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First Project

Ok, our first job is on the oven...

Yeah! Tomas Molina, not only a customer, also a good friend, ordered us a Control Columns Linked System for a B-737, and motorized as well.

In fact all the parts are already assembled and welded, as the main frame and the link support. You can see it on the next images (some images, was took on the blacksmith facilities with my mobile phone, and quality aren't his best side :-)) , the first image is the main structure, where you can note the feet for adjustment, that allow to level the complete system to the main floor on the flightdeck, and adjust the height as well.

1st str closeup

And this is the complete main frame, supports were welded on the frame and all the holes was did.

1st structure

Each part was drawn previously and these plans, of course, are also used as a reference to make things as perfect as possible, to have on this mechanism less tolerances and in this way don't have issues on it.

lot of plans

This is the Link Support, there are a lot of little parts welded, because we need to have there installed all the tensioning system for the link, Roll Force Feedback system installed, bearings for the Roll mechanism, and a long etc...

link part

Ok, all parts joined, well, almost all... because this is only a simple test to confirm that all are working, next step, put the Yoke Wheel and his mechanism of transmission.

columns test

Upppsss!!! I forgot to show you some things that are already finished and painted. This picture shows you the Pitch Force Feedback mechanism (not motor assembled yet, only mechanical parts). This mechanism are ready to add to the main frame when it are painted and ready, maybe this happens the next week... I hope!!

force feedback 1

Another view of this mechanism.

The color? yes, after think about this a lot, I decided to make as on the real ones, use the famous "Green Zinc Chromate", well, or similar, on all the hidden parts of the mechanisms, not only in this project, on all the Boeing mechanisms that have any hidden parts, I don't know if really gives a pro image, but I'm pretty satisfied with this and my thought is to use always.

force feedback 2

More pictures, are you asking what's this?, well, some parts that are waiting to assemble to the main and link frames, motor support, roll pot support, feedback transmission, etc...

waiting parts

Can you imagine this?, look the next picture...

linked yokes parts

Yes, yes, this is an example of the total amount of different parts that we need to finish this system... I know, I know, most parts are simple gear, or chains, etc.., but when you take a look to this picture, maybe you could imagine how my brain is burning.

Ok, blacksmith still working, not on this project but yes on next projects... as the rudder pedals, single control column, etc, etc, etc...

welding support

Ok, this is all for today, thanks for read this, and we will follow with more information.

See you soon.

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