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    Re: Show us your cockpit

    Stasche - this is unreal dude. I showed my wife just to get her reaction and it was about what I expected - the threat of divorce if I even think about attempting something like that haha!!

    Well done!!

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    Re: Show us your cockpit

    New Huey setup. Been whittling away at it for a few months now and finally got it running. Landed the stormy ship landing mission on hard.

    -Z

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    Re: Show us your cockpit

    Quote Originally Posted by sw1ive View Post
    Nice craftsmanship, but... metacenter seems high, no risk of "capsize"?
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    Re: Show us your cockpit

    Quote Originally Posted by LuseKofte View Post
    Nails, I can see you have upradet your cadet stick to a Spitsim stick with rudder pedals. I was going to buy it myself but went for a chopper setup instead. Magnificent setup you got there
    LuseKofte me old mukah! I did go the SpitSim way, but one does need, deep pockets.

    I still play CoD, and still patiently waiting for TF 5.0 (I was a young father when 5.0 was originally touted, I'm going to be a Grandad next week)!

    Cliffs has not been the same since ACG all buggered off to BoM, BoS. Shit happens eh?

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    Re: Show us your cockpit

    Trying out a new switch panel. Not sure about these switches yet. They are miniature switches that I ordered with long levers and 12mm barrels so they look like full-size switches, but don't have much throw. I have some full-size switches on order to try out as well.

    I am thinking of offering this complete switch panel for DIY cockpit builders while I continue working on my full cockpit controls. It would be made of black plastic, with 18 SPDT switches providing 36 inputs, have a USB joystick controller with cable, and connectors on the back for optionally adding up to 8 analog axes later. I'd leave the front of the panel without mounting holes, so the user could drill them wherever they wanted, or even use another method to attach it to their cockpit, like glue.
    I'd make available an Inkscape drawing that can be easily customized in order to print a label that could be placed over the panel once the user has buttons assigned. I'm thinking they could print onto sticky full sheet label stock for a permanent switch assignment, or print onto card stock so the label could be easily switched out when changing planes.

    Here are a few views of the prototype... I 3D printed the panel and the holder for it for test purposes, but the actual panel will be made of black resin, and of course the panel would be recessed into a cutout on the cockpit builders instrument panel or side board or whatever. I made a quick PC board for it on my CNC mill, but the end product will have a regular PCB.

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    Here are a couple pictures of the quick-swap label bezels. I'll have these made up in thin steel, and have to option to glue a couple magnets onto the main bezel. The user can print up control labels for multiple cockpit configurations, stick them onto the quick-swap bezels, then swap out the bezels and load different control settings when they change planes.



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    Re: Show us your cockpit

    I started feeling guilty about how little I had contributed but how much I had absorbed from everyone here and the projects they had shared, so I finally snapped a few pics of the project I threw together with quite a bit of guidance from Sokol and Mr Highseas (and a ton of inspiration from everyone here!). I am a cheap ass where I can be so I ended up just building me and the Mrs. a couple desks from pipe fittings and wood from the local home improvement store. This allowed me to fit things exactly into the space I had where I needed them and still able to tuck out of the way when not in use.


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    I built the button box from wood and sheet metal and ended up buying the electronics inside. It may not have been the most cost effective (switches/pots/Arduino were probably $125 or better) but was a huge learning project and ended up being quite a bit of fun once I figured things out. I probably should have had some PCBs made but ended up doing 2 shift register boards and the Arduino mainboard just with busboard material.
    I would have loved to be able to get a couple different lights and such working but was purely exhausted by the time I muddled myself through learning everything else so figured …. maybe later lol

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    Last xmas the wife got me one of the surplus cockpit lamps used in spits and multiple other planes. It was immediately rewired and put into service!

    Thank you all for being such a welcoming community.

