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Title: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 12, 2011, 04:02:20 PM
Hi,

Last year I picked up a great cab, here in Paris, one of those i did not think i can have because

- Just a few was selling
- ever too expensive
- Always on UK so more expensive to get it back
- not really the space  :roll:

(Sorry for my english)

So my friend Atarimania call me one day last january 2010 and told me he found a SW cockpit, it is located in Paris not so far for me  ;D, (my 3 last cab was found in Paris too ) :P

For the history we already make a roadtrip to catch the Atarimania's SW Cockpit in Uk - You can see the report (in french) here http://www.gamoover.net/Forums/index.php?topic=11283.0

the cab was on ebay you could not bid it is only one announcement. We are both surprised it was still available 15 days after, we only knows that boards are missing, but the price is very very good, so we decided that this time the cabinet was for me  :D

Here is the pictures available before i bought it - no picture of the roadtrip because i made it alone.

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475924803-1.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475924810-2.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475924819-3.jpg)

only 3 hours after I have it on my park

(http://)

At this time i decided to keep it safe on my cellar  not easy the wheels of the cab are down

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475959861-photo1.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475959861-photo2.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475959862-photo3.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475959860-photo4.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475959860-photo5.jpg)


Several week after, we decided to try to get it on my apartment but i am on  the 4th Floor, the lift is too small of course, so we try by the stairs >:(
Unfortunaltly the plan was not those and we was only 2 to do it 'Atarimania & me' and I was hurt at the left hand, that why the cockpit returned on the cellar.

a lot of work on the cockpit, as usual i want to restore it by using original item if it is possible.

the monitor is the amplifone 25" one, and all boards are missing

- Audio Regulator II Power Supply Board
- Amplifone Deflection Board
- Amplifone High Voltage Board
- 3 Pcb kit with the cage.


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: ckong on February 12, 2011, 04:37:28 PM
Yeah, the SW cockpit is really a holy grail. I'm glad that you could lay your heads on one, although you will still have to make some effort to get it to work, with all the missing electronics and such. But hey, that's part of the hobby, isn't it?  :)

Are you also planning to redo the artwork on the sides?


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 12, 2011, 04:49:54 PM
yes it's really a part of the hobby,  ;D no problem with that, and it a sw cockpit  :shock:

yes i'm waiting for the artwork to replace it, I hope it will be available soon

During the year, i found some stuff   ;)

The 3 pcb kit
(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475960269-dsc-0233.jpg)

Audio Board (thanks Atarimania)
(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475960300-dsc-0232.jpg)
SW Yoke
(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475960318-dsc-0231.jpg)

Amplifone Deflection Board & Amplifone High Voltage Board

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475960666-dsc-0235.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475960667-dsc-0237.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475960667-dsc-0238.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475960667-dsc-0239.jpg)


Last week i make an order for the t-molding (Ramcontrol)  crossing the fingers  >:( because no other choice

No communication as we know, but it seems to be on delivery

no light, no space (two other cabinet) and no power on my cellar, i really can do nothing, that why i must get it back on my apartment

The cab need wood repair, no picture of course  i must use bondo or replace some of part if it necessary, I don't know yet.

As we know they were orginally covered in vinyl and not painted, I ordered black vinyl to do that.


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: ckong on February 12, 2011, 05:03:47 PM
yes i'm waiting for the artwork to replace it, I hope it will be available soon

Last week i make an order for the t-molding (Ramcontrol)  crossing the fingers  >:( because no other choice

rich from TOG is working on producing the artwork, as he told me August last year. I just did send him an e-mail asking for an update. I also hope that it will available soon.

Ramcontrols?  :shock:  forget it, Dave is history, too bad, but reality.

It's not what we want (although I still think good riddance, the crook), but what he wants himself. Appearantly he is now trying to get rid of the Ramcontrols stock and wants to leave the scene: http://forums.arcade-museum.com/showthread.php?t=162144&page=32


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on February 12, 2011, 05:17:44 PM
(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/hpxn_dsc_0232.jpg)


That doesn't look like an AR-II to me....


This is an AR-II:
(http://arcadecontrols.com/BBBB/ar2.jpg)

And sorry that I haven't answered your PM yet Hi, I hope to have some time tomorrow.


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 12, 2011, 05:19:25 PM

Ramcontrols?  :shock:  forget it, Dave is history, too bad, but reality.

Yes I know but it's the only one and I try it, I hope  :wink:
one week, several mail, use paypal, open a dispute and Let's see the last information of UPS.

(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/pjrx_ramcontrol.jpg)





Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 12, 2011, 05:27:30 PM

That doesn't look like an AR-II to me....



Thanks for the picture, I suspected it
(not mine of course)
https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519895146-img-0097.jpg
So i'm looking for an ARII  ;D
no problem for the PM as you can see it think i will have it next week

@Ckong, I asked Rich the same question and the answer is :

"Yes, it is still in the works We do not have a ETA at this time.
I could not even throw you a ball park time frame."


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Alpha1 on February 12, 2011, 11:56:44 PM
Hey,

SW t-molding is here

http://cgi.ebay.com/Atari-720-Major-Havoc-Arcade-Base-Molding-/290529235985?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43a4e45411



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 13, 2011, 08:06:39 AM
Hey,

SW t-molding is here

http://cgi.ebay.com/Atari-720-Major-Havoc-Arcade-Base-Molding-/290529235985?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43a4e45411



Thanks but 720 and Dedicated Havoc's were the only one's to use the 2" base molding.
For the SW it's Wide 1.5" t-molding isn't it ?


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 13, 2011, 10:37:13 AM
At this point i need an AR II board but especially one other board is missing the EMI Shield PCB (A040258-1) not the interconnect Pcb I have it.
(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/thumbnails/lnl7_tm-225_55.jpg) (http://uplood.fr/visu.php?url=http://img2.uplood.fr/free/lnl7_tm-225_55.jpg)
Let's begin the wood restoration.

I can work on the back door, the good point is that i have the original back door I think, not the key of course.
not so bad  :) in the fist view
(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1476025469-dsc-0240.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1476025506-dsc-0241.jpg)


(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1476025547-dsc-0243.jpg)


(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1476025592-dsc-0244.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1476025682-dsc-0245.jpg)

the back
(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1476025646-dsc-0246.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1476025736-dsc-0247.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1476025749-dsc-0248.jpg)

I made a new one or wood treatment and Bondo ?  ;D



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on February 13, 2011, 10:52:58 AM
Hey,

SW t-molding is here

http://cgi.ebay.com/Atari-720-Major-Havoc-Arcade-Base-Molding-/290529235985?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43a4e45411



Thanks but 720 and Dedicated Havoc's were the only one's to use the 2" base molding.
For the SW it's Wide 1.5" t-molding isn't it ?

Yes the 720/Major-Havoc is WAY too wide (2.25") for the SW cockpit (1.5"). It's also the "wrong" pattern on the ribs.
So that's not an option. The only option is Dave.

I seem to be one of the lucky fellows who have never been let down by David, although I did had to send some reminders a couple of times.
I hope you are lucky too....his stuff is amazing, and there are no alternatives.


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 13, 2011, 10:58:49 AM
Yes I know the situation before order. I bought with paypal and i track it. I know it was the only way to have this item.



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 13, 2011, 12:21:44 PM
:P
For the good work an hot air blower
(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475960892-dsc-0249.jpg)

It take a little time but it's ok for me

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475960865-dsc-0250.jpg)
(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475960950-dsc-0251.jp)


The wood is safe  :D

the other side
(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475961087-dsc-0252.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475961018-dsc-0253.jpg)

2 hours later  :-*
(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475961029-dsc-0254.jpg)
I'm hungry now :wink:


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 13, 2011, 06:20:47 PM
It's time for the wood treatment  :ghost:
but outside of course

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519891364-dsc-0256.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519891364-dsc-0255.jpg)

two coats after one hour
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519891364-dsc-0257.jpg)


I decided to go to the basement & get back other metal parts.
First, attraction panel retainer so here is the decal/artwork of attraction Panel

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519891406-dsc-0258.jpg)
it is the Glass one

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519891406-dsc-0260.jpg)

very difficult to remove it, because the cellar was empty  :twisted:

then i can not prevent to see the wood part below..
https://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0ahUKEwiLx7O21crZAhWD0RQKHQSvAqYQjBAINzAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dragonslairfans.com%2Fsmfor%2Findex.php&usg=AOvVaw1TkfE5kuO3awxuNp7x5Nmy
Probably (I hope) the worth of the cab
(reverse it to imagine on the cockpit)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519891406-dsc-0261.jpg)
 
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519891406-dsc-0262.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519891406-dsc-0263.jpg)



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: atarimania on February 13, 2011, 07:50:04 PM
Yes!!!

WIP beginning!!!!

This guy is crazy, trust me, he's the only one I know who paint even under the cabinet  ;D ;D ;D



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on February 13, 2011, 09:12:42 PM
That cockpit has seen some water/moist..... good it landed with you ! :)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 14, 2011, 11:14:23 AM
Yes!!!

WIP beginning!!!!

This guy is crazy, trust me, he's the only one I know who paint even under the cabinet  ;D ;D ;D



Only if it's like the original ;D

Good news this morning


I received the T-molding from ram Control :lol: I play and I win  :!:

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519892038-t-molding2.jpg)

I hope it's enough for the cab

bad news customs duties and UPS (usually UPS) charges me 45 € for 37 € of value  :twisted:
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519891995-customs2.jpg)

now 3/4'' Black T-Molding, I must take measures
edit : resize picture


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on February 14, 2011, 08:04:05 PM
Pretty weird huh, some have written of David, others order and get their stuff quickly....

 :-\

But Uhm, didn't you also order the yoke-rebuild kit ? I bet you'll need it...


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: baritonomarchetto on February 14, 2011, 08:40:03 PM
(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/hpxn_dsc_0232.jpg)
That doesn't look like an AR-II to me....

It's not: it a AUDIO 2 board. It was used on 720 degrees and gauntlet (yours is from a 720  ;))


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: atarimania on February 14, 2011, 09:35:19 PM
45 euros of taxes for 37 euros of goods  :o :o

At least you received it ;)



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 15, 2011, 09:05:14 AM

But Uhm, didn't you also order the yoke-rebuild kit ? I bet you'll need it...

No I have spare, not before test it.

@baritonomarchetto thanks for the information  :D



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 15, 2011, 07:10:09 PM
I am looking for the exact size of this part under the attraction panel.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519892106-sw-schema.jpg)

Height, width and Depth (thickness) ?, too much work on mine :shock:

If someone can give me those measures
thanks  8)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 16, 2011, 08:32:41 PM
Today i found an ARII board cheap  :P

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519892948-kgrhqf-mee1fwhmcg3bnw1-hvgcq-3.jpg)

waiting for it.

Now the basement.

First I must move some things...

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519892189-dsc-0264.jpg)
and check if i have enough t-molding (only 3.28 meters)
 :lol: it's ok
I can remove the old wide 1.5" t-molding to see under it

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519892219-dsc-0266.jpg)

and the 3/4" black T molding on the first side too

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519892257-dsc-0281.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519892257-dsc-0265.jpg)
Some nails are so huge on the 3/4" T molding  :o

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519892911-dsc-0279.jpg)

More pictures of the cab
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519892257-dsc-0267.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519892290-dsc-0268.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519892290-dsc-0269.jpg)

after removing the t-molding
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519892290-dsc-0270.jpg)
not so bad

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519892290-dsc-0271.jpg)

spare yoke
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519892290-dsc-0272.jpg)
canopy decals
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519892315-dsc-0273.jpg)

left Side
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519892315-dsc-0274.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519892665-dsc-0282.jpg)

after remove other T-molding
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519892315-dsc-0275.jpg)
 :evil:
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519892341-dsc-0280.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519892341-dsc-0283.jpg)
:-[
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519892341-dsc-0284.jpg)
Behind the worst piece of the cokpit
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519892361-dsc-0276.jpg)
Tube and speakers
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519892361-dsc-0277.jpg)

 
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519892382-dsc-0286.jpg)
now I must replace the mess  ::) to close the door

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519892382-dsc-0287.jpg)



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 17, 2011, 06:22:02 PM
today
back to the basement ;D
remove more 3/4" T molding.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519893080-dsc-0288.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519893108-dsc-0290.jpg)
and other parts
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519893108-dsc-0308.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519893108-dsc-0309.jpg)

Remove the ventilation grille and the 2 window retainer too.
I must clean this top window  :arrow: shower



I can access and make picture of the site.
 ???
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519893147-dsc-0289.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519893147-dsc-0292.jpg)

I don't really know,I am speachless...

