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Old 08-06-2019, 09:46 PM   #1
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Well it begins again! after a few years away from DCS I am diving back in; head first in the shallow end as I usually do...

I began this journey in 2013 with minimal experience in machining and electronics. This is as far as I got:



Needless to say my wife and I had our first child and my Pit was put on the back burner for a few years. recently I have been playing around with 3D Printing and small electronics. I also got a better job with a little more disposable income (any pit builders dream).

This time around I will be trying to go about 95% realism. All of the analog steam gauges will be physical gauges and the plan is to be able to manufacture them for a low price for any of you who want some.

I will be using DCS_BIOS for all my panels and using the master-slave system so I will be able to run all of them from one USB port.

I'll attach a short video of my Engine Gauge Panel (obviously unfinished) ad later I will post a couple pictures of my later panels.



Thanks for checking out what I have so far! More to come!!

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Old 08-08-2019, 09:59 PM   #2
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looking good. im looking to make a small selection of switches using DCS-bios. but... seems like the version of the code has issues or something it wont compile properly to my arduino uno. had to go back from version 0.2.18 to 0.2.12.
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Old 08-09-2019, 11:06 AM   #3
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looking good. im looking to make a small selection of switches using DCS-bios. but... seems like the version of the code has issues or something it wont compile properly to my arduino uno. had to go back from version 0.2.18 to 0.2.12.

Hey mate I had some issues with nano, I had to go into the Arduino IDE and select Tools>Processor>AT Mega (old bootloader).


I have no idea if it will help you
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:52 AM   #4
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Here is one pic of most of my stuff. Lots of randomness but soon it will be coming together!

I haven’t had too many issues with DCS-BIOS but I will keep an eye out on similar issues.
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:25 AM   #5
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My new video is up! I am going over what I have created over the past few years and what my near future plans are!



Check it out and thank you!!

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Old 08-15-2019, 09:52 AM   #6
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Nice work, Loving the engine panel!
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:08 PM   #7
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Nice work, Loving the engine panel!
Thanks! I’m working on integrating the PCBs I ordered to make the panel a lot cleaner looking.
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:10 PM   #8
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Here is one of the PCBs I ordered to integrate a 4 pin connector to the steppers.
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Old 08-16-2019, 03:37 PM   #9
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Very nice. Would love some of those
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Old 08-16-2019, 03:46 PM   #10
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Hello,

Great work on everything! I am seeing your photo's as inverted.
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