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Post by Guest on Sun 18 Aug 2013 - 13:17

Fixed my setup around to be a little bit more comfortable this afternoon.



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Post by Guest on Sun 25 Aug 2013 - 18:36

Here's mine

This was Mk1


and this is Mk2

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Post by Guest on Mon 26 Aug 2013 - 0:41

Thats about what I did with my stick! Gonna take a hint from this as well, and bolt mine to an anchor point instead of a moveable tray though..

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Post by Guest on Mon 26 Aug 2013 - 4:23

That's what I did using a sheet of mdf and some screws pedals are firmly screwed down base of stick screwed to mdf to and an extension from floor up works like a charm.

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Post by (HHC/229) Strut on Tue 3 Sep 2013 - 13:13

http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/Killhooly/slideshow/SIMPITThis is my pit, its a men only, girl free zone, and il be moving my bar fridge in soon. The pit cost me $640 Aus from http://www.simparts.co.nz/ and took only two days to get to me. Im happy with the set up and believe that i wouldn't be able to make that thing for the price i bought it for.

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Post by (C/229) LiveBait on Tue 3 Sep 2013 - 13:41

that IS nice strut. I'm jealous about the men only zone....wish i had one that wasnt in the garage...

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Post by (C/229) Highway on Tue 3 Sep 2013 - 13:52

Here's my home built mess!

The good news is though that there is a kit coming for the Vision Racer VR3 in the background for flight gear soon Smile

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Post by Guest on Wed 4 Sep 2013 - 1:11

Now that I see that, I want one. Wonder how much that doohickey will set one back.

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Post by Guest on Wed 4 Sep 2013 - 4:27

(D/229) Hitman wrote:Now that I see that, I want one. Wonder how much that doohickey will set one back.
Yeah me too I was drooling over that this morning then I saw the price for the driving one with the movement kit I fell of my chair $11,000 US but I still want one.

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Post by (A/229) Bandit 89 on Wed 4 Sep 2013 - 4:32

Still banging away on mine. Here's a shot under the hood. I'm moving my pedal pivot base to accomodate a Bell 47 cyclic that sticks through the floor. Wish there were a few more hours in the day!

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Post by Guest on Wed 4 Sep 2013 - 4:57

Nice Bandit are you going full on into making your own Huey pit there then.

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Post by (HHC/229) Strut on Wed 4 Sep 2013 - 7:06

Keep at it Bandit, your hard work will pay off in the long run with the satisfaction of knowing it was all your own work, well done mate.

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Post by (A/229) Showtime817 on Wed 4 Sep 2013 - 16:47

Here's link for my setup that I fly now.  http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=91437&page=10


And I just started working on my Huey pit.




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Post by Guest on Wed 4 Sep 2013 - 17:38

Nice Showtime is that Films seat I see there.

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Post by (HHC/229) Strut on Wed 4 Sep 2013 - 21:20

Showtime thats a great pit, love the Huey seat as well. Your obviously very handy with tool or two. Well done.

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Post by (A/229) Bandit 89 on Thu 5 Sep 2013 - 1:40

Hi Showtime, nice setup! Can you share how you made your seat cushion? Thanks.
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Post by (A/229) Showtime817 on Thu 5 Sep 2013 - 2:22

Yes it is....it was pretty easy to put together.

Bandit, where did you get your Huey peddles? I'm want to do same setup as yours.

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Post by (A/229) Bandit 89 on Thu 5 Sep 2013 - 3:04

The pedals were from an old 205. They don't look too hard to make. If you're handy in that department I can provide the measurements of the pedals.

There's a lot of actual Huey stuff on eBay but exporting it from the U.S. is a very complex procedure. However I've seen items from Italy, the U.K., Spain and other places listed from time to time. Complete cyclics have sold for $200-300, collectives from $450+ and pedals from about $300. Even seat armor for $90! I did get a Bell 47 cyclic on eBay for $50 which I thought was a better deal than making my own.

I've been a Huey fan since I was about 12 and when I discovered people were building helicopter sims, off I went. Building the seat and base for it cost about $50 in plywood, screws and paint. Everything else is slowly adding up to a bit more though. Shocked 

Here are some cockpit measurements I did last year from a commercially operated 205 if anyone's interested. I'm trying to work on a floor plan of the cockpit but don't know how I'd present the info from my awful sketch. I also have the distances all the controls travel.

1969 Bell 205A1 Measurements
all measurements in cm (unless specified) and may not be exact

Overhead Panel
Length 67
Width 38
Depth 7
Panel height from floor 130
Ceiling height from floor 138

Centre Console

Length – top 75
Length – bottom 85
Height – front 44
Height – rear 24
Width 29

Instrument Panel

Width 39 3/4"
Height – Left side 13”
Height – Centre 15 5/8”
Height – Right side 11 1/4”
Glareshield – width at top cm 14
Attitude Indicator (RH) cm 12.6Hx 13.3W

Cyclic
Floor to bottom of grip 48
Diameter 4.5
Cyclic base 19.5 x 19.5

Collective
Length from pivot to bottom of throttle 48
Floor to top of throttle grip 31
Throttle length 12.5
Tube Diameter 4.5
Throttle Diameter 3.8

Pedals
Heelrest to bottom of pedal 12.5
Pedal width 20
Height (pedal itself) 5
Tube Diameter 2.4
Total Height of pedal 34
Pivot to pushrod 8.5

Heelrests
Length 45
Width 16.5

Seat
Top of cushion to floor 38


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Post by (A/229) Showtime817 on Thu 5 Sep 2013 - 3:43

Bandit,

Film had the seats cushion made...I spoke with about getting green cover for the cushion.

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Post by Guest on Tue 10 Sep 2013 - 21:47

My pit still wip. Working on a way to get the trottle working over the weekend
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Post by Guest on Tue 10 Sep 2013 - 22:24

Ok that didn't work  here we go!


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Post by (C/229) Highway on Tue 10 Sep 2013 - 22:31

Nice collective mode there Smile

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Post by Guest on Tue 10 Sep 2013 - 22:57

Got the idea from you Highwayman cheers!!!Very Happy 

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Post by (HHC/229) Strut on Tue 10 Sep 2013 - 23:34

Death thats bloody spot on mate, id love to know what you did to do it.

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