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    Military style contol knobs

    Hi all

    I would like to build an Apache AH-64D cockpit and I was just wondering if anyone knew where I could get the 25 or so military style circular control knobs (grey with a white marker line outlined in black) here in the UK?

    It it the ones on the following panels:
    • Comms panel to the right of the pilot - eleven small round and one pointer
    • Windscreen panel - one pointer
    • Up-front display - one small round
    • Left and right MFDs - three small round for each
    • Video panel - one small round and two 2-stage concentric
    • Keyboard - one small round
    EHC www.ehcknobs.com do them, part of their RE Series I think (808, 2564 or 8509 for the small round circular knobs) but they need a minimum order of more than I can afford or need...

    Cheers

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    I'd be interested in chipping in with you, maybe some offers would too?
    My setup:
    pc 1: MSI K9NSli, onboard sound and lan, LC AMD 6400X2, 4096mb corsair 800ddr2, Pcie 7600GT with 32" lcd@1360x768
    pc 2:Asus mobo, onboard sound and lan, Athlon xp2800, 1.5gb pc4200, agp 4200Ti and 10.4" touchscreen lcd@1024x768
    pc 3:generic mobo, Athlon xp2400, 1gb 133 ram, agp Radeon 9200, pci Radeon 9250 with dual psone vga lcds @768x576
    Cougar, f16u, 7.1 sound, 4.1 sound, Trackir 4pro and vrf tfs seat pack.

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    Cheers Wollo, looks like nobbody else is into Apaches LoL.

    Trying to speak to a firm in the UK, no luck as yet. Sent an email to EHC in the States - they said try another distributor.

    Ah well "You never fail until you stop!" - I like that motto...
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    That chaps my hide that distributors and retailers place a minimum on an order. Big deal! It's not like it takes any more effort to pack 5 knobs vs. 250 knobs.

    I tend not to place orders with companies that place a minimum on an order. It's as though we're not good enough to order from them because we're not spending a few hundred bucks for their time.
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    Got an answer back from the UK supplier - the total cost for 51 knobs would be 1175.89!

    Well I knew this was an expensive hobby but that is just... Ah well back to the drawing board.

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    have you checked these guys ?

    http://www.viperflight.nl/viperflight.htm

    Its 2 dutch F16 builders that used to sell a complete set of f16 knobs, molded themselves. Im sure you will find the knobs you need in that set and make your own copies from there.

    Just drop them a mail for pictures.

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    20 a knob is morethan im willing to spend.Theres more i need first.
    My setup:
    pc 1: MSI K9NSli, onboard sound and lan, LC AMD 6400X2, 4096mb corsair 800ddr2, Pcie 7600GT with 32" lcd@1360x768
    pc 2:Asus mobo, onboard sound and lan, Athlon xp2800, 1.5gb pc4200, agp 4200Ti and 10.4" touchscreen lcd@1024x768
    pc 3:generic mobo, Athlon xp2400, 1gb 133 ram, agp Radeon 9200, pci Radeon 9250 with dual psone vga lcds @768x576
    Cougar, f16u, 7.1 sound, 4.1 sound, Trackir 4pro and vrf tfs seat pack.

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    i dont know how much they viperflight guys charge...they dont mention a price on their website...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlynD View Post
    Got an answer back from the UK supplier - the total cost for 51 knobs would be 1175.89!

    Well I knew this was an expensive hobby but that is just... Ah well back to the drawing board.
    What is the UK supplier ?

    To be honest, 20 pounds for mill spec knobs is a fair price at that quantity....
    would love to see what knobs they offer.

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    They are not currently selling any knobs - they stopped making them end of January from what I have heard on Viperpit.org...

    Damm - gotta keep on looking!

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