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« 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 eyes

(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  Grin, (my 3 last cab was found in Paris too ) Tongue

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  Cheesy

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







only 3 hours after I have it on my park



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












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 Angry
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.
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« Reply #1 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?  Smiley

Are you also planning to redo the artwork on the sides?
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2011, 04:49:54 PM »

yes it's really a part of the hobby,  Grin 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   Wink

The 3 pcb kit


Audio Board (thanks Atarimania)

SW Yoke


Amplifone Deflection Board & Amplifone High Voltage Board










Last week i make an order for the t-molding (Ramcontrol)  crossing the fingers  Angry 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.
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« Reply #3 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  Angry 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
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2011, 05:17:44 PM »




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


This is an AR-II:


And sorry that I haven't answered your PM yet Hi, I hope to have some time tomorrow.
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« Reply #5 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 
one week, several mail, use paypal, open a dispute and Let's see the last information of UPS.





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« Reply #6 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  Grin
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."
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« Reply #7 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

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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2011, 08:06:39 AM »


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 ?
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« Reply #9 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.

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  Smiley in the fist view












the back






I made a new one or wood treatment and Bondo ?  Grin

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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2011, 10:52:58 AM »


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.
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« Reply #11 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.

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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2011, 12:21:44 PM »

Tongue
For the good work an hot air blower


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





The wood is safe  Cheesy

the other side




2 hours later  Kiss

I'm hungry now
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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2011, 06:20:47 PM »

It's time for the wood treatment  Ghost
but outside of course





two coats after one hour



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


it is the Glass one



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)


 




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« Reply #14 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  Grin Grin Grin

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