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    Newby from South Africa

    I might be a newby to building, but I am a long time simmer. At this moment I am using X-plane, simply because I like the way the software works.

    I am building a six lever throttle quadrant as a start, using two old Genius F-23 joysticks as a base, leaving two extra pots for rudder and aileron trim, plus sixteen buttons to be used for whatever. The products from Leo Bodnar are brilliant, but will be terribly expensive on this side of the world. My local electronics expert thinks it should work, as all the needed hardware is available on the sticks. Drawings have been done, and the cutting will be done on a laser cutter at the local polytechnic's "fablab".

    I live in Bloemfontein, South Africa, where I am the GIS Manager at the local municipality.

    Please pardon my English, not my first language.

    Hennie Stander

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    Re: Newby from South Africa

    Quote Originally Posted by Hennie View Post
    I might be a newby to building,
    Hi there and welcome. So that now makes at least three of us, .. although I am based in Holland and not in SA any more.

    Please pardon my English, not my first language.

    Hennie Stander
    Don;t worry about that

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    Re: Newby from South Africa

    Aha, Capetonian!! Know about you. I am hjs an Avcom. Enjoyed the pics about the visit to the Piaggio factory. One of your favourite subjects, isnt it.

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    Re: Newby from South Africa

    Yessir, 100% correct. my dad flew Albats and I love the Albat!! If you need anything from Europe let me know I'm heading down South in July for three weeks

    Also on Skype and MSN, check avcom for my info, .... cheers

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    Re: Newby from South Africa

    Thanks, I appreciate your offer.

    Now completely off topic. Dont know if you have been on Avcom this afternoon, but sadly George Brink and his dad Oom Wally, passed away during the PTAR today. Apparently flew into powerlines somewhere between Koster and Swartruggens with the 182RG. I navigated for Deon Loots last year, and being longtime virtual campaigner myself, George asked me last year at Rustenburg whether I am flying pixels or metal at the pub the night before the first day. It is sad. Truly an officer and a gentleman.

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    Re: Newby from South Africa

    Thanks for the heads up. Just read this then darted across to Avcom , .... damn , .. at a loss for words. I only knew George from online but we had already planned to meet when I am in JHB in a few weeks time Both George and his dad .... damn , .. fly high my friends.

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    Re: Newby from South Africa

    Here it is! At last!

    Pics quality is not that good. Cellphone pics.
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