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519893147-dsc-0293.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519893147-dsc-0294.jpg)

Cut cable what is missing ?
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519893176-dsc-0295.jpg)
From the yoke
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519893176-dsc-0296.jpg)
 :o :o
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519893176-dsc-0297.jpg)

did you see it (Amplifone High Voltage Board) i don't the fist time  :oops:
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519893176-dsc-0298.jpg)

The curve perspex parts had been replaced broken maybe and now 2 parts not the same color of course I must found a new one.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519893176-dsc-0299.jpg)

open the coin door i see number of flight   :ghost:
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519893200-dsc-0301.jpg)

 :arrow:











Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on February 17, 2011, 07:52:09 PM
Wow......my SW cockpit has been spoilt compared to this !!!

Looks like it spent some good time outside or in the dungeons of a French castle !

BUT you have the AMPLIFONE CRT, the AMPLIFONE deflection board and the AMPLIFONE HV-board !!! That's the only way to experience SW ;)

And......just think how much the difference will be when you cleaned her up !!

That T-molding has been RAPED ! ;)


Be VERY VERY carefull when having the machine open with the tube exposed like that. I am always scared like shit that I hit the neck with something.....which would mean GAME OVER for the Amplifone....



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 17, 2011, 08:00:09 PM
yes I was wondering what they have done with it !

I think exactly the same when I remove the wood part on the top, be careful this is the most important part.

Cleaning cleaning I have not even started yet  :-\

 ;)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on February 17, 2011, 08:04:03 PM
That AR-2 is the right one :)

Looks like it's missing a capacitor but I'd cap-kit it anyway...


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 17, 2011, 08:26:07 PM
That AR-2 is the right one :)

Looks like it's missing a capacitor but I'd cap-kit it anyway...

Good  :D

I saw the missing capacitor, the board was tagged 1979 maybe for Atari video Pinball ?

The top window after wash.
(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/aivp_dsc_0311.jpg)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on February 17, 2011, 08:52:13 PM
Meehhhhh, that needs a fresh new gray-tinted one.... ;D


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 17, 2011, 09:31:56 PM
Meehhhhh, that needs a fresh new gray-tinted one.... ;D
Where  ?  ;D

Still working...

the wood is more safe then quicker than before.
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519893679-dsc-0312.jpg)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 18, 2011, 02:28:07 PM
I looked for a grooved carpet to replace mine, which is red and awful

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475931147-dsc-0280.jpg)

I found one here in France but not near me  :oops:
delivery is of course possible but 24 € for it (36 € TTC for one meter)

Width : 120 cm
Thickness : 6 mm

I think it's the best similar I can found

(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/1h96_001.jpg)

What do you think about ?


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: polaris on February 18, 2011, 03:23:08 PM
i have a piece of that rubber in my house, bet the shipping costs would be stupid or i'd send it to you, maybe if posting it is cheaper than 36 euros its worth it for you to pay postage? if i get time today ill look at postage costs


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 18, 2011, 03:30:30 PM
Thank you  :D

(It costs 36 € for one meter and 24 € for shipping = 60 €)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 18, 2011, 06:20:05 PM
So, another day  :D
Some new parts and every day more I work more work I have  :?

There are some good and bad news.

the good one after removing the bezel and monitor Bezel Plexi, I could see the the Amplifone and no burn, no visible problem except the dot on the center of course.

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475931298-dsc-0314.jpg)

Control Panel
(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475931312-dsc-0315.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475931326-dsc-0316.jpg)

The Cash Box I found One Piece de 5 francs and 2 de 1 Franc
and the two floor cover, very difficult to remove them.

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475931399-dsc-0313.jpg)

the bad one was more wood crumbled, moisted....


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: polaris on February 18, 2011, 06:45:44 PM
Thank you  :D

(It costs 36 € for one meter and 24 € for shipping = 60 €)


ok, dimensions of the piece needed please, and if you can indicate which way the stripes run, from side to side in the cab or front to back of the cab, obviously this will say if the pieces i have are appropriate. surely i can send it for less than €60  :shock: i will start researching. do not buy this until i can see if i can help.
i can get this stuff free, not stolen i promise, but it may involve a wait if the piece i have is the wrong size.


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: polaris on February 18, 2011, 07:15:16 PM
i'm guessing i'll need your address for a shipping quote if you're happy to pm me with it.
strange question, but could you get to the zenith in paris  , who knows i may even be working there soon, if not maybe a friend will be, and could bring it, its worked once for a forum transaction like this from uk to holland


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 18, 2011, 08:24:50 PM
PM sent  ;)

Following

That must be clean a little before.

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475931453-dsc-0317.jpg)

I need the correct place of the hole too much on this--> Later
(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475931463-dsc-0318.jpg)

better

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475931509-dsc-0319.jpg)
Done
(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475931539-dsc-0320.jpg)
Next the control panel

At first i had not planned to replace the CPO but it was too fade and impossible to retrieve it by washing AND I had to remove rust..
then, CPO cooking  ;D but on my way
(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475931600-dsc-0001.jpg)
with Blur
(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475931611-dsc-0002.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475931620-dsc-0003.jpg)



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on February 18, 2011, 08:32:51 PM
Yep, that's CPO cooking for poofs: Remaining glue rests !  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 18, 2011, 09:50:30 PM
Acetone for the Glue ;D


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 20, 2011, 08:22:24 PM
not much progress today..

First, Snatch the red rubber fist (no picture)

By removing  the control panel  I had seen the mess one more time

The staples on the left have broke, rooted wood and damages of course :oops:
I decided to disassemble it completely.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519893748-dsc-0007.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519893758-dsc-0011.jpg)

one more very damaged.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519893777-dsc-0006.jpg)
back broken on the middle
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519893777-dsc-0010.jpg)

and finally the power brick

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519893777-dsc-0009.jpg)




Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Dazza on February 21, 2011, 01:44:35 AM
Great progress! Following this one with avid interest.


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: polaris on February 21, 2011, 06:10:53 PM
Hi or any cockpit owners reading , dimensions of rubber floor mat needed immediately with indication of orientation of the stripes on the rubber, i have a friend coming to paris on the 1st march who has a roll with him, but is using it up quickly so needs to know how much to save for you :)

ps he is not going to the zenith, he will be at the casino de paris, can you get there?


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 21, 2011, 06:56:02 PM
Hello Polaris
no problem for Casino de Paris.

52 cm lenght of the stripes* 63 cm it enough

Thank you for your help   ;D
edit

SAFE measures from Level42  8)

Wide (left to right): 65 cm. (that is the width of the cabinet). Deep: 60 cm.
Stripes left to right


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on February 21, 2011, 07:01:12 PM
The ribs run from left to right (when you are sitting in it).

SAFE measures:

Wide (left to right): 65 cm. (that is the width of the cabinet). Deep: 60 cm.

Note that the mat is running under the speakerboard.



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on February 21, 2011, 07:02:36 PM
Hello Polaris
no problem for Casino de Paris.

52 cm lenght of the stripes* 63 cm it enough

Thank you for your help   ;D


That can't be right !!

The stripes run from left to right when your are sitting down.


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 21, 2011, 07:05:45 PM
The ribs run from left to right (when you are sitting in it).

SAFE measures:

Wide (left to right): 65 cm. (that is the width of the cabinet). Deep: 60 cm.

Note that the mat is running under the speakerboard.



I write too fast and this is not correct :) thanks André

(I do not remove enough parts actually)



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on February 21, 2011, 07:12:57 PM
(http://gallery.me.com/andre.huijts/100027/DSCF3208/web.jpg?ver=12983118410001)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 21, 2011, 07:17:37 PM
Nice picture

One question (i have a lot of questions  :-\)
the 2 floor cover were painted or not ?


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on February 21, 2011, 07:23:57 PM
I guess you mean the metal strips or "steps" ?

Well......I still am not 100% sure about that. I've had mine powdercoated and it looks sweet.
However, I've also seen a lot of "blank" strips.

Anyway, the Irish strips are much nicer than the US one's. Dave from Ram controls completely analyzed mine to repro them.


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: polaris on February 21, 2011, 07:37:00 PM
i had such a lucky coincidence today, i went to visit a friend in cardiff and didnt realise the other friend who is going to paris was working on the same show, of course, i didnt have the rubber with me >:(
fortunately my friend had a roll of about 10M with him so he said he would save you a fresh piece from that, i think the one i have is not large enough anyway.
Hi, do you have a mobile number i could text message, it will be useful for us to be in direct contact so i can contact you on the day to go to meet my friend, his days in work are not structured so it will be hard to arrange an exact time in advance, but as i say, he will at least be there late into the evening working on the show.
the rubber looks like an exact match too, better than the stuff you originally sourced. my friend you will meet has a cocktail cabinet, so by coincidence he understands what we are doing.


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 21, 2011, 07:40:30 PM
Mobile phone number sent by PM


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: polaris on February 21, 2011, 07:54:43 PM
cool cheers, ive asked him to keep you 70X70, i'll confirm when i know its crossed the channel ;)

edit, good old facebook, he's cut the piece, its in his toolbox ready to get to you


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on February 21, 2011, 08:24:17 PM
The matt I have has slightly smaller ribs and distance between the ribs than is original:

(http://gallery.me.com/andre.huijts/100027/DSCF2927/web.jpg?ver=12983161610001)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 21, 2011, 10:21:48 PM
Mine were red and no striples ...

Little stuff today on the coin door
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519893952-dsc-0012.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519893952-dsc-0013.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519893952-dsc-0014.jpg)

now i must find the good painting for these parts, I was looking for hammered Black one but difficult to find on spray.

another pictures of the cab after removing the Bezel ans the rubber

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519893952-dsc-0015.jpg)

the amplifone after a quick clean to see if it was burned or not
(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/kn3w_dsc_0016.jpg)
pfffffffffff !
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519893952-dsc-0016.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519893952-dsc-0017.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519893952-dsc-0018.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519893952-dsc-0019.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519893961-dsc-0020.jpg)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 22, 2011, 08:54:27 PM
First cleaning of the power brick

Fuses Holder

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519895290-dsc-0027.jpg)
and the rest

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519895311-dsc-0028.jpg)

one of my problems is that cables have been cut :evil:
The fist one
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519895311-dsc-0024-2.jpg)
and the other

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519895338-dsc-0023.jpg)

I think they go here but I'm not sure ? (red arrow)
(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/lj3h_dsc_0235.jpg)
Then where finding those two connector and the necessary ? what is their name, Molex 5 or 6 pin for the smaller, and AMP for the bigger is Atari Uses AMP connector ?
maybe bob roberts And/or Mikesarcade


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on February 23, 2011, 01:42:37 PM
Yes they go there.

Let me find a pic to show you...


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 24, 2011, 06:12:25 PM
Yes they go there.

Let me find a pic to show you...

Thanks a lot !

Beginning sanding when no rain and no too cold outside.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519895725-dsc-0031.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519895733-dsc-0032.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519895754-dsc-0029.jpg)

always Looking for hammered black paint, i don't know why we could not find    RUST-OLEUM here in France, and I don 't manage to buy it by the web to (Forbidden shipping by amazon for example ?)

I found one other 'Julien' really Black and not 'Anthracite' in French (it means dark grey) but only in specific shop.
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519895832-dsc-0048.jpg)

It's the Hammerite one on Spray.


edit : Just remove the only fan on the cab, for the 3 boards only, no fan on the cab for the HV board . :-\
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519895754-dsc-0029.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519895832-dsc-0033.jpg)
 
and I saw more connectors missing (2 others), ie more cable cut probably to connect the ARII , not sure of course.

(it is not difficult to unplug cheat  :twisted: :evil: :arrow:)

After cleaning, sanding the grill and before paint

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519895832-dsc-0035.jpg)



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on February 25, 2011, 11:49:47 AM
You going to paint the fan ??

Indeed there is only one fan factory built into the cockpit. Make sure the airflow is UPWARD (note the markings on the fan) when you install it back, mine was upside down (not much use, drawing hot air down.....)

An extra 230v/110V fan pointed over the HV and deflection board is an absolute necessity IMHO !!

Here's the picture:

(http://gallery.me.com/andre.huijts/100027/DSCF2339/web.jpg?ver=12986308230001)

The pins are (looking from behind and left to right):

Brown
Yellow
Blue
key (Empty)
Red


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 26, 2011, 08:30:51 AM
You going to paint the fan ??

Indeed there is only one fan factory built into the cockpit. Make sure the airflow is UPWARD (note the markings on the fan) when you install it back, mine was upside down (not much use, drawing hot air down.....)

An extra 230v/110V fan pointed over the HV and deflection board is an absolute necessity IMHO !!

Here's the picture:

The pins are (looking from behind and left to right):

Brown
Yellow
Blue
key (Empty)
Red

yes for the grill of the fan better isn't it ?

(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/vpja_dsc_0046.jpg)
That is I was thinking about the HV board I must look for another one.

