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Re: Huey Collective

Post by (C/229) Frenchy on Wed 1 Jul 2015 - 17:41

(B/229) Sundog wrote:ah ok, i will try this evening at home.
the on-on-on switches are not hard to find, but very expencive ~25 euro each

I guess thats why i never found them, i always limit my searches to a few dollars for switches. Dont need high rated ones when they only have a few mA going through them

strut wrote:I know the OFF - OFF -OFF switches are easy to find just get married.............. What a Face

HAHAH

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Post by (C/229) Frenchy on Wed 1 Jul 2015 - 23:07

Sundog.

you might want to see this post. http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?p=2091247#post2091247 and the post directly before it. I havent tested it yet though.

This seems to be doing the same thing but in the controller LUA instead when using a LeoBod board and cant change the output code from the controller itself like I did with a Teensy

EDIT:

Ive just done a test with an On-Off situation that was giving me problems on a button box and it seems to work. no reason it shouldnt work with an On-Off-On.
Im going to write up the lua code and test it now for you. If it works Ill post it.


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Re: Huey Collective

Post by (C/229) Frenchy on Wed 1 Jul 2015 - 23:44

IT WORKS Smile

okay here you go sundog

Code:

-- Landing Light Extend/Retract ON-OFF-ON code (by Damien St Pierre (Frenchy), based on Highways work)
{down = device_commands.Button_7, up = device_commands.Button_7, cockpit_device_id  = devices.NAVLIGHT_SYSTEM, value_down = 1.0, value_up = 0.0, name = _('Landing light Extend / Stop'), category = _('MODDED')},
{down = device_commands.Button_7, up = device_commands.Button_7, cockpit_device_id  = devices.NAVLIGHT_SYSTEM, value_down = -1.0, value_up = 0.0, name = _('Landing light Retract / Stop'), category = _('MODDED')},

this needs to go in Mods\aircraft\Uh-1H\Input\UH-1H\joystick\default.lua right near the end at about line 661 just before the close bracket.
If you are using the 229th huey mod then its at about the same spot anywhere with Highways code mods.

Once this is done go into your control setup and you will see a new tab as part of huey sim called MODDED (sorry if you already know this from the 229th mod, just wanted to be clear)
set you up toggle to 'Landing light Extend / Stop' and your down toggle to 'Landing light Retract / Stop'

a bingo, should work a treat.

If you dont use JSGME to apply mods i highly recommend you do. seems updates every so often completely reset key assignments/code. this is a great way to back it up and also not completely break DCS when you are trying stuff.

Damo

ps A shout out needs to go to highway since it was his code that made me search for the right info to see how to do it properly.

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Re: Huey Collective

Post by (B/229) Sundog on Thu 2 Jul 2015 - 1:53

thanx frenchy for the work.... i will test it this evening...
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Re: Huey Collective

Post by (C/229) Frenchy on Tue 18 Aug 2015 - 19:33

Okay guys, here is a some pics of the my finished collective. Its rough but it does the job great Smile

Im going to start a new thread on how to make one yourself with easy to source parts; including a place to buy the 3d printed head.






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Re: Huey Collective

Post by (HHC/229) Strut on Tue 18 Aug 2015 - 20:03

Your a gem Frenchy , good work and congratulations that your project succeeded. Well done.

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Re: Huey Collective

Post by (C/229) LiveBait on Tue 18 Aug 2015 - 20:51

Lookin' good there Frenchy.

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Post by (HHC/229) flyer on Wed 19 Aug 2015 - 5:25

That's very impressive Frenchy...what were your costs.

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Post by (HHC/229) Skullz on Wed 19 Aug 2015 - 5:45

That's awesome!

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Re: Huey Collective

Post by (C/229) Frenchy on Wed 19 Aug 2015 - 11:12

Thanks guys, really glad you like the look of it.
All up under $300 AUD (so like $50US Twisted Evil haha), as you will see in my how to thread, springing for the nice items like the anodised button plates and 3D printed head pretty much doubled the cost. IF a few were done in bulk (5 minimum) could get it down near $200 AUD maybe. Im still making up a spreadsheet with everything in it

The how to thread is over here
http://1stcavdiv.conceptbb.com/t1579-how-to-build-your-own-huey-collective 

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Re: Huey Collective

Post by (B/229) Sundog on Mon 21 Sep 2015 - 21:11

hmmm, i tried it today. bad misstake, i cant use my bu-board and the saitek rudderpedals for the huey anymore. some ideas?
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Re: Huey Collective

Post by (B/229) Sundog on Mon 21 Sep 2015 - 22:03

i reinstalled the huey module and now it works again...
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Re: Huey Collective

Post by (C/229) Frenchy on Wed 23 Sep 2015 - 0:50

Hey Sundog. Im not sure what went wrong, glad you managed to fix it. Do you use the 229th huey mod that adds the modded controls section? if so does it work for you??

