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FatBoyHK
01-26-2005, 09:33 AM
I will be moving to my new house soon, and I will build a cockpit in my room. Now I am thinking about how it should look like.... I hope my buddies here can give me some ideas http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

The size of my room will be 2.5 x 2.5 meters (Don't laugh, Hong Kong is such a small place, but it has 7 millions people living here, I am happy enough with my room already http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif), so this cockpit should not be too large, to leave space for my bed and other things.

I have a full set of sim-ing equipment, and I think I will add a driving wheel too. With so many gadgets, I think it is very likely that this cockpit will be a space solely for gaming....but if possible, I hope I can carry out daily computing task there... but it is not a must http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

tora-2
01-26-2005, 10:07 AM
Do you mean to build one ?
If so there are a few plans available, the Akers Barnes set springs to mind.
I haven't seen any purpose built World War 2 cockpits commercially available. The F-16 cockpit from Aimsworth is nice but fairly pricey.

Jumoschwanz
01-26-2005, 10:15 AM
Well your name is Fatboy, so make the cockpit as large as possible ok? Maybe you should just use your whole room as a virtual cockpit. Sit on your bed, hang the lcd monitor on the wall opposite, and have a card table to put your stick and keboard on. Paint the inside of the room to resemble the inside of a DC-3 cockpit, and viola! Does this help?

S!

Jumoschwanz

FatBoyHK
01-26-2005, 10:26 AM
I love sim, but I am not a crazy simmer who build a cockpit which look like a real one. I just want to have a ergonomical place so that I can play more comfortably, now I place my Hotas on my desk, and I need to raise my arms a bit to use them.... really not a good way to fly http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

about the look, I don't want it to "stand out" of rest of my room (I know it *will* stand out, try to keep it at the minimum), otherwise my mother will kill me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

And, I am not very fat now, I was *really* fat when I was a boy, lol http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

FatBoyHK
01-26-2005, 10:50 AM
something like this would be enough, but this one is for racing only... may be I can add a arm hold on both side?

http://www.logitech.com/lang/images/6/6676.jpg

TgD Thunderbolt56
01-26-2005, 12:07 PM
O.K....Here are a couple ideas. First, go to this thread http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=23110283&m=7181093852 and take a look at some of the home-pits shown (I have 2 pictured there).

Second, if you like either of the pits I've submitted then read on...if not well, nevermind.

The first pit pic I submitted was of my "Monsta" rig which uses a standard office chair and has armitures and platforms that attach to the chair's existing hardware. Their website is here: http://www.monsta.cc ).

The second pic I submitted was of an Akers-Barnes pit constructed from readily available .5" plywood. The plans and explanation are here: http://www.62ndfightingfalcons.asn.au/62ndff/projects/projects.htm

If you have any questions just ask.


TB

watteville
01-26-2005, 12:35 PM
Have you seen this

http://www.simpit.net/images/panet.jpg

http://www.simpit.net/sitebuilder/images/rocket_on-431x360.jpg


go to http://www.simpit.net/photos2.html

and www.simpit.net (http://www.simpit.net)

FatBoyHK
01-27-2005, 12:40 AM
yes, I have been following this project for quite some itme.... although I love it, it is not possible to build it in my room, it is just toooooooo big, and toooooooo odd http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

FatBoyHK
01-27-2005, 09:39 AM
so I think i will combine this two ideas:

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_files/photo_albums/7/1/8/7181093852/4531088852_A12A6535D2202473B31E30D469D90B53.jpg

I like the arm rest panel on both side

http://www.logitech.com/lang/images/6/6676.jpg

and I like this simplitic design....

BaldieJr
01-27-2005, 10:08 AM
http://img171.exs.cx/img171/8523/sf260withstick816x12247ly.jpg

Diablo310th
01-27-2005, 10:33 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BaldieJr:
http://img171.exs.cx/img171/8523/sf260withstick816x12247ly.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

awwwwww Baldie...don't tell me that's your pet project you've been working on. If so..i'm jealous.

BaldieJr
01-27-2005, 10:39 AM
On no, not mine. I've had to shelve my project for a while.

Avsim.com has a dedicated "Cockpit Builders" forum that is very active. The pic came from there, and is a good example of MANY amazing projects that can be found there.

triggerhappyfin
01-28-2005, 07:51 AM
<span class="ev_code_RED">The most serious project</span> (http://simhardware.org/index.html)

Take a look at this guys! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif