Rack Platform (steering wheel)I think this is one of the most surprising to you partition — in the sense of novelty of information. So the wheel. The unit stands on the whole order of magnitude more complex than is usually assumed. In the following description I will be guided by the following terminology: the upper segment of the steering wheel — is first, followed by the second and third down, and the lowest — the fourth.
Let’s start with the first. The first segment wheel is T-shaped welded. On closer examination it turns out that this segment carries a lot of buttons, signal indicators (LEDs), and even an electric switch. I’m not talking about all the device in the middle. Here we have, as I said, to bring to an explanation of the electrostatics. Start from the beginning, starting with the ends of the handles. As correctly noted in the forum, in the book to describe one of their flights Grebennikov says that he jumped off the left arm, blinds formed (powered down) and he fell down a stone, having made a hole in the ground sickly. So, the images we see, indeed, an updated and improved apparatus (the same applies to the «next» on the surface of the platform — or rather, lack thereof). After several unsuccessful operations GREBENNIKOV extended the ends of sticks a few inches, securely fastened with bolts themselves rotary knob to set the motorcycle alarm LEDs that inform the «driver» of the processes occurring in the system. What is the purpose of a light-emitting diode, I’ll mention in the description of the systems.
The device in the center steering (4) — It is a compass (it’s so obvious that not even discussed). This is particularly evident in the figure of the sixth chapter, which flies to GREBENNIKOV «Zhigulenko.» The presence of the compass, and did not allow the pilot to stray from the right path, plus the possibility of the device arbitrarily slow down and even hover in one place. Therefore Grebennikova and did not have problems with orientation. The presence of iron compass also points to the lack of powerful electromagnetic interactions at work propulsion. Only static field work does not interfere with compass showing the right direction. Much doubt has been expressed about the electrical system — say, even low voltage electric circuit, passing near the compass to distort his testimony. Even proposed to make complex screen of permalloy in steering rack. Oh my God, you know how much this is the permalloy (ferromagnet with a maximum permeability of all known)? I draw your attention that even the full-time electric circuit will not be able to give significant interference on the compass, as are inside the metal tubes, of which the welded construction vehicles. Wall thickness steel tube — not less than 2 mm. Also on the compass can not influence all sorts of vibrations, since the the machine Grebennikova those not at all! In view of the unique propulsion system, moving platforms and maneuvers in space can be likened to the movement in zero gravity.Diagram, the first (upper) knee rackSwitch (5) electric snap (on-off), and it was he who established the right of the compass, is to turn the on-board electrical system (alarm LEDs) and, possibly, as a supplement to «allow» the process of the propulsion system. As I said, — low voltage circuit, even being turned on all the time, will not affect the compass.
To the left of the compass, the opposite switch that has an electric starter button (3). Grebennikov clicks on it, even when the unit is on the ground (just before takeoff). Pressing the button recharges the high potential capacitor plate in the propulsion system. More like this happens, I will tell the description of the radiator and blinds. It is worth noting the following: on the left-hand end of the handlebars is set one LED (1 — «traditionally» it is called the green to know that we are talking about it). It shows the presence of charge on the capacitor plate propulsion and possibly the degree of charging of the plate (different brightness).
Directly opposite, on the right-hand end of the handlebars, there are two LEDs — Red (8) and white (7). They are connected directly to the terminals installed in the mechanical components Sdvizhkou-extendable and tilt blinds. White LED indicates — a direct course, red — hard braking. How are these modes will be further discussed below.
About the handles, I think, do not talk too much. Left (2), — extendable with blinds increasing the active surface — vertical traction. Right (6), — change the angle of rotation of each slat about a horizontal axis — the horizontal thrust. Below the toggle switch and starter button, there are two mechanical buttons, pins (14, 9), watching the pilot in the stomach. They are associated with rotary knobs on the principle of «do not you press — will not turn.» To turn the handle, you need to press your thumb corresponding button (turn the handle to release), and then you can freely rotate it by holding knoparik. What makes Grebennikov, flying in the photo. If you release the button — the handle will remain fixed at the current position (at the corner). This facilitates the hovering mode and just helps to choose a fixed height and airspeed (and the flight time is not small).
