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Author Topic: FULL METAL COCKPIT TUB  (Read 2676 times)

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FULL METAL COCKPIT TUB
« on: February 04, 2018, 08:37:23 AM »
We here announce a  FULL METAL COCKPIT TUB

Viper full-aluminum tub is now up for group purchase at €4999 as a kit.
Means of payment.
PayPal are accepted.
Shipping charge, taxes, vat, PayPal transfer fee, etc. are NOT covered.
Note that is you live inside EU there will be TAX and VAT on the import.
Outside EU you will have to check if there is any tax or vat in the country you live in.
We ship world wide.

Production won't start unless we have at least 10 orders.
So please sign up with PM if you're interested.
No payment is required at this moment. We will get back to you and kick start the purchase & production once the head count reaches 10.


Product Description:
Number of parts: 230+ (yes, it costs less than €22 per part on average)
Material: Aluminum alloy sheets
Process: CNC laser cutting, CNC bending, CNC stamping, Resistance welding, TIG welding, etc.
Surface treatment: None
Paint: None
Skin: Included as flat sheets of 1,2mm-thick aluminum. When assembled, the skin appears to be hyperbolic, but in fact it is constructed from flat sheets using our proprietary "pseudo-hyperbolic" design. The flat sheets automatically follow the curvature of the formers' outline as rivet job is done from one side to the other. There's no need to pre-bend the sheets into any curve beforehand. More details will be explained in our further assembly manuals.
(ofcause use Clecos to fit everything first)
Package Size: 1850x750x250mm box
Gross Weight: 80Kg.

Additional Support:
F-16 scheme skin design file in downloadable format. It's neither printed nor shipped with the product.
More detailed guidelines for product assembly and information regarding the purchase will be revealed later on.
If you have any questions concerning the product please feel free to contact me.
We will make sure you get those answers.

First picture is how the Cockpit will look after assembly.
Rest of the pictures you can see how its roughly made + 2 pictures show what you get in the box.
2 pictures is how your cockpit can look after you have painted it and put on all the details + 2 closeup pictures

See also the gif animation here: http://f16sim.dk/images/gif/VIPERPIT-V.2.0.gif

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« Last Edit: February 04, 2018, 11:56:24 AM by Kukki »
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Re: FULL METAL COCKPIT TUB
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2018, 05:21:43 PM »
Kukki, you're killing me... :DOH: ...in a good way... :thumbsup: !!!

Series of questions -

1) is everything pre-drilled?  (or at least dimpled?)
2) if pre-drilled, are things drilled in metric or English sizes?
3) are rivets included with the kit?
- Rufus

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Re: FULL METAL COCKPIT TUB
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2018, 07:19:59 PM »
What an incredible development Kukki! You make me consider stopping the F-101 cockpit and starting an F-16 cockpit. Decisions, decisions   :hail: . Seriously though, you are to be commended for developing and offering such an incredible opportunity for those wanting to start a serious Viper pit. Well done my friend. :thumbsup:

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Re: FULL METAL COCKPIT TUB
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2018, 07:46:54 AM »
Pure art!   :thumbsup:

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Re: FULL METAL COCKPIT TUB
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2018, 07:49:41 AM »
Kukki, you're killing me... :DOH: ...in a good way... :thumbsup: !!!

Series of questions -

1) is everything pre-drilled?  (or at least dimpled?)
2) if pre-drilled, are things drilled in metric or English sizes?
3) are rivets included with the kit?

Everything is predrilled as for the rivits mount for what you see, everything else as addon you have to make brackets or mounts and adapt those into the TUB. So basic all the holes you see is for rivits and asembly of the TUB.
Everything is made Metric.
There are no rivits included, those you will have to get your self.

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Re: FULL METAL COCKPIT TUB
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2018, 08:50:53 PM »
Thanks, Kukki...I find myself giving this one some very serious consideration... :digger:

I need to think a bit harder on some of the logistics of moving it around once it's built...and I'm on the road again for yet another week.  Fantastic effort with this one...truly fantastic... :thumbsup: !!!
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Re: FULL METAL COCKPIT TUB
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2018, 03:08:45 AM »
My wife has been very patient with my lunacy

but this would be too much - even for her.

Especially after my most recent purchase ( restoring a 1964 Austin Healey )
"If the heat don't get you........"

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Re: FULL METAL COCKPIT TUB
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2018, 04:58:24 AM »
Now that this incredible masterpiece has become available, perhaps most of us are figuring out when and how to find funding.
My humble guess is that it might take time for some, but that most of us already made the decicion to buy it.
The price is very good, al it takes is some time :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I bought the RSW HUD and must say it is badass, a real quality product

Never ever dreamed of having such a high res F16 simpit in my house 8)

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Re: FULL METAL COCKPIT TUB
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2018, 06:05:54 AM »
Yes I agree, even I is tempted :)
whish i had the room

Great work K!!

Have a bandit day
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Re: FULL METAL COCKPIT TUB
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2018, 04:42:47 AM »
Nice work there!

Any consideration for making an offer for the skin alone?  :whistle:

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Re: FULL METAL COCKPIT TUB
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2018, 05:45:53 AM »
Nice work there!

Any consideration for making an offer for the skin alone?  :whistle:

Everything is up for sale.

Let me know if you are interesting, because we need to lasercut those extra when we cut ALL for 10 persons, then we just order one skin extra.

Just let me know and I wil put you on the list for a skin set.

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Re: FULL METAL COCKPIT TUB
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2018, 03:45:59 AM »
Some teaser pictures of the prototype test assembly, just so you can see how great this it  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: FULL METAL COCKPIT TUB
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2018, 02:18:51 PM »
Just what we have all dreamt for  :clap: :clap:


Is it "knock-down", for self-assembly -  or delivered as shown??

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Re: FULL METAL COCKPIT TUB
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2018, 03:29:28 PM »
Just what we have all dreamt for  :clap: :clap:


Is it "knock-down", for self-assembly -  or delivered as shown??

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You will get a box with all the precut metal sheets
Then its just like lego 👍🏻😁
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Re: FULL METAL COCKPIT TUB
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2018, 01:28:09 PM »
This is amazing work!!! I wish I had money for this tub now..AMAZING! Would it be possible to reduce the amount of parts just to simplify the building process and reduce the costs?