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AKA_TAGERT
05-09-2006, 09:26 PM
I have to take pause for a moment and thank all of the special people out there building a home made mock cockpit. I save all those pictures for when one of my friends comes over and see the joystick, rudder, and throttle connected to my PC and they say

"Gezz man, get a life, this flight sim thing is nuts"

I simply show them the pictures of your home built cockpits.. At which point they look at me and realize it could be worse. I also give them permission to put a bullet in my head if I ever build anything close to it.

So S! to all you guys out there.. ah.. I mean in there.. Or where ever it is you are.

HelSqnProtos
05-09-2006, 09:32 PM
IBTL

Oh yeah this one will go over well..........

I guess all the graphs you make with UDP and post ad nauseaum don't indicate that you need that bullet yet ???

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Jatro13th
05-09-2006, 10:08 PM
lol http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

GAU-8
05-09-2006, 11:56 PM
do you have the one of mine with the cockpit on the stilts 6 feet up?..with the fishtank under it????

i deserved the bullet a longtime ago........

VV_Holdenb
05-10-2006, 01:28 AM
For more ammunition: http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/49310655/m/3821084134

Feathered_IV
05-10-2006, 01:53 AM
I knew it was going to be negative, I just had to come in and see what the spin was.

IBTL

Capt.LoneRanger
05-10-2006, 02:00 AM
Wow, man. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

I'm really sorry for you Tag, that you have such bad friends you have to turn down and make fun of other people to justify your own hobby.

ploughman
05-10-2006, 02:24 AM
Tag has friends? Wonders never cease.

Next time you have your buddy round show him this...

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/mctomney/747_400_pit.jpg

It's bigger than Baldie Jr.'s trailer home.

http://www.hyway.com.au/747/

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

rnzoli
05-10-2006, 03:01 AM
lol, i show the pictures to my wife, and tell her: honey, if you think i'm crazy about flight sims, just take a look at what those guys built and imagine the time and material they put into...

wonderfully, i always get a better treatment after that (for a while at least)

NAFP_supah
05-10-2006, 03:14 AM
I remember showing one of those sites to a some F-16 pilot acquintances of mine. They laughed their asses of at the guys building F-16 pits, getting in them with full flight gear and then afterwards standing about doing a after-step beer in their kitchen with their wife cooking in the picture. It is pretty lame once you think about it, those people invest tens of thousands of dollars in some cases in those things .... for that money you could have gone out and gotten qualified to fly a REAL airplane.

rnzoli
05-10-2006, 03:59 AM
for that money you could have gone out and gotten qualified to fly a REAL airplane
....if you get your medical certificate before that. Often forgotten by the guys laughing their asses off. They will remember though, when their licence will be widthdrawn or downgraded. Let's talk again then.

NAFP_supah
05-10-2006, 04:04 AM
How hard do you think it is to get medically certified to fly General Aviation? Can't say I am the most healthy living person in the world but I passed with flying colours. Especially in america the medical testing is rather lax I am told. Do you really think a bunch of fighter pilots worry about that? If the day comes that they will be too old and feeble to fly fighters they will just go and fly airliners and have a fantastic period in their lives to look back on.

Capt.LoneRanger
05-10-2006, 04:17 AM
Your eyes are okay, though, I assume supah? I got a slight degradation on one eye. It is minor, but not correctable by glasses. I even had to fight for my driving license.

And no, I don't have a homepit...

NAFP_supah
05-10-2006, 04:19 AM
I am blessed with perfect eyesight and perfect teeth and that's where bodily perfection ends rather abruptly with me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

rnzoli
05-10-2006, 04:21 AM
Wow, that's optimistic http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

rnzoli
05-10-2006, 04:23 AM
by the way, maybe the pit is expensive to build, but given the fuel prices these days, it is definitely cheaper to operate http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

gliders rule

NAFP_supah
05-10-2006, 04:30 AM
I am a naturally optimistic person! BTW you can fly on diesel nowadays too, less expensive. Plus the experience of flying aboot in a Cessna for 4 hours and going to some interesting airfields, meeting some cool people and seeing some nice planes IRL is a lot more memorable for me personally then flying a completely mind numbing trip across the atlantic in what comes down to my spare bedroom which i've converted to a 767 cockpit.

ploughman
05-10-2006, 04:39 AM
Yeah, but with this sim you get to shoot things down.

NAFP_supah
05-10-2006, 04:44 AM
Once you've done that once or twice you get the idea. Shooting stuff down in a sim does in no way even come close to competing with real flight in a general aviation aircraft.

