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  1. I've long wondered what this hinge was there. Never have I thought of this. you opened my eyes on this! the seating position in the wulf was notoriously more leaned/ this gave the pilot advantages with high G load. your body not being standing up right, it is easier bear higher G. so as you guessed, there must be room to fit the pilot's legs, hence the two stepped dashboard. not everyone like it, but the layout turns to be exactly to my taste. upper panel is flying information, with outer instrument being less important (i.e. speed and ATA, and most out are altitude and RPM) for a plane in a dogfight. lower panel beeing flight management on the long term, so not much needed in the heat of a dogfight. I could speak extensively on how well this cockpit feels at home to me, everything being where I would like it to be. just have a look at the prototype Fw190 V18. it just look like a frankenplane with part of P-51 and Fw-190, even with a Me-109 engine. always looked odd to me but quite interesting. Like a awful sight you can not take your eyes off...
  2. it might be as simple. I have to check that but I guess this is what happen on my side, as I can see my FPS counter stuck to 50 most of the time and I did'nt notice any blurryness...
  3. so again, thank you for the reminder. I managed to install it. I guess I tried before but was not able to complete to proper install. Anyway, I can feel a slight difference now, in a good way, but still this is not a true game changer. I recently acquired a second MSFFB2 and while I was testing if it was still in working condition, I was amazed how much smooth it felt. the mechanism under moderate load is super smooth compared to my G940 which could not help but remind you it has plastic gearing. I comfort me in the fact I will go back to a modded MSFFB2, but I have to find a way to have as much possibilities button wise as the logitech hotas. let's see what the vote over the Virpil panel bring us in the near futur, but I guess I will look into control panels at some point. Even more with the foreseable release of TF5.0, which will hopefully bring CloD back to life and I will need an extensive number of control for bomber and so on. anyway, back to the topic, this week will be "discovering and measuring the inside" week
  4. that is definitely worth a try. I'll tell you what I think about it, I'll give it a go tonight. thanks for the share, I think I knew about it but never tried. nice reminder though
  5. I see you are a man of culture I had the exact same plan for a while, i.e. modding my G940 like they did on their FFB2 but I plugged my FFB2 just to have a feel and I was shocked by the difference of feeling with my G940 that's why I leaned toward a frankenstick based on the FFB2. But I don't rule out putting the stick of the G940 on the ffb2, even getting the board inside a new box in parallel to be able to keep the trim pots and the throttle. but your idea is not a bad one. I don't think using RC helicopter gearing would make a huge difference. the improvement comes frome switching a gearing mechanism to a timing belt one. but once I have my spare in hand, I will take head toward the RC shop of my town to see how they can help me. I agree the exact same pulley seems hard to find in europe and could be shipped from china in between 20-40 days but I'm not sure I'll be patient enough.
  6. nice way to poor oil on the fire man no kidding, this could be made without too much tooling. I am eagerly waiting my unit to come in to take measurement and making some sketches. out of curiosity, back in the old days there was a site compiling info about our beloved MSFFB2 and modifications made by some. here is an oudated example : http://www.simprojects.nl/ms_siderwinder_ff2_hack.htm is there a newer version or should we all spend hours digging old forum post on the internet?
  7. so you guy just made my day! I am currently waiting for my spare FFB2 to arrive so I could take it apart and make measurement. but this is precious informations, and the sketch is almost priceless. now I have an excuse to justify buying a mill and a lathe cheers mate
  8. I mean, yeah sure he had to change more than a part. beside that, from what I can see on the pics, and bare in mind that I have almost no idea of what I am talking about, I do not see that many changes. So far, all we know is he used MXL timing belt, which is just a standard regarding the pitch of the belt. therefore we should be able to find some okay-ish part to mimic this. The pulley/belt system being standard, we could for sure find some close match for these in any decent RS shop or anywhere you would find hobby parts. and It seems he just replaced the original gearing by the pulleys, so it seems kind of straight forward. there seems to be tensionner to keep the belt in close contact with the pulleys but the fixture of the motors seems to be almost unchanged, despite holes for said tensioners. That is hopefull as I don't really have tools on hand to make a whole new mounting plate. and of course the original shell has been replace to make space for the new system. anyway, I am still super interested and I am currently closing a deal on a spare FFB2 as I don't want to butcher my good old one (things get sentimental with that kind of hardware). My plan is to do almost exactly what has been done here, whith a couple of twist to better suit my taste, but let's keep this topic on the road to share what we can grab I think now is a good time to contact my local fablab to see what's up 🙂
  9. I would be interested to know it too. That sounds like a wonderful upgragde and as far as I can tell it seems to be pretty straight forward, as long as you pick the right parts. anyway, I gues that as long as you keep the ratio between the two pulley close to the original, it should not make a huge difference but I could be wrong in there
  10. dude, you could be in for some funny technique in there around the curve. Would I have to do it, I would hesitate between 2 : either I cut thin pieces of mdf and make the curve with putty and sanding, or I try to kerf bending plywood. Note that I would probably choose the second technique as I am looking for a reason to test it. there are plenty videos around showing you how to do it and how to calcule it like this one : anyway, you inspire me and this winter might be the one I choose to put some work into making my own homepit. keep on with the good work
  11. hm... that's a good question but considering the way Luftwaffe was organised. there is not much more plane to cover if you don't count on prototypes and Wünderwaffen... anyway, here is my list : - DO-335! that was a BEAST and so out of the box design wise - He 177 for the same reason engine wise - He 162 I always found the volksjager so cute, and really interesting - Ar234 to have a nice fast bomber - He219 but we will have to have a nice radar implementation for night mission... so... but this might be one of the most gracefull beast you can find
  12. mostly american planes, and the spitfire IIRC
  13. ... nice way to kill the mood... dayum was I ecstatic for a minute... anyway, thanks for the info buddy
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