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Re: heines f-104G starfighter pit
« Reply #420 on: May 13, 2013, 02:26:08 AM »
heines,

oh oh oh, sorry your lovely pit is gone....  :DOH:



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Re: heines f-104G starfighter pit
« Reply #421 on: May 20, 2013, 01:44:46 PM »
ok, now that the cockpit is gone i can focus me back on the small pit.

i had to build a platform for the seat but it has to be connected on the main pit

still some tweeking and making it better but the begin is there

cheers heines




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Re: heines f-104G starfighter pit
« Reply #422 on: May 20, 2013, 09:04:47 PM »
Looking good mate!

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Re: heines f-104G starfighter pit
« Reply #423 on: May 21, 2013, 02:56:26 AM »
Just beautiful!!! Very nice!

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Re: heines f-104G starfighter pit
« Reply #424 on: May 21, 2013, 08:51:07 AM »
Super solution Heines  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:  :beer2:
Looke really good.
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Re: heines f-104G starfighter pit
« Reply #425 on: May 21, 2013, 12:49:51 PM »
Hey Wouter,

I must admit, this pit is a lot more transportable  :harhar:
And you can say "I have build this puppy myself", which surely gives you a good feeling  :thumbsup:
Keep busy (and show us the results) !

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Re: heines f-104G starfighter pit
« Reply #426 on: June 05, 2013, 02:27:53 AM »
Hey Wouter,

Nice project you made!

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Re: heines f-104G starfighter pit
« Reply #427 on: July 26, 2013, 07:50:24 AM »
hi all,

today they have collected my cockpit

as stated earlier, i have sold my cockpit and build more like a desktop pit,

whas not easy for me, but the best solution,
now it is on its way the hamburg germany

update on the desktop soon i hope

 :vprules:
cheers heines





Heines,
i think i can understand your feelings ... but probably you made the RIGHT MOVE !
working on a huge cockpit is really hard ! it can be frustrating and surely a bad hit to motivation !
I'm exactely in the same conditions ! having an F-16 Lear Singer trainer in my garage and ....... leaving it there to take
dust ......
I'm really thinking to sell it or trade it with a smaller pit that i could put in my game's room ... that probably will convince me to get back to work on the Pit .....
I shall consider this option seriusly !

I think the day will come i will feel tears dropping from my eyes ... but that's the life and sometimes you have to make choices !

Good luck for your "desktop" pit project ! I'm sure it will give you great satisfaction and it won't let you regret your miss !

Dave
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Re: heines f-104G starfighter pit
« Reply #428 on: July 26, 2013, 10:09:15 AM »
Hey strale.

Thanks for the kind words, it whats not easy thats for shure.

If you make that dicision of selling it won't feel right in the begin.
But now i have the desktop pit and i'am glad i did it.

Take care,
Greetings from nu sunny holiday in volterra tuscany :beer2:

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Re: heines f-104G starfighter pit
« Reply #429 on: July 26, 2013, 04:14:34 PM »
Hey strale.

Thanks for the kind words, it whats not easy thats for shure.

If you make that dicision of selling it won't feel right in the begin.
But now i have the desktop pit and i'am glad i did it.

Take care,
Greetings from nu sunny holiday in volterra tuscany :beer2:

I know what you mean !!!
and .... have some good holidays in the land of "ETRURIAN"
Take care.
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Re: heines f-104G starfighter pit
« Reply #430 on: October 17, 2013, 03:06:05 PM »
Hey all.

Finaly i have doen some work on my pit.

I have finished the structual build. Added some stuff like the canopy handle etc.





Painted to parts on the outside black and removed the panels to be painted a Nice gray.






The sides are still open but in the future they Will be closed with canvas or i Will leave it exposed. 

After painting i Will build up the panels and start wirering the pit.
Still need to figger out wich electronics i Will use.

Take care all

Cheers Heines
« Last Edit: October 17, 2013, 03:15:37 PM by heines »

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Re: heines f-104G starfighter pit
« Reply #431 on: October 17, 2013, 04:34:33 PM »
Nice progress Wouter, looking forward to see it all filled with gauges and panels!!!

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Re: heines f-104G starfighter pit
« Reply #432 on: October 18, 2013, 12:47:41 PM »
Very nice construction Wouter, and very compact!!
Every time I am amazed how big the difference is after a paint job  :thumbsup:
It just looks great (and very promising) !

- Henk

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Re: heines f-104G starfighter pit
« Reply #433 on: December 07, 2013, 10:17:30 AM »
Hey all

It's been a while since i placed some progress here,
Progress is slow due to cold weather.
I hoped to paint the desktop pit before the weather turns to cold for paint.
Did not work out as planned.

Sow now indoor progress wil start, i ordered the ps cockpit stuff and i have to mod. lot of indicators. But there is a problem, these i can not open because of the paint inside( not healthy)
Plan is to rebuild all the instruments from scratch and sell the real ones.
The big problems would be the face dials, i have to drawn them some how.

Sow any help is needed for 1 and 2 inch tubes, you have any please send me a pm.

I will take pics once started

All take care :thumbsup:

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Re: heines f-104G starfighter pit
« Reply #434 on: December 07, 2013, 10:32:59 AM »
Wouter,

Is this something for you?
http://www.marktplaats.nl/a/verzamelen/luchtvaart-en-vliegtuigspotten/m749551139-f-104-cockpit-sectie.html?c=3c1f5dcc18d02a99040ca8de656940d2&previousPage=lr

LOL, scrolling I saw that you sold a shell not long ago, oops

Anyway that seller has more parts