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#2287710 - 08/18/07 08:27 AM Re: Please show off your pit. ***** [Re: GlynD]
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GrizzlyT I am humbled... And very impressed! Looks like I have a looooooog way to go STILL! Oy Veh!
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#2287912 - 08/18/07 01:35 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: 531 Ghost]
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Originally Posted By: 531 Ghost
GrizzlyT I am humbled... And very impressed!

Cool!....as long as it's motivational and not discouraging! \:\)

Originally Posted By: 531 Ghost
Looks like I have a looooooog way to go STILL! Oy Veh!

LOL - I think the same thing about my stuff, when I look at some of the "big tin" cockpits that those Project Magenta users are building. (The amount of switch I/O alone, is mind numbing.)
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#2287936 - 08/18/07 02:13 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: GrizzlyT]
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Registered: 02/02/07
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Thanks for showing us Griz - it is VERY motovational stuff! Very good to see what can be achieved with your level of dedication...

Thanks again and please keep the pics coming!

Cheers

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#2287956 - 08/18/07 02:56 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: GlynD]
J.A.K. Offline
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Loc: The Netherlands
Cool looking pit you got there!! Hopefully more projects of that magnitude will be build.

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#2289690 - 08/20/07 06:07 AM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: J.A.K.]
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Hey thanks Ghost, Grizzly and Thunderbolt! I really appreciate it!
Ghost: I see you are using X-keys, but what is that MFD you've got? Homebuild is it? Anyway, nice pit, you plan on building some side panels to counter distractions like movement and light from the sides or is it not much of a factor?
Grizzly, that is one awesome bit of kit! I think that is the most sophysticated pit I have seen on these forums yet, and it's all functional? You better be proud of it!
TB: That's a nice retreat you build yourself there. Thanks for the info on the keybord arm, I was just pondering on where to put it. Nice solution, thanks.

Mine will be a civi helo pit. I plan on modding my old X-45: extend the stick with a bit of a curve but i'd like to keep it short. There is an example on hovercontrol if you search the simpit piccies. From the throttle i plan on making a collective that is connected to the base of the throttle by a push rod and i want to mount the grip on the collective end so i can still use it's full functionallity. I also have a set of Saitek pedals that i'll be using (unmodded).
The collective will be build in a center pedestal wich eventually will also house some switches for lights, gear, etc. Comms, avionics and a fuel/start panel will come between the pedestal and the instrument panel. The panel itself will house a 15" tft for displaying the instruments with plenty spare room on it for whatever I will add in the future. That'll keep me plenty busy for the coming weeks-months.
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#2289738 - 08/20/07 07:59 AM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]
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Loc: Sterling Heights, Michigan
Originally Posted By: Mr. Monk
Hey thanks Ghost, Grizzly and Thunderbolt! I really appreciate it!

You're very welcome. I hope it gives you some ideas!

Originally Posted By: Mr. Monk
...and it's all functional?

For the most part, yes.
The MFD/MPD screens are currently static images on light boxes but all the buttons work. Although, the center MFDs will be replaced with TFT LCD panels very soon thanks to mue's MFD exporter. Also, currently most of the warning lights in the top panel are static but thanks to Retro's comm server app I hope to get them responding to SIOC soon, too. (Not enough hours in the day.)

Originally Posted By: Mr. Monk
You better be proud of it!

Well, I was!.....Until I realized that I forgot the mini fridge. \:D
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#2289784 - 08/20/07 08:55 AM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]
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Originally Posted By: Mr. Monk
Hey thanks Ghost, Grizzly and Thunderbolt! I really appreciate it!
Ghost: I see you are using X-keys, but what is that MFD you've got? Homebuild is it? Anyway, nice pit, you plan on building some side panels to counter distractions like movement and light from the sides or is it not much of a factor?


You're welcome, and, thank you. No not home made It's a CH Products MFP My ProThrottle and Throttle Quadrant are on drawer sliders that allow them to slide fore and aft so I can get into and out of this thing a lot easier. As for distractions, when I'm in "the zone" there are none ;\)
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America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.


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#2291441 - 08/21/07 10:01 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: 531 Ghost]
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Grizzly, I have to say... Your pit is looking AMAZING!

I want one... bad \:\)

It is purely a work of love and craftsmanship.
I imagine it will be doubly good once you get the MFD's working. Now all you need is a 3 monitor Fresnel set up OR triple projectors.

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#2293370 - 08/24/07 06:21 AM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Mr_Blastman]
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Registered: 08/24/07
Posts: 2
my FW-190/D9 pit











~S~ Phyx

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#2324549 - 08/26/07 04:10 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: JG27_Phyxius]
Zebob Offline
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Registered: 01/19/01
Posts: 171
Man, that is a really nice pit. Very well thought out. Nice one pal, thanks for sharing.

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