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RedSpade

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Re: the other side of modding-new Workstation
« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2012, 12:59:17 PM »

This is a cool topic.  Perhaps a future sticky topic.  It would really be cool if it turned into a "How To" or "This is how I did it".  To have separate throttle controls for multi-engined, gangable if desired, is a dream of mine.  LeOne, I like the way you got it set up there.  Nice.
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Re: Simbuilding tutorials/ links
« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2012, 03:20:32 AM »

First thank you all for the nice words ;D

to Ghost:  sorry no build-guide inside the Archive :( only HighRes Pics but they                       
               may give you a little help for planing your cockpit. :-\

               i did build my new Cockpit in summerholiday and it is not so hard to do,
               and the good thing is, i have done all of the work in my garden  8)with   
               beautiful weather.You need only a table-circular-saw and a long electrocable.

               the hardest thing of all  :-[will be to tell your girlfriend or wife that you
               need 5 days of summerholiday to build a cockpit. :(

               1.day:  buy a cheap PC-Table 40€ (mine has wheels so i can put it easy everywhere
                          i want,its good for housecleaning and you can roll it to have a free way to your
                          connections on the backside of your PC   
                   
                          make a plan of your cockpit
                          what it should have and how it should look? touchpat,joystick ect...
                          i have my old touchpad so i must only integrate it.
                          measure what size it should have to fit with your PC-Table
                          make a little drawing with your Measurements.
                          go an buy some wood-panels,woodglue and sandpaper and paintingspray  25-30€
                             
              2.day:   by good weather take the table-circular-saw outside the house,
                         you can enjoy the sun and the house stays clean. ;D and your wife is happy :D
                         cutting all parts that you have drawing.
                         this will take some time  :P
                         make a break, drink a little beer, smoke a cigarette and think
                         about the next steps.

              3.day   glue all parts and perhaps make last corrections
                        you can do this outside the house by beautiful weather.
                        rest of the day you can relax in the sun with a beer and a cigarette
                        and think about the next step. :o

             4.day:  making holes for cables buttons rotating pots ect....
                       finetuning with sandpaper by machine or with hand
                       you can make this outside,so the house stays clean and you can enjoy                     
                       the good weather.
                       painting the cockpit.

            5.day:  make the electrical work, cables on buttons rotating pots
                       making a layout with photoshop for the touchpad
                   
                       ready! :-\

                       For building a touchpad you can find some tuts with google i think
                       when i build my touchpad there where no usb-controller available.
                       today with usb-conroller available its a easy job to build a tochpad
                       you only need to connect your buttons and pots with cables to your
                        usb-conroller.
                        look here by LeOnes post by Electrics:
                        http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,25156.0.html

                       i hope this is giving you a little ambition to do your project ;D


to gianlucabagatti: you have right with the real feeling of my old flightstick and rudderpedals,
                          the arm movements and feelings a real stick deserves.
                          but now im older and want it more comfortable. ;)
                          second reason was to switch in less than a minute from a flight cockpit to my raceingwheel
                          I can take out the cockpit forward and can put in my raceingwheel and gearshifter
                          that are mounted on the PC-Table-Panel.
                          that is also the reason to use my raceingpedals as rudderpedals




to Wildchild:         You can use your logitech pedals for rudder pedals when you put a hook by combined Pedals
                          in the logitechsoftware of your wheel
                          so you can use the acceleration and break pedal as rudder
                         
to LeOne:            I like the pic of your throttle device ???
                         that really inspired me to build me one ;D
                                     
greetings Germy!

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Re: Simbuilding tutorials/ links
« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2013, 09:37:01 AM »

Decided to build a switch panel/cockpit instrument board. Thanks for the links LeOne  :)
I'm going to use 12v components, powered by 12v and linked to a LeoBodner board by relays. Then to IL2 via SVMapper so that I can use proper toggle switches  ;D

I have cut the dash shape from 5mm MDF. Got one of these as my first panel:



Hmmm how to make it a little more period.... spray with auto 'aluminium' can paint



Leave it only an hour and spray with auto matt black. Should encourage a little reaction between the paints. Then leave the black for an hour and start poking and scraping with fingernails, soft wood, light sanding with 1500 wet&dry paper:


Wish I had sanded the original text before sanding but it's not as obvious in RL.

Happy so far...TBC... :)
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Re: Simbuilding tutorials/ links
« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2013, 10:30:46 AM »

Nice
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Re: Simbuilding tutorials/ links
« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2013, 03:06:51 PM »

Markings on and starting to blend them in...
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Re: Simbuilding tutorials/ links
« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2013, 04:18:54 AM »

Some more WIP shots  :)

2mm aluminium panel and a couple of switches


Trim wheels and gear lever (not final lever  ;) )


Flaps switch and cover for gear lever


Back of the panel. Bu0836x goes on the flap at the top. Black Velcro pads stick top to the bottom of the monitor


In place and wired up for testing. Works well  ;D


Regards,

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Re: Simbuilding tutorials/ links
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2013, 04:44:30 AM »

Drilled & painted and most components in place...



Just needs wiring up  :o ...Next update in two years  :P
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Re: Simbuilding tutorials/ links
« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2013, 04:53:46 AM »

Marcost, when are you going to mass produce, I want?

Lol jk.  Very impressive good friend!
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Re: Simbuilding tutorials/ links
« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2013, 09:38:26 AM »

Thanks Bravo  ;D

Well my wife says I haven't even got time to make this one  ;)

Didn't take too long to wire and worked first time woohoo

Ready for takeoff and I can see the tailwheel lock is on coz it's lit up  8)

Haven't calibrated the flaps switch yet...

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Re: Simbuilding tutorials/ links
« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2013, 10:29:33 AM »

Thats just downright awesome, Nice going!
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Re: Simbuilding tutorials/ links
« Reply #35 on: September 21, 2013, 10:28:05 PM »

Marcost, this is a very very nice build cockpit ;)
i like handmade things :)
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