really "Rivets" - they are actually upholstery pins but they're a similar size and shape to the originals
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    Now the exciting bit -
    almost 100 Euros and a liter of paint later !!! ...... green fingers :)
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    Lots of "orange peel" with the paint - but almost a weeks work with varying grades of wet and dry and I'm happier with the results.
    Mirrors came from MGB hive and look great.
    The big hole in the front bulkhead is for the Tactile Transducer amplifier.
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    Interior work is now in progress. White primer but finish will be in light grey gloss (should be matt but gloss will be harder wearing).
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    The real car didn't have an interior with eyelets but I think it looks really cool and 'Sixties with them. Not much foam in there - just like the real thing ;)
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