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#41 B24_LIBERATOR

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 22:51

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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#42 SirFreddie

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 23:35

:o :lol: :lol: :lol: Brilliant Lib :D
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#43 BeePee_PL

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 07:08

So U DO have your own desk Liberator… U liar ;) :D
This is my sophisticated setup ;)

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#44 SYN_Flashman

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 08:57

I think you need a smaller monitor Lib, thats taking too much space up on your desk. I suggest and 8 inch monitor.
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#45 O_catarM

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 10:49

O,k.If no one can [or will] tell me what piece of equipment I might buy to enhance playing,is it possible that someone knows what makes are best irrespective of price?
What is that bike saddle type thing next to rOEN911'S joystick? What are all the boxes,levers and switches around Flashman's seat? An answer may be of interest to someone else,somewhere.I'm a real part timer I admit but am I alone in that too?
If you don't have TrackIR I would invest in that.It makes siming so much more enjoyable+ I use it in ARMA 2 and not just for flying.Also ruder pedals are another big +.I got my G940 and it's like flying completely different game
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#46 gwalch

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 14:20

CatarM,you are a gent.Thank you.
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#47 B24_LIBERATOR

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 15:16

I think you need a smaller monitor Lib, thats taking too much space up on your desk. I suggest and 8 inch monitor.

8" is bigger, thats a 7"x 5" :lol:

And yes I auctually have a desk :lol: Theres a lot more people out there with the AV8R joystick thank I thought, I really like it, it looks cool, and it works pretty well :)
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#48 SirFreddie

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 16:41

I've just applied epoxy resin to the thin bit of plastic that holds the trigger switch in place on my AV8R-01 (I must really hammer that trigger! :roll: ) Great joystick, I see BeePee's got one too.
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#49 B24_LIBERATOR

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 16:47

You can see my AV8R has some grip tape on it for extra comfort and grip :lol:
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#50 SirFreddie

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 16:57

Must be my middleaged eyesight…I thought you'd got some fancy pants U.S. special editon with an opaque grip!!! :lol:
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#51 B24_LIBERATOR

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 17:12

Nope, (like I could afford something "limited edition" :lol:) just cheap grip tape from the sporting goods store, it adds to the realism I think :) It's starting to fall off a bit though, and I ran outta the stuff… :?
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#52 charlo

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 04:40

(I just posted this to the Does Anyone fly with the joystick on their lap? thread. I figured I would add it here, too, since newbies searching the forum may find it helpful).

As a flight sim newbie of only 5 months, I was recently eagerly trying to figure out the best setup for myself, and spent a lot of time in various forums looking for advice and recommendations.

I have all CH stuff, including the Pro Pedals, and I considered building a joystick stand out of wood or modifying old snare drum stands and seats. I was even tempted to build something like this until my wife recoiled in horror at what she would have to see each time she passed through my office to the back yard.

Then in another forum somewhere I finally ran across a great, simple idea for putting the stick in front of me - an old speaker stand.

In the attached photos you can see a pair of speaker stands I found on Craigslist for about $25. They are the kind commonly used for bookshelf speakers, and not only can their height be raised or lowered with a simple turn of a thumbscrew, the top flat pad for the speakers can be tilted any which way I like.

They can be easily moved out of the way, and they don't bother my wife. :D

Charlo

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#53 rOEN911

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 11:03

Your Camel is on fire :P
Nice one !
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#54 O_catarM

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 17:12

When you play doesn't the whole thing moves? I had to bolt my G940 to the desk to stop it from moving all over the place
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#55 charlo

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 18:04

Your Camel is on fire :P
Nice one !

Yep, my Camel is often on fire - thank goodness I can now occasionally put it out! :)

When you play doesn't the whole thing moves? I had to bolt my G940 to the desk to stop it from moving all over the place

Each of my speaker stands have lead weights built into the base, and the base of the stand for my stick is kind of wedged between the Pro Pedals at the bottom and the front edge of my chair against the stand's pole. I also wedge a thin piece or rubber behind one of the wheels in my chair to keep from rolling away in hard rudder turns (so I'm pretty much stuck in my cockpit for the flight).

