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SodBuster43
04-18-2004, 01:04 PM
INTRODUCTION
I have been dreaming of this since I started playing flight sims more than 10 years ago. What else would make playing a flight sim more complete than an authentic cockpit with actual control wheels, levers, stick, etc? The following are some guidelines I have set for my design.

GENERAL APPEARANCE
The cockpit must be compact in size and from the exterior must be attractive enough to pass for a piece of furniture. This would mean that the exterior is skinned or finished in lightweight plywood or wood strips and either painted or possibly stained and varnished. Thus, the cockpit would not take up much room and could be placed anywhere in the home and be an attractive accessory. The cockpit would also serve as a comfortable pc workstation with an accessible keyboard, mouse etc.

BASIC CONSTRUCTION
Basic construction would be similar to an actual aircraft with a skeleton of lightweight plywood bulkheads and stringers. Of course this would not be an entire aircraft but rather would be the section of the fuselage from the instrument panel to the seat back and from the cockpit floor up.

DETAIL
Overall the cockpit could either be a generic design or could be modelled from an actual cockpit. Scale would be adjusted to provide a compact design and still provide easy access.

The pc monitor would sit in a cutout in the instrument panel. Height would be adjustable for user preference.

The keyboard and mouse would sit on a drawer shelf that could be concealed as momentary toggle switches would be wired and circuited to emulate keyboard strokes. Toggle switches would be mounted in the instrument and other panels and have changeable labels to designate function.

Trim wheels, engine and prop control levers, etc. would be located as in an real cockpit and potentiometers would be borrowed from a fancy joystick or possibly the assemblies and electronic interface are scratch built from components.

The seat would be similar to an actual seat and would be adjustable for user preference.

The control stick would extend from the cabin floor as in a real aircraft. This would give a much finer control as the stick throw would be exaggerated vs a standard joystick. Rudder pedals would be properly located and adjustable for user preference. Electronics would be borrowed or assembled from bought components.

Surround speakers would be strategically placed and concealed as much as possible.



Well, there you have it. I plan to build this over the summer months, time and money permitting.

Any suggestions?

SodBuster43
04-18-2004, 01:04 PM
INTRODUCTION
I have been dreaming of this since I started playing flight sims more than 10 years ago. What else would make playing a flight sim more complete than an authentic cockpit with actual control wheels, levers, stick, etc? The following are some guidelines I have set for my design.

GENERAL APPEARANCE
The cockpit must be compact in size and from the exterior must be attractive enough to pass for a piece of furniture. This would mean that the exterior is skinned or finished in lightweight plywood or wood strips and either painted or possibly stained and varnished. Thus, the cockpit would not take up much room and could be placed anywhere in the home and be an attractive accessory. The cockpit would also serve as a comfortable pc workstation with an accessible keyboard, mouse etc.

BASIC CONSTRUCTION
Basic construction would be similar to an actual aircraft with a skeleton of lightweight plywood bulkheads and stringers. Of course this would not be an entire aircraft but rather would be the section of the fuselage from the instrument panel to the seat back and from the cockpit floor up.

DETAIL
Overall the cockpit could either be a generic design or could be modelled from an actual cockpit. Scale would be adjusted to provide a compact design and still provide easy access.

The pc monitor would sit in a cutout in the instrument panel. Height would be adjustable for user preference.

The keyboard and mouse would sit on a drawer shelf that could be concealed as momentary toggle switches would be wired and circuited to emulate keyboard strokes. Toggle switches would be mounted in the instrument and other panels and have changeable labels to designate function.

Trim wheels, engine and prop control levers, etc. would be located as in an real cockpit and potentiometers would be borrowed from a fancy joystick or possibly the assemblies and electronic interface are scratch built from components.

The seat would be similar to an actual seat and would be adjustable for user preference.

The control stick would extend from the cabin floor as in a real aircraft. This would give a much finer control as the stick throw would be exaggerated vs a standard joystick. Rudder pedals would be properly located and adjustable for user preference. Electronics would be borrowed or assembled from bought components.

