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I love your setup. Only thing missing is a couple of Iris Dynamics HDK's giving you force feedback :P

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mmaister u da king

 

i have some stuff from Horst (see below- really great) but your KG project... leaves me speechless

 

before and after pics (my collection...):

 

 

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Mmaister I have parts for a KG 13 grip worth 250€ bought several places  in Europe. some authentic and others replica but metal. I am looking for a way to make aluminum stick. Those parts took me a long time to get. I guess I will have it complete some time around 5 years from now, need a little brake from it now when my bomber pit is finished.

I want that stick for 110 so I am waiting for that plane in BOS ;)

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So, what you're saying is that my Saitek AV8R clamped to the side of a card table...is not going to cut it? :D

 

(I'm already jotting notes down on paper after going through this thread.  I like the simple chair-style...might go with that).  Curious, how do extensions work on most sticks --- do you simply adjust your sensitivity/curves in the game profiler and voila?

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mmaister u da king

 

i have some stuff from Horst (see below- really great) but your KG project... leaves me speechless

 

before and after pics (my collection...):

No, you are the king, that dashboard is awesome.!!! All original instrument?

Mmaister I have parts for a KG 13 grip worth 250€ bought several places  in Europe. some authentic and others replica but metal. I am looking for a way to make aluminum stick. Those parts took me a long time to get. I guess I will have it complete some time around 5 years from now, need a little brake from it now when my bomber pit is finished.

I want that stick for 110 so I am waiting for that plane in BOS ;)

Well, i may can help you with that. Send me a pm if you are interested.

I love your setup. Only thing missing is a couple of Iris Dynamics HDK's giving you force feedback :P

Yepp, that would be killer. I have been waiting for a full size ffb. control column base for a while. But I may have to make it myself.

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No, you are the king, that dashboard is awesome.!!! All original instrument?

 

 

99% original; after few "years" of collecting

 

started collecting in 2003 after getting this beauty on ebay:

 

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my wife is awesome, she let me put it in our living room!

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99% original; after few "years" of collecting

 

started collecting in 2003 after getting this beauty on ebay:

 

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my wife is awesome, she let me put it in our living room!

 

I remember this panel on e-bay. :) Simply beautiful!

And your wife must be awesome indeed. It took me a while to get permission from mine to place a junghans borduhr in our living-room. She would probably throw me out with a panel like this:)

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its not a cockpit yet. as you can see im working on it, custom electronics and panels (very early stage) also, i plan on modding my humble joystick (i dont have the resources to buy expensive hardware) ill be making pedals too!! :D :D

 

 

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Not yet finished but I am happy with layout. Just gotta tidy it all up.post-12305-0-30175800-1414050350_thumb.jpgpost-12305-0-73390000-1414050396_thumb.jpgpost-12305-0-86414800-1414050447_thumb.jpgpost-12305-0-25217600-1414050498_thumb.jpg

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A work in progress.

 

I have a problem as i think the best joystick for a WW1 sim by far is a MSFFB@ which I use for Rise of Flight. I couldn't fly the Camel without it. Maybe I should say the best for me.

In WW2 I prefer separate pedals so I have the Saiteks under the bench. For a HOTAS I have the Warthog throttle with a Cougar Joystick with 7.5 cm extension and IJ's NXT2 mod. So much better than the stock Warthog joystick for me. I find this combo as smooth as silk for WW2 sims, but a little slow for WW! if that makes sense.

So I need to have an easily swapable setup with all sticks and throttles constantly on as I fly some sims which forget the assignments if you plug and play.

 

 

I have plans of using my backup MSFFB2 hooked up to an extended Warthog joystick with a PS2 cable running into the Warthog joystick base thus being programmable with TARGET.

 

My chair is a a very comfortable car seat from the wreckers. Still looking for a nice leather one at the right price. 

 

The desk is an el cheepo I took the jigsaw to accommodate the second monitor.

 

When everything is right I will do a custom build.

 

 

 

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99% original; after few "years" of collecting

 

started collecting in 2003 after getting this beauty on ebay:

 

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my wife is awesome, she let me put it in our living room!