Thanks you for your answer and the pins of the fist connector.

Did you have the pins of the fist on on the picture ? (AMP 9 Pin)

yesterday early morning little clean for the cab but only inside.

As you know no power on the basement/cellar.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519896195-dsc-0036.jpg)
look at the water...  ;)
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519896195-dsc-0037.jpg)
then sanding..

Inside the cash box I uses that I decapant in french (?) very rusty inside but on the top too, I uses 2 sort of "brush".
A lot of time to have a good result.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519896218-dsc-0040.jpg)

and to remove the glue on the control panel finally 'décapant' too.
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519896218-dsc-0042.jpg)

After sanding...
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519896218-dsc-0043.jpg)

(http://hhttps://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519896218-dsc-0044.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519896218-dsc-0041.jpg)

There are still 2 or 3 items to sand like the one on the seat, but I don't remove it yet.

another one.
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519896231-dsc-0045.jpg)
to be continued..












Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: atarimania on February 27, 2011, 11:27:32 PM
What a fast WIP!!!!

This cab is going to become "as new"  :shock: :shock:


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on February 27, 2011, 11:45:39 PM

Did you have the pins of the fist on on the picture ? (AMP 9 Pin)


The upfront I guess ?

That's J103.

Didn't you download the Amplifone manual yet ?

Here you go:

http://arcarc.xmission.com/PDF_Monitors/Atari%20Monitor%20TM-239%201st%20Printing%20Amplifone%2019in%20and%2025in%20Color%20XY.pdf

Read.

Than read it again.

Then sleep one night.

And read it again.

Learn it by heart ;)

Serious: lot's of great info including all the wire colors for the connectors you can ever dream of for the monitor.

In case you're looking for the game manual it's also in these archives:

http://arcarc.xmission.com/


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 28, 2011, 01:12:14 PM
What a fast WIP!!!!

This cab is going to become "as new"  :shock: :shock:

Not really  ;D with the amount of work remaining...

And you Pacmania ? delivery or Roadtrip ? I am wrong ?  :pac:


The upfront I guess ?

That's J103.

Didn't you download the Amplifone manual yet ?

Here you go:

http://arcarc.xmission.com/PDF_Monitors/Atari%20Monitor%20TM-239%201st%20Printing%20Amplifone%2019in%20and%2025in%20Color%20XY.pdf

Read.

Than read it again.

Then sleep one night.

And read it again.

Learn it by heart ;)

Serious: lot's of great info including all the wire colors for the connectors you can ever dream of for the monitor.
In case you're looking for the game manual it's also in these archives:
http://arcarc.xmission.com/

Yes I already have it.

Thanks for the tip, I am a young padawan  :lol:

So the lastest metal item available
More sanding
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519896446-dsc-0047.jpg)

then Primer
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519896446-dsc-0049.jpg)

I must hurry, parts are exposed, naked therefore vulnerable.

I got the paint I was looking for but unfortunalty it seems to be the same "Antracyte" one  :-\
(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/tgcg_dsc_0048.jpg)

I will test but I'm not convinced...

Edit
following  :)
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519896473-dsc-0050.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519896612-dsc-0051.jpg)

Edit 2
First cleaning with acetone.
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519896473-dsc-0052.jpg)
Primer (another one)
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519896473-dsc-0053.jpg)
edit 3
It's time to paint the other side  ;D
Another protection
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519896473-dsc-0055.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519896473-dsc-0056.jpg)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: polaris on March 01, 2011, 12:36:31 AM
i didn't realise the day was upon us. what time do you finish work today (tuesday the 1st) i need to co ordinate a good time for you to go to the casino de paris, my friend will be there all day, but i guess you will be in work too , while the band is onstage is not a good time, just before they go onstage is not the best time either. i will try to see what time they are onstage and see if my friend has an idea of how his day/evening will be.
prepare for things to change as his priority must be any emergency in work, if they happen, but between us we will work it out. ;)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on March 01, 2011, 06:28:02 PM
i didn't realise the day was upon us. what time do you finish work today (tuesday the 1st) i need to co ordinate a good time for you to go to the casino de paris, my friend will be there all day, but i guess you will be in work too , while the band is onstage is not a good time, just before they go onstage is not the best time either. i will try to see what time they are onstage and see if my friend has an idea of how his day/evening will be.
prepare for things to change as his priority must be any emergency in work, if they happen, but between us we will work it out. ;)

8)
I only see this post this morning then send PM immediatly to Polaris.
So Rendez-vous taken after 17h00 today with his friend :D at Casino de Paris very little Roadtrip only 6.6 km  :lol: it's ok for me  ;)
Here we go

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519914304-photo2.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519914304-photo3.jpg)


No place to park, like usual, so I leave the car and I don't have really time..

Polaris had sent by PM his friend's phone number but impossible to reach him.
I enter the backstage but impossible to go further ---'security''---- I understand but will not fail so close  ;D

I insist and request to call the guy I want to meet and finally one of them told me that he think know him but not sure.

And 2 minutes after i saw someone arrive with the precious rubber :!: :!:

GREAT !! Thank you so much
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519914374-dsc-0058.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519914391-dsc-0059.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519914391-dsc-0060.jpg)

It's perfect !



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on March 01, 2011, 06:38:50 PM
You lucky man ! I paid a pretty large sum for that stuff......


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on March 01, 2011, 08:13:52 PM
You lucky man ! I paid a pretty large sum for that stuff......
just one word,
 YES !!!!
(I will not use it right away)

next  :arrow:

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519914570-dsc-0061.jpg)
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519914570-dsc-0063.jpg)
and after primer a few minutes ago..

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519914582-dsc-0065.jpg)



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: polaris on March 01, 2011, 10:35:32 PM
ten days from cardiff to paris, cant beat that service  8)

Haha, i should have expected the road trip photos knowing you guys :D 
i'm very happy it all worked out Hi :)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on March 04, 2011, 06:56:55 PM
ten days from cardiff to paris, cant beat that service  8)

Haha, i should have expected the road trip photos knowing you guys :D  
i'm very happy it all worked out Hi :)

:P

The cash Box was very rusty inside so another protection is necessary
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519914795-dsc-0066.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519914795-dsc-0067.jpg)
And now it's time to the black paint  :lol:
CPO and aeration Grids

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519914811-dsc-0069.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519914811-dsc-0070.jpg)
Edit : Update  ;)
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519914811-dsc-0071.jpg)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on March 05, 2011, 12:02:39 PM
Saturday morning
Small stuff in the mailbox
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519915170-dsc-0072.jpg)
and still black paint
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519915182-dsc-0073-2.jpg)
now I must wait ...

edit : and another delivery  ;D

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519915201-dsc-0074.jpg)
From TOG
Black vinyl
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519915201-dsc-0075.jpg)
CPO and Yoke decals
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519915201-dsc-0076.jpg)

Without Flash
Great job  :lol:
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519915201-dsc-0077.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519915201-dsc-0078.jpg)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: atarimania on March 05, 2011, 01:23:41 PM
Nice  8)

Is the cabinet still on the cellar ????


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on March 05, 2011, 02:01:47 PM
Is the cabinet still on the cellar ????

Yes, still in the basement/cellar, and I know you don't want to miss it  :D

Little problem on the cash box, the paper was glued ; I must do it again   :?

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519914974-photo.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519914946-dsc-0079.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519914946-dsc-0080.jpg)



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: atarimania on March 05, 2011, 07:29:56 PM
Yes, still in the basement/cellar, and I know you don't want to miss it  :D

Ok, no problem, I like this kind of body-building exercices  ;D


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on March 05, 2011, 09:12:03 PM
Are those ThisOldGame repro's ?


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on March 05, 2011, 09:15:28 PM
Are those ThisOldGame repro's ?
indeed, from TOG, ThisOldGame why ?


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on March 06, 2011, 10:33:49 AM
Next  :arrow:

Just cleaning the Backlight Glass, I missed the reproduction of Rich last year, too late to order ... :?
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519915368-dsc-0083.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519915368-dsc-0082.jpg)

now I am dealing with rust on screws, nuts (I'm going to have fun later) :roll:
I was looking for phosphoric acid not for sale in brico shop here so another one but diluted

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519915368-dsc-0084.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519915368-dsc-0085.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519915368-dsc-0086.jpg)



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: gyruss on March 10, 2011, 04:53:11 PM
Cool article about the game: http://www.retroist.com/page/5/


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on March 10, 2011, 05:29:43 PM
Vector graphics were dated by the time it came out in 1983.


NOT Med-res color hi-speed Star Wars vectors !!! They could never have done the same with raster in those days.....


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on March 12, 2011, 04:08:32 PM
It's time for the CPO

put on the right position it is not so easy an you do not have many possibility.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519915677-dsc-0092.jpg)

Unfortunaltly i managed to replace it one time and finally not really possible, so it's not perfect (the green part)
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519915677-dsc-0093.jpg)
no other choice :arrow:  don't think about that.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519915677-dsc-0095.jpg)

Then cutting wood for parts too damaged.
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519915677-dsc-0096.jpg)

First on the left the wood parts under the marquee - Attraction Glass
this one
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519915860-dsc-0261.jpg)
and those 2 others.
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519915904-dsc-0011.jpg)

(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/iwy1_dsc_0096.jpg)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: scr33n on March 12, 2011, 04:12:45 PM
What a job  :o :o

Congratulations Hi !!!


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on March 12, 2011, 05:08:35 PM
What a job  :o :o

Congratulations Hi !!!

Thank you for your support !  :)

here is 'good' items, I don't know yet if i will use the hammered paint.
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519916011-dsc-0097.jpg)
Next step the yoke
Removing the cover with the decals

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519916011-dsc-0098.jpg)
nice isn't it ?
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519916036-dsc-0101.jpg.jpg)
More glue  >:(
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519916036-dsc-0102.jpg.jpg)
So more 'décapant'  ;D

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519916036-dsc-0103.jpg)

meanwhile, I sand the rust spots on the yoke
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519916036-dsc-0104.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519916036-dsc-0105.jpg)

 :pac: :pac: no more Glue, almost
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519916036-dsc-0106.jpg)






Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: DarthNuno on March 12, 2011, 08:34:37 PM
You're doing a great job on this, Hi!

The Force is Strong with you on this  8)

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on March 12, 2011, 09:44:33 PM
You're doing a great job on this, Hi!

The Force is Strong with you on this  8)

 :spaceace:
Thanks Nuno  ;)
About the force, I hope, I need it !

edit : work of this afternoon
The yoke's cover and the coin door very very rusty.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519916233-dsc-0109.jpg)
Voilà :)
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519916233-dsc-0110.jpg)


The corners will be done with my dremel.

next primer & black paint again.... :P


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on March 14, 2011, 10:03:03 PM
Little update this evening
sanding with the dremel, it looked good on the last pictures but... not

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519917968-dsc-0112.jpg)


(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519917882-dsc-0115.jpg)

It's ok now :)
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519917882-dsc-0113.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519917882-dsc-0114.jpg)

Acétone & Primer !
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519917882-dsc-0118.jpg)

Need Primer to continue...

edit 15/03 next day

Supply ok  :)
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519917883-dsc-0124.jpg)
So I can continue..
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519917883-dsc-0125.jpg)

and of course the yoke's cover
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519917883-dsc-0126.jpg)

Update : the day after

[img]https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519917883-dsc-0128.jpgimg]







Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on March 20, 2011, 06:12:27 PM
I must continue and not lose too much time, there is still a lot of work

after black paint on the cover's yoke,
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519918234-dsc-0134.jpg)
the decals - do not screw up  :(
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519918207-dsc-0135.jpg)
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519918234-dsc-0136.jpg)
Fine
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519918234-dsc-0137.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519918234-dsc-0138.jpg)
now time to measure.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519918255-dsc-0133.jpg)

I must straighten this part too

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519918255-dsc-0139.jpg)
Sanding and rectify
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519918255-dsc-0140.jpg)

I'm going outside of course :P
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519918277-dsc-0141.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519918277-dsc-0142.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519918277-dsc-0143.jpg)

Next one control panel support

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519918277-dsc-0144.jpg)
one good thing done, I still have to bevel the bottom of the first and the last too (the bigger one) ;)




Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on March 20, 2011, 10:08:15 PM
Wow Hi, are you going to have to recreate the lower back door ?

If so, I'd definitely would like one too ! :)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on March 21, 2011, 08:28:39 PM
Wow Hi, are you going to have to recreate the lower back door ?

If so, I'd definitely would like one too ! :)

Yes this one was too damaged, and broken, I can only get back the little parts on it.
Front
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519918529-dsc-0146.jpg)
And back you can see higher

The new one not finished yet
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519918529-dsc-0145.jpg)

yours was not in good shape ?




Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on March 21, 2011, 09:17:16 PM
Nope it is missing. It was already missing when I bought the cab.