Surround speakers would be strategically placed and concealed as much as possible.



Well, there you have it. I plan to build this over the summer months, time and money permitting.

Any suggestions?

Burnin_777_AVG
04-18-2004, 02:08 PM
SodBuster,

Good luck with your cockpit sir. Here's mine, which you probably have already seen. However, mine is not of the type you speak of. I built mine for IL-2, but also playing a wide range of games like shooters and racing sims. Building a cockpit is a huge undertaking to say the least.

http://777AVG.com/cockpit

BV

SodBuster43
04-18-2004, 02:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Burnin_777_AVG:
SodBuster,

Good luck with your cockpit sir. Here's mine, which you probably have already seen. However, mine is not of the type you speak of. I built mine for IL-2, but also playing a wide range of games like shooters and racing sims. Building a cockpit is a huge undertaking to say the least.

http://777AVG.com/cockpit

BV<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nice work there !!!

DD_NL
04-18-2004, 03:39 PM
Sweet! I would prefer a different paint though instead of the stained wood, but great job!

http://home.tiscali.nl/ddonline/planes/spitfire2.jpg

IV|JG51Flatspin
04-18-2004, 04:11 PM
What about hydraulic or pneumatic controls that shift the whole cockpit based on your joystick inputs? Don't know if it's possible, but that would be cool too!

S!
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RevvinUK
04-18-2004, 04:20 PM
Perhaps not as aesthetically pleasing as you desire but maybe this (http://www.62ndfightingfalcons.asn.au/62ndff/projects/cockpit/cockpit.htm) design could serve as a basis for your own cockpit, perhaps skin this to give it a more permanent look? A link to the plans for that cockpit are at the bottom of the page in that link.

Revvin

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triggerhappyfin
04-18-2004, 04:29 PM
Sodbustr43 wrote:

Well, there you have it. I plan to build this over the summer months, time and money permitting.

Any suggestions?[/QUOTE]

Take a look at this guy! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

[URL=http://www.bob-ma.org/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=3737]

JG6_Oddball
04-19-2004, 04:59 AM
here is what I plan to build

"The "JOYRIDER"s design specs include;

* REAL FEEL responsiveness and balance
* Maximum motion range (positive G's only for now)
* Progressive stick resistance and stability
* Simple low-tech mechanical control activation
* Smooth ball-bearing suspension
* Full motion range, figure "8" stick stir - 2 SECONDS
* 24 degrees of pitch and roll range
* Hands off stability with one finger sensitivity
* Weight range - fully motion tested with a 210 pound pilot
* Can use a variety of display options"

http://www.acesim.com/main.html

S!

Diablo310th
04-19-2004, 06:01 AM
Revvin....that is the cockpit i just built. I just have to paint it now and finish the upholstery for the seat. I'll post pics when it's finished. Burnin....ltns. ~S~

http://members.optusnet.com.au/tully_78th/legalsig.jpg

TX Rahman
04-19-2004, 06:18 AM
Diablo,
Looking forward to your pics... I plan on building the same one very soon. Also have thought of skinning it as someone else suggested http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Regards and Salute,
TX-Rahman
http://www.txsquadron.com

gombal40
04-19-2004, 06:20 AM
see this one then... real good
http://www.kolumbus.fi/cabpilot/fm83home.htm

BaldieJr
04-19-2004, 06:42 AM
Don't paint the cockpit untill you've used it for a bit. You'll probably want to make minor alterations.

Its a great design. I could never go back to flying my desk. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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TX Rahman
04-19-2004, 06:54 AM
gombal,
Whoa!! Very nice pit and collection you have there!!! Would love to find a fuselage as you and geneb and others have.... The wife however...said "no".. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif WOuld be hard to get in my computer room upstairs anyway... Will build a pit like baldiejr and others...

Hat's off to you though....great pit!

