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Hi Folks,

 

As a newbie let me first introduce myself.

My name is Johan (Jedi as callsign) and i live in the Netherlands.

I fly sims, especially MS FlightSimulator for over more then 10 years now.

Joined a club called DFSO and flew 767's and 737's over IVAO's network.

 

This year a friend of my and also member of DFSO asked me to try somting completly different.

You guess right: DCS A-10C Warthog.

Now, Combatsimming is someting totally new to me so i had to (still am) learning every day about the systems and tactics.

It's a steep learningcurve but i'm hooked :)

 

When i flew with MSFS i had build a simple 737 setup at home.

Someting like that i wanted to build also for the A-10.

My friend started the idea to take as base the Akers and Barnes design.

With their aproval we started.

 

As a CAD engineer (Revit) for profession i started to make a model.

 

In a nut shell:

One month past and we came up with a model.

After we both where satisfied with the design we started building.

See the result below.

 

Grtz from Holland.

Johan "Jedi"

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Very nice! Ad the best part i see a lot of space and possibilities to improve slowly as time goes on!

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This is my version of the same cockpit :thumbup: ...

 

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It is modified Akers Barnes Cockpit (ABC) which is quite nice and function general purpose combat cockpit

 

Helios version ...

 

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Wow!! Great work!!!!! I think I found a possible new favorite here at the ED forums.

 

How do you get in and out? Carefully?? :)

 

Well the cockpit is designed to be taken apart and to be transported in a normal size car.

Therefore the pit is split in to some big parts and the rest are all flat surfaces wich you can pile up in your car.

 

For instance, the seatrest is one complete part.

The panel (with screen) is also a complete part.

The two boarders left and right (where mouse and throttle are placed) are 2 complete parts.

All the rest are flat surfaces wich you can take a part without any screws.

All these surfaces slides into eachother.

 

And yes, you do that very carfully ;)

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Great setup.

Jvanes, love the ingrav on the side (among others details)

 

Mladen, same to you and that OXY bottle of yours should be included as a standard equip for sure :megalol: . The most proactive approach for bad flight-nerves I've seen so far, LOL

 

Cheers

Gus

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Amazing work there guys :thumbup:

 

One question, I noticed you have a CDU unit, did you build it or buy it?

 

Saludos (Cheers)

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Amazing work there guys :thumbup:

 

One question, I noticed you have a CDU unit, did you build it or buy it?

 

Saludos (Cheers)

 

again thanks for the comments guys :thumbup:

 

That CDU is not compatible with A-10 but for use with B737 in MSFS.

Mladen and i are also FS simmers for a long long time.

I myself also has this CDU wich works perfectly with PMDG and Project Magenta.

It is distrubited by Engravity.

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Hi Jedi,

stunning set-up. You say its based on Barnes-Akers (SP?), as such do you have permission to release a set up plans for it? Or give some guidance on dimensions and build?

I only ask because I'm about to move house and will finally have the space to build something like it and have been very inspired by your work.

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Hi Jedi,

stunning set-up. You say its based on Barnes-Akers (SP?), as such do you have permission to release a set up plans for it? Or give some guidance on dimensions and build?

I only ask because I'm about to move house and will finally have the space to build something like it and have been very inspired by your work.

 

Altough the plans of Barnes/Akers are free for use we specificly asked them to use their plans and to modify them with their aproval .

We've got their aproval wich stated: Plans are free to use for the FS community but not for buisness purpuses. (excuse my english but you know what i mean ;) )

 

Our version is a heavely modifided version of that of B/A

A lot of hours went into it but also these plans are free to use.

Just send me a PM and i will send it to you.

 

note: Give me a couple more days to make the format a bit more understandable

 

Grtz, Jedi


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Hey guys,

 

Great response to get a copy of the plans of my cockpit.

 

Okay, here's the deal.

The plan i worked out to get mine was to make a 3D model and get every piece flattend out on a sheet.

This sheet went straight into the CNC machine wich sawed the (about) 78 pieces perfectly.

After that is just an IKEA buildingkit

 

So what i have is a sheet with pieces but without dimensions.

You need to get the dimensions of the file just by measuring.

The sheet is a Autocad file (DWG format) and on metric schale.

 

I wil send this file to you all who PM'd me today.

 

Next week i will post some 3D screenhots of the model how to put it together altough most of all is pretty straigt forward.

 

edit: i now realize that is not possible te send a attachment via PM so please include your email when you are interested.


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great job on upgrading the BAC and thx for sending me a copy..:thumbup:

1+ coming at u:pilotfly:


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Okay guys, here are the first couple of detail pictures.

You will notice that the headrest is not a exact replica is of the original.

I had to make some adjustments to make it a bit bulky dealing with flat wood.

So this is just my creative version ;)

 

More to follow along this week ...

 

Note: dimensions are metric and in mm

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Frontpanel

 

Note: the oval slot in the front below is to have acces for powering up your monitor

Also note that the dimensions are metric in mm.

 

EDIT: note that the panel and the place of the MFCD's are based on one 17" monitor.

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