GAU-8
05-10-2006, 05:13 AM
and there are misfits like me..

i sim because i like the IDEA of flight. but i personally DISLIKE flying... its just a numbers/regulations thing for me. its not that safe.

ploughman
05-10-2006, 05:17 AM
Originally posted by NAFP_supah:
Once you've done that once or twice you get the idea. Shooting stuff down in a sim does in no way even come close to competing with real flight in a general aviation aircraft.

Well what're you doing here then? Get out and spread your wings. Go, go fly!

NAFP_supah
05-10-2006, 05:21 AM
I did so yesterday and I shall do so tomorrow http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif BTW GAU-8 Flying General Aviation is safer then driving your car http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

BaldieJr
05-10-2006, 05:38 AM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
Tag has friends? Wonders never cease.

Next time you have your buddy round show him this...

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/mctomney/747_400_pit.jpg

It's bigger than Baldie Jr.'s trailer home.

http://www.hyway.com.au/747/

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

I have a second trailer coming soon. I plan to park it right up beside our current nest. This will double livable space! When I get the hydraulics fixed on my tractor i'm going to dig a basement under the whole thing. My wife thinks i'm an upwardly-mobile super-genious.

WholeHawg
05-10-2006, 06:31 AM
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b235/wholehawg/pit2008.jpg



Where is my bullet? It gets the chicks tho!!

p-11.cAce
05-10-2006, 06:39 AM
I fly sailplanes in RL and used to fly cessnas too before I got tired of $100 hamburgers after puttering around for $60 an hour. I also have a home pit - flying in RL and simming are my hobbies and relativly cheap at that. I've got friends who have spent thousands of dollars on clubs and green fees for their hobby - are you saying a guy who tosses a few hundred dollars at Home Depot and builds an Akers-Barnes is somehow MORE nuts? What about the RC guys who regularly "re-kit" their models after 100's of hours of build time? Why is it that having a home-pit (which adds immensly to my enjoyment of this sim) somehow crosses some line that leads to super geekdom? Personally I just think those who say so are jealous http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

rnzoli
05-10-2006, 06:56 AM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by NAFP_supah:
Once you've done that once or twice you get the idea. Shooting stuff down in a sim does in no way even come close to competing with real flight in a general aviation aircraft.

Well what're you doing here then? Get out and spread your wings. Go, go fly! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

he just hopped in to emphasize that he is above all this http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Worf101
05-10-2006, 06:57 AM
Originally posted by rnzoli:
by the way, maybe the pit is expensive to build, but given the fuel prices these days, it is definitely cheaper to operate http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

gliders rule
+1 and let the church say "Amen"!

Da Worfster

AKA_TAGERT
05-10-2006, 09:05 AM
Guys.. I forgot the smilly in my inital post.. I did not mean to ofend the more sensitive folks like HelSqnProtos, Capt.LoneRanger and Ploughman. I actully admire some of the pits people have made, maybe someday when I am retired and all my friends are dead and I have nothing left to do in my life I too will build one.. but until than, keep the pictures comming! They really do come in handly for guys like rnzoli and I

ploughman
05-10-2006, 09:15 AM
Why'd you think I was offended? It's good you've got mates though, you can only say so much to a horse.http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

AKA_TAGERT
05-10-2006, 09:17 AM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
Why'd you think I was offended? A little bird told me


Originally posted by Ploughman:It's good you've got mates though, you can only say so much to a horse.http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Don€t underestimate the horse, they are very good listeners

ploughman
05-10-2006, 09:59 AM
Funnily enough, a little while ago I got talking with someone who had, of all things, a narcoleptic horse. The creature was 16.2 hands high, which is a long way to fall, and couldn't ever be in stabling as, if it had an episode it would wake up in a panic and kick the **** out of anyone or anything in the immediate vicinity.

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SeaFireLIV
05-10-2006, 10:05 AM
Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
I knew it was going to be negative, I just had to come in and see what the spin was.

IBTL


Yep. I found it hard to believe that this guy actually had something positive to say. I wouldn`t go to the trouble of making a mock cockpit, but making fun of others who do? In a flight sim forum is bad form indeed. How many guys must`ve looked here expecting praise and getting a Tagert slap in the face instead?

Tagert, you`re an idiot. Go find something worthwhile to do with your life instead of anally scapegoating people here. I`ll bet you have enough secret issues to float a carrier.

If I was a mod I`d bann you for a week for this thread of yours.

