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About time I introduce myself
« on: October 21, 2021, 01:51:50 AM »
Well gents, here's my introduction. I'm an avid DCS player and I've messed around with BMS a little(I still need to tweak somethings). I've been playing flight sims especially combat flight sims since the days of Chuck Yeager's Air Combat and Megafortress. I have always had the dream of building a pit. Fast forward almost 30 years and here I am doing it. So, in May this year I bought my first house; and while looking to pick some "furniture" up for it I stumbled upon a local Patterson fiberglass Viper shell. It needed a little TLC and a fresh coat of paint but I took care of that. I picked up "he-who-must-not-be-named"'s plans and had em cut (with the immense help of Thunder who was able to direct me to a shop to cut the plans).

With that being said here is my mission statement with my pit. As a VR simmer do I need it to look super pretty? No, but I am gonna have it super pretty anyway. The interior layout will be as that of a late model Blk 50/52 with a CPD added and a mount for a collective (I know I know) the mount will probably be a magnetic mount to the ACES II so it's not a permanent mod. At first I'll be 3D printing the panels until I can get my hands on either real ones or some acrylic. I'll have some pictures when I start the build thread later on tonight!
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Re: About time I introduce myself
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2021, 01:55:53 AM »
Welcome here and  good luck with building your pit.

Be careful, it is like a one-way street. Once you start moving in that direction, you can't get back. 

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Re: About time I introduce myself
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2021, 03:24:44 AM »
Thankfully, I've committed enough money that the wife just wants it done so she can see the end result so she knows I didn't waste it. :countingmoney:  :outthewindow:
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Re: About time I introduce myself
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2021, 03:54:27 AM »
Welcome aboard! Not so sure you'll be happy with 3D-printing those panels, i fear you'll soon be looking the acrylic way. But it's all a matter of personal taste (and budget some times).
Anyway, nice to have more joining the nuthouse!

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Re: About time I introduce myself
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2021, 06:24:37 AM »
Oh the 3D panels are just a stopgap so I can wire up switches and buttons till I start getting acrylic. Gonna do a couple panels at a time when I can....that and if the wife sees the panels there she won't realize when they get swapped ;)
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Re: About time I introduce myself
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2021, 07:41:32 AM »
Sounds like a "strategic" move vs the Mrs., but you could always claim something like "look hun, i crafted this myself, no money spent!" etc. etc.

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Re: About time I introduce myself
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2021, 09:24:02 AM »
Welcome to the Asylum. :vprules: :beer:

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Re: About time I introduce myself
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2021, 12:20:10 PM »
Welcome to the mad house. Let us know if you need any help.
I have some acrylic panels somewhere if you want it looking a little prettier than 3D printed. They are not real, but they should get you up and running until you can find the real ones.

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Re: About time I introduce myself
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2021, 03:25:00 PM »
Welcome in the group of self-inflicted hobbyists for life  :D

Two tips: make sure you document every wire, connection, construction, and do not document the cost ...  :whistle:

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Re: About time I introduce myself
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2021, 08:43:15 PM »
Glad to see you come out of the shadows  :D

Can't wait to see how the pit is coming together!

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Re: About time I introduce myself
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2021, 09:40:12 PM »
Welcome Jaster!  I'm seriously considering the possibility of retiring to your part of Texas... :thumbsup: .
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Re: About time I introduce myself
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2021, 10:11:23 PM »
Welcome Jaster great to have you here. Enjoy!
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Re: About time I introduce myself
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2021, 12:32:20 AM »
Welcome Jaster  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2021, 12:43:41 AM »
Welcome Jaster!  I'm seriously considering the possibility of retiring to your part of Texas... :thumbsup: .

It's great here, I moved from the East Coast here about 7 years ago and just got my permanent place. That was the catalyst for all of this!
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Re: About time I introduce myself
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2021, 02:52:58 AM »
Welcome aboard!

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Re: About time I introduce myself
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2021, 04:44:30 AM »
Welcome to VP Jaster  :beer: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2021, 02:55:29 PM »
Welcome Jaster!  I'm seriously considering the possibility of retiring to your part of Texas... :thumbsup: .

It's great here, I moved from the East Coast here about 7 years ago and just got my permanent place. That was the catalyst for all of this!

I was at NAS Kingsville, VT-21 for a year - for T45TS Fleet Introduction.  The  place and the people grew on me - I miss 'em!
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Re: About time I introduce myself
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2021, 03:25:37 PM »
Welcome Jaster. Don't forget there are some of us here in south Texas too.
Btw, no matter what your end results are, the wife will still think it was a waste of money. :outthewindow:
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Re: About time I introduce myself
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2021, 12:55:44 AM »
Welcome on Board :) Take a seat and listen...   :harhar:

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Re: About time I introduce myself
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2021, 08:27:43 AM »
Welcome in the group of self-inflicted hobbyists for life  :D

Two tips: make sure you document every wire, connection, construction, and do not document the cost ...  :whistle:

Hi Jaster and welcome from a fellow Texan.

@henkie gave you some great advice about the cost....I stopped tracking that a LOOOONG time ago!! :outthewindow:

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Re: About time I introduce myself
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2021, 04:00:44 PM »
  :outthewindow:
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Re: About time I introduce myself
« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2021, 04:40:55 AM »
I wish keeping track wasn't an option...my wife's an accountant with an MBA.  :digger:
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