I use heavy-duty velcro to keep the stick and throttle firmly attached to the speaker stands' top flat pads. This keeps the stick reasonably steady, and it rarely moves enough to be a problem.

Plus, I'm trying to fly with a light touch on the stick since I went back to the stock curves on all the planes.

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#56 B24_LIBERATOR

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 18:07

It's a great idea! You should patent it :)
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#57 SYN_Tomslik

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 00:29

Here's my set up, not really a big deal ! :)
been using this type of setup since the mid nineties.

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This is the one I wish really had tho !
just put a big assed monitor out in front of the HUD
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thats an F-22 mock up.
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#58 hq_Overmax

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 12:12

The srceens are awesome! What are they, must be 27" at least. :lol:

Ah the pistol to end your misery when the plane is on fire. Classic. 8-)
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#59 Armincles

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 12:37

Ver nice guys,but I noticed that nobody has a large 3 monitor setup, a large 50 inch TV or even a beamer! Not that I have.
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#60 O_catarM

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 14:21

This is what I use .It is the Delux edition as it has 2 modes FPS and Flight sim :lol:
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#61 armillary

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 21:19

Here's my setup. Just got started with simming again, so I haven't finished the setup yet. Still to be added is TrackIR 5 and maybe a second (bigger) monitor.
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Intel Core Duo 6600 (2.4 GHz)
2 GB memory
Radeon X1950XTX
Saitek X52Pro & Rudder Pedals

Yes, that's just minimum specs, but it seems to be running fine (so far). I was lucky, since I haven't updated my rig in a few years.
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#62 catchov

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 23:20

This is what I use .It is the Delux edition as it has 2 modes FPS and Flight sim :lol:

And mouse mats ! Ah memories :)
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#63 s8n333x2

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 23:00

new pit just put ot together it rocks. it's frame is just a folding metal chair and pvc pipe. i have power strip mounted and two four port usb hubs for the bells and whistles. the keyboard and other controls move back and forth to allow easy entry and exit. moves about a foot and works great. it's pretty easy to move around and setup.
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#64 J5_Rumey

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 15:06

Here is mine. :x


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#65 rOEN911

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 09:09

Your Virtual Cockpit?
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#66 MarcoRossolini

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 09:34

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

overkill?
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#67 J5_Rumey

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 09:37

Thanks whoever merged threads, was just about to do it mayself and I said subject was not there anymore. Talk about timeing. And thanks Roen, sometimes I am just blind.
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#68 Riemann73

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 09:58

My 9 y.o. son Matteo (callsign Vipera) is going to take off with his Fokker Dr.I
Our "combat cockpit" is composed by:

- Playseat Flight Simulator Cockpit (modded)
- Saitek X52 Flight Control System
- Saitek Pro Flight Rudder Pedals
- Microsoft Force Feedback 2
- TrackIR 5
- TV LCD 40"
- APC APU

and last but no least … a really big home and a patient wife.


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#69 neuro

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 01:29

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Messy construction and not exactly clean (I smoke cigars at my desktop, ashes fly everywhere) but it works great!
The game shown on screen is IL-2 Sturmovik, it has a 3-render option to show two wing views in the two side monitors. It took some time to get used to the distortion but it's worth it because it doesnt distort planes and objects on the sides like RoF and CloD do when you zoom out (without the 3-render option you have to zoom out a lot to get a view that is comparable to regular one-screen view + lots of side vision)

m0ar

PS dont mind the cheap PC case, the hardware in it packs a punch (I can run RoF with all settings maxed out)
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#70 LW_Jupes

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 20:46

Some pretty cool setups being shown here :-)

Here's my humble cockpit:

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#71 kirby14

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 07:17

@OP
OH GAWD DAT COMPUTER!

