Cockpit

Greeblies!

Hi Gang,

LOTS of greeblies arrived over the weekend!  Enjoy!

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The Steamfest at Lowe Mill Show in Huntsville, AL

Hi Gang,

Mind Gear Labs was nice enough to let us piggyback and attend the Steamfest at Lowe Mill show right here in Huntsville, AL.  We only had a few days to get things together but it was a great turnout.  We had a great time promoting the project, meeting and greeting and making new friends…

Pre-show prep

There was significant battle damage to the console after Steamfest.  Many loose and broken wires, cracks and breaks to greeblies…  Worst was when the speakers popped…  UGH…  All fixable but still frustrating…

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TEDx Nashville Recap, Part III

Hello all;

First off, let me introduce myself.  My name is Jake, and I’m one of the people working on the electronics for the Full Scale Falcon project.  I have also dubbed myself the staff rank amateur photographer.

During TEDx Nashville, I set myself up taking pictures of everyone enjoying our hard work.  Greg has already posted some of the pictures that I took, but here’s a few more.

 

I’m still working on pictures; cleaning them up, resizing them, etc.

Now that we’re done with TEDx, its time to get to work on the rest of the cockpit.  Stay tuned for more things to come!

 

-Jake

Painted Seats, Swing Arms and a Nav Screen

Hi Gang,

Lots of little updates!

I took a few minutes to paint the cockpit chairs to match the original color until we upholster them.  I love the way the tan plays against the cockpit greys.  If planned, it was a genius move by the original designers.

I came home to this waiting for me by the front door!  These are the swing-away arms for the seats.  Daniel and I will be welding a mount/bracket

I then chatted with Scott (our newest member) who was able to get his hands on a mini CRT.  This will be used for the nav screen for the new upcoming console!

I am SO HAPPY!

More to come this weekend.  Stand By!

Our New Home, Yokes and Some Panel Lights

Hi Gang,

Work continues on the project but the best news… we finally have a new home at Mind Gear Lab!  Enjoy

Work continues on the Yokes

Jessie and I finished up the panel light clear acrylic donuts

The team is meeting in the next few days to discuss how we’re moving forward.  We have several shows coming up in the next few months…  It’s gonna be a great year!

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Yokes, Seats and Panel Lights

Hi Gang,

TEDx Nashville was a success and the congratulatory handshakes are done… time to get back to work! ; )

As I had mentioned, the seats were a little too high and the console a little too low.  People were banging their knees on the lower instrument panel.  So… we’ve address both of these issues in preparation for the actual cockpit platform.

Mike and I then attacked the mounting plate for the ESB yokes.  Mike designed a quick image and laser cut the shapes that were adhered together.  The PVC yoke base slips into place and will be held together by various greeblies – more on that later

I then had a wild idea but I wasn’t sure exactly how or if it would even turn out.  As many of you know we’ve been desperately searching for the original panel lights used throughout the SW films.  Nobody has seen anything!  And then the idea hit me… what if I cut thin clear acrylic donuts and adhere them to backside on the panel light I fabricated?  HMMMM…  Would it work?

Finally… we have GREAT news!!!  Rob Adams from Mind Gear Labs was kind enough to loan us floor space in his lab for the entire cockpit to sit.  We couldn’t be more thrilled and we’re REALLY excited!  We start to move this weekend!

Stay Tuned!  More to Come!