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Author Topic: Info for newbies... Where to found your startup kit to built the ultimate Pit.  (Read 19237 times)

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I'll try to help as best I can.

This is all in my honest opinion "IMHO"!!! ;)

New and improve Beta Innovations's cards and gears.... Contact me and only me for more infos. 101-Douxx
Those will control everything in your pit! From warning lights, magnetic switches, gauges to input switches.
They are just the best out there!
See my pit working on only Beta Innovations's technology.

The great Jason's cockpit kit can be found by contacting Luckiest
More infos here: http://www.viperpits.org/smf/index.php?topic=2051.0

Switches and rotaries ( hunt for them on ebay ) (+/- $20 each "avarage")
Search words : Panels, avionics, switches, rotaries.
Rotaries can be found here : Variable Rotary Selector (VRS30) you'll need 4 of those.
You can add 3 more to replace the (VRS36) that is very hard to find.
And Variable Rotary Selector (VRS45) you'll need 8 of those.

The best panels solution is Mike's (+/- $2K for all available) (PM Ka-Bar03 on ViperPit for price list)
Mike's warning lights are included in his panel's stuffs.
Mike's ICP is included in his panel's stuffs (number pad on top of the center console)

Jay is making a lot of PCB cards that works with Mike's panels and kits. (PM Crease-Guard on ViperPit for price list)

Knobs with and without baclighting (PM Runfaster for price and ordering)

Dunk is doing the gear box and some other usefull stuffs. (PM Kneeling Warrior for more infos)

Penny is offering the throttle mod and some other usefull stuffs. (PM Luckiest for more infos)

Jarrod have made a new Throttle mod all in aluminum.
See here : http://www.viperpits.org/smf/index.php?topic=4961.0
and : http://www.viperpits.org/smf/index.php?topic=4623.0

WhiteEagle have made a new all-in-one RightAUX aircore instruments panels with the FuelFlow indicator.
See here : http://www.viperpits.org/smf/index.php?topic=4287.0

String2054 have made a newly CP design all Glass supported.
See here : http://www.viperpits.org/smf/index.php?topic=4846.0

There is the PHCC that have similarities with BetaInnovation cards and/or UCC.

Having this file will help you looking/hunting for needed switches and rotaries.
http://www.viperpit.info/F_16SwitchMappings_Callbacks.xls

FalconGuages 4.0, a great program to run your instruments on LCD.
See here : http://www.viperpits.org/smf/index.php?topic=1401.0

Maggo did a great DYO (Do it YourSelf) Glareshield in fiberglass... Very ingeneous!
See here : http://www.viperpits.org/smf/index.php?topic=5091.msg71744#msg71744


And of course visit ViperPit.org and read the forum... Everything can be found in here... almost!!! :thumbsup:
Flareless did a Pit Builders cross reference that is very usefull.

I hope this can help you getting started.
Good luck!
Stephane.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2009, 01:27:28 PM by 101-douxx »
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Nice mini FAQ Stephane, thanks and Bookmarked

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Thanks this helps alot!

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No Problem and welcome!!! :biggrin:

Mike, I didn't know of a better place where to put this thread.
If we can find a better place where to put it, go ahead!

Jimmy, you were the one that gave me the idea of having a little FAQ sheet on this site!
After some PM from other newbies, I taught it would be a good idea to have one!

Enjoy!
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Set sticky.

EXCELLENT post Stephane ! Award from me for this. Absolutely beautiful ;)
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Great post.
I gotta tell ya, this site is really awesome.   I've steered guys from the USAF that build the trainers and work on the flight software come here for info.
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Great post.
I gotta tell ya, this site is really awesome.   I've steered guys from the USAF that build the trainers and work on the flight software come here for info.
Jim   

Thanks AD and Jim

It is true that this site got it all.... :beer:

I don't know if everybody is sending the newbies to PM me but I'm receiving a lot of questions on how to find parts and built a pit???
So I figure, instead of reinventing the wheel each time, I'd post this one time.
So now I just redirect the newbies to this post.  8)
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Hi Stephane,

a very inspired idea ! This will help a lot new pitbuilders, thanks !
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Hi Stephane,

a very inspired idea ! This will help a lot new pitbuilders, thanks !

Thanks my friend!
See you in the sky in our next sqadron operation!
Cheers, Stephane.
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Hello everyone,

nice forum you guys have here,  :thumbsup:

i?m new to the forum so i found this topic, very helpfull, i?m into pit building because a friend of mine, that?s a user here for quite some time.
i can?t wait to start building my pit, but first, i have a problem, changing my wife?s mind  :taz: :lolsign:

 cheers  :beer:
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that's the biggest hurdle most face :)

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Falcao,

Just use "Rule 6".


Apparently most wild animals have a sense of smell which can penetrate the ground for something less than 6 feet  :wave: .....or so I heard.....
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Welcome Falcao!
Just a quick note on the first thread.

Beta Innovations is out of business as of now, indefinitly!!!
I really hope that it won't be difinitively.

You have PHCC that's hot nowaday or the UCC that are still running for interfacing your full cockpit.
Of course there is the still the "Epic" solution but those cards are for the real hard core builders $$$$

Welcome to the forum and good luck with this wife thing!!!
All married pit builders have this kind of desease!

Good hunting for parts!
Stephane.
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Great post ...

specialy for beginers ...and the others who don't read every day this great forum ;)

BRAVO for your work ...
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... because a friend of mine,

Hummm... wonder how would be... not easy that one. :beer2:

that?s a user here for quite some time.

Sure??? Bet he's a very lazy guy without a useful progress to show yet... :DOH: :brickwall:

BTW... the wife thing, my friend, how do I understand you... :rambling:

Welcome Bud.

Cheers.