Your Virtual Cockpit?
Posted 14 January 2011 - 07:08
This is my sophisticated setup
Posted 14 January 2011 - 08:57
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?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
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?
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"
And yes I auctually have a desk 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
Posted 14 January 2011 - 16:41
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Posted 19 January 2011 - 04:40
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.
Posted 19 January 2011 - 17:12
Posted 19 January 2011 - 18:04
Your Camel is on fire
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.
Posted 20 January 2011 - 00:29
been using this type of setup since the mid nineties.
This is the one I wish really had tho !
just put a big assed monitor out in front of the HUD
thats an F-22 mock up.
Posted 20 January 2011 - 12:12
Ah the pistol to end your misery when the plane is on fire. Classic.
Posted 20 January 2011 - 12:37
Posted 23 January 2011 - 14:21
Posted 23 January 2011 - 21:19
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Intel Core Duo 6600 (2.4 GHz)
2 GB memory
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.
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
And mouse mats ! Ah memories
Posted 28 February 2011 - 23:00
Posted 04 June 2011 - 09:37
Posted 04 June 2011 - 09:58
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.
Posted 08 June 2011 - 01:29
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)
PS dont mind the cheap PC case, the hardware in it packs a punch (I can run RoF with all settings maxed out)
Posted 10 June 2011 - 20:46
Here's my humble cockpit:
Posted 13 June 2011 - 11:17
Some pretty cool setups being shown here
Here's my humble cockpit:
Nice bit of furniture
Posted 13 June 2011 - 18:15
Posted 25 June 2011 - 22:14
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
ps; have to take care of all those cables one day
Posted 25 June 2011 - 22:22
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?
Posted 26 June 2011 - 00:50
Posted 26 June 2011 - 01:02
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
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
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…
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