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    Hello from Somerset, UK.

    Hi All,

    (Apologies if I have double posted, my first post didn't seem to make it).

    I'm Peter, I have just registered with MyCockpit.org, I live in the county of Somerset in the UK. I like all sorts of flight sims from PMDG's airliners to Cessnas and from X-Plane to Black Shark. I occasionally fly for real (gliding & PPL). My cockpit is a very modest collection of home made parts. I started with a real helicopter seat and have added a generic centre console and an instrument panel. The instrument panel is connected to a second computer running Project Magenta's GA IFR software. The console and the panel use buttons, switches, encoders and 7-segment displays from Opencockpits. At the moment I am struggling to build a joystick/cyclic stick based on a BU0836X card and Hall sensors. So far so good, I tried out the roll axis recently, connected to Black Shark, and it works like a dream (many thanks to Leo Bodnar, Ian Sissons & Mike Powell's inspiration!).

    I will post some photos when I work out how to do that.

    Best wishes to all.

    Peter_Pilot

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    Re: Hello from Somerset, UK.

    Nice to have you with us.. as well as the people you have mentioned there is a whole load of further experitise that lie in the heart of MyCockpit.org.

    Upload some pictures when you have time it would be nice to see and good luck with the build. Sounds good.

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    Re: Hello from Somerset, UK.

    peter, welcome......
    thanks for the mention
    rhysb is from yeovil, he's coming over thursday. maybe you two should get together for a chat and see if you can help each other out.
    nice to see you working with hall sensors, i'm also using these for my next 'hair brained scheme'
    look forward to seeing what you're upto.
    have a great day chap... rgds ... ian
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    Re: Hello from Somerset, UK.

    Hi Peter,

    Nice to have someone from my neck of the woods joining the community!!

    Keep us updated on the build - and feel free to ask as many questions as you like, the guys here are all really helpful.

    Jon

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    Re: Hello from Somerset, UK.

    Thanks Ian, I noticed that there were fellow builders on my doorstep (jongas, rhysb) I'll have to establish contact.

    Best wishes,

    Pete.

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    Re: Hello from Somerset, UK.

    Peter, nice to welcome you to the cockpit building world! Ian is correct I live in a little village about 5 miles north of Yeovil near to Sparkford. be good to meet up sometime.

    Again welcome

    Rhys B

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    Re: Hello from Somerset, UK.

    Very nice to see you, im down in devon, not too far away, getting further south though :P Good luck with your project and i look forward to seeing the progress,

    Jordan

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    Re: Hello from Somerset, UK.

    Jordan,

    do you ever go to the Ipplepen, South West FS Group meetings?

    Pete.

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    Re: Hello from Somerset, UK.

    All,

    I have posted some pictures of the various components I have been working on in the Photo Gallery.

    Pete.