after 10 years of dreaming and waiting I finally started planing my pit. Back then i stumbled across viperpits and i couldn't believe what some guys here have made. But because of lots of exams in school, vocational training and studying (and much more watching anime and playing computer games xD) i never found the time to start with my pit. And another reason that i didn't start was that i wanted to make a Su-27 pit. Since i know the Su-27 from Flanker 2.0 it is my aircraft of choice. For me it is the most beautiful aircraft ever built (and with stealth coming up perhaps always will be). And so i actually wantet to build a su-27 cockpit, but i could not find any measurements for the cockpit. it would have been very hard to make a decent cockpit of the Su-27 (I only want dimensionally correct cockpits). And then i don't know where to get the russian switches, MFDs and so on.
After i have built a cockpit for the racing sims I play, I said to me, that i never want to fly again at the desk sitting on an office chair. So I quit simulator flying. But I never lost track on what's going on in the simulator world, especially with DCS World becoming so big.
My Racing Pit (wasn't used for quite some time now)
No sense in this Pic, i only wanted to show you how i live
And then, with VR coming up i wanted to fly again very badly. So i decided to build at least something to sit in and to mount my HOTAS warthog. And when i was searching for good rudder pedals i luckily stumbled over hempsteads site with his 3d models of the f-16 rudderpedals. With all his CAD-models he inspired me to start with planing and with his f-16 tub he gave ma a very good model to start with. And when I found in the community plans thread a link to Pablos page with his ultra awesome CAD-models he inspired me to do it right. When i was looking for ACES II plans i stumbled across this site:http://www.simpits.org/design/drafting.html
And with these awesome hull drawings I thought it should be possible to make a decent CAD-model of the f-16 pit (with the community plans in mind). And so I was the last two month exzessively learning how to make the fuselage and looking for dimensions and pictures. And in comparison to the Su-27 there is so much more info out there for the f-16 and especially here on viperpits that i think that it should be possible to get a good CAD-model of the cockpit.
And this is what came out:
And with Heampsteads Cockpit Parts and Brendas ACES II (some positional tweaking is still needed):
So, i think the model should be pretty accurate. For the fuselage i used the original hull drawings by Chris Van Lierop. For the Cockpit i used Feather's dimensions:
The cockpit parts are made by hempstead and for the ACES II I used the model from here:http://www.vaeq.com/cube/aces/various-items/3d-model-branda-s-aces-ii.html
And for the accurate placement of all parts I used the drawings by Pegasus, which he postet here:http://www.viperpits.org/smf/index.php/topic,5477.0.html
and with some real pictures from his side I was able to do the sheet metal lines.
There is a long way to go. There are no details yet, because i first had to find aut all the important measurements (and i still don't have all of them). There are some flaws in the model that i hope to get out someday. But I am now at the stage were i start to add the ribs and add details.
So I don't know where this leads to, but i hope in the end there is a nice pit for me.
So, for sharing the CAD-model, is it ok to release it with the Brendas ACES II and Hempsteads parts in it? If so I will put it in the download section.