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Author Topic: Info for newbies... Where to found your startup kit to built the ultimate Pit.  (Read 18564 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!
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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!
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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.

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thank you for the warm welcome :hail:
first things first, for now i just to grab some blueprints to start cutting some plywood, and i just begun to checking the forum, so this may take a while... ::)
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It's seems this first post needs some editing  :-\

Have a bandit day
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It's seems this first post needs some editing  :-\
Yep!!! :'(
You're right!

I'll check that as soon as I can.
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Updated the first post!

Beta Innovations is now closed. :'(
JimKeane doesn't seem to have any MFDs left on ebay!  :'(
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Awsome post, brilliant, helped me alot, plenty of PM's sent.  :vprules:

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Awsome post, brilliant, helped me alot, plenty of PM's sent.  :vprules:
Glad I could help! ;)

I'll update the first post to add the PHCC cards later this week.
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101-Douxx,

that would be awesome, any info for complete noobs on interface cards etc would be a great help, trying to get my head round it just now, to see which way to approach the interface of my project.

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Is there any specific info available on "The great Jason's cockpit kit"?

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Is there any specific info available on "The great Jason's cockpit kit"?

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Yes here: http://www.viperpits.org/smf/index.php?topic=2051.0

Updated the first post too!
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Updated first post... ;)
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Excellent Steph  :thumbsup:

Just thinking here  :o ...

... but perhaps we should have an easy-to-see "link" on the front-page for this. It does seem like most of the new-commers asks for directions.

Perhaps the "showcase" could be disregarded!???... I for sure, don?t sit here and watch the slideshow whenever I log-on.

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Hi Stephane,

I am a newbie (so to speak) here and I am trying to find my way around this here very nice forum. Too much info, too much for me to understand and too much of everything  :stupid: but now with this here nice thread of yours (finally found after I do not know how many hours :notes:) I can see in an instand what to look for and where I can find it.
You may not believe this but your thread is a major help in finding my way.

Thank you  :hail:thank you SO MUCH.

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You are welcome Cougar!

Nice to know it actually helped someone... :whistle: ;) :harhar:

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Updated with some great new things from the Viperpits community.
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Great Post! I've been out of the "pit" world for a while...my first one started in the early 90's and evolved
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Sold Pit 1.0 to a reaturant with an aviation theme for a lot of money. Sweet!

Time to get back in the game...glad I found ya'll.

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« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2010, 02:44:53 AM »
Great work!!!

So much of the VP forum gets confusing, because projects come and go (and many items result in limited runs), and it is hard to know where to start.  I love following how others are progressing in building their cockpits-  It gives me great encouragement to know they were once beginners too.

Having so much of the beginner's information in one place (along with the Pit Builder's Cross-Reference by Flareless) is a great service for beginners.  Thanks Flareless and 101-Douxx!
I hope we are able to keep these EASY TO FIND and keep them UP TO DATE-

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It has been a year and a half since the last update in here. Businesses seem to be leaving, technology is getting better, USB with plug and play seem to be moving forward, and not many people seem to be involved in pit building anymore. are there any new updates for newbies that are just crazy enough to try to get involved in the pit world? I am very new here and the information is very overwhelming. The problem is that a lot of info is outdated and many people are not involved in building or designing anymore. Does anyone know anything about the latest and greatest in electronics? Who is still making the cockpit kits or blueprints? Anyone know?
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Best thing to do is follow the build threads, read as much as you can. These initial posts give you a starting point. Continually updating this thread is way more than a few people can do. When you have a question relating to something ask for more information or opinions.

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Best thing to do is follow the build threads, read as much as you can. These initial posts give you a starting point. Continually updating this thread is way more than a few people can do. When you have a question relating to something ask for more information or opinions.

Not a problem. I was just pointing out that it hadn't been updated in years. I wasn't saying that it should be continually updated. I have been reading for about 2 weeks now. My boss at work doesn't seem to like it much though...lol.  :vprules:
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Hello Guys !!!, i want introduce my new store online for F/A-18 Enthusiast www.thehornetspits.com  , you can can found many items compatible with F-16 too like knobs ..i hope you like , my best regards to  everyone  :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

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Hello Guys !!!, i want introduce my new store online for F/A-18 Enthusiast www.thehornetspits.com  , you can can found many items compatible with F-16 too like knobs ..i hope you like , my best regards to  everyone  :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

...this is good...because there is an F/A-18 pit on my long range scan... :notes: .
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 :thumbsup: and yes with my store and the Steve Patterson www.thesimulatorstore.com Store you guys can build almost a full pit, is the two only stores in the US where you can found F-18 Hornet replicas,  :beer: :beer: :beer:

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Hello Guys !!!, i want introduce my new store online for F/A-18 Enthusiast www.thehornetspits.com  , you can can found many items compatible with F-16 too like knobs ..i hope you like , my best regards to  everyone  :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

www.thehornetspits.com  has a new home ?