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    Series One DIY Cockpit....

    ...is _finally_ done!



    The one on the right is the development prototype and on the left is the one built for the construction manual.

    The manual is a free download and is currently available here:

    http://www.vroon.org/pitkit/series_one_cockpit.pdf

    Before I unleash this project upon you poor folks, please download the manual and read it. I'd like to make sure I haven't missed anything or made a huge error in the documentation.

    The plan set will be sold for $50. This will include 5 36"x84" plan sheets as well as a CD with over 270 pictures that were taken during the construction.

    The manual will remain a free download - this is done to make sure that people that are interested in the project fully understand what they're getting into before plunking down their fifty bucks.

    Thanks all!

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

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    Nice Job!!!!!!!!!!

    Love it Gene!!!

    Matt Olieman

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    Thanks Matt.

    The only bummer is how long it's taken to finish. Can't get a lot done when you work on it one day a week.

    g.

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    Are you planning on selling the prototype. I'm not in the fighter jet area but i guess some members would be quite interested possibly if that was the case.
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    The two cockpits aren't for sale, no. The one I built for the manual will be completed out as designed and the prototype will be a guinea pig for future modifications.

    g.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geneb View Post

    The only bummer is how long it's taken to finish.

    g.
    I can sympathize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike.Powell View Post
    I can sympathize.
    I think roof fixin' weather is just about here.

    The assembly manual is 198 pages and I'm still tweaking and filling in blanks.

    I'm currently trying to find the larger version of a pic I have on my blog.. Damn thing is hiding from me, I just know it.


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    Having just invented, begged, borrow, stolen (ok, not stolen) plans to build the Spitfire, I would thoroughly encourage anybody who wants to build a single seater to think about these plans, whilst I haven't seen the plans themselves, you can see the pictures of the end result in this thread and it looks great!!

    Congrats Geneb




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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Hill View Post
    Having just invented, begged, borrow, stolen (ok, not stolen) plans to build the Spitfire, I would thoroughly encourage anybody who wants to build a single seater to think about these plans, whilst I haven't seen the plans themselves, you can see the pictures of the end result in this thread and it looks great!!

    Congrats Geneb

    Darryl
    Thanks Darryl. Once I get the formatting and layout issues with the manual taken care of, I'll unroll all 5 plan sheets on to the shop floor and take a pic so you guys can see how much paper it really is.

    I'm also going to be offering inexpensive router templates made of 1/8" hardboard. It'll allow you to use a router to cut out all the rib parts.

    g.

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    Unhappy Closing Thread :(

    My apologies folks, I missed the part of charging for the manual and prints at geneb's site.

    "geneb" becomes a vendor and if a vendor wants to benefit from MyCockpit.org and it's builders I insist on the vendor supporting MyCockpit.org, just like any other vendor.

    I should of read the first post more closely, the damage is done and am closing this thread.

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