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    Does anyone here do warbird cockpits ?

    Or is it all Boeing 737 ?

    I am struggling to find any content which isn't related to airliners in general and the 737 in particular.

    I'm as fascinated with switches and dials just as much as everyone else, but I find blowing stuff up a lot more fun than being an airborne bus driver...

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    Re: Does anyone here do warbird cockpits ?

    Unfortunately, not enough people build Warbirds here. There have been a few, I think I saw an ME109 and a Spitfire.

    If you do a Warbird, you'll have plenty of switches and dials to deal with, no doubt about it. Remember than in principle, building a Warbird is no different than building any other cockpit. Just use the information you find and apply it to your build. For instance, plenty of people have written scripts to connect DCS: A10 to Helios. You could easily do the same with DCS: P51. There are many choices in terms of both aircraft and platforms. Good Luck!

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    Re: Does anyone here do warbird cockpits ?

    Thanks for the reply
    My target sim is IL2 which doesn't have any capability of outputting data, so no steam gauges for me. Which is a shame in one way...but will save me a lot of time and money.
    It doesn't model much in the way of systems either, but that will keep things simple. It does have 'realistic' engine controls however.
    DCS isn't an option for me at the moment. My computer can't run it at decent graphics settings and there aren't enough WW2 aircraft available for my taste. Maybe later when I have upgraded my PC and there are more add on planes - I do like the attention to detail of the DCS sims and it can drive gauges of course.

    I'm currently building the control column for my pit ( based around a generic FW190 ) but I'm not sure if there would be much interest in it here. There isn't much crossover between a fighter type stick and a GA or airliner yoke.

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    Re: Does anyone here do warbird cockpits ?

    Ahh ok, now I see what you mean. You should have no trouble with this, as with no outputs you're essentially just building a big joystick that you sit inside. There is nothing special that you'll need to know from here to create the pit other than some basic woodworking and electronics knowledge, both of which can easily be found anywhere. I would go to forums specifically tailored to those two concepts, as you'll have much more luck getting information there. Good luck with your build!

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    Re: Does anyone here do warbird cockpits ?

    Check this address:

    http://www.geneb.org/pitkit/

    In the download section, You can download an .iso image for a Me109 style cockpit complete plans, as donationware, with cad drawings and all information to build to types (open or enclosed) cockpits.

    front_view.jpgenclosed.jpgleft_side.jpgopen_cockpit.jpgrear_view.jpgcanopy_open.jpg


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    Re: Does anyone here do warbird cockpits ?

    Thanks a lot for that Hyamesto !

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    Re: Does anyone here do warbird cockpits ?

    Now build one! g.

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    Re: Does anyone here do warbird cockpits ?

    I am - but I'm starting with the controls first. Currently building a replica of the KG13 stick used in most Luftwaffe single seat fighters and a gimbal mechanism.

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    Re: Does anyone here do warbird cockpits ?

    Sid, do you have any good dimensioned drawings of the KG13? The only grip I have any data on is the KG12. tnx. g.

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    Re: Does anyone here do warbird cockpits ?

    (note to the mods - it would be nice if you fixed whatever bug is causing the editor to ignore carriage returns. There's supposed to be two blank lines above and below "tnx". )

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