View Full Version : Got inspired ...

06-16-2006, 03:57 PM
Inspired by the stick modders! After an inventory of the scrap box in my workshop I today afternoon made an effort for it.


I made this panel in photoshop...
Laminated it in plastic in an ordinary office laminator....
Glued it on to a 2mm lexan sheet....


Testing it on the pulpit with the switches mounted......


From the side...


Other side....

Electronics will be taken from one of the two Saitek X-36´s I´ve laid my hands on...

06-16-2006, 04:12 PM

06-16-2006, 04:13 PM
Dude that is sweet! I built my own mini cockpit but everything is either joystick or keyboard for controls. Your finished product turned really good. I'd like to try my luck at a project like this. I definitely liked the push to start button and the wing fold with safety toggle cover!

06-16-2006, 05:19 PM
That is NICE!!!!

06-16-2006, 05:38 PM
If you are in the uk i could send you a proper mag switch and key to install http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif have several old ones lying about...

before u all ask its a one off ok

06-16-2006, 05:47 PM
That chair looks like it's seen better days...

...Just funnin', bro.

Pretty impressive setup you built, there. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Are you any good at soldering?

06-16-2006, 06:49 PM
Nice one! Got inspired too by you guys. I´ll post some photos soon.

06-17-2006, 07:00 AM
Please keep us posted. That's looking nice and far better that using the keyboard.

06-17-2006, 07:31 AM
awesome job! i want one http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

06-17-2006, 10:14 AM
Very, very impressive..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Do you guys have any suggestions as to what I could put together with my PC & it's control units?


06-17-2006, 12:08 PM
WOW!!! That is so cool, giving me ideas thanks. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

06-17-2006, 03:12 PM
Taylortony you got my mouth watering http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif...unfortunately I live in Sweden http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

Treetop - Yes, I´m quite familiar with soldering and electronics. I´ve even went thrue an equivalent of Ericsson´s soldering course some years back.

I´ll keep you guys postedin future. As I mentioned the electronics will be fetched from an old, second hand but working, Saitek X-36.
The SST program provides the ability to use macro´s when setting the swithes. Switches by the way is common cheap ON/ON. Switches allways gives a signal when pushed and an other one when released. By using the SST and macro´s I am able to decide what signals are enabled on toggling the switches. I can decide what signal on activating the switch and what one when released(if none).
As in the case with the four engine switches. They will select the engine they are designated for when activated. When they are released nothing will happen. Pushing the startbutton will toggle the chosen engine and when I release it, it will toggle all engines selected.

06-18-2006, 05:17 AM
Now thats just pimp... Good work man http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

06-18-2006, 05:32 AM
ACE, now that rocks!!!!!!

06-18-2006, 05:35 AM
That's nothing short of superb. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Umm, what are the switches connected to? I have no experience with this sort of thing.

06-18-2006, 05:37 AM
i think he said he was gona use some old saitek joysstick...
I cant wait till it is tested. let us know how it goes. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/typing.gif

06-22-2006, 02:27 PM
...Some more inspiration from this photo..


Got me photoshoppin...


...and a test fitting of parts..


...from another angel...


Sorry for the blur...


The idea came up when I discovered I was left with one lonely Saitek stick(gameport version).

06-22-2006, 02:48 PM
I see a small market for cockpit parts from those of us too busy or (*cough*) stupid to make our own.

Just out of curiosity, what would one of you guys charge to build something like that for us less talented individuals?

06-23-2006, 07:11 AM
All those buttons and still I cant find a button for the undercarriage.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Anyway, VERY impressive! Wish I had time for that kind of stuff!!

06-23-2006, 09:16 AM
Originally posted by Dew-Claw:
Just out of curiosity, what would one of you guys charge to build something like that for us less talented individuals?

I recon that many people do these mods as a creative hobby, which makes it unsuitable for commercial trade. I mean that the creative nature of the work is gone after the first successful variant, and the number of hours (*cough*) wasted with the work is just too much for making a realistic sale.

Some parts however, are available from manufacturers: http://www.simkits.com/, you can see some prices there immediately.

06-23-2006, 10:00 AM
Cool! Saw where this baby here: http://www.simkits.com/product.php?prodid=604
is compatible with IL-2! Would throw out the current equations with stick throw, that's for sure. If only it were force feedback. Then you'd really need some arms for this game http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif


06-23-2006, 11:28 AM
Originally posted by GH_Klingstroem:
All those buttons and still I cant find a button for the undercarriage.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Anyway, VERY impressive! Wish I had time for that kind of stuff!!

I´ve not told the whole story yet...There are some functions that will be managed by levers. Such as the undercarriage, seat position, canopy, tank release and supercharger... Meanwhile I´ll have them mapped on my X-45.

06-23-2006, 03:32 PM

X-36 stick&throttle gutted and inmates out in the open!

27 buttons, mode switch not counted,+6 axes. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif
Ready to be transferred into the switch pulpit and into a new trim utility. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

06-26-2006, 08:26 AM
Originally posted by triggerhappyfin:
X-36 stick&throttle gutted and inmates out in the open!

Innards? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif

PS You have more guts than me. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif