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About Lynx_132a1

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  1. My friend has a Cougar that i have worked on a couple of times (Changed pots to DIY Hall's and such). A force sensing mod is a must for a cougar. If not for realism it is for the longevity of the product. We (are two people working on a simpit-ish build where i am the tech guy and the other guy is the finances guy) have a cougar with the original FCC modification back from 2002-3. Rock solid and sharp as a scalpel. I don't know the performance difference between the first and other FCC versions but the first version is built like a tank and doesn't have issues even after +10 years of service.
  2. I think he is telling that the FSSB bases are not generally suitable for F-16 homecockpits. Older FSSB versions for the Cougar were too big and square shaped (The SSC force transducer box is cylindrical on top) therefore they couldn't be mounted in a homemade transducer box. The FCC (1,2&3) mods are smaller in form factor and can be fitted into a transducer box shell mounted in a simpit.
  3. I am late to the party but here are my two cents. The closest thing that you can buy on the market today to a F-16 Hotas is the TM HOTAS Cougar. Force mods have been around for the cougar for a long time, started with the FCC and now at FSSB R3L (in terms of plug and play-ish solutions.). If you have making a simpit in mind at some point my recommendation would be the FCC3 as it is small in form factor and fits into a replicated force transducer block. But if you don’t plan on doing a simpit at some point realsimulator’s FSSB R1-2 stuff are top notch and have a prettty software. Some altern
  4. As title says, I am looking for Cougar Throttle and Stick GRIP. ONLY STICK GRIP AND Throttle. So if anyone wants to sell just get in touch. P.S. i live in Turkey so the seller must consider the transportation of the product ( Of course i will pay the shipping but i wanted seller to know the must be able to ship it internationaly).
  5. So, we have been making a throttle grip and we have some laser scans of the part we want to make but unfortunately some areas of the scan were distorted and we need some help on fixing them. I am attaching a screenshot of the distorted areas. I made some fixing on them by making the object an editable poly and using the "Cap hole" modifier. My question is, after i used the cap hole, most of the open (unconnected) areas are filled including screw holes and such (screw holes are not a problem we can easily open them) but my question is are the filled areas solid? (I mean filled with material
  6. Tittle says all, Im just looking for a Cougar throttle. It can have axis problems on the base (I mean the main throttle axis can be broken) but all buttons working with no overall physical damage on the throttle grip as well as no problem on the circuit is a must. As i said, i can buy one with a broken throttle axis but i won't accept with any button, electrical (circuit stuff) or pyhsical damage. Great deal for someone looking to get rid of their Cougar Throttle broken or working... P.S. I am looking for a throttle axis issued one because i will mod it, but working ones without any flaw
  7. Hi all! Does anybody know a 6DOF gyro powered DIY headtracking solution? I am currently using FreetTrack (I am broke and TrackIR is not available) and position of my setup gets affected by sunlight pretty much every hour of the day so I am looking for a magnetic solution. I am planning to make it via using arduino board and an IMU but i don't know how, so if anybody has information over topic please feel free to help.
  8. Well, thank you guys for suggestions! I did think about getting a cougar (even a broken one, not physically of course) and then doing other modifications on it but first we all know prices of those stuff, I can get one guaranteed (one of my friend has an amazing skiil on finding rare stuff and getting them for me, he found like dozens of cougars compared to the quantity of them on market) but the price is a problem for me (especially if you live in a country where dolar is a lot more expensive than your currency, it's like 3.6 times my currency!) and also at many sources that i found earlier o
  9. So, for example, if i set all my hats and buttons into my grip casing and attach it to a potentiometer (as axis sensor) and connect them to the bodnar card i am pretty much plug an play? I mean after i assign the buttons and such, setting the pot as the axis sensor it is pretty much all i have to do right?
  10. Hi folks, I want to make a F-16 style throttle from scratch. I found someone who is capable of carving the throttle grip from wood and we have a deal. But the problem is electronics for me, i don't know where to start. I searched net for some answers but i have nothing. Can it be done with an arduino board like Mega 2560 and a good potentiometer as throttle axis. Also i found BU0836X 12-Bit Joystick Board at bodnar website, would a stick board like this be easier to use for my task? So to sum up, i found a person to carve me a F-16 Throttle Grip and i can find switches and such from loca
  11. I understand but i won't be able to build a computer for a pretty long time. While i have the oppurtunity i wan't use it as effective as i can.
  12. So rather than 2 cards, one more powerfull card will give me better performance with VR?
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