View Full Version : New simpit ready!!

08-14-2006, 08:46 AM
This was a very difficult project, I took me more time and money that I expected but I€m very pleased with the results.

Some sacrifice had to be done. I Used the 4 potentiometers and the 14 buttons from this old Saitek Cyborg 3d.

The main idea was to have something that allow you to use your personal home computer normally, avoiding fights with your wife http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif but also something that could be installed very quickly (4 simple steps for this case).


I install little wells under this device

Finally a closer shoot

So, this is what I like to call €œwife approved Simpit€ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

08-14-2006, 08:57 AM
Uber cool

08-14-2006, 08:59 AM
Nice job!

Especially with the Swiss Army professional tool. Guess you're MacGyver in real life and made the pit with the knife, tape and some chewing-gum?


This would better fit in the pit-builder-thread, though. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

08-14-2006, 10:12 AM
The main idea was to have something that allow you to use your personal home computer normally, avoiding fights with your wife

Flying Il-2 is the normal use of a computer. Anything else is abnormal http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

08-14-2006, 10:45 AM
Ok, I don't feel so bad about getting slaughtered online now. All I got is an old raider fx advanced with re-mapped buttons to get around the ones that are broken. Cool set up!

08-14-2006, 10:55 AM
I like the way you hooked up that left side panel. How did you compensate with the longer throw on the stick?

08-14-2006, 11:25 AM
The stick box folding over the pedals is a great idea. What keeps the sticks base from sliding during use?

Your simpit is very professional and well thought out. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

08-14-2006, 12:06 PM
ill buy 3 thank you, to whom should i address the cheque?

08-14-2006, 12:55 PM
1) You need another printer. Epson Stylus series s*ck big time, they drink their expensive ink cartridges as water, and don't work if only *one* of them is *almost* empty.

2) You should consider cleaning your wheel-chair.


08-14-2006, 01:04 PM
Unbelievable workmanship on your project here... Fantastic Work! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

You should look into a market for this.

08-14-2006, 02:36 PM
looks nice. your throttle box looks like something i could use. do you have during construction pics etc?

08-14-2006, 03:16 PM
oooh I like that http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

08-14-2006, 04:07 PM
NICE http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

08-14-2006, 04:17 PM
Why rip up a joystick when you can build your own with 6 axies and 32 buttons.


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08-14-2006, 08:06 PM
Wow!! Lost of reply to this post, that€s great. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif I would like to answer all your questions, the main reason why I made this post is to contribute to the IL2 community. Actually lots of very good ideas where taken by me from here.

For example I didn´t use only a Swiss Army knife I followed Bearcart advice from another post and I bought a Dremel rotary tool, most of the work was made with that equipment. Although the Victorinox was very useful in lot of situations http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif.
I don´t know exactly what kind of wood I used but I wouldn´t recommended it. Every time I drew a hole the whole room end up in complete dirt. I should have cleaned up a little more before taking the pictures, (You were right about that DuxCorvan, and also about the Epson printer http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif).

Ok, the answers to your questions
1) €œHow did you compensate with the longer throw on the stick?€ This is from a previous post I wrote , I think it explains exactly what bearcat is asking: "The sensitivity of the stick increased a lot, now It´s much easier to aim or land the planes on a carrier, problems that I had before with this joystick (X-45). Although I had to modify the input of the game, I increased the pitch death zone in a 10-15 %.
The main problem is still with rolling, the longer movement of the stick makes the speed of reaction slower, a serious disadvantage in dogfighting but I guess that with practice I will solve this. Nevertheless the distance of the movement of the joystick is very similar to the movement of the stick in the cockpit of most planes of the game with I think makes the experience more realistic".

€œWhat keeps the sticks base from sliding during use?€ Screws not entirely screwed, as simple as that, the base of the X-45 is prepared to be hold by screws.

€œDo you have during construction pics etc?€ I can post a few more pictures probably tomorrow. I Also could draw a blueprint if you give me a couple of days.

€œYou should look into a market for this.€ That€s a very interesting idea. Sadly I live in almost the *** of the world, I would probably cost more the shipping than the simpit itself http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif.

Thanks everyone!!!

P.D.: By the way in my previous post when I wrote wells I meant wheels, sorry English is not my first language http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif.

08-17-2006, 08:17 AM
A couple of more pictures of during construction,

As you can see from the last one the box is almost empty, with the main board of the Cyborg 3D with all the new cables connected. I Use more than ten meters of cable to reconnect the potentiometers and buttons.

08-17-2006, 10:23 AM
Very nice job !! I love your throttle unit with the trim looks nice, neat and comfortable.
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