[PROJECT] Builds By Baz - Full Scale MK II Colonial Viper

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  1. Nitephyre

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    Nice flight controller Capt. :Pirate:

    If you have access to and old PC with a joystick pot I believe it should work. Nothing on the auction indicated it didn't :)
     
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    Not sure on the interactivity plans of the joysticks, but we'll figure something out when we get to it. I welcome suggestions.
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    Rear louvres to go then install in the nose.

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    I'm still having terrible troubles finding the F15 Joystick. It's going to cost me at least $80 (AUD converted) to buy and ship from overseas. Ebay keeps sending me back to the same ones.

    Trying to find one in Australia.

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    I did post a thread asking, in the retro forum, but so far no luck.
     
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    I went and did it.

    It's done now. More than I wanted to pay but how long will I be able to find one before they are all gone.
     
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    Bought the seat cover too. Now to find the seat.


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    Tonight's work.

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    I found the correct seat on Ebay in the US.

    How is it that for around $110 AUD, I can buy a single item from the US and get it here, but if I buy it from an Australian supplier that orders them in bulk, they charge me $130?

    Crikey!

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    Straya™ :rolleyes:
     
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    I bet it will arrive sooner from the USA than if you ordered it locally too.
     
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    I've now started cutting the formers for the cockpit. Looks like I'll be welding a steel box-frame inside to support the weight of the cockpit, occupant and to hang the nose from the front firewall. I also finished the nose intake grill.

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    Meanwhile, the centre joystick arrived. It's pretty ballsy, a lot bigger than I thought it would be. Doesn't feel like a toy.

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    As a side-project, trying to spread my productive time through the nights as well, I am making the flight suit, complete with helmet. I'm still waiting on our local law authorities for permission.permit for the sidearm.

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    Here's where I'm at with the helmet.

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    To catch up with the full build and all the gritty details, come this way >>> http://www.buildsbybaz.com/category/viper-build/
     
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    Another amazing project. Looks like it's really going well. :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks Ma.
     
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    This week the seat and the Wulfsberg radio for the starboard panel arrived.

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    I've been playing with perspex in the oven, brought to temperature and pressed over a curved surface to practice for the visor when it comes to it.

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    The helmet turned out to be a bit too fitting, leaving no room for padding so I increased the scale by 10 percent and did it again.

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    I'm also starting on the flight suit vest, using materials I found in roadside dumpings.

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    When things go wrong....

     
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    While I've been waiting for steel, plywood and instruments for the Colonial MkII Viper build, I got busy making the helmet to suit.

    Full build here.

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