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#3301104 - 05/22/11 07:46 PM Re: Show us your home 'cockpit' *** [Re: Sim]  
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Originally Posted By: Sim
After TX-Gunslinger posted his setup, I'm wondering what everyone else is using. So what does your 'cockpit' looks like.



Nice digs, Sim!

Is that a 27" or 30" Dell? Are you 1920 X 1200 or 2560 X 1600?

Funny, I'm almost done with a complete overhaul of my "pit" - more controllers added and many new ergonomic features.

Now that I've had CoD for long enough to fully understand all the Control section nuances, I can finally finish. Hopefully I'll be adding some pics to this thread before the days out.

So far, the coolest "cockpit/desk" I've seen so far is this one, designed and built by Propnut over at Warthog World. The utility, elegance and flexibility of his arrangement is what strikes me. Since I fly multiple sims and do other things with my computer, I don't want an enclosed cockpit. Besides, if you've built yourself a Spitfire or 109 cockpit to achieve the ultimate in "immersion" - what do you do when you fly other, completely different aircraft?

http://www.warthogworld.com/hangar/showthread.php?66-Rollout-Warthog-platforms

There are pics on both pages of that thread - incredible, to me.

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The rotary could not re-circulate oil,so it had to dump it out onto the airframe. Castor oil, consequently, covered the entire aircraft after a short time. Even worse, atomized caster oil blew into the cockpit and impregnated the pilot. Pilots needed scarves to clean their goggles and faces. Since castor oil is a laxative, pilots suffered serious consequences after a few hours of flight. But such was the need for maximum power

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#3301148 - 05/22/11 09:18 PM Re: Show us your home 'cockpit' [Re: Sim]  
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#3301339 - 05/23/11 03:41 AM Re: Show us your home 'cockpit' [Re: TX-Gunslinger]  
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Originally Posted By: TX-Gunslinger
Originally Posted By: Sim
After TX-Gunslinger posted his setup, I'm wondering what everyone else is using. So what does your 'cockpit' looks like.



Nice digs, Sim!

Is that a 27" or 30" Dell? Are you 1920 X 1200 or 2560 X 1600?



Gunny

Aim higher! That's 55 inch TV with native at 1080p. Love it!

#3301548 - 05/23/11 02:00 PM Re: Show us your home 'cockpit' [Re: wheelsup_cavu]  
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Originally Posted By: wheelsup_cavu
Cool setup Warbirds. Do you find yourself napping between sorties. biggrin


Wheels


Yes I do but always seem to wake up just before the fireworks start. There is one real airplane related object in that picture but you will have to look hard to find it. On the other end, about 7 feet away, is a 60 inch Sony lcd and sound system, ps3, hd cable and assorted strange objects.


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#3301617 - 05/23/11 03:56 PM Re: Show us your home 'cockpit' [Re: xnomad]  
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Originally Posted By: xnomad
How do you find using an office swivel chair with rudder pedals? I hate it, even if you get the wheels to stop moving the chair swivels slightly when you kick the rudders. I grab a dining room chair when I fire up Flight Sims.


The floor mat I have keeps the chair from moving too easily (It's soft plastic), and I've toned down the swivel of the chair down a lot.


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#3301639 - 05/23/11 04:36 PM Re: Show us your home 'cockpit' [Re: Steven190]  
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Originally Posted By: Steven190
This was a winter project a few years ago and is still being modified.











Very very cool Steven190! Is that a KG13 in your pit and where did you get it? If i may ask:)


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#3301668 - 05/23/11 05:13 PM Re: Show us your home 'cockpit' [Re: Warbirds]  
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Haha Warbirds... cutting board as mouse pad? Nice touch.


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#3301703 - 05/23/11 06:02 PM Re: Show us your home 'cockpit' [Re: Mangus]  
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Originally Posted By: Mangus
Haha Warbirds... cutting board as mouse pad? Nice touch.


I have wrist problems from years of doing this so I looked for the slickest surface posible and found this great super slick cutting board at Walmart. Best mouse pad I ever had and it was about 3 bucks. Just wish it had been in black but white seems to work better with optical mice.

