Hi gents, I just wanted to make a small report of my first demo with the pit. Although going out showing the pit has never been a motivation for me, I got convinced to attend an open door week-end made in Brussels by Simware simulation. They showed lots of cockpits mainly commercial, gliders, cars, civil airplane, but I was the only one with something military.
The week-end was great but it was a lot of work to dismantle the pit, and bring it there - and all the week-end I was sick with worry something might break. The show went great with minor damage thanks to a few friends who helped me keep a close eye on the cockpit. We did flight and ramp starts demo, thanks to member of my squad and some guys were able to give it a try to land the F-16.
Of course I made a small leaflet so I could give credit to all the help I got from this very website ... So Mike and Penny and Jason ... beware, the mob know what's you're up to
Luckily, Belgian sim guys are very sparse so you shouldn't have too high a peak in traffic
So the week before the show I worked very hard to finish some stuff such as the left external wall that I replaced with bent aluminium. That was so nasty I had to fill in the irregularities with fiberglass mastic.
I also placed the big glareshield and it just gives a great look to the pit. That part make it sure look like a F16 pit. I also added some flood lights on the left side.
Enough talk, here are a few pictures:
That guy on the left looks pretty happy
the one on the right looks like he's testing something. Please meet my friend Arend the designer of the FCC
And finally, I can't post pictures of my friends without at least posting one of me, in the cockpit:
I'm very glad to have attended because lots of people were interested in the building process and were quite flabbergasted with the FCC, UCC, throttle modification by Penny, Mike's panels, Philippe's castings etc etc...
Thanks to all of you - once again, this would not have been possible without Viperpit and its members.
I also want to thank Amraam, Co of my squad and Arend Van Oosten for all the help they provided during the show.