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Everything is bigger in Texas
« on: May 05, 2020, 07:18:39 AM »
They say everything is bigger in Texas.   Looking at the recent posts of the new people saying hello from Texas, it is obvious that Viper pit builders have a larger number here as well.   

I have been a lurker for a while trying to decide "if" I want to dive off into this fun and what direction to take it. After some thought I decided to dip my toe in the water, so to speak.  My delima is my pit will be obviously a gaming rig.  I solely fly DCS in VR.  My initial thought was a simple pit with no panels and a few key switches matched up close to 1-1 as practical.  Then the artistic side took over and now I am thinking about the "eye candy".   Decisions, decisions.   As of now I am leaning towards a pretty thorough pit build minus screens.   Perhaps one day I will change my mind and get this in there, I just can't justify the added headache or the cost at present time.

My steps so far..
Reading as much as I can from here.
I have a buddy that is helping me cut the ribs and Tub (process is already started)
In Contact with Martin for his TQS..
Dissecting what's needed for an ICP..

So that's my first post..  Basically saying hello!


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Re: Everything is bigger in Texas
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2020, 08:34:20 AM »
Welcome Smoked  :thumbsup:
Good decision to read up as much you can here, and then decide what scale of pit you are going to build/invest in.

But I tell you with the new coming solution with GREEN SCREEN and VR goggles with Highres. cameras in so you can have a FULL physical cockpit and the highfidelity worls outside on the green screen, and be able to see and operate a full cockpit will be the MOST AWESOME thing in the pitbuild world we have seen in many years, so strap in we are getting close my friend.

And yes in Texas there is so many pitbuilders and resources, so help is easy there.

Kukki

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Re: Everything is bigger in Texas
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2020, 09:07:26 AM »
Hey Smoked,

Well you are doing it right; research research research. Welcome aboard!

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Re: Everything is bigger in Texas
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2020, 11:38:16 AM »
Welcome!  This is how it starts, so it's already too late...you're hooked...and yes - this place is pretty much becoming Texan territory.  I used to live in Kingsville myself, but I had to follow my job out - thinking of retiring back to Texas though.  I miss the brisket!
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Re: Everything is bigger in Texas
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2020, 12:44:07 PM »
Well Rufus, thats kinda how my call sign came to be... I love throwing things on the smoker, especially brisket..


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Re: Everything is bigger in Texas
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2020, 12:45:25 PM »
Texas the last real free place on earth perhaps 8)

The main thing with pit building is: never ever give up :thumbsup:

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Re: Everything is bigger in Texas
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2020, 02:19:58 PM »
Howdy fellow Texan. 
I like you have been a lurker for quite sometime. 
It truly is a overwhelming site full of great information and knowledgeable pit builders.

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Re: Everything is bigger in Texas
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2020, 08:46:49 PM »
Welcome Smoked.
 San Antonio here. We have pit builders in Austin, the DFW area, Poth, and I seem to be the only one here in San Antonio. Most of the guys are up around the DFW area. For you guys here in Texas, or anyone that is willing to travel. I am going to put my wooden shell up for sale real soon. I was holding it for someone that seemed interested, but he has not contacted me about it for a while now.
Phillip "Grease Monkey" Clark

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http://www.viperpits.org/smf/index.php?topic=6942.0
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Re: Everything is bigger in Texas
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2020, 04:34:59 AM »
Oh, yet another pan-handle State member! Welcome aboard man, fun times are ahead for you.

 

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