Regards and Salute,
TX-Rahman
http://www.txsquadron.com

TgD Thunderbolt56
04-19-2004, 07:51 AM
Still waiting on some pics Baldie *tapping foot*

TB



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BaldieJr
04-19-2004, 08:26 AM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I still have some mods to make before calling it "mechanicly-complete". No pics untill then.

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Diablo310th
04-19-2004, 08:35 AM
I'm with Thunderbolt..I wanna see pics too Baldie so I can possibly make adjustments to mine. I plan on painting mine to look my squad skin on my Jug. Now if i could only paint "Teacher's Pet" noseart on teh front of it too. Hmm that might be a little risque tho for the kiddies.

rahmanoodle I'll post them as soon as it's complete. Like Baldie...no pics till it's done.

http://members.optusnet.com.au/tully_78th/legalsig.jpg

Tonkin
04-19-2004, 09:31 AM
Have a look at the following page for some ideas:

http://www.mikesflightdeck.com/simpit_links.htm

During several events I have seen the Akers-Barnes cockpit, because it can be transported easily. The complete plans are available on the net (http://www.62ndfightingfalcons.asn.au/62ndff/projects/projects.htm)

1.JaVA_Tonkin

BaldieJr
04-19-2004, 09:48 AM
The Akers-Barnes cockpit is the best all-round simpit design out there.

The joyrider is cool, but it does not allow much custimization, and limits your monitor to lightweight/expensive models. It also leaves you very little room to mount switches and such.

With the Akers-Barnes pit, you can do all sorts of things, and its split design makes it comfortable for any pilot, no matter how short/tall.

As for a center-mount stick: shouldn't be a problem. The front seat support would make a perfect mount for this, and if you are small enough (physicly), you could noctch the seat-bottom and mount the stick on the back side of the support, giving you a glider-like cockpit.

I plan to move my stick to center after I have added a "floor" to mine. I need the left console for more switches (of course!). I also want to make custom rudder pedals, so some mods to the desk portion are also mandatory.

Seriously, the Akers-Barnes design is good. Anyone who builds one wont be disappointed.

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Diablo310th
04-19-2004, 11:52 AM
Baldie..I'm going to put a floor on mine to so I can center mount my joystick. I even thought about putting the whole thing on small caster wheels to make moving it around easier.

http://members.optusnet.com.au/tully_78th/legalsig.jpg

BaldieJr
04-19-2004, 12:03 PM
Castors may pose a problem, but I'm sure you've already thought it out. A 2x4 base would probably work perfect for mounting the castors, while requiring only a few 1/2 grooves to secure the cockpit (again we have screwless/nailess construction http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif )

The good thing about castors is it will raise the whole thing up. My only complaint is its height from the floor: you're practicly setting on the floor... but thats also a good thing! If you use rudder pedals at a desk, you know all too well how fatiguing they can be to your backside. Its not an issue with the cockpit http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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SodBuster43
04-19-2004, 12:16 PM
Oh Boy http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif,

Glad to see I'm not the only overly creative crazy person out there http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif Gombal40, I love the pics of the guy who dragged home a junked plane and built his sim pit around it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif LMAO !!! Love it !!!

Diablo310th
04-19-2004, 02:26 PM
What i was thinking BaldieJr was to be able to roll the cockpit part away when I needed to do "normal" work on the computer. I'm not sure how easy it would be to use with the cockpit there. I also was planning on putting a floor in it so i wanted to be able to adjust the distance from the monitor easily and be able to mount down the stick and rudder pedals in place. The castors unfortunately would have to be screwed into place or bolted. Ok..any otehr ideas about how to modify this thing?? I have it all cut out and will asseble in the rough tonight.

BaldieJr
04-19-2004, 02:41 PM
In all honesty, I doubt you will want to move it. I still haven't finished it all up, but a keyboard drawer will be installed in mine because I use the 'pit for normal computer use. Even with the keyboard sitting on my lap, its far more ergonomic than my old desk.

Its very comfortable http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Once you get it put together, and take a few test flights, you'll know exactly what mods to make.