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on March 25, 2011, 09:57:16 PM
Nope it is missing. It was already missing when I bought the cab.

news about that tomorrow, I think  ;)

Little update
Coin door ready to be remount

(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/8y40_dsc_0147.jpg)
yoke finished

(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/hsrc_dsc_0150.jpg)
and Cash box too
Just remember
(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/vnum_dsc_0313.jpg)

(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/8wmt_dsc_0148.jpg)



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: ataritoobin on March 25, 2011, 10:19:28 PM
Wow this is great - looks like you've made a lot of progress on it.   :)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on March 26, 2011, 12:34:39 PM
Wow this is great - looks like you've made a lot of progress on it.   :)

yes but a lot of work to do yet  :P

As I say yesterday...
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519918663-dsc-0151.jpg)
Another one  ;)

But now i must try on mine fist (this morning of course)
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519918663-dsc-0152.jpg)
And the other

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519918663-dsc-0153.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519918663-dsc-0154.jpg)


Lot of dusty of course  ::)
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519918663-dsc-0155.jpg)

remains finishes and find the ways to cut at 30 degree the base

https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519918663-dsc-0151.jpg




Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on March 26, 2011, 05:21:28 PM
Now.....why would you be making a spare back door ?  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:




Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on March 26, 2011, 05:31:25 PM
I think it's to bring it with me for Eurocade 2011  ;D ;D


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on March 26, 2011, 05:32:49 PM
 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

I think it's to bring it with me for Eurocade 2011  ;D ;D


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on March 27, 2011, 09:06:08 PM
Just for test : Application of 'Velleda' on one part.
Finally no work on the bottom, I was thinking it would be cut on 30° but not this part.

This is the white one on back . I bought it here in France, not the same Vinyl - Matt black - I bought on TOG.

remember Black paint on the border, FIRST  :-X

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519854515-dsc-0156.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519854515-dsc-0157.jpg)
After cleaning the On/off button
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519854530-dsc-0161.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519854547-dsc-0162.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519854563-dsc-0158.jpg)

edit 29.03
Coin door is ready, lock are missing
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519854610-dsc-0163.jpg)

now, finishing touches before the bondo  :arrow: wood hardener
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519854610-dsc-0166.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519854610-dsc-0167.jpg)
Drying outiside ...
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519854610-dsc-0168.jpg)
Meanwhile, I get small parts on the old boards
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519854642-dsc-0165.jpg)

and I asked by MP Atarimania the real position of one of them.


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on March 31, 2011, 05:09:13 PM
work is progressing but not as fast as I would like :roll:

yesterday bondo
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519854901-dsc-0169.jpg)
and bondo  :)
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519854901-dsc-0170.jpg)
more bondo ....
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519854901-dsc-0172.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519854901-dsc-0173.jpg)

in progress
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519854901-dsc-0174.jpg)
I still put hardener before continuing.. the wood is very brittle
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519854924-dsc-0175.jpg)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: atarimania on March 31, 2011, 07:57:31 PM

and I asked by MP Atarimania the real position of one of them.



... and Atarimana didn't replied... not yet.....  ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on April 04, 2011, 08:16:28 PM
I had my answer from Atarimania this week, here it is ;

My Lower back door was not an original one so i can not help you !

Finally my cabinet was in very bad shape but I'm a lucky man  :?
-------------------------------------------------------
After a first sanding, I'm still using bondo on wooden parts

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519855136-dsc-0184.jpg)
At the same time I sand the wood cash box.
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519855136-dsc-0189.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519855136-dsc-0190.jpg)
that was long  :P Paint !
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519855356-dsc-0182.jpg)
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519855356-dsc-0183.jpg)
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519855177-dsc-0187.jpg)/img]
Today I received a package from a friend (Thanks  :lol:)
(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/ro1c_photo10.jpg)
Black 3/4" T-molding, ARII's and one other cards one for another project.
(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/rhga_dsc_0192.jpg)
To be continued...


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on April 04, 2011, 08:23:00 PM
Uh....you can stop sanding the wood cash box....that's not original.

You can buy the original new for a couple of Euro's.




Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on April 04, 2011, 08:24:53 PM
OMG..........I think you made the wrong 2nd backdoor........

That is the lowest part right ? The one where the mains switch is ??

Yikes....sorry man, that's still in my machine. The missing part is the one above that  :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on April 04, 2011, 08:28:53 PM
 :oops: :oops: ;D
misunderstanding, this one is not in so bad shape on my cab, but finally almost longer to repair than to made another one


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on April 04, 2011, 08:36:29 PM
Uh....you can stop sanding the wood cash box....that's not original.

You can buy the original new for a couple of Euro's.




This one is not a 100% match, but very close:
http://gamingparts.com/coindoors/42110210.htm

Check the manual how the box looks like :)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: subzero1970 on April 04, 2011, 09:44:19 PM
Level42 doesnt need a starwars cockpit anyway, he already has one!!


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on April 04, 2011, 10:02:34 PM
Actually....I've got two now ;)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: subzero1970 on April 04, 2011, 11:10:28 PM
YOU NEED TO SHOW THEM IT DOOOOOOOOOD!


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Superully on April 05, 2011, 07:09:35 AM
Actually....I've got two now ;)

do you have erik's at your place as well? let's link them ... ;)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on April 05, 2011, 08:42:53 AM
I guess he has got a model from subzero  ;)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on April 05, 2011, 04:39:32 PM
Yup....and Sub has been bugging me about showing it off here, but, like we tell kids here, if you beg you're not going to get it ;)

Seriously: I just haven't had TIME for it....yes, I was away for the whole weekend plus a shit-load of other stuff going on....


Ully: where the hell would I put a second SW cockpit ?? My wife would kill me...


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: subzero1970 on April 05, 2011, 06:32:07 PM
ok ok i'll be patient!!!


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on April 05, 2011, 06:39:58 PM
Ully: where the hell would I put a second SW cockpit ?? My wife would kill me...

You did have some cabs in the kitchen to work on as far as i remember  ;D


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on April 06, 2011, 06:56:31 PM
Uh....you can stop sanding the wood cash box....that's not original.

You can buy the original new for a couple of Euro's.


Then TRASH  :wink:

Just for fun with locks
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519855545-dsc-0193.jpg)

Dimensions for ALS/DLF members and others
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519855766-dsc-0195.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519855699-dsc-0196.jpg)
Big size
http://img2.uplood.fr/free/thumbnails/fvmp_dsc_0195.jpg[/img] (https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519855766-dsc-0195.jpg[IMG)

http://img2.uplood.fr/free/thumbnails/41kr_dsc_0196.jpg[/img] (https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519855699-dsc-0196.jpg[IMG)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on April 09, 2011, 12:27:21 AM
Hey Hi,

What is the status of your Amplifone and AR-2 boards ?

I'm going to do a run of repairs/bullet-proofing Amplifone deflection and HV boards and an AR-2 board. In case needed I could do yours as well while I'm busy with them anyway.

Just let me know if it's needed/wanted.


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on April 09, 2011, 03:44:07 PM
Hey Hi,

What is the status of your Amplifone and AR-2 boards ?

I'm going to do a run of repairs/bullet-proofing Amplifone deflection and HV boards and an AR-2 board. In case needed I could do yours as well while I'm busy with them anyway.

Just let me know if it's needed/wanted.

Thanks !

The status is unknow actually, because I can not test them yet, the cab is still on the basement.

I think I must test it before isn't it ?

I was just working on the back door: D :wink:

the first one
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519862952-dsc-0201.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519862952-dsc-0203.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519862952-dsc-0204.jpg)

and finally instead of repair mine I made another one for me and keep the original too.
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519862952-dsc-0200.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519862952-dsc-0205.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519862952-dsc-0202.jpg)

Better work than the fist time, I'm getting better in using the router.

So, I can come to the EUROCADE 2011 I have something to bring with me !  :lol:



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: DarthNuno on April 09, 2011, 04:13:55 PM
Well done, Hi  8)

Better work than the fist time, I'm getting better in using the router.

The router...the favorite tool of all American guys obviously. You can do everything with it  8)
All we need is most practice (...and a lot of precautions ... it can be a dangerous tool IMO  :P)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on April 09, 2011, 08:28:18 PM
That totally looks AWESOME Hi !!!!

Brilliant and THANK YOU !!!!!!




Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on April 10, 2011, 09:40:18 PM
That totally looks AWESOME Hi !!!!

Brilliant and THANK YOU !!!!!!

;)

work of this week-end
Fist black paint
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863113-dsc-0197.jpg)
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863113-dsc-0198.jpg)
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863113-dsc-0199.jpg)

Application of white vinyl
The new back door
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863148-dsc-0211.jpg)
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863148-dsc-0212.jpg)
the other side of the cab  :D
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863148-dsc-0213.jpg)

then Black Vinyl
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863168-dsc-0214.jpg)
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863168-dsc-0216.jpg)
More back door  :P
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863168-dsc-0217.jpg)
the back with the lock
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863168-dsc-0218.jpg)

Finished, better
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863191-dsc-0219.jpg)
and the last one
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863191-dsc-0221.jpg)
3 of them
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863191-dsc-0222.jpg)

I still have 2 parts finish sanding before vinyl.


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on April 16, 2011, 06:29:54 PM
Plan of this week :  completed the last 2 parts available.


I thought to Apply the black vinyl, but it need a little work again : Woodfiller
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863486-dsc-0223.jpg)

in the meantine, finishing other parts
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863486-dsc-0224.jpg)
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863486-dsc-0225.jpg)
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863486-dsc-0226.jpg)

Not perfect but I do my best

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863524-dsc-0231.jpg)
Not enough white  vinyl to continue, I bought another one but worth than the fist  :twisted:

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863524-dsc-0230.jpg)

and now back in the cellar to retrieve what I can
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863524-dsc-0228.jpg)
I have not managed to remove the rest, 'the seat' of the cab, not too damaged so its a good news in fact  :lol:

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863524-dsc-0227.jpg)
look at this !!
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863556-dsc-0232.jpg)
 :-[
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863557-dsc-0233.jpg)
you know the rest .... Sanding

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863557-dsc-0234.jpg)
in the meantime the polaris gift makes the air

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863775-dsc-0239.jpg)
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863557-dsc-0235.jpg)
Done
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863557-dsc-0238.jpg)
and now primer
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863582-dsc-0240.jpg)
Black paint
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863582-dsc-0241.jpg)
Sunday update
As you can see i decided to leave the speaker grill and paint it in place. I do not have the tool th replace it.
ready for second coat of paint
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863582-dsc-0243.jpg)
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863582-dsc-0244.jpg)

third coat for this one, "clearcoat"
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863582-dsc-0246.jpg)

and after paint, wood treatment
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519863582-dsc-0245.jpg)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on April 17, 2011, 10:24:56 PM
I bought these:

(http://www.modelfixings.co.uk/images/inserts.gif)

to put behind the grills and these:

(http://www.modelfixings.co.uk/images/HT%20Button%20Head.bmp)

to mount the grills.

The first things, you screw in the wood with a hex driver. Then you have a "regular" "bolt" for the button screw.

Bought these here:
http://www.modelfixings.co.uk

Haven't installed them yet though....hope it works out great !


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on April 18, 2011, 10:24:31 PM
I just re-installed the speaker grills and the stuff about works GREAT !

The _really_ important thing is that _ANY_ metal left of the former rivets has to be _completely_ removed from the holes !!!
Use a drill of "just" the right size to do this. If any metal is left, you're NOT going to be able to screw in the "bolts".

If the holes are nice and clean, screwing them in is a piece of cake. I screwed them so far that they are a little bit below the surface. This way the grills will be completely flat.
The bolts I choose work perfectly, look great (black), not too big of a "button" on top and IMHO looks as good as original.

Will upload some pics later...


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on April 18, 2011, 11:19:40 PM
The key to success in using this solution is that _ANY_ metal rests of the former rivets MUST be removed. I drilled them out. IF YOU OWN A SW COCKPIT REMOVE THE MARQUEE BEFORE DOING THIS, ELSE YOU MAY DAMAGE IT WHEN DRILLING THE HOLES OF THE SEAT SPEAKERS !

Start, you can see some of the metal "leftovers":
(http://gallery.me.com/andre.huijts/100027/DSCF6659/web.jpg?ver=13031605270001)

(http://gallery.me.com/andre.huijts/100027/DSCF6662/web.jpg?ver=13031605970001)

Once drilled out/removed the metal, you simply screw in the "inserts" with a hex-tool. Be sure to buy the inserts types without the "edge" so you can screw them in far enough to make the "sink" under the surface a little bit, so that the grill will sit flush.
(http://gallery.me.com/andre.huijts/100027/DSCF6664/web.jpg?ver=13031605870001)

e sure to screw in the inserts as STRAIGHT as possible so the bolts will go in straight too

Replace the grill and inserted the bolts:
(http://gallery.me.com/andre.huijts/100027/DSCF6665/web.jpg?ver=13031605590001)

Done:
(http://gallery.me.com/andre.huijts/100027/DSCF6669/web.jpg?ver=13031606060001)

One hole was a bit too big after I removed the metal (first try). So for this hole I took a plug instead. Make sure the "head" is sunk so the grill will wit flush. I was very lucky as the hole was "exactly" tight enough for the bolt.

