Lightning: Warning System

08 Nov 2018 10:48 #40807 by ScottBouch
T Test button dimensions:

Shroud overall diameter: 22mm
Shroud overall height: 18mm
Shroud slot width: 9mm
Shroud wall thickness: 0.75mm

T button head diameter: 14mm
T button head depth: 7mm
T button radius: 1mm
T button T character height: 4.5mm

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08 Nov 2018 10:54 #40808 by ScottBouch
C Cancel button dimensions:

C button head diameter: 14mm
C button head depth: 6mm
C button stem diameter: 8mm
C button stem depth: 5mm
C-button switch thread diameter: 12mm
C button switch thread protrusion above nut: 3mm
C button nut depth: 2mm
C button nut AF: 15mm
C character height: 4.5mm
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09 Nov 2018 22:51 #40830 by Algernon
Thanks for all those, Scott. I've put together the SWP and it's all worked out pretty well.



One compromise I think we're going to have to make - in order to make the illuminated lenses blend in reasonably, we may have to go without the red letters on black, and use something more resembling the replacements with black lettering on illuminated plastic. Not sure yet, but if so, it's not really a massive deal if it will look better when actually operating. Hopefully we'll find out soon!
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10 Nov 2018 13:53 - 10 Nov 2018 14:01 #40840 by Algernon
That compromise was not necessary, in fact - I found a better way to do the modelling, and can indeed do red illuminated lettering on black.

Unfortunately, I've made a rather more serious error - I used the AWP faceplate as the basis for the layout, and only just realised that while the AWP has fourteen indicators, the SWP has sixteen :( So a major modification is required, and one that will not be at all easy because of the varying degrees of useability in the photos...

This is not turning out to be my day. Anyhoo, here's a screenie of the (inaccurate) SWP with all lamps lit:

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10 Nov 2018 14:13 #40841 by Algernon
Pfft. Update - what I've done is confuse the AWP and SWP. I've actually modelled the AWP, but with too few lamps as I used the faceplate from the SWP.

I'll fix it some other day.

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10 Nov 2018 16:02 #40845 by ScottBouch
Hi bud!

Sorry to hear about the confusion - but it is looking fabulous! Well done!

I've made good progress with the logic behind each lamp, but still a bit to do.

Nice work.

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10 Nov 2018 16:19 #40848 by StuartC
Same warning panel can be used in the Wessex, so don't bin it.

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10 Nov 2018 17:14 #40849 by Algernon
No binning planned, there will just end up being two - one fourteen lamp and one sixteen lamp - no doubt it appears on other aircraft of the period too. I'll try and make the associated script as interchangeable as possible.

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Yesterday 09:45 - Yesterday 10:02 #40871 by ScottBouch
Hi Algy,

This page may help just confirm which panel is which etc..

www.scottbouch.com/English-Electric-Lightning-T5-cockpit.html

And this (also note the hinge and latch are on opposite sides between the two panels):



This video also gives a feel of them in their original look form a few years ago, but the lettering paint had been flaking a bit:




This video here will show how the AWP lights go out on a startup:



Cheers, Scott.
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