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My Tornado GR1 cockpit project so far

Old 30th Aug 2019, 02:35
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It has been quite a while since I have posted any updates and there has been quite a few, got a genuine RH panel complete with fire extinguisher buttons. somne extra parts for both LH side console and RH console, including a replacement hand controller with the voice recorder controls and a panel which has a part which the wanderlamp is stored and a jack release lever on the right console i got the TACAN the throttle rock test/governor test/APU test controls the NVG controls external lights controls, tank fuel temperature gauges the AICS controls although not sure if they were fitted during Gulf war. I have changed my mind about trying to make it accurate to a particular time as its almost imposible to find out what the layout was like during GW1 and I have learned that its possible that no cockpit was ever identical it dpeneds on the mod state im still saying mine is a GW1 GR1 though! I also got a rapd take of panel, it only had 2 switches in place so i have just purchsed the rest of thds switches and they came today so I have installed those, the ganging lever is broken so i casnt operate it but i might try and make something so it can be used even thought it wont be authentic. so its getting there but theres still a lot to do, like somehow i still need to construt some kind of cockpit framework i think i might never get it complete but I have got this far so I will carry on trying!
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Old 30th Aug 2019, 02:37
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Re wiring diagram for CWP, sorry I cant help woith that as all the insides have been removed to allow for a light to be fitted so i can see the captions illuminated.
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Old 31st Aug 2019, 21:48
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From someone who’s not flown the GR1/4 for 15 years, you’re doing an exceptional job. I look forward to seeing the finished project.
Thank you sir, I am not sure how much I can do with this, the parts i need to complete it are becomig hard to find and some people are asking crazy prices for parts. I have had a lot of help alomng the way though, mainly with information but a few kind people have helped with getting some of the parts as well, and I am hoping ,my neighbour will be able to help me build a wooden framework for the cockpit.
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Old 31st Aug 2019, 22:01
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Tornado GR1 cockpit project with rapid start panel complete
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Old 1st Sep 2019, 00:18
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Wow, now that's impressive.
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 18:23
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You will get there in the end. You are right about chasing Mods. There are few steady state periods in combat aircraft. It used to be challenging for crews too!

There is/was a Dutch lady who built a working V-bomber navigation system. She chose a Mark 1 version. Remarkably she got it all working though unlike you it was not in its actual aircraft layout.

Your next challenge, make it work?
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 20:26
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A brilliant project Jayviator, and I'm hugely impressed with what you've achieved (and a little jealous!). I wouldn't worry about the lack of a "gang bar" on the Rapid Take-Off Panel - I've flown jets where the "gang bar" was not there/disabled etc so not having it will be quite realistic. I reality you switched on all but 2 when you got in (one was pitot heater and the other was wind screen heater - to prevent over heating without airflow over them) and then put those on in the pre-take off checks.

Look forward to the next update!

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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 23:01
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Wow, now that's impressive.
Thank you!
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 23:04
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
You will get there in the end. You are right about chasing Mods. There are few steady state periods in combat aircraft. It used to be challenging for crews too!

There is/was a Dutch lady who built a working V-bomber navigation system. She chose a Mark 1 version. Remarkably she got it all working though unlike you it was not in its actual aircraft layout.

Your next challenge, make it work?
Cheers, getting it to work is way beyond my abilities, that would require some degree of electrical skills which I have none and I probaboy would not be allowed to do anything as where I live I am not allowed to have any electircal items installed without a qualified electrician. It would be nice though!
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 23:08
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Originally Posted by 30mRad View Post
A brilliant project Jayviator, and I'm hugely impressed with what you've achieved (and a little jealous!). I wouldn't worry about the lack of a "gang bar" on the Rapid Take-Off Panel - I've flown jets where the "gang bar" was not there/disabled etc so not having it will be quite realistic. I reality you switched on all but 2 when you got in (one was pitot heater and the other was wind screen heater - to prevent over heating without airflow over them) and then put those on in the pre-take off checks.

Look forward to the next update!

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Thanks, that is very interesting info and makes me feel a lot better about the broken gang bar.
My next update will hopefully be when i get a new LH panel made with the holes cut in the right places (needs to be less of a gap between the instruments) and an extra hole for the E-scope,
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 23:13
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Forgot to add pic of the now almost complete LH side console, just need the oxygen connection panel which fits behind the oxygen switch and then I will make a more permanent console with wood as the cardboard is starting to bend a little from the weight of the parts!

Almost comnplete LH side console
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 23:29
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30mRad I was curious about your name and wondered if it has any connection to the MRAD on the HUD, i Have always wondered what that meant so did a bit of reading and if its the same thing then it means Miliradian which is something to do with adjusting gun sights, funnily enough the readout on my HIUD was almost indicationg 30 so i turned knob so it now does display 30! (may I ask what the relevance of the 30 is or is it just a random number?)
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 14:23
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30mRad I was curious about your name and wondered if it has any connection to the MRAD on the HUD, i Have always wondered what that meant so did a bit of reading and if its the same thing then it means Miliradian which is something to do with adjusting gun sights, funnily enough the readout on my HIUD was almost indicationg 30 so i turned knob so it now does display 30! (may I ask what the relevance of the 30 is or is it just a random number?)
It is to do with milliradians and no conincidence that your HUD was close to 30! 30 was the setting for strafe! I'll PM you more.
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That's all looking superb Jayviator!
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