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    So my Saitek Cyborg Gold is showing it's age... bought it in 2002 and have been using it ever since. Lately it has been getting pretty loose and sloppy, so I took it apart and tightened some stuff up, which helped a lot. Last week it started having some bad spikes in the Y axis... my aim is bad enough without that, so I am on a quest to get a new joystick set up.
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    I had my wife buy me a PXN "Vibration feedback" joystick on Amazon for Christmas, which I assumed was force-feedback. Tried it out, and while it was not horrible as a plain joystick, I could not get the "Vibration feedback" to work at all, even after downloading the latest drivers from their web site. The buttons were very stiff to push, and I decided it just wasn't worth the money, so I sent it back.

    Fast forward to this week... I bought a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro on Amazon. Looks like a well-made joystick, maybe I can get used to it. The action is pretty stiff...I had a test flight and found the spring was so tight, and the "throw" was so short it was hard to make small gentle movements in flight. Every move I made really jerked the plane around, and I had a lot of trouble aiming. Even more of a problem... the base is VERY wide. I suppose that is great if you are putting it on a desktop and don't want it to move around. Problem is, I put the joystick on a pedestal between my legs, and this one is so wide that I have to spread my knees uncomfortably wide to get it in there.
    I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone, as it were. I decided to add an extension onto the shaft so I can place the base on the floor, as I have seen others do. I don't care about the extra buttons or axis on the base, so it doesn't matter that i won't be able to reach them. I'm going to start with a 20" shaft, that should put the joystick at about the same height I have it now, as well as giving me me lots of travel to smooth out the movement (and reduce the amount of felt stiffness from the spring). If it is too much travel, so I have to move the stick too much, I can always easily shorten the shaft and just raise the base off the floor a commensurate amount until I get it just right. The only other thing that might be a problem is that with the extra leverage afforded by the extended shaft it might be easy to over-travel without realizing it, and break something. I have an idea for a kind of ring that will go above the base to prevent over-travel. I don't care about the "Twist" axis on the joystick, as I have rudder pedals, so I can disregard worrying about trying to make that work, and just removed the potentiometer for that function.

    I cut a 20" piece of gray PVC outdoor electrical conduit to use as a shaft, and spent a couple hours with my calipers devising some adapters that I can 3D print to attach the shaft to the base and handle. Started to print them out last night, but a part on my 3D printer extruder assembly broke partway through and ruined the adapters. I glued the broken extruder part back together, and it lasted long enough to print a replacement part. The partially printed adapters were far enough along that I was able to test fit and function, and allowed me to make some adjustments to my models. I'm printing the revised adapters as we speak, so should be able to test it out this evening.

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    Wish me luck!

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    Re: Show us your cockpit

    Great work Kendy. I shall be watching your progress with interest.

    I have a Thrustmaster T Flight Hotas which I have had for about eight years. It is as solid as a rock. I have thought about changing it for a fancier joy stick but hell it works great for me so I am sticking with it.

    Keep up the good work.
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    All done! Took a few tries on the printer..I usually print in PLA, as it doesn't warp when it cools, but it is more hard and brittle than ABS, but ABS is stronger, so I figured I'd do it in ABS. Had to play around with the settings for ABS until I got it just right, so ended up printing 3 times before I got some parts that worked. Put it all together and clamped it down, then realized it was a little too tall, so took it apart and cut a couple inches off the shaft. Put it back together, moved the base forward about 4 inches, and calibrated. Feels really good, "throw" is an order of magnitude more than with the original stick, so it should really smooth out my flying. Maybe I'll be able to hit something now!

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    Took a test flight and found there is too much throw on the stick...it takes a LOT of movement to get a little reaction out of the controls. I took another 6" off the shaft, and built a platform to raise the base 6". Flew last night for a bit. Set the sensitivity on the axes to maximum, removed the dead zone from the elevators and set it to .01 on the ailerons. Still takes quite a bit of movement, but not as bad as before. My muscle memory is used to very little movement, so maybe it will just take time. it's harder to follow planes when they make violent maneuvers, as I'm just not used to moving the stick so much. On the other hand, I find my aim is better. I'll run this way for a couple days before I decide if I want to shorten it some more.

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    Hello... here is a video link with HOMEMADE FULLMOTION COCKPIT WITH VR GOOGLES...




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