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#72 Ighten

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 11:17

Some pretty cool setups being shown here :-)

Here's my humble cockpit:

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Nice bit of furniture :P
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#73 LW_Jupes

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 18:15

LOL thanks - the roll top desk doesn't lend itself all that well to computer use (managed to squeeze a 24 inch monitor in the gap, but that's as big as I'll ever get in there) and the PC case, as you see, has to be outside of everything, so I managed to find a small bedside table online that works quite nicely for it. The pull out panels on the desk do work very nicely for the throttle and stick, though, and the keyboard drawer was added later on, which also works pretty good. It's NOT a quality desk even though it looks nice. It all serves me well though.
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#74 haukka81

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 19:22

My pit, biger monitor will be next step 8-)


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#75 Eckhart

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 22:14

My cockpit… High quality Schreinerschmid gear (109 style). Works well for other sims too (FSX, IL2).

Those artifacts come mostly from the Verdun battlefiel (read Alistair Horne: "Price of Glory"):

a piece of shrapnel from a 42 cm (found close to a Pamart casemate at Fort Souville)
barbwire from "cote 304"
French "bouteillon" from the "Mort Homme"
shrapnel from the Fort Douaumont
other artifacts: German "Jaegerpfeife", German Reservistenkrug (Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach), RAF goggles (replica) etc…not present on this photo: myself with my St Exupery leather helmet on, goggles, white scarf (Winter only) and Midway Bomber jacket, …smoking my pipe :S!:

Cheers,

Eckhart

ps; have to take care of all those cables one day ;)

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#76 hq_Jorri

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 22:22

Beautiful, Eckhart!

I can't find a catalogue on the Schreinerschmidt website (mind you I don't speak German). If I wanted to get a joystick (control column!?) like that, what variants do they have? How much would it cost?
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#77 O_catarM

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 00:50

That's some serious gear you have there Eckhart.Very nice set up m8
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#78 Eckhart

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 01:02

Hi Jorri,

I can only recommend the Schreinerschmid KG13 ( they make two other sticks too if I remember well; one for the Mustang cockpit and the other is more He111 style if I remember well). I hope that the genius behind this work won't mind if I tell you that he uses the "Boandlgramer" pseudo. So you can contact him here or on other IL2 and COD sites (or on his own Website). He is currently overhauling his website but you can still contact him directly on his site.

Why do I recommend his joystick: Well we all know that "size does matter"… A long stick changes radically the way you fly! Just look at the excellent discussion about real life and PC joysticks:
About "wrong elevator position" and "pitch sensitive"

Dig deep into your bank account and buy yourself one. YOU WON'T REGRET IT :S!:

For me it was a complete change and transformed me into a flightsim fanatic (I would like to buy one day a whole Schreinerschmid cockpit).

How about other sticks? Well I can take a photo of the junkyard I have in my basement. Not one comes close to this one. When I made the big jump I first bought a "Tarmac" KG13. Intriguing concept but poor craftsmanship (long story of failures :( )

The Schreinerschmid KG13 is the Mercedes of the joysticks. Full metal and beautiful precise craftsmanship! At one point I got a mail from the manufacturer telling me that there was a problem with the trigger button wearing out that I would get soon a new handle for the stick (he changed the mechanical concept). Indeed some weeks later it started to act up but the new handle will soon arrive without me asking for anything(once Canada mail will stop their strike…). Do you know any other place with this kind of spirit?

Quality has a price and the price is high. I can guarantee that it is worth the investment (look at the other elements I bought later from Schreinerschmid: high quality pedals with damping system incorporated, 109 throttle… absolutely amazing).

The stuff comes from Bavaria as does my BMW (actually mine comes from South Carolina^^)…same quality

Cheers,

Eckhart

Ps: Yes I am an unconditional fan as I hate the toy quality we usually get with other manufacturers

PS: Latest news (hope he won't mind that I reveal it): He is working on a complete Fokker DVII cockpit… :D
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#79 J5_Wolf

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 04:13

Here's mine..I use this for racing and flying….

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#80 O_Hawks

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 05:49

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