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  1. Nice job! I've been designing my own as well. Here are some of the real switches and buttons: Cage/ATC/Scan RAID: Otto P1-11122 (picture is not accurate) Speedbrake: Otto SL Countermeasures: Otto T4 TDC: Otto J2 A you can see, a couple of Otto controls adds up into the thousands USD... I bought the pushbuttons since they're relatively cheap and I started designing alternatives for the others. Good luck!
  2. Sorry for the late reply guys - had some life changing things happen with work and I haven't been able to keep up with this stuff for awhile. The central MFD is mounted with a custom 3D printed mount that sits at 10°. Hook lever and gear handle are just 3D printed handles that have a snug set screw mounted onto a basic two-position toggle switch - works great!
  3. Thanks dude! No need to borrow the designs ‘cuz I’ll post the files eventually haha I need to clean up some of them first. This whole project was my first time using Fusion, soldering, Arduino, etc. So my panels got progressively better. And bingo, working on a complete Rhino throttle. Going to be a very long term project. I spent months attempting to mod the Warthog into a good Rhino setup but that would be even more work than starting from scratch. Found some 3D scans so I’m already off to a good start.
  4. Yeah man! Sometime this week I’ll try and put together a detailed shopping list and instructions with the STL files.
  5. I’m sorry man, I currently don’t have enough time to reproduce and I’m only getting busier. I’ll let you know if anything changes. But yes! All the switches work correctly. Except the SEL JETT — it's only a push button. Too hard to make it a rotary switch as well.
  6. Thanks dude! I wish, those are MFG Crosswinds - highly recommend! But I did make a cheap mount out of MDF board. I probably should include more detail about the off-the-shelf hardware I'm using. Thrustmaster F/A-18 stick and Warthog throttle Oculus Rift S MFG Crosswind Rudder Pedals Sahaj 15 CM Warthog stick extension 3 x Thrustmaster Cougar MFDs 2 x Monstertech extended desk mounts (one for throttle, one for stick) Buttkicker Logitech G710+ Keyboard Logitech Trackball mouse
  7. I started building a pit a few years ago but it was just a meager desk with a few monstertech mounts. My budget has increased steadily since then so, in August 2019 I decided to get a 3D printer and put my engineering degree to use — finally. I've learned a lot from you guys on these forums and thought I should finally show it off. Goals: Build a pit purely for VR use. No backlighting and unnecessary paneling for cosmetic purposes — just nice enough to not be an eyesore. Design based on Super Hornet to be more future-proof (but mostly to avoid making that dumb wing fold lever).
  8. Just get any old office chair. Most have a wood support base that you can cut into. I got some cheap fake leather from amazon and stitched mine back up to look nice.
  9. I think you’re combining the exerciser and the FCS BIT. BIT is consent switch + bit button on DDI and exerciser is consent switch + FCS reset button. BIT is NATOPS required after startup to test control surface deflections. Exerciser is to test hyds like in cold weather ops. But it sounds like you hit the nail on the head with FCS reset.
  10. Pretty sure IRL the TAMMAC uses high quality DOD charts. What ED needs to do is implement the contrast rocker. Most pilots don’t turn off the TAMMAC, they just turn the contrast down quite a bit so you can read the SA page. You’re not looking at it to read numbers and stuff - you’re glancing at it for general terrain features like bodies of water and mountains.
  11. Hmm I'm pretty the terms have been around for a long time— well before radar scopes as we know them had a place in the cockpit. This sounds like the right idea. Any idea where the A and F come from? Probably A for active.
  12. Seems like everyone knows what A-pole and F-pole mean, but I'm curious as to what the terms came from. What does the A, the F, and the "pole" mean? Sounds like engineering terms but I hate throwing around jargon without actually knowing the why.
  13. I'm a decently experienced C# mobile app programmer and I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I'm looking to build an app control panel for the Hornet. I can get an app to talk to my desktop with a small desktop application but I have no idea how I can get a desktop app to interface with DCS. For example, how would I go about pulling the text strings from each of the UFC data display lines? And command a button press? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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