 

Did I mention that I hate you now.

 

:lol::biggrin::salute:

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Nice crappy seat so i don't get to comfortable In me old Lagg 3 like to stay on the ball  :)

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I built this frame out of Metro shelving about 10 years ago and it is still working fine. An old office chair got re-purposed. I have thought about a center mounted stick position, but it makes jumping up and getting out quite the chore. I still need to come up with a better mounting system for the iPad MFD so it is not just propped up in the corner....

 

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I built the cockpit of the 109s, in a more true to life .. at least in size ...

 

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Nice crappy seat so i don't get to comfortable In me old Lagg 3 like to stay on the ball  :)

Looks very close to my setup! Low old crappy chair and the Asus Swift box to put the throttle on and all!  :lol:

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Looks very close to my setup! Low old crappy chair and the Asus Swift box to put the throttle on and all!  :lol:

Yes thee old box has come in handy  :lol:

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Ok This is how my DIY input device ended up looking....

 

Next step, DIY rudder Pedals!! :) (ill be going for the Baloo Design with custom electronics)

 

 

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If u asked me If I want to watch Andrian Lima do a porno or look at these setups I would have to think a bit.

 

PURE PORN for a flight simmer, it makes me paranoid about my setup lol

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Oh Baur.

That stick.....

That beautiful stick......

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Oh Baur.

That stick.....

That beautiful stick......

In January-February, there will be new KG13. And for installation on Cougar and Warthog. ;)

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Small upgrade on mine,added some finish to the Dashboard and added some Buttons aswell as some minor adjustments to the pedals mount. Still a lot more to do,I have some more ideas I want to add....maybe I will go the extra step and add a Display for Gauges and stuff too, though not (yet?) useful for BoS. It seems to never end lol.

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So I just basically completed rebuilding my simpit. I developed a list of things I wanted to accomplish and started by building the cabinet for the computer case. The rest of it sort of came together based on the following list of needs;

 

* A center mounted control stick.

* Adjustable seating position.

* Computer enclosed within the console cabinet.

* No visible wiring.

* Analog clock so I know when it is time to go pick up kids, go to work or go to bed before I get yelled at.

* Mechanical flight controls like trim, flaps, mixture and prop pitch to eliminate the iPad instrument panel I was using.

* Quick access from the right side so that I can exit quickly when the dogs start barking, I smell smoke, or I didn't read the analog clock. 

* Patterned vaguely after a WWII prop fighter, but with emphasis on ergonomics and practicality.

* Ability to remove joystick and let kids use the computer for keyboard & mouse games.

 

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It took some experimenting to match the paint color to RLM 66 Black Gray, but I think I got fairly close. The wife wasn't extremely happy over the last couple of weekends, but it's all set up now so.....

 

The only thing I still need is to upgrade the rudder pedals. The CH pedals are spaced very close together and they have no toe brakes either. I will probably get a set of Saitek pedals sometime soon. 

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Nice clean look pit.  :)

 

 

 

 Quick access from the right side so that I can exit quickly when.... I didn't read the analog clock.

 

:lol: 

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Thanks for the comments, I am very happy with how it turned out. I am continuing to work on it but the basics are there.

 

The clock is a Braun alarm clock from Bed Bath and Beyond. I cut a frame for it out of 1/4 " plywood and it basically press fit in. I caulked around it and painted the frame. I can unscrew it and remove it to replace the battery.

 

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/braun-reg-alarm-clock/3247856?Keyword=Braun+dlock

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Thanks for the comments, I am very happy with how it turned out. I am continuing to work on it but the basics are there.

 

The clock is a Braun alarm clock from Bed Bath and Beyond. I cut a frame for it out of 1/4 " plywood and it basically press fit in. I caulked around it and painted the frame. I can unscrew it and remove it to replace the battery.

 

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/braun-reg-alarm-clock/3247856?Keyword=Braun+dlock

lol I knew that clocked looked familiar.  lol

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My setup at the moment, with the superb Baur KG13 and Slaw's pedals. I'm still adding to it. It's hard to stop once you get started!

 

 

 

 

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Wow Norman, that's a nice setup.

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