All other «prominent» elements on the first bend wheel — locking screws. Other controls and diagnostics, other than that I — no. The most interesting thing is that the top (first) segment of the steering rotates as a conventional bicycle (!) — Controlling the swing mechanism (asynchronous rotation symmetric block panels). Rotary force is transmitted through a flexible resilient wire (approximately 10 mm in diameter). The biggest screw on the steering wheel (13), a compass in the center, is the holder of a rope. When attaching the stand to the platform as a whole this pivotal wire is inserted into the center socket (the largest in the photo, where GREBENNIKOV keeps his «suitcase»). «Loosen the wing nuts on the control rack shorten it like an antenna of a portable receiver, pull out a platform that folds in half on hinges.» — «He pulls out of the platform,» Grebennikov this particular cable.
By the way, the photos clearly shows that the steering wheel had a chance to turn. On the black and white — he turned to the right (look) on the arrow (12) and marks the bottom of the first degree. At the same color, — the wheel is rotated, contrary to the left. Who knows the laws of perspective, for it is evident (see right side surface of the platform while the left end of the first vehicles knee). Next to the pivot bolt fastening rope welded bracket (10) to which GREBENNIKOV tied a belt. Perhaps, at first limb — everything.
The second leg is not interesting — it’s a traditional handset. It should be said is that it is not rotated (not spinning) with the first and rigidly bolted to the third, which, in turn, bolted to the fourth stationary. Lamb on the first bend (11), do not mount the first to second — he draws in a special sleeve, with which, in fact, turns the steering wheel. The third tribe has a button — turned to the pilot. For the fact that it is a button instead of the LED — says that GREBENNIKOV painted it the same brown color as the rack itself. Who paints LEDs that are lit, and so it is not bright? Why this button, I guess we’ll never know. As, however, and did not know the purpose of a lamb on the fourth bend (approximately in the middle, pointing towards the pilot) — I did not even mark has become (see the figure below).
Fourth knee ends perpendicular to the flange (25 — with three bolts), which reduces the same «wresting» moment. Down leg can not spin for the reas on that it is welded to the bottom side of the unit rotary knob. The body of the device (17), — a cylindrical tube section (welded horizontally to the front). The free end of the body is cut at an angle (about 40 degrees) and closed circular plate-cap (16) on three small screws. In the center caps have a hole from which sticks out our handle (15). The handle is spring-loaded and has a mechanical nature. Note rod (18) extending from the handle to the housing box controls. This is actually a hollow tube, which slides or rope or rod at the end of the larva (maggot below). When the knob is turned from the pilot — flying impossible. If you turn it to the pilot, the flight is permitted. How does the body of coupling / decoupling — it does not matter is important essence which takes the pen. Of course, there is a fully developed design and operation of this control, but I will note again, all can work with precision, but on the contrary, and according to this do not need to bother it. Anyway, on your installation, we will do differently. The main thing — the principle of propulsion (but more on that later)! On the upper surface of the grip body has a tuning element (26), resembling a small cylinder with a horizontal metal rod, for which, in fact, and it’s cool. He sets up the response accuracy clutch-release mechanism (pulls a rope or something else). In my view, the essence of the handle — a common mechanical safety device that blocks accidental activation antigravitator platform in the absence of the pilot.The scheme of the elements of the fourth (bottom) knee rackNow for the box in the bottom rack. Four sheep (19, 24) on the upper surface of boxes, — a rack to the platform hardware. Two side (opposite) lamb (20, 23), set the response accuracy «distributors» (the accuracy of the information and synchronization blinds). «Distributors» and the two of them — left (on extendable elements blinds) and right (to change the inclination of the louvers) are also thoroughly worked out, but I will not hold your head up, because of the irrelevance. It is only important to understand that for every mechanical «distributor» effort (positioned horizontally) suitable for single ropes from each of the rotary knobs on the steering wheel. Next is the distribution efforts on several a rope on all four blocks of blinds.