I think the following would make the design perfect:

Keyboard drawer
The seat-back brace should be level, rather than angled. This would make a nice shelf behind the seat for storing books/cds/ or even a small printer.
The seat-back brace could be trimed a few inches to recline the seat a bit.
A few 3/4 inch holes here and there help greatly in hiding/ routing cables.
The headrest is a waste of time if you ask me, but i'm kind of short.
Those notches in the front panel, at the bottom... I've no idea why they exist.
Mouse placement is an issue. With a center-mounted stick, the mouse will be placed perfectly on one of the sides, but with your stick sitting on the side, the mouse ends up a bit too far back. For now, I just sit the stick on top of the monitor when surfing and what-not.

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DD_NL
04-19-2004, 02:56 PM
No, THIS is what you need:

http://www.mainax.com/movies/simulator_700kbps.wmv
(but then with IL-2)

http://home.tiscali.nl/ddonline/planes/spitfire2.jpg

Diablo310th
04-20-2004, 06:02 AM
Well I got mine put together last night and set up. It's very comfortable to sit in but I have a big problem. I fly with the stick on the floor between my legs. This makes it very hard to get in and out of. Thats's why I was thinking about the rollers to push it back and forward into position. BaldieJr...I agree with you on the shelf behind the seat. It would be better if it was flat instead of angled. Right now I'm using it to hold my subwoofer which is held in place with velcro strips. Cutting the 3/4" holes is a good idea. I'm using 1" split tubing to organize all my wires with and running it thru these holes is a good idea. It's kinda a tight fit..good thing I'm no bigger than I am .

TX Rahman
04-20-2004, 06:44 AM
Diablo....shoot us some pics when you get the chance!!

Regards and Salute,
TX-Rahman
http://www.txsquadron.com

BaldieJr
04-20-2004, 07:31 AM
Split-loom tubing.... great idea! I'll grab some on my way home tonight http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Here is a thought: If you raise the cockpit up and mount it on castors, you could mount the stick onto a flat board, and then mount it in front of the seat with a hinge, allowing it to be folded down during entry/exit. I know, its not the best idea, but its better than having to squeeze in/out with that thing in your way.

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TgD Thunderbolt56
04-20-2004, 07:45 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BaldieJr:
you could mount the stick onto a flat board, and then mount it in front of the seat with a hinge, allowing it to be folded down during entry/exit. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


I've already thought about incorporating this in my version for a center-mount stick. I'll keep you posted as well. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif



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Diablo310th
04-20-2004, 08:19 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by rahmanoodle:
Diablo....shoot us some pics when you get the chance!!

Heyy I will do...I'm taking some pictures as I go. If I can find my g/f's digital cam I'll put a few up here for everyone to see.
BaldieJr.....good idea. I hadn't thought about that. I have it mounted to a board in front of me already along with my rudder pedals. A hinge would help alot. Thunderbolt...share some of your ideas too. Baldie..now i see why you said don't paint it right away. Alot of modifications are being made on the fly.

Diablo310th
04-21-2004, 07:39 AM
[UPDATE] ok last night I removed the keyboard try to make more room to get in and out of the cockpit. I used a set of locking tabs on the floor to secure the stick which is between my legs mounted on a 12" pipe with a plywood base. Keyboard is mounted on the front panel with large L brackets so that it is removable. I bought some split foam tubing to use as a padded rest on the sides of the cockpit to make it easier on the hands getting in and out. I flew for the first time last night in it and it's very comfortable. That's all for now. I'm taking pictures of it as I go and will post when it's all finished.

SodBuster43
04-21-2004, 09:26 AM
I better get serious and start building mine if I am to keep pace with this discussion http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

BaldieJr
04-21-2004, 10:36 AM
I've gotta ask...

Is the center mounted stick comfortable? I have my x45 angled forward at the moment (using 3 cd cases..lol) and it feels much better than having it level. It is so comfortable that I'm hesitant to move it.

Just curious how it feels with the stick directly in front of you, pointing straight up/down.

EDITED: SodBuster43, yes hurry! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif The more the merrier I say.