(http://gallery.me.com/andre.huijts/100027/DSCF6666/web.jpg?ver=13031606330001)



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on April 26, 2011, 07:44:11 PM
Thank you Andre I think it  is a perfect solution !

So 10 days without update by me it's crazy !!  :D but as I said before if I did not get into the apartment I could not work on it..

Much work on such a small part..
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519919061-dsc-0249.jpg)
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519918899-dsc-0258.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519918915-dsc-0259.jpg)

Finishing today
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519918934-dsc-0265.jpg)

And today too, I received a small package 26/04
(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/pd8q_dsc_0261-2.jpg)

By using auctionchex, it means sending a check to the seller through an intermediary

-Sending an order to bob on 11/04
-Answer from bob the next day 12/04
-Connect to auctionchex immediatly, and send by bank transfer the amout in € to a belgium Bank with fees (1€)
-Having a mail from bob on 15/04 order shipped !
-Check Received by bob 20/04

a big blue (everyone with an atari vector game need one day a big blue  :wink:)

and ARII harness connector kit, need it too because the harness was cut :twisted:
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519918955-dsc-0263.jpg)



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on April 29, 2011, 07:47:39 PM
Another picture with the metal part

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519856134-dsc-0268.jpg)

Good news today i made a new search on google and i find my PCB cage.
of course not in France, and, not in Europe, only in USA, delivery worldwide but not for this amount, I must one more time ask one friend  :?

here's the pictures of the cage from an upright cab
(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/122q_10089_0_fs.jpg)

(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/rup5_10089_1_fs.jpg)



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on May 06, 2011, 11:58:44 PM
I think I've got something here that belongs to you. And to Ckong  ;D ;D ;D ;D



(http://gallery.me.com/andre.huijts/100915/DSCF6790/web.jpg?ver=13047190740001)



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on May 07, 2011, 01:54:07 PM
I think I've got something here that belongs to you. And to Ckong  ;D ;D ;D ;D

YES !!!  :lol:
Thanks !


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: ckong on May 07, 2011, 04:49:03 PM
Muchos Gracias  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

You are ACE. Thanks, I will collect it asap.


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on June 04, 2011, 03:53:10 PM
Little update, received last week my PCB cage, I do not really have time to work on it before.
Today, it's the moment to take care of it  ;D
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519853880-dsc-0039.jpg)

(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/wq9s_dsc_0040.jpg)
Is that all SW cockpit parts are just as rotten ? :evil:
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519853880-dsc-0041.jpg)

After work this afternoon
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519853880-dsc-0042.jpg)
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519853880-dsc-0043.jpg)
sanding of course and phosphoric acide inside...

I also found my atari's cash box .. I gave it a little beauty too
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519853906-dsc-0006.jpg)
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519853906-dsc-0007.jpg)
Meanwhile all the parts that are ready quietly waiting, patiently in the Star Wars 's wardrobe (c)  :lol:

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519853906-dsc-0044.jpg)









Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on June 05, 2011, 06:45:55 PM
To paint the Pcb cage, I chose the  hammered paint I bought at the beginning. a little shiny but it's ok for me. :wink:

First, Primer even if it is not necessary with this paint and always my beautiful paint booth  :lol:
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519854110-dsc-0045.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519854110-dsc-0046.jpg)
then black (dark gray) hammered paint

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519854110-dsc-0047.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519854110-dsc-0048.jpg)







Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Superully on June 05, 2011, 07:06:53 PM
why didn't you spray it golden like it was originally?


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on June 05, 2011, 07:14:58 PM
good question
I did not expect to recover the original appearance, I mean, I don't think I succeeded, it is not a painting but a treatment of metal but I may be wrong  ???


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on June 12, 2011, 01:22:22 PM
PCB cage is ready :)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519856208-dsc-0058.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519856226-dsc-0056.jpg)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on June 13, 2011, 12:20:59 AM
I think that looks a whole lot better than trying to make it look like a "golden" finish again, which will probably never look close anyway.


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on March 04, 2012, 05:59:13 PM
Still in my basement so nothing new about the cab - but today i saw one good things on reproHero tweet :  :wink:

Star Wars cockpit artwork are finally in production !!! (see below)

http://t.co/CW9AiMCl (http://t.co/CW9AiMCl)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on March 04, 2012, 06:18:45 PM
Uuuh....http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=3395.0

;);)

By the way, the backdoor fits perfect !!! If only I could find back my Atary vinyl....


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on March 04, 2012, 06:21:06 PM
Uuuh....http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=3395.0

;);)


Argh ! I missed it too, too much work not enough time  :-\


A picture of the back door on situation ?


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on March 04, 2012, 06:26:50 PM
Very little use without the vinyl....will make a pic when its totally complete...incl.lock


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on March 15, 2012, 11:49:57 PM
I have good news, and I have bad news !

The good news: I found the left-over black (pica) vinyl.
The bad news: The left over pieces are too small !!! :(

Now I'm going to have to buy some more. Bought this through Suzo but they don't have a "take away" counter anymore so it's harder to order now for me...or at least more expensive.
The stuff is very expensive too from them...I am currently looking at alternatives....with some help here and there, stay tuned....


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on May 08, 2012, 05:26:22 PM
3 weeks ago I decided to get back to work  ;D
 
Some minor repairs to rotten piece of wood, but essentially the cardboard bezel around the screen.


I check the status of the original one - Not really good.
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519856398-dsc-0004.jpg)

(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/walt_dsc_0002.jpg)

whatever the work on it, the result will not match..

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519856432-dsc-0003.jpg)

I keep it , and I will try to build one, this should not be worse than this one  :lol:

A little brainstorming to find the best way to do it.

I find sheets of paper 240 g black satin, but not big enough, we will do with.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519856525-dsc-0008.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519856525-dsc-0010.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519856525-dsc-0013.jpg)

I stick another piece of paper thicker cardboard (240 g) behind.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519856525-dsc-0009.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519856525-dsc-0012.jpg)



Then I tried several methods, spray paint ;

Pathetic  :ghost:

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519856543-dsc-0014.jpg)

Paint roller, paint does not stick at all

Then I realized it had to glue the silver strips.

At first I thought the aluminum roll of plumber

(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/xjz3_ssc.jpg)

the result was not good either.

and what about Silver vinyl of course ! best solution for me I think.

So today.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519856562-dsc-0015.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519856562-dsc-0016.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519856562-dsc-0018.jpg)

Much better than painting and really good Color/effect.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519856562-dsc-0017.jpg)

Half of the cardboard done !

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519856576-dsc-0019.jpg)



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Superully on May 08, 2012, 05:50:46 PM
cool effort! doesn't look like an easy task!!!


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: DanP on May 08, 2012, 06:32:30 PM
Are there any plans out there on how to make one of these?   My cab is totally missing one :(

Dan


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on May 08, 2012, 06:34:16 PM
cool effort! doesn't look like an easy task!!!

indeed and lot of time for this small thing :)

Are there any plans out there on how to make one of these?   My cab is totally missing one :(

Dan

No plan to my knowledge ...


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on May 08, 2012, 06:45:03 PM
cool effort! doesn't look like an easy task!!!

indeed and lot of time for this small thing :)

Small but important. One of those details that simply "make" it perfect. The reflection of the picture in the bezel is something you wont know about if its missing but you will miss once it's gone ;)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on May 08, 2012, 09:16:02 PM
Great work, love the improvising !


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: DarthNuno on May 08, 2012, 09:23:09 PM
That's what I love on our hobby ... the improvisation and the research of a solution! Looks great!  :)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on May 08, 2012, 09:24:24 PM
Great work, love the improvising !
;D

The next part

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519856955-dsc-0020.jpg)

It remains to link the two pieces.



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on May 08, 2012, 09:42:27 PM
Great work !! Looks very original :)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on August 30, 2012, 02:19:36 PM
Today  8)

Dismantling of this magnificent monitor -  the amplifone 25 ". Not already done because of no time for improvisation with a screen this size.
 
The cellar is full I currently have 4 cab in (including SW cockpit)
now it's done - thanks Atarimania  :P I take care of it as you can see.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519857268-dsc-0001.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519857268-dsc-0002.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519857268-dsc-0003.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519857268-dsc-0004.jpg)

Next time 4 floors with the rest of the cockpit - soon..


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on August 30, 2012, 06:33:32 PM
After little cleaning

(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/bkig_ampliphone-5.jpg)

and replacement of missing connectors Fist one the monitor



The pins are (looking from behind and left to right):

Brown
Yellow
Blue
key (Empty)
Red
;D
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519857479-dsc-0007.jpg)
and  the Amplifone High Voltage Board

(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/nqkb_photo3-(2).jpg)




Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on August 30, 2012, 06:36:04 PM
Done

(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/pt9c_photo.jpg)

(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/gtkx_dsc_0008-(2).jpg)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on September 08, 2012, 09:56:54 PM
Tonight, I just place pre-order of my S W Cockpit Side Art Complete Set  on TOD website !!  Yes !!

(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/qdlk_sw.jpg)  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on September 29, 2012, 06:00:05 PM
This is it !

After several tests we the cab is on the 4th floor.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519857583-dsc-0033.jpg)

More picture a bit later..


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: gyruss on September 29, 2012, 07:28:29 PM
just read the whole topic again... very impressive so far!


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on September 30, 2012, 09:07:02 AM
just read the whole topic again... very impressive so far!
a little long but we need to be patient with our hobby  ;)

So the first step  - out of the cellar and go through the garage.
we need to be at least two.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519857663-photo2.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519857663-photo1.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519857663-photo3.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519857698-photo4.jpg)

then exit through the ramp as cars and go (20 m) through the main door to access the stairs.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519857698-photo7.jpg)

not enough space ?

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519857698-photo5.jpg)

The last time we had stopped there...

this time...

2nd Floor
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519857720-photo9.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519857720-photo10.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519857720-photo11.jpg)

and finally..
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519857720-photo12.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519857720-photo13.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519857720-photo14.jpg)



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on September 30, 2012, 09:57:27 AM
Tonight, I just place pre-order of my S W Cockpit Side Art Complete Set  on TOD website !!  Yes !!

(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/qdlk_sw.jpg)  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

You know......in some strange way I wished my SW had totally missing/completely damaged side art like yours, so that I wouldn't have to think twice about ordering that side art.

I think the side art on mine is still in pretty good condition, even though there are some obvious scrapes and scuffs. lets say its in a 75% condition. That, plus the color difference between the US and Irish side art makes me lean to not getting it. However, talking about the color, those preview pictures look to me like they are actually more colored like the Irish than the US. I have seen the US version cockpits a couple of times (Barcade, Luc), and IMHO the blue is deeper than that on those. But it's just a preview so you never know.

I would love to a real sample of one of the small pieces....


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on September 30, 2012, 08:06:14 PM

You know......in some strange way I wished my SW had totally missing/completely damaged side art like yours, so that I wouldn't have to think twice about ordering that side art.

I think the side art on mine is still in pretty good condition, even though there are some obvious scrapes and scuffs. lets say its in a 75% condition. That, plus the color difference between the US and Irish side art makes me lean to not getting it. However, talking about the color, those preview pictures look to me like they are actually more colored like the Irish than the US. I have seen the US version cockpits a couple of times (Barcade, Luc), and IMHO the blue is deeper than that on those. But it's just a preview so you never know.

I would love to a real sample of one of the small pieces....

I have not in fact the same problem  ;D but it is clear for me that your cockpit does not require the replacement of the sides and for mine the pictures do not show the reality it is worse ! and with all rebuilt parts and the canopy perspex i have no choice  :P

another good picture after climbing the stairs a moment of game with a lot of imagination for Atarimania ...

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519858101-dsc-0034.jpg)

few remaining pictures

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519858156-dsc-0030.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519858156-dsc-0031.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519858389-dsc-0038.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519858389-dsc-0039.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519858389-dsc-0040.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519858389-dsc-0041.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519858389-dsc-0042.jpg)



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Belike on September 30, 2012, 08:14:25 PM



(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/2ttx_dsc_0034.jpg)
Cool pic, Franck and Lord Vader! ;D


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on October 05, 2012, 08:15:42 PM
still working when I have little time.

