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#3938679 - 04/13/14 03:17 PM Re: Please show off your pit. ***** [Re: Derk]  
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As I'm in ground school for my Pilot Certificate I decided to go Cessna...



Slightly modifying a CH Products Throttle Quadrant...








I mounted it in the proper location...



The view from the other side...



And just in case I wanted to go back into Stick Mode...



The swap to the stick takes only seconds.


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#3940923 - 04/17/14 11:34 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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I'm mostly done with mine. I would like to eventually move on to curved screen with three BenQ 1080p projectors, but I can't find a reliable curved screen vendor and DIY route would be difficult at this point in time.

I play Rise of Flight and IL2, Elite Dangerous and am a fervent (and nervous) Star Citizen backer.










#3941112 - 04/18/14 01:28 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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Nice rig! The lower collar on that stick extension of yours looks 3D printed. Where'd you get it?
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#3941195 - 04/18/14 03:15 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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A cheap source for a threaded plastic piece that will fit the base of the Thrustmaster Cougar (and I imagine the Warthog too) are quick-connect garden hose fittings. Won't look nearly as good, mind you.

#3941243 - 04/18/14 05:10 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: f15sim]  
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Originally Posted By: Gene Buckle
Nice rig! The lower collar on that stick extension of yours looks 3D printed. Where'd you get it?
g.


I got my extension from Simpit Technologies (they're in New Zealand)

#3941536 - 04/19/14 05:00 AM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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Just thought I would show off my new pit for playing BoS. Being married, with a couple of kids, it was important to be able to tuck it away when not required which complicated the design slightly. Although I will probably continue to tinker with it (until I break something no doughbt) it is pretty much finished. The only remaining jobs are to finalize a layout for my Saitek P8000 and design something sexy and to finalize the cockpit instrument style and layout and then print them off in better quality.


Desk set up for other stuff, cockpit parked, note modified desk.

Out of the hanger, but still needs pre-flight.


As above


Control panel removed and joystick lowered into position (note suitcase wheels for easy movement)


In position and ready for some fun.


As above


Well that's it for now, hope you like.

#3941718 - 04/19/14 06:43 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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Whoa, recent pit posts are super!!

#3942269 - 04/21/14 04:39 AM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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amazing work!!!!!! smile

#3946767 - 04/29/14 11:08 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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Easily slides from under the desk, lock into the Lazyboy footrest, lever up joystick, and start flying in seconds, or just have a nap. wink This setup should work well when the Oculus Rift DK2 arrives in July.


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#3947493 - 05/01/14 06:48 AM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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Chivas, it looks like you had similar ideas to mine, something that was small, practical and easy to put out of the way when not required.

Have you experimented with raising the foot pedals by a few inches ? Your chair might have a different sitting angle to a typical office chair like mine, i.e lower, but I noticed a big improvement.

#3947698 - 05/01/14 05:08 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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Here's my simple simpit as it stands so far. I'm planning on expanding it over time, but I'm in no great hurry.

http://imgur.com/a/jnElm

My eventual goal is to build a pit frame that has adjustable settings for the position of each panel, then have the electronics built into removable panels so I can swap them out to allow for multiple aircraft in the same 'pit. I haven't really hashed out the details on that particular idea though, so I have no idea if it's even possible.

#3947707 - 05/01/14 05:16 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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Damocles, I like your design and woodwork. I just slapped mine together, to see if it would work, with plans to build a proper one later. The first prototype worked so well, and the fact I'm lazy, I just painted what I had. The Lazyboy chair is quite low, and the sitting angle didn't require the raising of the foot pedals, so I never gave it a thought, but will investigate further. smile

I was in your area a couple of years ago on a golf holiday. Stayed in Nairn, played a few courses there, then up to Royal Dornoch, with a stop at Inverness for a boat trip up the Lock to visit Nessy. You live in beautiful part of the world.


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#3947943 - 05/02/14 05:20 AM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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This, is my, "build a proper one later" with several design attempts and fittings along the way, it also took several years to finally get around to doing it properly and like you it was the notion of the Oculus Rift that spurred me on.

While I live in the countryside, Nairn is my local town, so it brought a smile to my face knowing that you had passed by. If you have a partner, and sent her to an Antique shop, for distraction purposes, while you played golf, then she would probably have called into my work "Auldearn Antiques", if indeed you didn't call by yourself.

Yes, it is a lovely area to live, even if I say so myself, it just took twenty years of doing jobs in other places in order to be able to come back and live here properly.

#3950018 - 05/06/14 09:43 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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Update:

Throttle system build in and HALL sensor connected.

http://youtu.be/dZOSMDHATaA

Last edited by RalphROVpilot; 05/06/14 09:44 PM.

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#3951108 - 05/08/14 11:50 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: RalphROVpilot]  
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Originally Posted By: RalphROVpilot
Update:

Throttle system build in and HALL sensor connected.

http://youtu.be/dZOSMDHATaA


Very nice! Check PM please!!


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#3951221 - 05/09/14 08:10 AM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: RalphROVpilot]  
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Fantastic job!


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#3951263 - 05/09/14 12:46 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: DudleyAz]  
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after our main TV started doing some strange stuff (turning itself on and off) I had to buy a new one ... then as a passing thought ..I found myself thinking would the old TV work as a monitor.. so after a bit of faffing with dvi-hdmi conectors .. it worked ... and to add insult to injury it stopped doing all the strange things it was doing before ...



but on a plus side the wife said Ok and is letting me keep ita as a monitor ... (yay... almost a life sized shark cockpit)


Dont think of it as being vastly outnumbered ... but just having a large target selection.

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Tracers work BOTH ways...

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#3955023 - 05/18/14 06:18 AM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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My new simpit is finished...mostly anyway. We just moved into a new house and there was a really big closet-ish area in the office so I made it into my simpit.



- Playseat flightseat
- TM Warthog
- CH Pedals (soon to be replaced)
- 40" Samsung LED TV
- Track IR
- Ergotron Keyboard mounting arm
- LG SoundBar + Subwoofer (not visible, but the soundbar is under the TV and the subwoofer is behind the seat.)
- Wall mounted cupholder. biggrin

#3955142 - 05/18/14 05:35 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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Thats a cool use of closet nice work!


I've got a bad feeling about this.....
#3965836 - 06/10/14 10:53 PM Re: Please show off your pit. [Re: Derk]  
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Scratchbuilt Hawker Hurricane Mk II cockpit.

Made from Plastic piping from B & Q, and some switches from Maplins. H-Leaver made out of a used underarm deodorant bottle and a piece of dowel.


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