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[This message was edited by BaldieJr on Wed April 21 2004 at 09:52 AM.]

crazyivan1970
04-21-2004, 10:51 AM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/1241.gif - No pictures attached...AGAIN http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif

V!
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BaldieJr
04-21-2004, 10:55 AM
Just for Ivan http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

http://forums.frugalsworld.com/forumpics/Frugals_Pit.jpg

PS: This is not mine, but is of the same design.

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[This message was edited by BaldieJr on Wed April 21 2004 at 11:09 AM.]

Diablo310th
04-21-2004, 11:03 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by BaldieJr:
I've gotta ask...

Is the center mounted stick comfortable? I have my x45 angled forward at the moment (using 3 cd cases..lol) and it feels much better than having it level. It is so comfortable that I'm hesitant to move it.

Just curious how it feels with the stick directly in front of you, pointing straight up/down.

BaldieJr.....I've been flying with mine in the middle like this for quite some time now. I like the feel of it there instead of on the side. I used to fly with it on the side like that. I like your idea of tilting it. I'll give that a try tonight. One thing you wanna make sure of tho is that u put your stick up high enough to have leg clearance if you use rudder pedals. LOL Ivan...I'm using a regular camera to take pictures with. When I get a bunc of them taken I'll post. I keep asking my g/f for her digital cam...maybe she'll find it tonight for me.

BaldieJr
04-21-2004, 01:24 PM
On the newer russian jets, the stick is twisted a bit to the left, presumably for comfort. Something to think about.

When I move my stick to center, I plan to build everything myself except for the grip (salvage from X45). I was toying with the idea of twisting it a bit to the left, while angling it forward a few degrees.

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Diablo310th
04-21-2004, 02:07 PM
BaldieJr....twisting it to the left is an idea. I'll have to try that too. I use a MSFFB2 stick with my X45 throttle. I would like to build a stick that looks like the real thing but my electronics skills suck..besides I like my FFB. Is there a way to lock the twisting handle on the MSFFB2 so it won't twist in my hand?

BaldieJr
04-21-2004, 04:56 PM
Some ideas for bent-shaft sticks can be found on the joyrider webpage. I think they use conduit and a bender to get custom shapes.

I'm still not 100% sure on how I'll mount mine.

As for locking the twist handle: no idea. If I had one to dissect I'm sure I could figure something out. Maybe a drop a super-glue?

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_VR_ScorpionWorm
04-21-2004, 06:24 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Burnin_777_AVG:
SodBuster,

Good luck with your cockpit sir. Here's mine, which you probably have already seen. However, mine is not of the type you speak of. I built mine for IL-2, but also playing a wide range of games like shooters and racing sims. Building a cockpit is a huge undertaking to say the least.

http://777AVG.com/cockpit

BV<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Any chance you have plans for this baby...you want cash for them? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Diablo310th
04-26-2004, 11:14 AM
heyy guys and gals....I found my digital camera so I'll be posting pics of my cockpit and hanger later tonight hopefully. I gotta clean the hanger up some first tho. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://img54.photobucket.com/albums/v166/310thDiablo/Diablos20Sig.jpg

BaldieJr
04-27-2004, 09:59 AM
Is it later tonight yet?

http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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Diablo310th
04-27-2004, 11:33 AM
LOL BaldieJr...almost. I have about 3 pics that need to be d/l onto my computer from the cam. I'll try and post tonight....it's my b-day and teh g/f is taking me out to dinner so it might be late. Pics are coming. Just ignore the mess. A little update..I had to raise the bottom plate holding the joystick so my short fat legs could work the rudder. I'm using 4 bolts, double nutted to give me an adjustment for height. That will be applied today.

http://img54.photobucket.com/albums/v166/310thDiablo/Diablos20Sig.jpg

hos8367
04-27-2004, 12:22 PM
Here's my formula for a cockpit.

Combine 1 LazyBoy, 1 Desk, and 1 board, and BAM!

http://home.comcast.net/~h-o-s-t-i-l-e/comp/cockpit2.JPG