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#3301728 - 05/23/11 06:34 PM Re: Show us your home 'cockpit' [Re: Sim]  
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<Dreamtag on> Wouldn't it be nice to use a HOTAS and a TrackIR in combination with VR-glasses? That would create a tremendous immersion! In fact I can't understand, why they do not build an affordable VR-device. They could use two of those iPhone retina displays, or even better two OLEDs. Real 3d and headtracking... If this thing would cover the whole eyesight, we wouldn't need to build cockpits from wood or whatever. </Dreamtag off>

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#3301911 - 05/23/11 10:07 PM Re: Show us your home 'cockpit' [Re: Sim]  
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Here is the site for the K 13 Joystick


http://www.valiant-studio.eu/tarmac/html/en/hangar.php


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#3301959 - 05/23/11 11:08 PM Re: Show us your home 'cockpit' [Re: Warbirds]  
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Love the setup Warbirds. Is that a whole prop or just half of on?

#3302047 - 05/24/11 01:32 AM Re: Show us your home 'cockpit' [Re: Allaire]  
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Originally Posted By: Allaire
Love the setup Warbirds. Is that a whole prop or just half of on?


Hi, the prop is only one third of a 3 blade.



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#3302116 - 05/24/11 03:38 AM Re: Show us your home 'cockpit' [Re: Sim]  
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Oldie, I should prolly take a new pic when I get a larger monitor. I can't stand the bezels on tri-monitor setups so I just went with a large 28" monitor, but I am looking into getting a 32"

#3302365 - 05/24/11 01:47 PM Re: Show us your home 'cockpit' [Re: Uriah]  
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Originally Posted By: Uriah
Here is the site for the K 13 Joystick


http://www.valiant-studio.eu/tarmac/html/en/hangar.php


Hey thanks Uriah! Do you have one of those yourself?


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#3302651 - 05/24/11 06:57 PM Re: Show us your home 'cockpit' [Re: Schweppes]  
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Uriah is correct, it is a Tarmac

Sorry it took me awhile to reply, I work out of town and only see the forum every once and awhile


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#3302814 - 05/24/11 10:30 PM Re: Show us your home 'cockpit' [Re: Sim]  
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No, but I got to sit in Steven's cockpit and play the game with that stick. There really is nothing like having a stick that long. It gives you much greater fine control. Steven gave me the web site.


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#3302837 - 05/24/11 11:32 PM Re: Show us your home 'cockpit' [Re: Warbirds]  
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Originally Posted By: Warbirds
Originally Posted By: Mangus
Haha Warbirds... cutting board as mouse pad? Nice touch.


I have wrist problems from years of doing this so I looked for the slickest surface posible and found this great super slick cutting board at Walmart. Best mouse pad I ever had and it was about 3 bucks. Just wish it had been in black but white seems to work better with optical mice.


I hear ya.... While back I was comparing glass cutting boards vs glass mousepads, price diffrence was huge!!


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#3302838 - 05/24/11 11:38 PM Re: Show us your home 'cockpit' [Re: JimmyS1985]  
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Originally Posted By: JimmyS1985


Oldie, I should prolly take a new pic when I get a larger monitor. I can't stand the bezels on tri-monitor setups so I just went with a large 28" monitor, but I am looking into getting a 32"


Can you tell us little bit about the box you got sitting on your desk?

Also, what is the resolution of your 28in monitor?


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#3302990 - 05/25/11 06:27 AM Re: Show us your home 'cockpit' [Re: Sim]  
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#3303795 - 05/26/11 02:01 AM Re: Show us your home 'cockpit' [Re: ArgonV]  
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Originally Posted By: ArgonV
No COD yet! (On order from Amazon) Here's my rig before I got the Thrustmaster MFDs:



I still need to program them and set up the templates for my modern sims...


Wow, what are you using to secure your HOTAS to the arm rests of your chair? I'd love to do that with my Cougar.

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