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    Motion Platform builder wannabe.

    My first post. Of many I hope.

    I'm a student at UW-Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. I'm currently a Senior expected to graduate this december with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. My background in aviation stems from my time spent in the military as a Harrier mechanic. After that I also worked for the airlines for some time. Then I decided to head back to school.

    Well about a year ago my friend and I started this organization at school call the Aeronautic & Aerospace Oranization and it has been quite successful. We've taken on the task of building a flight simulator.

    To date, we've purchased an old fuselage from a junkyard. Eventually inside of it will be the flight controls and radio stack we purchased from Flight Link. All this with me inside of it will be on top of what I hope to be a 3 DOF motion platform.

    If you're still reading this, I'm impressed and you're obviously b0red. I have pictures if anyone is interested. If all goes well you will see me around here.......a lot. I'd like to keep a record of our progress on a website. We'll see though, there are only so many hours in the day.

    Til then...

    Kranky

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    Thumbs up

    kranky,

    Wheres the pix man?! Dont tease us like that!
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    You can count me in for 1 that is interested..
    Bring on the pictures, I would love to follow ure progression.

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    Pictures Pictures You can never have enough pictures LOL belive me having seen the contarption i have built and it works. cant help but think i must have the wirdest 2DOF platform out there but at fine tunning stage now and always on the lookout for different ways of achieving our dream of motion as Andy T says dont tease post pictures and Please LOL:-

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    Welcome to Mycockpit.org

    Your project is ambitious. Good for you. Remember All that weight sitting up in the 3DOF Platform will take a lot of Hydro to move around. You won't need a money tree for the sim, just for the Hydro Bill LOL.

    Great Job, and keep us posted. If you would like set up a photo gallery, so we can watch your progress.

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    Some Pics.

    Don't get too excited. I don't have much to show right now. But here are some pics of our computer, controls, and the junk fuselage. Lots of work ahead.

    http://s211.photobucket.com/albums/b...t=982a5c80.pbw

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    Great pics Kranky, welcome to MyCockpit

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    Hey Kranky nice start! Good luck and welcome home!!!!
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    177 Cardinal. Very sweet.
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    Congratulations on going back to school and getting your engineering degree. It takes a special person to go back, when mom and dad aren’t paying for college.

    Welcome also, to the community of pit builders. The photo’s are impressive. Best of luck.
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