Capt.LoneRanger
05-10-2006, 10:47 AM
Actually, I'm not personally offended, as I'm not one of the HomePit-Builders. But I have enough empathy and insight to know, that it's really not the best way to make fun of others to put your own point of view in a better light. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

Diablo310th
05-10-2006, 10:56 AM
Originally posted by GAU-8:
do you have the one of mine with the cockpit on the stilts 6 feet up?..with the fishtank under it????

i deserved the bullet a longtime ago........

Gau....S!! I've seen that pic and yes you deserve it now. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif then again...so do I for my cockpit.

HelSqnProtos
05-10-2006, 11:00 AM
Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
I knew it was going to be negative, I just had to come in and see what the spin was.

IBTL


Yep. I found it hard to believe that this guy actually had something positive to say. I wouldn`t go to the trouble of making a mock cockpit, but making fun of others who do? In a flight sim forum is bad form indeed. How many guys must`ve looked here expecting praise and getting a Tagert slap in the face instead?

Tagert, you`re an idiot. Go find something worthwhile to do with your life instead of anally scapegoating people here. I`ll bet you have enough secret issues to float a carrier.

If I was a mod I`d bann you for a week for this thread of yours. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Total +1

horseback
05-10-2006, 12:15 PM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
Tag has friends? Wonders never cease.
It's no wonder if you remember that Tag is providing the beer...

cheers

horseback

Freelancer-1
05-10-2006, 12:57 PM
Originally posted by AKA_TAGERT:
Guys.. I forgot the smilly in my inital post.. I did not mean to ofend the more sensitive folks like HelSqnProtos, Capt.LoneRanger and Ploughman. I actully admire some of the pits people have made, maybe someday when I am retired and all my friends are dead and I have nothing left to do in my life I too will build one.. but until than, keep the pictures comming! They really do come in handly for guys like rnzoli and I


The difference being, of course, that rnzoli is literate http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

WholeHawg
05-10-2006, 01:02 PM
Bah!!! I dont give a flying **** what anyone says about me or my little project. I am too old to care what other people think or say about me. If I want to build cockpit and wear black sox with my sandals, no one is going to stop me.

Fact is if some guys wife wont let him enjoy himself, that his fault for marrying her in the first place.

NAFP_supah
05-10-2006, 04:06 PM
Originally posted by rnzoli:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ploughman:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by NAFP_supah:
Once you've done that once or twice you get the idea. Shooting stuff down in a sim does in no way even come close to competing with real flight in a general aviation aircraft.

Well what're you doing here then? Get out and spread your wings. Go, go fly! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

he just hopped in to emphasize that he is above all this http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I never said that, stop putting words in my mouth. I "hopped in" to pass on the view real fighter pilots have of the Falcon 4.0 sim pit builder scene and I added my own reasons, as a pilot, for not being into the whole sim pit building AND added reasons why I felt that way. I could have just gone and said "You guys are n3rd5 LOLZ00rz" if that is more of you cup of tea but I preffer the add some reasoning to it. I do not feel I was in any way making fun of sim pit builders, I feel I was pointing out what I saw as the flaw in the logic behind their behaviour. If you can not be honestly critical of each other's actions we might as well all STFU and never post on forums again.

rnzoli
05-10-2006, 04:18 PM
take it easy man, i should have put more smiley's in there it seems

AKA_TAGERT
05-10-2006, 09:57 PM
Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
Yep. I found it hard to believe that this guy actually had something positive to say. I wouldn`t go to the trouble of making a mock cockpit, but making fun of others who do? In a flight sim forum is bad form indeed. How many guys must`ve looked here expecting praise and getting a Tagert slap in the face instead?

Tagert, you`re an idiot. Go find something worthwhile to do with your life instead of anally scapegoating people here. I`ll bet you have enough secret issues to float a carrier.

If I was a mod I`d bann you for a week for this thread of yours. Poor SF, still upset from me setting you straight over a year ago.. let it go buddy.. life is too short to hold all that jealously inside.. let it go.. get a hobby.. I know, build a cockpit! All that hammering should help you release some of that penned up emotion.

WWSensei
05-10-2006, 10:40 PM
Wonder where I fit in this picture...

I'm an ex-Viper driver who's built a partial pit and pretty much don't give a rat's posterior what anyone else thinks one way or the other.

Going to spend the weekend at a local WW2 aircraft restoration hangar and will be sucking up to the owner big time to get a ride in the Avenger he has. Then another friend of mine is letting me backseat some time with him on Sunday in a Yak-18. He's an ex-Phantom driver and thinks my little flight sim is pretty damn cool.