A lot of work remaining, more cleaning and other things

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519858612-dsc-0031-2.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519858629-dsc-0043-86.jpg)

Just remember  :o

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519858718-dsc-0297.jpg)
now
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519858777-dsc-0036-2.jpg)

(http://ttp://img2.uplood.fr/free/hquj_dsc_0038-(2).jpg)
With the power Brick

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519858801-dsc-0036-3.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519858801-dsc-0037-3.jpg)
More..
Sides are cracked in some places. Wood glue + clamp

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519858993-dsc-0033-3.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519858910-dsc-0040-2.jpg)
other things to do the seat.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519858935-dsc-0033-2.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519858935-dsc-0034-2.jpg)
then a little paint soon

(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/zonq_dsc_0033-(3).jpg)

after a phosphoric acid bath

(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/lej3_dsc_0035-(3).jpg)




Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on October 05, 2012, 08:35:42 PM
Oh wow, you completely emerged the harness in water ? I never do this because I am afraid that water remains in/ near the pins in the connectors and start corrosion.
I always use paper towel and a spray cleaner like Glassex, spray on the towel and then go around the entire length of the wires. A lot more work but safer I think.

..or are you going to replace the pins in the connectors ?

That SW cockpit of yours has has a hard life, awesome to see it come back to glory step by step........


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on October 05, 2012, 08:46:57 PM
no, not replacement of connectors, but I immediately dried all harness after that .Logically no problem.

Step by step yes, I must work on the basis of the cockpit as soon as possible (rotten wood) ...


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on October 06, 2012, 01:14:39 PM
Some shopping this morning..

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519919229-dsc-0031-4.jpg)
And...

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519919239-dsc-0099-1.jpg)

a small victory in the long road  ;D

I am looking for another marquee but now ...

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519919292-sw-marquee061012.jpg)

Edit : More pictures.

work in progress...
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519919799-dsc-0033.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519919799-dsc-0034.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519919799-dsc-0035.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519919799-dsc-0036.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519919799-dsc-0037.jpg)

Must wait for the moment it's ugly ..  :o

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519919843-dsc-0038.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519919843-dsc-0040.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519919843-dsc-0041.jpg)


Indeed there is only one fan factory built into the cockpit. Make sure the airflow is UPWARD (note the markings on the fan) when you install it back, mine was upside down (not much use, drawing hot air down.....)

After installing the fan I was surprised  :o
Mine was therefore mounted upside down too ! :ghost:

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519919430-fan-sw061012.jpg)








Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on October 06, 2012, 09:57:42 PM
still have 2 connectors to rewire on the harness to go to the AR2 - any of you could give me the wiring please ?  

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519919996-ar2-1.jpg)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on October 07, 2012, 12:07:39 AM
Check the manual, the wire colors will tell you..sorry don't have time to have a look right now and not tomorrow either...once you have the correct ones mark both the identical sized connectors on the harness and PCB so you can't make a mistake ever in the future....


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on October 07, 2012, 09:19:03 AM
Check the manual, the wire colors will tell you..sorry don't have time to have a look right now and not tomorrow either...once you have the correct ones mark both the identical sized connectors on the harness and PCB so you can't make a mistake ever in the future....

Thanks

I had not seen on the manual ...normal in fact they are on the Schematic Package Supplement

http://arcarc.xmission.com/PDF_Arcade_Atari_Kee/Star_Wars/Star_Wars_SP-225_1st_Printing.pdf (http://arcarc.xmission.com/PDF_Arcade_Atari_Kee/Star_Wars/Star_Wars_SP-225_1st_Printing.pdf)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Laszo on October 08, 2012, 09:08:31 AM
Oh wow, you completely emerged the harness in water ? I never do this because I am afraid that water remains in/ near the pins in the connectors and start corrosion.
I always use paper towel and a spray cleaner like Glassex, spray on the towel and then go around the entire length of the wires. A lot more work but safer I think.

..or are you going to replace the pins in the connectors ?

That SW cockpit of yours has has a hard life, awesome to see it come back to glory step by step........

For years I' ve been using a lot of water. I use soap and decreaser to clean the harness then use a lot of really hot water to get rid of all the dirt, soap, chemicals. A bathtub with running hot water is best. Then directly after the water a submerge the whole harness in spiritus (rubbing alcohol). I use a big curverbox with a lit for that. The Spiritus absorbs the water. Just submerge it and take it out, don't leave it in. Then take it out and use a blowdryer to quickly remove the spiritus. Do the last part outside so that you don't inhale the fumes. I also use it for pcb's ...... So far I did not use it on transformers, coils and electric engines because I fear that the laquer used in isolation the windings may disolve in spiritus.... Have to test that one day.


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on October 08, 2012, 11:47:21 AM
Yes I meant the schematics instead of the manual. In case you still need the info or pictures I have some time this evening.

@Laszo: interesting method :)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on October 08, 2012, 07:37:22 PM
Yes I meant the schematics instead of the manual. In case you still need the info or pictures I have some time this evening.

@Laszo: interesting method :)

yes of course for the pictures at least to check that I am right.

edit this evening.
https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519920664-dsc-0039.jpg

we must see how it goes below..

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519920664-dsc-0038.jpg)

I almost expected..  worst
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519920664-dsc-0039.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519920664-dsc-0040.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519920664-dsc-0041.jpg)

ouch !  :evil:

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519920664-dsc-0042.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519920664-dsc-0043.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519920696-dsc-0044.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519920665-dsc-0045.jpg)

not surprised so far.
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519920719-dsc-0046.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519920719-dsc-0047.jpg)

this is the best side.


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on October 08, 2012, 10:20:55 PM
why the cab was not rolling before ? ...

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519859858-dsc-0050.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519859858-dsc-0051.jpg)

it was not planned but I will replace it.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519859858-dsc-0055.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519859858-dsc-0052.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519859858-dsc-0053.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519859858-dsc-0054.jpg)

I have to straighten it  ::)
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519859859-dsc-0056.jpg)

Both sides
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519859859-dsc-0057.jpg)

It's better now
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519860076-dsc-0058.jpg)

enough for this evening ..
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519859874-dsc-0059.jpg)



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: atarimania on October 08, 2012, 10:30:10 PM
Great job ! I understand now why it was so difficult to move it  :roll:

Sure it's a lot of work but for a fantastic vintage game  8)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on October 10, 2012, 10:19:49 PM
Great job ! I understand now why it was so difficult to move it  :roll:


Indeed.

the wood having moved the cab was placed on their sides and not on its wheels. this explains thoses... :oops:

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519921017-dsc-0063.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519921046-dsc-0064.jpg)
Edit : 12.10

A little preparation
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519921078-dsc-0068.jpg)

and Bondo Time !
Here in France named 'Sintobois' one box for one corner..

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519921078-dsc-0069.jpg)

Meanwhile after primer earlier this week (this color reminds me of the "m110" used as a primer on the boat when I worked in ship/submarine repair)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519921140-dsc-0037.jpg)

to pass the time

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519921196-dsc-0070.jpg)

30 minutes later

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519921227-dsc-0071.jpg)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on October 13, 2012, 09:05:05 PM
Today I had planned to work oustide to replace the base of the cockpit, but the weather was not good today.

Anyway, I spent a loooot of time to adjust to the plywood base.

Some pictures taken today
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519860318-dsc-0073.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519860318-dsc-0074.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519860318-dsc-0076.jpg)


I plan to cut that little part, make anoter one and replace it.

(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/l04u_dsc_0078.jpg)
Another part to replace old one. x2

Here
 (http://img2.uplood.fr/free/sg3o_dsc_0079.jpg)

I must check if it is ok before fixing.
(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/aq5r_dsc_0082.jpg)

Now the cab is no more **naked**  it's better  :lol:
(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/34co_dsc_0081.jpg)

much better isnit it ?

(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/ahqf_dsc_0083.jpg)



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: atarimania on October 13, 2012, 10:12:34 PM
You're going to have a "NOS" sw  ;D ;D


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on October 14, 2012, 12:27:00 PM
Still naked inside ;);)

great work and I love that you are restoring the wood and not replacing it. This way it stil stays the old cab :)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on October 14, 2012, 02:16:27 PM
You're going to have a "NOS" sw  ;D ;D

yes fist letter of my name N + Old + Star was    :)
 
Still naked inside ;);)

great work and I love that you are restoring the wood and not replacing it. This way it stil stays the old cab :)

yes still naked :) but not totally so about that, did you find time to check the Deflection Board & HV board ?

For now I am waiting to receive the sides from Rich before installing the screen for example.

Restoring wood yes  :D when I can or when it is possible, so not everytime. Maybe more expensive and take longer to repair rather than replace.
Today, a bit of painting.

Before too lazy to remove the rivets  :-\

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519860594-dsc-0087.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519860594-dsc-0088.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519860594-dsc-0089.jpg)


very quick protection.
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519860660-dsc-0090.jpg)

Then Primer
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519860660-dsc-0091.jpg)

After 2 hours black paint

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519860660-dsc-0092.jpg)

With the camera we can see the colors of the primer that we can not see with the human eyes.

No problem 2 nd coat of Black paint  ;D
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519860676-dsc-0100.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519860660-dsc-0095.jpg)



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on October 28, 2012, 08:38:52 AM
Work with the router yesterday.

The first one (hole) was not so bad
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519860829-dsc-0113.jpg)

next ... worse.
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519860829-dsc-0115.jpg)

I have to go several times and then. Perfect !
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519860829-dsc-0117.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519860829-dsc-0119.jpg)

Otherwise, I knew I had still a lot of work but what remains is really disgusting !! :twisted:

Look at this... did you know someone who can do this ?  :arrow:
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519860858-dsc-0109.jpg)
Do you understand ?

The real size/form of a sw cockpit.
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519860858-dsc-0110.jpg)
 >:(


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: atarimania on October 28, 2012, 10:26:21 AM
Why did they "cut" this cab!!!!!!  :o :o :o ??? ???

Maybe you can keep it as it! We already have mini-upright cabs (cabaret), you can introduce a new style: "cockpit cabaret"  ;D


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: DarthNuno on October 28, 2012, 11:24:44 AM
Ouch! From whom did you get that cockpit by the way? I mean for an operator or someone else?
I can see only two reasons : cut to fit a special location, or cut to hide 'damaged' edges...  :ghost:
Fortunately it can be fixed, but it adds additional work you didn't need at this point  :-\
Good job and don't give up!


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on October 28, 2012, 11:27:06 AM

Maybe you can keep it as it! We already have mini-upright cabs (cabaret), you can introduce a new style: "cockpit cabaret"  ;D

Pfffff !!  ;D
Ouch! From whom did you get that cockpit by the mean? I mean for an operator or someone else?
I can see only two reasons : cut to fit a special location, or cut to hide 'damaged' edges...  :ghost:
Fortunately it can be fixed, but it adds additional work you didn't need at this point  :-\
Good job and don't give up!

yes it is planned of course already have mdf 18 mm for this.
another reason , bullshit !!!


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on November 01, 2012, 02:20:56 PM
Not working today so a little time to spend on the cab.

First finishing the bottom.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519861030-dsc-0124.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519861030-dsc-0125.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519861030-dsc-0128.jpg)
so Next   :arrow:
I cut that i can not keep  :ghost:

My turn to cut parts !!  :evil:

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519861065-dsc-0131.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519861065-dsc-0132.jpg)

Slowly

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519861065-dsc-0133.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519861065-dsc-0134.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519861065-dsc-0135.jpg)

now we must replace the missing parts

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519861099-dsc-0137.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519861099-dsc-0138.jpg)

Perfect !

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519861117-dsc-0139.jpg)

just one thing before putting in place.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519861117-dsc-0140.jpg)

it start to be good.
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519861117-dsc-0142.jpg)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on December 22, 2012, 04:42:48 PM
II do not have enough time to work on it as much as I would like, but when I have 30 minutes I have enough to keep me busy.


(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519861803-dsc-0129.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519861803-dsc-0161.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519861803-dsc-0165.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519861803-dsc-0166.jpg)

Just for the fun with the new canopy plexi set /
Still lot of work on the wood - and add a small piece on the bottom.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519861890-dsc-0174.jpg)


If I really want to know in what condition is the wood, Imust be removed from the art.

beginning with the small part

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519861876-dsc-0176.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519861877-dsc-0177.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519861877-dsc-0178.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519861968-dsc-0179.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519861968-dsc-0180.jpg)

...

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519861968-dsc-0181.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519861968-dsc-0182.jpg)


The cockpit loses its charm.
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519861968-dsc-0183.jpg)

I can start now..
Bondo time !

