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BY-WEST_KIS
03-04-2007, 10:46 AM
My home cockpit.
http://war.by-airforce.com/photo/displayimage.php?album=4&pos=79

Direct link
http://war.by-airforce.com/photo/displayimage.php?pid=211&fullsize=1

What about yours?

bubba3884
03-04-2007, 03:15 PM
a little something I threw together

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g78/bubba3884/Pit003-1.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g78/bubba3884/Pit001.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g78/bubba3884/Pit006.jpg

huesotravieso
03-04-2007, 03:50 PM
Hi bubba.
Can you get real in game readings on your gauges?
Can you provide the game with input through the gears you have?
If so how u do it man?
I only need some kind of short answer like what hardware u use to put all the signals to the computer and get them out of it.

Thanx man!!!

BTW awesome cockpit man!!!

T_O_A_D
03-04-2007, 04:40 PM
Pretty nice there Bubba http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

crazyivan1970
03-04-2007, 05:02 PM
bubba, i can say is this - http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Sokol__1
03-04-2007, 05:04 PM
Bubba,

Very nice progress in your (P51) pit. WTG!

The throttle quadrante is real one or DIY?

S!

Sokol1

Swivet
03-04-2007, 07:53 PM
Yeh, Good Job Bubba http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif..Looks cool
Certainly adds to the emmersion.....

smokincrater
03-04-2007, 08:15 PM
Very nice indeed, though I note the seat comes with a little padding I surppose you don`t wear a parachute!

Bearcat99
03-04-2007, 09:48 PM
Do you use device link with that?

mandrill7
03-04-2007, 09:48 PM
Hey Bubba! Where's the "comfort tube"?!

heywooood
03-04-2007, 10:34 PM
here is a thread I won't open at work....

Dude that is a serious labor of love right there - hats off.

ddpairborne59
03-04-2007, 11:56 PM
Wow very nice work indeed Bubba ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Waldo.Pepper
03-05-2007, 01:09 AM
Originally posted by mandrill7:
Hey Bubba! Where's the "comfort tube"?!

That's what empties are for!

Guess Bubba is not Married. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Very impressive.

Esel1964
03-05-2007, 01:35 AM
Nice work indeed. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

p-11.cAce
03-05-2007, 08:38 AM
My inspiration:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c99/acmeaviator/rocketcontrols.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c99/acmeaviator/rocketapp5.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c99/acmeaviator/controls_copy.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c99/acmeaviator/rocketfinished_power_quadrant.jpg

bubba3884
03-05-2007, 09:04 AM
the instruments are device link - on old 17" monitor that I hook up to my laptop. works like a charm - no need for the speed bar any more.

everything else is home built, including the throttle quadrant. All 3 trims work, homemade rudder pedals, 3 levers of throttle quadrant control power, props and mixture - although so few planes seem to have controlable mixture that I use it mostly now for view zoom in and out (its programable from a hacked Saitek AV8R)

most of the toggles (momentary) and trims are connected via Leo Bodnars BU0836.

monitor is a 22" widescreen with tir3. VAC for radio commands - I still keep a wireless keyboard behind my seat, but I only really use it for editing files.

general_kalle
03-05-2007, 09:28 AM
amazing i want one of those. does all the gauges work???

wheres your mouse??.

Worf101
03-05-2007, 09:31 AM
Sigh...

Looking at that pit makes me want to go home, burn my gear and stick my head in an oven...

Salute!!!

Da Worfster

JG52Uther
03-05-2007, 10:02 AM
Thank God I'm married http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Sokol__1
03-05-2007, 10:02 AM
Relative to teme, for inspiration:

IL2 type cockpit:
http://pics.livejournal.com/muagrim/pic/00007xbs
http://pics.livejournal.com/muagrim/pic/0000a719
http://forum.sukhoi.ru/attachment.php?attachmentid=69794&d=1172488067
http://muagrim.livejournal.com/

Mig3 (WIP):
http://forum.sukhoi.ru/attachment.php?attachmentid=66573&d=1168437587
http://forum.sukhoi.ru/attachment.php?attachmentid=65049&d=1165919358
http://forum.sukhoi.ru/showthread.php?t=27598

Sokol1

Monterey13
03-05-2007, 02:37 PM
Here you go.... Thanks to Watteville, a true genius.
http://www.simpit.net/

Padser
03-05-2007, 04:50 PM
~S~

Very impressive indeed - I'm particularly interested in your er long stick... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

I've already made one and am currently working on a rather more nicely put together version as part of a model engineering course - the gimbal in the orginal was made out of ebay-sourced mecanno bits... crude, perhaps, but effective...

I found that I had to build in a gear system to magnify the smaller movements required by the long stick (about 10 degrees off centre each way) so that the pots had enough deflection to register in the game (my CH Fighterstick has a throw of around 40 degrees from centre at max. deflection).

