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About Callsign_DISCO

  • Birthday 01/25/1970

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  • Flight Simulators
    DCS, Prepar3D 4.5, Star Citizen
  • Location
    San Diego, CA
  • Interests
    Real and simulated flying
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  1. Following up on Discord discussion. AV-8B AWLS does not function as intended afloat, no ability to tune Tarawa ICLS beacon for Localizer and Glideslope. No AWLS function ashore on NTTR, Syria or PG Maps - there was some functionality on Caucasus but not sure it still works there. Expected function would be accurate Localizer and Glideslope guidance for Ashore ILS\ICLS, as well as Afloat ICLS from CV\CVN\LHA. I am unable to save tracks for some reason but this appears to be a known issue based on comments from others in Discord. DISCO
  2. Hi DDSTT, Materials are a low density foam core sandwiched between heavy Kraft paper skins, varying thicknesses depending on location. Cut from our computer design, painted, then fit check and shipped flat as a kit, assembled without electronics, or assembled and populated with Cougar MFD's and our universal UFC or universal ICP depending on whether it is a Hornet style 3-screen panel or Viper style 2-screen panel. Thanks for the question. DISCO
  3. Put a brief demo video together yesterday showing the QUICKPit desktop simpit combined with VR - shows how easy it is to use when in VR although perfect for headface tracking and a display or projection setups as well where you have limited space. Demo video of setup and stow, each less than a minute including the HOTAS mount Super happy to be entering production now (https://www.QuickPitSims.com) and on Discord (https://discord.gg/PETcgjn). DISCO
  4. Everything is now live, including the website and store (https://www.QuickPitSims.com). Offering 10% discount or 10% donation in your name to one of 3 charities (https://www.quickpitsims.com/sale). Hope you enjoy! DISCO
  5. Thanks to everybody who joined the AMA livestream on Friday, ended up going an hour and a half and really enjoyed it, hope it was fun and informative for you. Here is a link to the AMA for those who were not able to make it. DISCO
  6. Just a reminder, I'll be hosting an Ask Me Anything (AMA) about the QUICKPit on Youtube, this afternoon at 4:30PM Pacific (7:30PM Eastern, 11:30PM UTC). https://www.youtube.com/user/JLKnolla DISCO
  7. Thanks Jaster, updated the FB link. DISCO
  8. The original QUICKPit design began in mid 2018 and the concept was to create a universally applicable desktop simpit that I could easily adapt for use with essentially any of the then available study-level\fully clickable aircraft in DCS (e.g., Hornet, Harrier, Warthog, Tiger II). Primary concerns were centered around ensuring a lightweight and small easy-to-store size since I did not at the time have the room to build a full scale simpit but I still wanted great immersion. I sketched out a basic concept and made a simple 2-screen version out of scrap materials I had. I shared some photos with friends and several of the guys were very supportive saying they wanted to do something similar but didn’t have the design or fabrication ability but would consider buying something if it was easy to assemble, could be stowed intact, and was easily modified or configured and that is where the QUICKPit really started. Simply put, the intent became to provide a lightweight, modular and configurable desktop simpit environment where sim pilots can place cockpit interfaces like MFD buttons and other controls correctly in 3D space for maximum immersion and serious fun, whether flying with a flat display, with head tracking like TrackIR, or even in Virtual Reality. After I crafted the initial hand-made prototype, it was used for 6 months across multiple aircraft types in both DCS World and Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D to ensure it could meet the demands of regular setup and storage as well as normal use when flying the sim. Once basic design and durability were proven the design was improved to make it easy to assemble if shipped in kit form. This included drafting the parts and assembly in the computer to include wire routing paths as well as parts location features so it would be easy to produce and assemble. While the Thrustmaster Cougar MFD bezels were readily available and easy to source, the need for a universal up-front controller proved initially to be problematic until I was able to source an affordable and programmable USB keypad with a form-factor that could roughly replicate either the Hornet\Harrier UFC or the ICP for the upcoming F-16C. I now call this the Universal Up Front Controller (U-UFC) or Universal Integrated Control Panel (U-ICP) depending on use case. I have the base extended keyboard macro programming setup for the keypad itself as well as DCS control profiles for several different aircraft that can be shared as a starting point for other users. With space for 3 MFD bezels and the large universal UFC or the pilot's choice of UFC (Tek Creations, etc.), the 3-Screen QUICKPit is now perfectly suited for the F\A-18C, JF-17, the upcoming Eurofighter, Strike Eagle and Super Tucano, as well as most other 2 or 3 screen cockpits such as AV-8B, A-10C, F-15C. When the F-16C was released it became clear that a slightly smaller 2-screen QUICKPit could be designed that more closely matches the layout of the displays as well as the U-ICP or other ICP and that is now an offering as well. As of June 2020 I have about a year using this setup on a near daily basis. It has been stowed and setup more than 500 times and is showing no real wear. Current offerings are found in our Combat Series Collection, namely the StrikeFighter 2-Screen ‘Viper’ style, and the StrikeFighter 3-Screen “Hornet’ style QUICKPit. The QUICKPit can be delivered in an unassembled kit version, an assembled version that sim pilots can add their own accessories to, or as a fully assembled and populated version equipped with our Universal UFC\ICP, 2 or 3 MFD’s, and powered USB hub, all tested prior to shipping. Near-term future design plans include modular add-on wing panels for the left and right side to incorporate landing gear, jettison, hook and wing fold controls. Website, store and initial pricing are expected to go live by June 30, 2020. QuickPit Simulations Founder and Chief Sim Nerd “DISCO" is a longtime flight simmer, having started with the original Microsoft Flight Simulator in the early 1980's before starting on his actual pilot's license. DISCO is an FAA licensed Commercial Pilot with experience in more than 45 make\model aircraft over the last 30+ years who regularly flies and teaches formation and aerobatics. DISCO has spent more than 25 years in Engineering and Management in the aerospace and defense industry. My objective is to provide high quality accessories to maximize immersion for simulation enthusiasts everywhere and ensure serious fun! AMA QuickPit founder\designer DISCO will host an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on his Youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/JLKnolla) this Friday June 19 at 4:30 PST. Where you can find us: Youtube Videos Teaser Trailer Overview Setup and Stow Discord We invite anyone curious about the QUICKPit concept to join us at our Discord: https://discord.gg/PETcgjn Facebook QuickPit Simulation Technologies can be found on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/QuickPit-Simulation-Technologies-111832513897753 E-mail: quickpitsims@gmail.com The website and store will launch officially June 30, 2020
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