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519862027-dsc-0184.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519862027-dsc-0185.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519862415-dsc-0187.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519862027-dsc-0188.jpg)

Just check now if i can replace the bottom of the Cab.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519862027-dsc-0189.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519862027-dsc-0190.jpg)

Sanding with the dremel and recovery from another part

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519862027-dsc-0193.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519862028-dsc-0194.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519862028-dsc-0196.jpg)

It's crazy how long it takes   :spaceace: :spaceace:
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519862647-dsc-0197.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519861968-dsc-0198.jpg)
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519862647-dsc-0199.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519862647-dsc-0200.jpg)

the cockpit can now stay on its four wheels :D

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/4/1519861968-dsc-0201.jpg)







Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on December 23, 2012, 09:20:53 AM
This is confirmed.

Black Vinyl (Oracal 651) is not strong enough at least to the seat - the horizontal part  - because the other part is black FORMICA.

I have to find another supplier I'll let you know if what I think works.
Undo...

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475930629-dsc-0287.jpg)
I hope I finish in 2013  :roll:

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475930646-dsc-0286.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475930660-dsc-0288.jpg)

I also wanted to remove the two upper parts.

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475931018-2.jpg)

Currently I have not yet succeeded

I removed  5 screws
3 here

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475930753-dsc-0291-2.jpg)
Another one

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475930789-dsc-0290-2.jpg)
And the last here

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475930838-dsc-0295-2.jpg)

Any idea ?  :arrow:





Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Muerto on April 13, 2013, 03:40:22 PM
Hi HI!

When i assembled mine, i noticed that there where some glue on the pieces where they joined on the finished cockpit....

There´s some glue in between the 1st and the 2nd piece (where the arches meet the base so to speak.. (the arches is made of 3 pieces of MDF, an inner, middle and the outer one which in theres cut holes for the artwork)) the screws are just there to be sure it didnt move.
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/muerto/arc/SWglue.jpg)

Also here between the canopy "beam" and the piece coming up.
(http://img2.uplood.fr/free/glbq_dsc_0290-2.jpg)

I would use a crowbar (!) and gently!!


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on April 14, 2013, 08:50:49 AM
Thank you muerto !


(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475930491-dsc-0437.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475930517-dsc-0249.jpg)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Muerto on April 14, 2013, 10:20:49 AM
Youre most welcome! glad it worked!!! :spaceace:


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on May 25, 2013, 02:28:13 PM
Time is a luxury I do not have these days but a little progress.

Before
(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475926063-dsc-0280.jpg)

After
(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475926093-dsc-0014.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475926713-img-6755.jpg)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on July 16, 2013, 09:50:24 PM
Still working on it

Black vinyl was replaced , I use now vinyl for tuning cars.

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475927006-img-3035.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475927006-img-3052.jpg)



(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475927042-dsc-0043.jpg)

Now I can say I know this cocpkit it was completely dismantled by me

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475927079-img-3097.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475927078-dsc-0057.jpg)


(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475927407-dsc-0249.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475927290-img-3098.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475927486-dsc-0094.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475927535-dsc-0100.jpg)

Now prepare the side for the t-molding (at the end  ;D of course)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475927540-dsc-0101.jpg)

The most annoying is the dust and clean up after  :evil:

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475927561-dsc-0103.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475927570-dsc-0104.jpg)

I also received a few days ago the new marquee from TOD, I'm a little disappointed I wonder how it is possible to pass these defects on the A letter ....


(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475927592-img-3060.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475927785-img-3023.jpg)

On location with the light

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475927989-dsc-0106.jpg)

I still have to redo the sides (remember hey were cut by the previous owner) I need  19mm MDF and I expect the art from TOD to have the fully correct size. and so sanding ans dust of course and but the biggest is behind me I think  ::)

edit : replacing broken links again


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: DarthNuno on July 16, 2013, 10:50:28 PM
Really happy to see you're still on track regarding this restoration, after... damn so many years! You'll really deserve your first games on it, when everything will be done!  ;) Really great job!


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on July 20, 2013, 01:33:29 PM
yes so many time, bought in at the  beginning of 2010  ::)

So, I am looking for those screws, anyone know the reference of these ? and where I can buy them?

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475930123-dsc-0098.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475930137-dsc-0099.jpg)

There are still many things to do before the next step (sides), finally announced in August (hopefully 2013) ...

now sanding before black paint

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475930207-dsc-0095.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475930214-dsc-0097.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475930220-dsc-0096.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475930289-dsc-0103.jpg)

Edit : remove broken links funny to read finally announced in August 2013 - actually september 2015 still waiting  :twisted:
ediot broken link octobre 2016 no comment


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: R64 on July 21, 2013, 11:00:44 AM
Hi Hi,

The head on those look like these ones that I've bought from these guys previously:

(https://www.spaldingfasteners.co.uk/media/com_hikashop/upload/thumbnail_200x200/black_pozi_flange_self_tapping_screws_696532807.jpg)

https://www.spaldingfasteners.co.uk/product-categories/product/135161-no8-42mm-black-pozi-flange-self-tapping-screws/category_pathway-18 (https://www.spaldingfasteners.co.uk/product-categories/product/135161-no8-42mm-black-pozi-flange-self-tapping-screws/category_pathway-18)

https://www.spaldingfasteners.co.uk/component/search/?searchword=black+flange+screws&ordering=&searchphrase=all (https://www.spaldingfasteners.co.uk/component/search/?searchword=black+flange+screws&ordering=&searchphrase=all)

Though the thread is different - they do up to 1" length.

 :)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: italiandoh on July 21, 2013, 11:09:36 AM
Hi Hi,

 ;D


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on July 21, 2013, 11:36:17 AM

no way :) but I was expecting this joke one time or another  ;D ;D

Edit : Black paint this morning

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475929995-dsc-0105.jpg)

 :evil: :evil: :evil: these rollers who lose their fiber !
(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475930008-dsc-0106.jpg)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: R64 on July 21, 2013, 02:50:00 PM
Great work by the way! Though it looks like you need a shed!


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on July 21, 2013, 05:56:23 PM
Great work by the way! Though it looks like you need a shed!

Yes or a big house :)

Thanks for your link these screws are larger.

(http://img3.uplood.fr/free/e7f4_dsc_0107.jpg)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on July 27, 2013, 04:09:04 PM
the turn of the floor covering - Polaris Thanks again :)

I will cover this part
(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475928197-dsc-0015.jpg)

and finally put this part too with the 2 speakers

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475928232-dsc-0016.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475928264-dsc-0097.jpg)
Before cutting I take a large margin.

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475928302-dsc-0017.jpg)

One more, it looks good
(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475928308-dsc-0018.jpg)

Perfect, now I can bonding with neoprene glue

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475928327-dsc-0023.jpg)

a good thing made & ​​3 part which have found their right place.

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475928334-dsc-0025.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475928344-dsc-0026.jpg)

the last one for the fun - of course they are  not screwed

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475928361-dsc-0030.jpg)

After removing the protective film on the plexi canopy.

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475928951-dsc-0034.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475928964-dsc-0035.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475928976-dsc-0037.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475928984-dsc-0038.jpg)
nice result  ;D

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475929068-dsc-0051.jpg)
edit : remove broken links - one more time


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: bat968 on August 06, 2013, 10:39:40 PM
(http://www.ltparis.com/images/vader-impressive.jpg)


:shock: :shock: :shock:

Good luck for what's next, you deserve it!!


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on August 09, 2013, 08:51:16 PM
thanks  ;)

André did you have time to check   the 2 board that I left you on Eurocade 2012?


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on August 09, 2013, 09:02:42 PM
Well....

Have to disappoint you my friend. You and Atarimania and Belike... :oops: :oops: :oops:

I have been working on their boards on and off, but things don't improve a lot....I really have a fish with the WG6100s....

Working on my knees, right next to the SW cockpit is just not working out either....not having a working 6100 to compare to is also a big problem.

This has been on my chest for a long time I know but I may be better if others would have a look at the WG6100 stuff.....sorry guys !  :oops: :oops: :oops:

I can work on Amplifone stuff though. It's like "home" for me compared to the WG6100....

So guys, please let me know what you want me to do, bring your WG6100 stuff to RGE or postpone until I have a decent workplace...


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on August 09, 2013, 09:05:05 PM
time is not a problem, you do me a favor :)


and this is the reason I wanted to buy an WG6100/Amplifone extension cable


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on October 08, 2016, 01:02:24 PM
Hello

this project is not over even if the link are.

Waiting for sidearts from Tod of course, the force is not (enough) strong with him, more than 4 years..

When i have time i still working on it.

The news :

I test last year the PCB on an upright SW and we have picture and the game is working.
We have a sound issue, but not a problem at the moment.

This year, I add the missing part so the cockpit is now complete, a really cockpit not a cabaret  ;D

Here is the status :

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/40/1475923575-img-6752.jpg)

And the work for missing part.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/3/1521017689-img-6359.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/3/1521017689-img-6361.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/3/1521017689-img-6362.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/3/1521017689-img-6363.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/3/1521017689-img-6364.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/3/1521017690-img-6366.jpg)



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Level42 on October 08, 2016, 01:13:26 PM
Wow, you still are around !

I still have parts from you here......and to be totally honest.....I'm not going to fix them. I have no time/drive to work on my own stuff, let alone on that of others.
I'm really sorry about that but it's better to be clear and honest about it then to keep delaying.....

I'd like to send back your parts if possible, let me know how we can work that out in PM.

Cheers, André.



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 28, 2018, 09:44:17 PM
Hello,

Here is the news -
the bad one.

TOG alias Rich alias the ASSHOLE cancel my 6 years order in december 2017 and by the way two others, he reimburse me, a 6 month order supposed to be shipping next week of course and 4 months for the last.

if you've ever had anything to do with him you know that guy is totally unprofessional, he's lying all the time I've never seen that in my life, and how to explain it took more than 6 years for those arts every month & every years he told to us next month : shame ! shame ! shame !
cheescake, international orders like me was not fullfill 2 months after shipping for the US orders.
At this time i know only one guy in uk among 10 - 9 because as i already said he cancel my order.

The best, he try to scam me 3 month before saying he has already reimburse me, and the order was cancel be me two years before.

if you are skeptical, take a seat and read the folowing.

He sell the art on ebay, I need the art, so I asked a friend to buy one for me, shipping in USA.
Using BIN on ebay, the order was fulfill the next day !! this is the good news

So it means he have stock and the only explanation for me, he don't want to ship international order because of the free shipping he offer after 5 years waiting, and only try to save time and make the international prepaid order canceled. one word ASSHOLE !!


(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519850370-img-1226.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519850370-img-1227.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519850370-img-1228.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519850370-img-1229.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519850370-img-1230.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519850370-img-1231.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519850372-img-1234.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519850403-img-1232.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519850403-img-1236.jpg)
So seven years after find the cab i have at least the art to finish it !


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 28, 2018, 10:00:02 PM
I did not count the time I spent working on this cab, remember a lot of water damage and wood parts missing too, I become more and more comfortable working with wood, but I think it's always too long especially at the end before painting

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519851105-img-0523.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519851105-img-0526.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519851105-img-0528.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519851105-img-0532.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519851105-img-0543.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519851106-img-0548.jpg[/img[img]https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519851106-img-0549.jpg)

Finally complete after so long time...
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519851106-img-0550.jpg)

here is the cab at the beginning of this week.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519851918-img-1256.jpg)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Franzy21 on February 28, 2018, 10:03:40 PM
You sure are persevering in your projects  :lol:


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on February 28, 2018, 10:12:49 PM
yes no choice it deserves isn't it ?  ;D
after some work - for the future T molding, sanding, and ... sanding of course a lot of dust, cleaning the each time and several time then Primer, and finally black.
If i could have a workshop  :spaceace:

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519852070-img-1267.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519852070-img-1272.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519852070-img-1281.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519852070-img-1282.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519852070-img-1285.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519852070-img-1286.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519852070-img-1287.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519852070-img-1289.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519852070-img-1290.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519852070-img-1294.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519852444-img-1293.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519852444-img-1297.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519852070-img-1296.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519852070-img-1303.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519852444-img-1320.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/09/3/1519852444-img-1323.jpg)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on March 01, 2018, 08:41:47 AM
I don't get it, he cancelled your order, but i see art there ???  ???


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: itruk on March 01, 2018, 08:52:58 AM
I don't get it, he cancelled your order, but i see art there ???  ???

TOG sells the same cockpit art on US eBay as a buynow and ships within a few days.

So the OP got someone he knows from the US to buy it on his behalf :)


Quote from: Hi
He sell the art on ebay, I need the art, so I asked a friend to buy one for me, shipping in USA.
Using BIN on ebay, the order was fulfill the next day !! this is the good news

So it means he have stock and the only explanation for me, he don't want to ship international order because of the free shipping he offer after 5 years waiting, and only try to save time and make the international prepaid order canceled. one word ASSHOLE !!


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Andreas_AUT on March 01, 2018, 12:01:22 PM
Well, I remember now - I asked him too for purchasing items and his only answer was he wont ship international.

