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Hello all.

I would like to start a thread on my KA-50-Black Shark Pit.

This is my first Pit and I think that my expectations have been more than met with my new toy.

When I started checking home pit builds in this forum, I was indeed amazed at what was posible. This pit is a result of this forum and all the info it provides. Thanks everyone.

 

Start date; Dec. 28 2011

Estimate; 1-2 years. But at the time, I certinatly was't going to build an entire cock-pit.This atitude changed as the build progressed.

So about 2.4 years later were here. I think 6 more months, and it will be close.

 

A week ago started finishing off the right center panel. This was the last pannel to make. All panels are made but some parts still missing. I have to be carefull of that finished word.

So heres the pics.

 

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Home built X-58FTW,i7 950, 3 x GTX570oc,

screens; 3 x 22", 19", 17", 9" :D

My pit. http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=121598

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This pic is the grid I made from plastic J bead to suport the led backlighting. The center run is Blue, the 2 outer runs are supper bright white leds. I mount them about 2" behind the panels.

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The panel lit up but it was sunny at the time


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Home built X-58FTW,i7 950, 3 x GTX570oc,

screens; 3 x 22", 19", 17", 9" :D

My pit. http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=121598

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And this is where it lives

http://s17.postimg.org/m6xjqzqcv/left_panel_053.jpg

http://s18.postimg.org/g3982ueux/left_panel_061.jpg

left_panel_053.jpg

left_panel_061.jpg

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left_panel_070.jpg

 

 

The lights are direct wiered for test. No brightness control yet.

 

sorry, changed link to correct pics.


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Home built X-58FTW,i7 950, 3 x GTX570oc,

screens; 3 x 22", 19", 17", 9" :D

My pit. http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=121598

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Turned out very good!

i7-4820k @ 3.7, Windows 7 64-bit, 16GB 1866mhz EVGA GTX 970 2GB, 256GB SSD, 500GB WD, TM Warthog, TM Cougar MFD's, Saitek Combat Pedals, TrackIR 5, G15 keyboard, 55" 4K LED

 

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Thanks guys.

HMA the roof also opens for eassy acces, Its hard to see in the pic.

Here is a better angle http://s1.postimg.org/mhhlm29bj/night_panel_lighting_019.jpg

 

found better one http://s17.postimg.org/jn8fr0pq7/my_pit_feb_20_2014_004.jpg

 

I hope to have the pannel lighting done this weekend .


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Home built X-58FTW,i7 950, 3 x GTX570oc,

screens; 3 x 22", 19", 17", 9" :D

My pit. http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=121598

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That is just amazing!

i7-4820k @ 3.7, Windows 7 64-bit, 16GB 1866mhz EVGA GTX 970 2GB, 256GB SSD, 500GB WD, TM Warthog, TM Cougar MFD's, Saitek Combat Pedals, TrackIR 5, G15 keyboard, 55" 4K LED

 

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Thanks guys, glad you like.

 

I have just noticed, that I have been calling the right panel the left panel . I will go back and edit, sorry.

 

Simulatoregp, Your recent pics of your fuel cut-off valves got me to take a new look at my own. So I spent the weekend fooling around with then instead of wiring. Thanks.

 

Of all the things in pit builing wireing is my least enjoyablle task. I need to post a pic of the mess. The pic posted before is the neat side.

So here is a before a after. needs paint

 

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Home built X-58FTW,i7 950, 3 x GTX570oc,

screens; 3 x 22", 19", 17", 9" :D

My pit. http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=121598

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So far I like doing everything with my pit, but you have way more wires then me.

i7-4820k @ 3.7, Windows 7 64-bit, 16GB 1866mhz EVGA GTX 970 2GB, 256GB SSD, 500GB WD, TM Warthog, TM Cougar MFD's, Saitek Combat Pedals, TrackIR 5, G15 keyboard, 55" 4K LED

 

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After a day of squating,kneeling and crouching behind the pit wiring ,my body aches all over. It is a very ackward to do.

The fact that it is the last step in the process is helpfull.

I should have put the pit in the center of the room, but moving it now would be a heck of a job.

I only have one room in the basement, the rest being unfinished. Lots of space to build a custom pit room .Lots of work too.

Home built X-58FTW,i7 950, 3 x GTX570oc,

screens; 3 x 22", 19", 17", 9" :D

My pit. http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=121598

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Hello all. Been hard at it wiring . got things running again. Here are some pics . Tried using flash this time . It drowns out the lights but really brings out the detail and makes every indicator appears to be on.Still Have to configure a bunch of swithches but I can fly again.

Mark.

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Home built X-58FTW,i7 950, 3 x GTX570oc,

screens; 3 x 22", 19", 17", 9" :D

My pit. http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=121598

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