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About Vikhrs

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  • Birthday 01/01/1998

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  • Flight Simulators
    DCS OB, Falcon BMS, IL-2 Sturomvik: GB, Rise of Flight
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    Active Duty Air Force: F-35 Crew Chief
  1. Welp, I kinda wish I had looked a little harder through all his files. Definitely would have saved me some time, haha. Also, I had a look at that FreeJoy, and I think I might go with that. It looks very user friendly. I think I might go without anything fancy like shift registers and such, since the amount of inputs I'll have on this will be very low, but I would be interested in seeing the setup you mentioned. Regardless though, progress has been made. After spending about a week or so learning some basics in Fusion360, I've been able to come up with a basic layout for how I want
  2. Thanks! I'd be more than happy to share them. The top cover, antenna elevation inner block, and the antenna elevation wheel are all their premium versatile plastic. All the other pieces are just the standard natural versatile plastic. If I were to get them printed again, I'd skip the premium on the antenna elevation pieces, since they are so small that it isn't really worth it imo, on top of needing to be sanded down anyway to get them to fit together. I think I would also get the bottom half of the grip in the premium. I only skipped it since I figured I wouldn't have
  3. Haha, yea. It is certainly a shame that things had to go that way for the EU simmers, but, I can understand wanting to protest certain laws. I got them printed through shapeways. I've had good experience with them before, and I'm more then happy with the quality of these parts too. There were some minor fitting issues, mainly with the elevation knob, but it wasn't any thing a bit of sandpaper couldn't solve.
  4. Well, finding a template for the throttle rail proved to be a lot harder than I thought it would be. Fortunately though, I came across measurements for the degree position of each throttle position on the information page for Aerotronics F-16 base. Using those as a reference, I was able to create a rough diagram of the throttle rail. To figure out how big the rail was going to be, I made a rough measurement from the center axle of the throttle arm, up to the button on the throttle grip, where it rests against the rail. This came out to be about 220mm, and after extending my degree m
  5. Howdy everyone, I've had this F-16 throttle arm sitting around in my room the last few years, and I've finally decided to do something with it. I'd been trying to find an actual grip that I could use with it, so that I could just plug it into the existing wiring, but, I couldn't find one. I did however, find a nice 1:1 cad model of an F-16A grip here: http://www.seedling.org/The_Official_Hempstick_Site/F16_Throttle.html I went ahead and got them all printed, minus the comm switch, since I'll need the 4-way hat instead, but aside from that, they are pretty nice.
  6. I buy standalone because when I first got into dcs, I had issues with ram usage, so it was just better to have the standalone to cut down on the amount of programs running at the same time. I don't really have this issue anymore, but I still believe it to be something people should consider when choosing between sa and steam.
  7. The radome is colour matched to the lighter grey of the fuselage, but the erosion coating on it tends to just suck in dirt, so depending on the dirt getting it there, I guess there could possibly be a greenish tint to it, but I've most commonly seen them get coloured to the darker grey shown in the second picture.
  8. Yeah but this one has been stickied, so that must make it the superior one, surely. ;) Also, I'm sure some of these pictures aren't gonna be found from just Google.
  9. Some phots of vtang blk 30s before we got rid of them a few months ago. There is some video of the jet I crewed going through star wars canyon, I'll have to find it.
  10. CCIP upgrades didn't include an upgrade to a triple display cockpit.
  11. If it is anything like prior pre-sales, there will be a trailer to go with it. Just saw this after replying: https://forums.eagle.ru/showpost.php?p=3916364&postcount=9
  12. I know this an old thread but I was wondering if there was a status update on this? Or if anyone's shirts have shipped yet?
  13. Those would probably fit. The ones brun linked are 15.5mm, and they fit with some wiggle room.
  14. https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/NKK-Switches/KB15SKW01-6F-JB?qs=sGAEpiMZZMvxtGF7dlGNptGC5hlNpZapPw63bEsrfLc%3D I think these may work for having back-lit buttons, with some modifications done.
  15. Looking at the data sheet for those nkk pushbuttons, they have illuminated varients of all their stuff. I'll see if I can find them.
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