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Re: # UK ROAD TRIP 19# >>> ATARI FIREFOX COCKPIT!!!
« Reply #30 on: October 05, 2014, 06:40:13 PM »
Great pics! - that cockpit or one similar would fit the new Star Wars game perfectly!

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Re: # UK ROAD TRIP 19# >>> ATARI FIREFOX COCKPIT!!!
« Reply #31 on: October 05, 2014, 07:51:10 PM »
Looking great !

and Phillips TV, you can not go wrong with that IMHO !

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Re: # UK ROAD TRIP 19# >>> ATARI FIREFOX COCKPIT!!!
« Reply #32 on: October 05, 2014, 10:21:24 PM »
 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:
That marquee rocks btw!!

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Re: # UK ROAD TRIP 19# >>> ATARI FIREFOX COCKPIT!!!
« Reply #33 on: October 09, 2014, 09:15:04 AM »
That was very unlucky the monitor wasn't working when you turned it on, I played a couple of credits on that cab just a few days before you picked it up  :(
It's nice to see it powered up in your lair though!
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Re: # UK ROAD TRIP 19# >>> ATARI FIREFOX COCKPIT!!!
« Reply #34 on: November 16, 2014, 12:04:24 AM »
Did you read this Bruno ?

http://www.jmargolin.com/firefox/firefox.htm


Quite a story.......and Jed Margolin is a brilliant guy !!!

Hilarious part:

1. The Switcher

    I was around during its development.

    A typical switcher test consisted of:
            1. Unnamed Engineer: "Everybody ready?"
            2. Sound of bench power switch being turned on.
            3. "BANG"
            4. Unnamed Engineer: "o SHIT!"

        Eventually the Switcher project was moved to another lab where it was mostly by itself (and we could close the door).

        Afterwards, a Switcher test was evidenced just by:
            1. "BANG"
            2. Unnamed Engineer: "o SHIT!"
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Re: # UK ROAD TRIP 19# >>> ATARI FIREFOX COCKPIT!!!
« Reply #35 on: December 01, 2014, 10:27:01 PM »
What a roadtrip!  ;D

I've played that cab many times at the Arcade Barn (before Shaun had to close it down!)

It's a shame the monitor stopped working as Olly says above. That was very clean Hantarex Polo 25", I think the lopt is fairly new. In fact, I adjusted the vertical linearity for Shaun a few months ago to get it spot on! Probably something simple, probably something got dislodged on the journey back to your house. The original monitor was a slightly different size I believe, something like a 24" maybe. I think it was basically a TV without a tuner that was used originally.

DarthNuno, can I ask what the tube number is of that Philips TV you've used? Certain Philips tubes can be used with the Hantarex Polostar Monitor (usually tubes from 100hz TV's) and i'm gradually building up a list of TV tubes that can be used with arcade chassis!

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Re: # UK ROAD TRIP 19# >>> ATARI FIREFOX COCKPIT!!!
« Reply #36 on: May 22, 2015, 05:52:16 PM »
Dude! That thing is AMAZING!! Are you running the original Phillips player? Love it!

I just grabbed this:


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Re: # UK ROAD TRIP 19# >>> ATARI FIREFOX COCKPIT!!!
« Reply #37 on: May 22, 2015, 08:29:23 PM »
wow john. you are hunting down the rare stuff now...
Looking for Dragons Lair 1 or 2, Space Ace, Double Dragon, Robotron and yeah... a Shinobi would be cool, too!

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Re: # UK ROAD TRIP 19# >>> ATARI FIREFOX COCKPIT!!!
« Reply #38 on: May 22, 2015, 09:29:41 PM »
Well that's a bit how we all "evolve" in this hobby I guess :)

Great score John ! Yeah....you are a Laserguy !  ;D


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Re: # UK ROAD TRIP 19# >>> ATARI FIREFOX COCKPIT!!!
« Reply #39 on: May 23, 2015, 08:29:42 AM »
Never seen the upright one !

i' used to play to the cockpit in my arcade in the 80"

Great cacth ! it will be "in the basement"

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Re: # UK ROAD TRIP 19# >>> ATARI FIREFOX COCKPIT!!!
« Reply #40 on: May 23, 2015, 01:25:15 PM »
I just grabbed this:

Nice cath John  :)


Dude! That thing is AMAZING!! Are you running the original Phillips player? Love it!

Nope, this cockpit runs a dedicated mame setup, configured and exclusively fine tuned for that game only! Once started, you can't tell its not the original setup behind that stuff. Note that I own the board, supposed working and the LD, but I don't have the LD player itself.
It's a fantastic game to play, a classic 'rail shooter' like Star Wars or Starblade, and so 80s', thanks to the Firefox theme!
 :spaceace:

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Re: # UK ROAD TRIP 19# >>> ATARI FIREFOX COCKPIT!!!
« Reply #41 on: May 23, 2015, 08:34:14 PM »
I just grabbed this:

Nice cath John  :)


Dude! That thing is AMAZING!! Are you running the original Phillips player? Love it!

Nope, this cockpit runs a dedicated mame setup, configured and exclusively fine tuned for that game only! Once started, you can't tell its not the original setup behind that stuff. Note that I own the board, supposed working and the LD, but I don't have the LD player itself.
It's a fantastic game to play, a classic 'rail shooter' like Star Wars or Starblade, and so 80s', thanks to the Firefox theme!
 :spaceace:


Oh, interesting! MAME? Or Daphne?

I'm trying to fix my Laserdisc player now. There is something wrong with the power supply. The thing is totally dead and no DC voltages are coming out of it. I really hope it's an easy fix. If not, I will get the DEXTER PCB when it's available.

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Re: # UK ROAD TRIP 19# >>> ATARI FIREFOX COCKPIT!!!
« Reply #42 on: May 28, 2015, 01:55:30 PM »
John,

Speak to Dave Spicer - he already has Firefox kits available to remove the LD player. It is an all in one board with a CF card with the image of the LD on it.

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Re: # UK ROAD TRIP 19# >>> ATARI FIREFOX COCKPIT!!!
« Reply #43 on: June 01, 2015, 05:11:28 PM »
Boooooo, we want spinning discs, breaking down players, laser rot and smoking power supplies !!

 ;D ;D ;D






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Re: # UK ROAD TRIP 19# >>> ATARI FIREFOX COCKPIT!!!
« Reply #44 on: June 08, 2015, 08:29:04 AM »
It's still a nice catch. The cabinet itself is a one of its kind masterpiece in carpenting art. As so many other cabinets from Atari around this time. There's just no other cabinet builder like it. Ofcourse it must have been due to evolution of CNC routers and computerised /CAD programming. Just look at the lines, the angles, it's a wonder the cabinet holds that way. I'm very curious how they assembled it, what glue the used, and how well it still holds together today.

Congrats on that catch, Bruno. It's a beautiful piece of history.