How did you overcome this problem? Purely with SST software?

All the best,

pads

huesotravieso
03-05-2007, 05:34 PM
Hi bubba.
Thanx for your answer.
I imagina everything is home made. Lots of work.

I'm particularly interested in the piece of HW you used to make it possible to input the switches signals into the computer in a way thai the computer can understand it. Does it need special SW too? Whay about all the gauges?

Could you plz explain it a bit more?
May be give us some links so we have a starting point to research on our own?

It happenede I never thought of this. Well I never thought it was possible and I have no clue on how to get some doc and info. I'm planning to start doing my own input devices soon and need all the doc I can get.

Thanx man!

99th Obsidian
03-05-2007, 07:56 PM
Very nice, I'm inspired to build one this year.

Vanderstok
03-06-2007, 02:02 AM
Originally posted by huesotravieso:
Hi bubba.
Thanx for your answer.
I imagina everything is home made. Lots of work.

I'm particularly interested in the piece of HW you used to make it possible to input the switches signals into the computer in a way thai the computer can understand it. Does it need special SW too? Whay about all the gauges?

Could you plz explain it a bit more?
May be give us some links so we have a starting point to research on our own?

It happenede I never thought of this. Well I never thought it was possible and I have no clue on how to get some doc and info. I'm planning to start doing my own input devices soon and need all the doc I can get.

Thanx man!

Lots of info here about connecting switches etc. etc:

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/49310655/m/3821084134

huesotravieso
03-06-2007, 04:11 AM
Thanxs Vanderstok!!!

I've bookmarked the link and I'll go through all of it whn I get my MCSE certificate. Hey, only one more exam to go!!!!

I'll let you know of all the **** models I can get to build. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Codex1971
03-06-2007, 05:30 AM
Only one thing to say Bubba

http://rickbauls.googlepages.com/schwing.jpg

p-11.cAce
03-06-2007, 06:36 AM
Huesotravieso - check out this thread : 10 button USB converter (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/3291087735?r=3291087735#3291087735)
for a inexpensive and simple way to add switches to your computer. Its easy!

bubba3884
03-06-2007, 11:42 AM
in the community help forum of IL2 there is a thread at the top for Pit builders that has all the info you could ever need. Simhq also has a pit builders forum.

the gauges all work as you can see from the first pic in this post. they're not really gauges, but an old computer screen behind a piece of 1/8" MDF with holes cut in it to match the gauges. the program is called device link (also with a thread in community help). It is simple to use and the lower res gauges work excellent.

the stick is a Saitek av8r that has an 8" extention and I put an old thrustmaster grip on it because it has (I think) the most authentic ww2 look. the Saitek throw isn't that much, so no gearing is neccessary. the only think I do differently are my settings - roll all 100's and pitch is 70 curving to 100, otherwise the handling is way to sloppy.

the Saitek av8r is the easiest joystick to hack - all leads to switches and pots are wires (not printed circuit boards). all you have to do is take it apart, cut the wires, put the switches and controls where you want and reconnect with longers pieces of wire - no electronic knowledge necessary. you can get tons of cheap wire at the Salvation Army or your local thrift store. simply buy old printer cables (they're almost free now) and open them up. They're usually sheilded and work fine. for connecting the wires I used telephone wire butt connectors from Radio Shack (cheap).

Using one programmable joystick (like the av8r) and another cheap joystick (and hack it for trims and switches) you can make a pit with all the input devices you need and never have to touch a keyboard again.

btw, the toggles are mostly momentary (the easiest way). an internet search will provide you with cheap places to find them (I think I bought 10 for less than $20 including shipping)

Vanderstok
03-06-2007, 02:10 PM
Originally posted by p-11.cAce:
Huesotravieso - check out this thread : 10 button USB converter (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/3291087735?r=3291087735#3291087735)
for a inexpensive and simple way to add switches to your computer. Its easy!

Here's another one. If you want some axis as well (stick, throttle, trim, brakes etc)

http://www.lbodnar.dsl.pipex.com/joystick/

huesotravieso
03-06-2007, 04:33 PM
Thanks everybody for the links.
I',ve bookmarked everything and read it carefully after the summer. Right now I'm too bussy to do anything. And for whay I've been reading in the forum it is like a disease. When I get old and retire, I'll get the most expensive piece of HW I can afford and spend my last days playing either Uboats sims or WWII flight sims. Too bad I have a REAL life I have to deal with http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Can't really fly more than 8 hours/week.
Last week was my first online flight and it was amazing. I'm not going offline any more.
I really enjoyed great dogfighting with ppl from ala7... and I even got to score a couple of planes down. Amazing.

Well this too long already.
Thanx everybody for the links...

and I just realized this is the nicest forum I've seen on the Internet... ever. The best community. Ppl helping each other, sharing experiences, definetly argueing but never insulting or giving disrespect to others.
For me this is really unbelivable.