Well, I have to admit you are following your goals. Nice restore after that long time!!
Especially that remanufactured corner looks really nice!


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on March 01, 2018, 05:25:32 PM
I fix I think most of the link to have the old pictures on this tread, what an aventure !!


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Rikitiki on March 01, 2018, 05:45:30 PM
Glad you were finally able to get the art and continue your restore.
You do leave out a few things though.
The biggest for why your order was canceled.

YES this project took longer then expected, obviously. There are too many reasons to list in just a single post.
But there is just no pleasing some.
Your order was canceled, yes. You were fully refunded. when the product was in hand and ready to ship
ALL previous cancel/refunded orders were contacted and given a coupon code to reduce the price which couldve in turn by used to cover shipping
There were about 10 or so orders that this was done for. yours included.
This was done so no one was out money while waiting for the project to finish.
This was also probably the biggest, most expensive arcade art project ever done.
which included ALL art pieces for the cockpit not just the sides.

Sorry you feel this way but again just trying to make everyone happy and if that meant refunding some them until the project was complete
and that makes me an asshole so be it.
Like I said glad to see your able to fully restore your cockpit
Look forward to seeing more of your progress and may the force be with you


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: rogerxy on March 04, 2018, 01:13:42 PM
Totally agree with you Hi, TOG is extremely unprofessional and horrible to deal with. Seldom answers mails, promises to have the order/shipping ready all the time but doesn't follow through etc. etc.

The end result is always great, no mistake about it. But if you buy from them, you have to expect that it will take several months and that you don't get any answers when trying to contact them (and if you get answer, don't expect them to follow through). That's kinda the deal you have to make when ordering something from them, whether you're aware of it or not. Imho.

But it's great to see that you're so determined  :D This hobby is ridiculously expensive for us in Europe compared to in the states so you must be stubborn and not afraid of expenses :)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Luigi on March 07, 2018, 08:36:06 AM
I think it is drastic to call someone an asshole.

I bought three time from TOG and there was never an issue. When I bought my Journey and I asked TOG if they could send the new Journey artwork to COW within the next 2 weeks so it could be shipped with the container stuff, he obviously did a good job to get the artwork printed and shipped to COW. So I have to disagree that everything TOG does is unprofessional and bad.

Things can go wrong, of course, for different reasons. I don't know the whole story but IMHO it's better when someone cancels orders and refunds the money instead of keeping it for even more time (or forever, like it happened with the Star Wars Projekt at RAM Controls).

Quote
Your order was canceled, yes. You were fully refunded. when the product was in hand and ready to ship
ALL previous cancel/refunded orders were contacted and given a coupon code to reduce the price which couldve in turn by used to cover shipping
There were about 10 or so orders that this was done for. yours included.

Did you (Hi) get such an email with a coupon code?



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on March 07, 2018, 08:41:08 AM
thank you all for your message.

No not drastic and I think it is Under the reality, it is unbeliveable to act like this with a customer, it's too easy to write a message to show compassion while it is not,
And I received nothing from TOG (coupon or nothing else)

Here is the status today before applying the sideart I hope before the end of this week.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/10/3/1520414435-img-1385.jpg)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Laszo on March 07, 2018, 05:31:52 PM
Hate, fear, ANGER they are a path to the dark side  ::) You are doing a great job and you will have a cabinet we all can only dream of. Enjoy it!


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on March 12, 2018, 12:31:33 PM
yes not easy to find one as I said at the beginning of this thread.

On Saturday with my friend Atarimania, It took 3 hours.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/1/1520852681-img-1464.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/1/1520852681-img-1466.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/1/1520853023-img-1468.jpg)

It is not perfect, difficult to perfectly center the side, but the result is great I think, I am not able to say how many hours i spend on this machine, but i am sure a lot.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/1/1520852681-img-1469.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/1/1520852681-img-1471.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/1/1520852681-img-1472.jpg)

After installing the t-molding

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/1/1520852693-img-1484.jpg)
So I can really say  : I save it !!  :D  :spaceace:

Time now to install everything else on the cockpit, monitor, PCb's etc.

Before I check the pictures I made in 2010 to install the monitor, and do the same, but it is not correct so i must flip it.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/1/1520852681-img-1478.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/1/1520852693-img-1479.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/1/1520852693-img-1480.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/1/1520852693-img-1481.jpg)

When I power on the first time i only have one basic dot on the center of the monitor, the PCB's game weren't powered properly.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/1/1520852693-img-1482.jpg)

After checking all voltage and little work on the power brick I finally have the PCB's game running.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/1/1520852693-img-1507.jpg)


Here is the status of the voltage on the J5 connector, game PCB's not plugged but everything else yes

I have this

Red lead to pins 1, 2, 3
Black lead to pins 4, 5
17 vdc unregulated so it is ok

Red lead to pin 6
42 v instead 36 a little high but it is without plug the pcb boards

Red lead to pin 8
Black lead to pin 9
I have 15 v instead of 6.3 vac

Red lead to pin 10
Black lead to Pin 14
5.15 v instead of 80vac I have no pin in 14 position.

Red lead to pin 11
Black lead to pin 13
28 v instead of 65vac

No sound, for that I test 2 years ago my PCB's on an upright cabinet, all seems working but without sound so it is not a surprise, this time I have the demo scene I think on a vertical line.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/1/1520852693-img-1504.jpg)



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on March 12, 2018, 03:24:42 PM
Little progress after checking the deflexion board, the led is off now.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/1/1520864812-img-1523.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/1/1520864812-img-1524.jpg)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: rogerxy on March 13, 2018, 01:08:52 AM
Looks amazing!  ;D


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on March 15, 2018, 07:44:04 PM
Still half part of the picture, I am waiting for some components to try to fix it.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/4/1521139370-img-1537.jpg)

In the meantime, still small but time consuming part to do, the bezel, remember totally home made  :P

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/4/1521138613-img-1551.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/4/1521138613-img-1555.jpg)

on location to take and verify the size.
(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/4/1521138613-img-1556.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/4/1521138613-img-1557.jpg)

Finishing the work and paste the last part

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/4/1521138613-img-1558.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/4/1521138613-img-1559.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/4/1521138614-img-1560.jpg)

A little few adjustment needed before close the cab


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: DarthNuno on March 15, 2018, 08:16:34 PM
It's been a while...it's cool to see you'll go to the end of this project!  8) :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on March 18, 2018, 11:30:58 AM
yes this is the end, the end of the cosmetic parts, with the large T-molding on the top.
But before that, let's see if the huge work on the hand made bezel is well done.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/7/1521368163-img-1577.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/7/1521368164-img-1607.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/7/1521368163-img-1608.jpg)

It seems to be quite good, some nice reflexions isn't it ?
Can wait to see the whole picture !!

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/7/1521368163-img-1609.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/7/1521368163-img-1604.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/7/1521368163-img-1605.jpg)

T-molding

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/7/1521368163-img-1580.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/7/1521368163-img-1583.jpg)

And finally more than 7 years after picking up :spaceace:

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/7/1521368993-img-1612.jpg)



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on March 31, 2018, 12:45:57 PM
today it was the first time i saw this on my cockpit  :spaceace: :spaceace:

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/13/6/1522492662-img-1790.jpg)

Things done :
Rewire J105, and verify a lot of soldering, J103 for example.
but after that I only decide to move pot  R79 & R76 for X and Y size.

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/13/6/1522492662-img-1791.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/13/6/1522492662-img-1792.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/13/6/1522492662-img-1793.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/13/6/1522492662-img-1794.jpg)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/13/6/1522492696-img-1797.jpg)

But after shut down and power on another time to verify the test mode another half picture but horizontal this time.

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/13/6/1522492696-img-1798.jpg)

Edit it's ok now explanation was bad soldering on Q5.

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/13/6/1522492663-img-1796.jpg)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: ckong on April 01, 2018, 08:32:32 AM
Congratulations, you must feel very proud.  :spaceace:


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: DarthNuno on April 01, 2018, 09:19:50 AM
Gorgeous !  :-* :-* :-*  :arrow:

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/11/7/1521368993-img-1612.jpg)

Achievement done!  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on April 01, 2018, 09:23:28 AM
happy with that yes, but it is not over, I must fix the sound and before find the issue with the green. no real change with the pot.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/13/7/1522567098-img-1805.jpg)

and the good one
from here (http://www.aaarpinball.com/ASW/ASW.htm)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/13/7/1522567106-intensity-aaarpinball.jpg)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on April 01, 2018, 09:31:14 AM
Gorgeous !  :-* :-* :-*  :arrow:

Achievement done!  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

not yet   :D

I understand the reputation of the amplifone now, it looks awesome during the intro !

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/13/7/1522567795-img-1815.jpg)


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Andreas_AUT on April 01, 2018, 10:30:51 AM
But 2 coins for 1 play is rip off!

Just kidding  :D great job, what a nice and not so common star wars cockpit!!


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on April 01, 2018, 10:49:51 AM
 :P

It is a french one so it French Francs, it meens 2 x 1 franc for one play or 5 Francs for 3 - it was the price here for such cab in 80"s.



Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Q*ris on April 11, 2018, 10:42:08 AM
yahouuuuu! :)
it's alive, congratulations  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:
This grail is still in my most wanted cab list.


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on April 11, 2018, 08:49:03 PM
yahouuuuu! :)
it's alive, congratulations  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:
This grail is still in my most wanted cab list.
:)
A new issue since my previous post, no picture, no neck glow.

obviously I did not work enough to have a working one  >:(


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on October 15, 2018, 10:44:08 PM
Little update :

After a lot of work on the HV board, still nothing, so I decided to send it to someone who could find the issue and repair it.

The result is beautiful, better than a new one really awesome :spaceace:

Before

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/42/1/1539634942-img-1847.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/42/1/1539634942-img-1938.jpg)

After it worth every $

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/42/1/1539634942-img-2527.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/42/1/1539634942-img-2528.jpg)


In the meantime I installed a fan in the cockpit.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/42/1/1539635114-img-1825.jpg)

And try to fix the sound issue too find a tms5220 - speech synthesizer used in a few atari games  - with some broken leg but still no sound after socketed and replace, I do the same with the TL084"s on the pcb board. not better some popping sound sometimes it depends how was the pcb in the interconnect board.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/42/1/1539635272-img-1836.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/42/1/1539635272-img-1837.jpg)

So after power on still on color missing

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/42/1/1539635272-img-2532.jpg)

Unable to find the settings with the pot to have all the colors without seeing vectors

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/42/1/1539635272-img-2529.jpg)

At this point after all this time, I thought I had a issue on one gun on the Amplione, the green, and the only last solution was to try to rejuvinate it.  :evil:

Before I check all that I could. continuity, bad contact on main harness betwween the PCB and the deflection board and I went to Atariland to test my game Pcb in another Cab.. the PCB is working fine.
Still One color missing, by why me !!!!!

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/42/1/1539635999-img-1850.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/42/1/1539635272-img-2530.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/42/1/1539635272-img-2531.jpg)






Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on October 15, 2018, 10:49:11 PM
Last week I decided to do another test, I was advised to try is to modify the deflection board.

The purpuse is to swap two of the color signals. swap the red and green going to the tube, and if i don"t have green on the tube, the conclusion is there this is the tube.

So I must to lift the left sides of R67 and R68 and cross them

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/42/1/1539637484-img-3711.jpg)

And ....

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/42/1/1539637484-img-3712.jpg)

GREEN ::::: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/42/1/1539637484-img-3713.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/42/1/1539637484-img-3714.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/42/1/1539637484-img-3716.jpg)

Of course colors are not so accurate I do not touch the pot, I touch nothing to tell the truth.

So very good news finally it is not the tube, but I don"t know why and i am afraid of touch anything now.


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on October 19, 2018, 07:35:21 PM
New step yesterday, swapping back R68 & R68 and crossing finger to have all colors.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/42/5/1539969549-img-3774.jpg)

now I adjust the green pot.

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/42/5/1539969549-img-3776.jpg)

Better now

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/42/5/1539969549-img-3779.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/42/5/1539970208-img-3787.jpg)

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/42/5/1539970208-img-3815.jpg)

I need to fix the top of my home made bezel and adjust the picture on the screen (X size) but the end is near !!!  :spaceace:

Still sound issue of course.


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: DarthNuno on October 19, 2018, 09:07:11 PM
Dang! The longest WIP ever... but this comes to the end.... really nice!  :-* :spaceace:


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Hi on October 19, 2018, 10:09:53 PM
Dang! The longest WIP ever... but this comes to the end.... really nice!  :-* :spaceace:
Yes long wip, almost 9 years but more than 6 years waiting for the sideart...


Title: Re: 1983 Cockpit Star Wars ^¨^
Post by: Andreas_AUT on October 20, 2018, 06:51:40 PM
Gj, congrats!