But yeah, I don't really care much what he thinks either. ;-)

WTE_Galway
05-10-2006, 11:21 PM
I used to have a link that hooked to a site belonging to a guy that purchased the front off a wrecked 737 and set it up in his back yard as a cockpit for MSFS2004.

AKA_TAGERT
05-10-2006, 11:37 PM
Originally posted by WTE_Galway:
I used to have a link that hooked to a site belonging to a guy that purchased the front off a wrecked 737 and set it up in his back yard as a cockpit for MSFS2004. WOW! Now that pic would be nice to have.. kind of the trump card.. in that if all the other pictures didn€t work, that one surely would!

As for caring what other think.. if I cared I wouldn€t tell them I play flight sim games in the first place, let alone show them my setup. I just pull out the home build cockpit pictures when one of them starts in with how weird it is to spend $300 on a joystick, rudders, and throttle just to play a "game". After seeing those pictures.. their eyes get big and they say something like "WOW" after which they say having a joystick, rudders and throttle is not so strange afterall, relatively speaking that is.

WTE_Galway
05-11-2006, 12:37 AM
Originally posted by AKA_TAGERT:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WTE_Galway:
I used to have a link that hooked to a site belonging to a guy that purchased the front off a wrecked 737 and set it up in his back yard as a cockpit for MSFS2004. WOW! Now that pic would be nice to have.. kind of the trump card.. in that if all the other pictures didn€t work, that one surely would!

As for caring what other think.. if I cared I wouldn€t tell them I play flight sim games in the first place, let alone show them my setup. I just pull out the home build cockpit pictures when one of them starts in with how weird it is to spend $300 on a joystick, rudders, and throttle just to play a "game". After seeing those pictures.. their eyes get big and they say something like "WOW" after which they say having a joystick, rudders and throttle is not so strange afterall, relatively speaking that is. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

A quick google didnt bring up the original guy I had a link to ... which is a shame as the link had heaps of details of the flightsim side of the installation. The original link showed a system that used teh 737 yoke and controls as well .. unlike the photo below.

I did find two different families with 727 cockpits though ...


http://www.airportjournals.com/Florida/Display.cfm?varID=0602004
http://www.airportjournals.com/Midwest/Display.cfm?varID=0509014


http://www.airportjournals.com/Photos/0509/X/0509014_3.jpg

AKA_TAGERT
05-11-2006, 08:58 AM
Originally posted by WTE_Galway:
A quick google didnt bring up the original guy I had a link to ... which is a shame as the link had heaps of details of the flightsim side of the installation. The original link showed a system that used teh 737 yoke and controls as well .. unlike the photo below.

I did find two different families with 727 cockpits though ...
WOW!
But this case is a little different.. A dad building *this* for his kids does have an upside.. it keeps the kids out of the mall, and could get them interested in math and engineering at an early age so they dont end up working at starbucks. So, this picture would not work well for my purposes.. I need pictures of those ups truck driver types that got nothing better to do then build a cockpit in that spare room where thier kids would live had they ever taken the time to get married and have kids but were too busy building the cockpit! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

WWMaxGunz
05-11-2006, 09:20 AM
Originally posted by NAFP_supah:
Once you've done that once or twice you get the idea. Shooting stuff down in a sim does in no way even come close to competing with real flight in a general aviation aircraft.

It depends on what you do and where you go perhaps. I've been 3 1/2 to 11 1/2 hours on hops
in a twin that just beat my ears and left me bored after the first 30 mins or less. You go
for all the interest you can get but it's not exactly full time excitement making long flights.
Maybe a bit like some PF PTO missions only less comfortable, much less.

WholeHawg
05-11-2006, 03:05 PM
Originally posted by WWMaxGunz:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by NAFP_supah:
Once you've done that once or twice you get the idea. Shooting stuff down in a sim does in no way even come close to competing with real flight in a general aviation aircraft.

It depends on what you do and where you go perhaps. I've been 3 1/2 to 11 1/2 hours on hops
in a twin that just beat my ears and left me bored after the first 30 mins or less. You go
for all the interest you can get but it's not exactly full time excitement making long flights.
Maybe a bit like some PF PTO missions only less comfortable, much less. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Rgr that Max, I have been flying since 1989 and after a while its quite boring unless you screw up. Personally I find flight sims alot more exciting than the real thing 99% of the time