Just wanted to say hello to fellow Hornet pit builders and tell you a little about my progress.
I'm building a F/A-18C pit. I got almost all of the left and right console panels from ebay. The replica panels cost me 18 usd per panel and they can be backlit (lucky me!). I am currently attaching switches, pots, rotary encoders and knobs to the panels (70% done). I bought IO cards from Leo Bodnar and they are in the mail.
I bought all the C-model compatible panels from Viperpit.org shop (Mike) and I'm currently attaching those to my pit frame. I had an idea to use real dzus rail but it seems to be impossible task to find compatible dzus screws for my panels. This means that I have to replace the rails or drill the metal wire off from the dzus holes (I will propably do the drilling). It's kinda sad to waste good dzus rail. I did order dzus replicas from simworld.pl but haven't heard back from them yet. Hopefully they will ship my order soon.
The front pit frame and many other nice parts are available from Steve (www.thesimulatorstore.com
). I heard rumors that more parts will be available soon.
I am searching for the following items (real or replica) and would love if some of you could help me out:
MFD Bezels - Friend working on these
Map display bezel
Integrated Fuel/Engine Indicator bezel
Left Threat display - Planning to order from Steve
Attitude Reference Indicator
Standby Airspeed Indicator
Vertical Speed Indicator
Canopy Jettison Lever
Standby Magnetic Compass
ECM Control Panel
Altimeter (pressure Compartment)
UFC (up front control panel)
Brake Pressure Indicator
Hydraulic Pressure Indicator
Indicator panel bezel (which is for the nose, left, right, flaps etc indicators)
...and ejection seat kit (NACES or similar) - FOUND ACES 2 and modding it to look like NACES.
Alot of things to do but I did have time to test drive my pit with the Seven-G demo and it was FUN!