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Old 03-07-2020, 06:24 PM   #1
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Hi,
Let me first introduce myself. I am from Europe, the Netherlands, so English is not my native language. I do make mistakes. I have some experience in home cockpits. This is my Cessna based cockpit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT_KW0CL0TA&t=883s Unfortunately I had to move and in my new house there’s not enough space for a full cockpit. So I demolished the cockpit.

But now I will start building a new cockpit. Because I dont have a lot of room, it has to be very small. Or it has to be possible to easily store and move it. Also, it will be a VR cockpit.
So my design requirements are:
- F16 cockpit
- Small, when stored it should be less than 0.5 square meter (about 3 foot by one foot). The complete cockpit including rudder pedals, vr-headset, computer, etc should fit in this space
- VR, so looks are not that important, alltough it must look nice
- Easy to move and transport. From stored to fully operational within maximum 5 minutes
- Fully functional, first version only working throttle, stick, rudder, mfd’s, icp and some switches such as the gear, brake and other
- Dimensions as close as possible tot he real cockpit

Compromises
- It seems to be impossible to fit a chair within this small space. So for now I will have to use a regular desk chair.
- 1:1 scale is also not possible so it will be a bit smaller

What do you think? Will this be possible?
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Old 03-07-2020, 06:33 PM   #2
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Anything is possible mate, you need to think about how much time you are prepared to design and build something like that.

its a bit of an open question to be honest, more like how long is a piece of string.

if you do start the project open a build thread im sure there are many that would benefit from your idea.

good luck!
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This is what I have so far, this is the stored version of the cockpit


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Old 03-07-2020, 06:46 PM   #4
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This is from the otherside

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Old 03-07-2020, 06:47 PM   #5
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Old 03-07-2020, 06:49 PM   #6
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Anything is possible mate, you need to think about how much time you are prepared to design and build something like that.

its a bit of an open question to be honest, more like how long is a piece of string.

if you do start the project open a build thread im sure there are many that would benefit from your idea.

good luck!
Thanks! I started the project, if people are interested I can post more pictures or a video.
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Old 03-07-2020, 06:56 PM   #7
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old picture from a test with cardboard

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old picture so you can see better how it looks

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Old 03-07-2020, 07:07 PM   #9
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I bet your good a puzzles lol!

Seriously though that is a touch of genius, you definitely want to get this one in some sort of progress thread or keep this one updated.

are you working to a budget also? i ask as you can get some excellent button boxes form DSD designs. I bought this one and use it as an ICP, flying in VR there is less of an issue about looking like the real thing but i have mine mounted right in front of me at chest height and it works a treat.

here is the link http://derekspearedesigns.com/p1p2.html
Im using the P2

I highly recommend the DSD stuff its top quality
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Old 03-07-2020, 08:27 PM   #10
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Thanks for the nice words. I have a very small budget. The cockpit so far (without the hotas) was less than 50 euro. The white ICP is my own work. I 3D printed it. It is fully functional.

When I have some money I ll check the DSD site. Thanks again
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