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Hi all.

 

Some of you may remember me from my earlier attempts at manufacturing simulation gear with emerging technologies, a few years ago. Unfortunately quality and speed of processes just wasn't quite there for a fast and reliable manufacturing process.

 

But I've been quietly working and pushing boundaries so today, due to a convergence of several new technologies, and becoming available to the average engineer, I am finally able to present some of my finished, functional work that is up to the standards of quality and realism I was hoping to achieve all those years ago.

 

These are 3 prototypes that I have been personally testing for the last 6 months. Electronics are arduino clones, programmed as generic windows joysticks, no drivers, plug'n'play. If you want, you can even program your own firmware. They come with a metal desktop stand, trim boxes, flaps and gear levers, and complete set of switches that are not in these pictures but will be presented soon.

 

Here are the photographs I took in my newly assembled studio. As I get familiar with the camera I will present many more and of course, a youtube video of them in action. Here are the first few photographs:

- short usb cables only for photo shoot

- everything is designed from purchased WWII blueprint scans

- fixed gyro throttle handles on these units, but twist handles are in testing phase

 

 

 

P-47-facebook.jpg

P-51-facebook.jpg

P-38-facebook.jpg

REPLIKA-simulators.jpg

 

These units will go to a local virtual squad of 15 pilots for outside beta testing this month. I will post further updates and videos in this thread.

 

My modern hotas prototypes will have a separate thread soon.

 

Cheers!

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They look amazing, wish you the best with your cottage manufacturing :thumbup:

 

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I just got the final pieces together for some P51 throttles.The company who does my waterjet company got snowed under so put me behind.And yes they have the K14 twist grip.

I like the look of the new Replica controls!

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Good to see you back, Hegykc. It's all looking awesome.

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Some fine looking craftmanship there Hegykc :thumbup:

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Awesome, very interested, any chance to have the option of P 47 twist grip for ranging k14 sight also trim control unit will be very interesting, instant buy.


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Twist grip would be the bomb. I can't wait to see everything you will have for sale in your shop. It is good to see you didn't give up and are on the verge of releasing really cool stuff for us combat flight sim addicts!


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I like, these look awesome. Nice and solid. And use of Arduino I think is a good choice for the fact its open source. SO I know it might too early to ask but technically with use of Arduino tech and its availability they can be sold as mechanics only or only complete units?

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These are truly beautiful. Very interested in the P-51, but would also be interested if you could provide some addons for the Saitek/logitech throttle quadrant.

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