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Re: Huey Collective

Post by CannibalHoliday on Tue 1 Mar 2016 - 21:07

That's fantastic. I've got a Teensy 3.1, some arduinos, and various switches and stuff in anticipation of making one, but this is stellar and will be hard to top Smile
I signed up to check out the how-to thread, but sadly registering still didn't give access to it Sad

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Re: Huey Collective

Post by (C/229) Frenchy on Wed 2 Mar 2016 - 19:15

Hey Cannibal

The thread is here http://1stcavdiv.conceptbb.com/t1579-how-to-build-your-own-huey-collective but I'm keeping my website most up to date which is here http://damienstpierre.com/blog/?page_id=337

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Re: Huey Collective

Post by (C/229)Samri on Thu 3 Mar 2016 - 14:59

Thanks Frenchy, this has been on my to do list for years now.
I would like to get this built in the next month or so.
Right now I will sit on my hands to see if we can scrape up interest from 5 guys.

You can definitely expect a donation mate.


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Re: Huey Collective

Post by CannibalHoliday on Thu 3 Mar 2016 - 15:10

I found a pair of the pillow blocks on http://www.ebay.com/itm/371242302076, with free shipping, from China. Smile I already have the Teensy.
Finding an aluminum shop around here might be an issue.
Also might be able to find cheaper laser etching from one of the chinese prototyping companies as well Smile

edit: added the ebay item link.


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Re: Huey Collective

Post by (C/229) Frenchy on Thu 3 Mar 2016 - 17:04

CannibalHoliday wrote:I found a pair of the pillow blocks on eBay for $8, with free shipping, from China. Smile I already have the Teensy.
Finding an aluminum shop around here might be an issue.
Also might be able to find cheaper laser etching from one of the chinese prototyping companies as well Smile

Let us know if you do, it would be great for this to turn into a community project with some great source locations

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Re: Huey Collective

Post by JayCee on Sat 5 Mar 2016 - 13:03

That looks great.
I would be up for buying one, but with a shed full of half finished projects I wont attempt to do it myself Smile
I seem to loose focu.... shiny thing gotta go.....

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Re: Huey Collective

Post by CannibalHoliday on Sat 5 Mar 2016 - 13:46

This looks like it would have promise for the community. And Frenchy could make a few bucks off each one Smile

https://www.ponoko.com/

edit: Maybe not for the 3D Printing. I uploaded the STL files to see what they'd cost and it was 120 for the main housing and 40 for the small upper. Still curious about the laser cutting/etching though. I'll see if they can process the PDF file.

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Post by CannibalHoliday on Sat 5 Mar 2016 - 15:11

What material did you choose for the 3d printed head units?

I checked Shapeways as well and the Strong/Black/Flexible was only $80, but I imagine too flexible.
And the black acrylic was $250. Ouch!

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Re: Huey Collective

Post by CannibalHoliday on Sat 5 Mar 2016 - 15:26

Hey Frenchy,
If you tweak the colors for their specs in the PDF it will give an estimate on the site for the faces:

PDF specs: http://support.ponoko.com/entries/21696059

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Post by (C/229) Frenchy on Sat 5 Mar 2016 - 16:54

I got mine done through 3d hubs. https://www.3dhubs.com/melbourne/hubs/3dprintingguycom Its a really great platform to use other "makers" printers nearby at just above cost price

cost me $50 total for both parts using the above gentleman, i selected the makerbot replicator 2, medium settings in PLA and it came out great. The final cost was about double the 3dhubs price estimate due to the nature of the parts (lots of support material used in the process that eventually just gets scrapped).

The only thing is wish I had specified is that the walls were solid or honeycomb internally (some bits had hollow walls that made it a little weak)

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Post by CannibalHoliday on Sat 5 Mar 2016 - 16:56

Ooooh! It was done on a makerbot? We have a Makerspace opening here on the 16th Smile Maybe I can just buy a spool and print them up.

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Post by (C/229) Frenchy on Sat 5 Mar 2016 - 17:00

CannibalHoliday wrote:What material did you choose for the 3d printed head units?

I checked Shapeways as well and the Strong/Black/Flexible was only $80, but I imagine too flexible.
And the black acrylic was $250. Ouch!

Hey, i designed it with the idea of using the shapeways strong and flexible initially. have a look here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hNa2_vvYzg at something with approx 2mm walls. Plenty strong and not flexible; its flexible when in thin strands. The 3d model has 2mm walls, you can get it in white strong & flexible and just paint it Smile

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