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  1. Hey all. I recently did a run of Switch Bats for the F/A-18C for OpenHornet. I have 5 sets left. They are made from 6061-T6 with a natural anodize finish. They were designed to be installed on the NKK S1AL, S2AL, and S3AL locking toggles and the bat profiles were measured from the mil switch equivalents (though slightly adapted to be compatible with the NKK switch). I am selling them for $207.74 USD plus shipping. Please PM me if you are interested in a set! Each set consists of 9 rounded bats, 12 conical bats, and 5 tall "hat" bats. If there was enough interest, I could do a run for F-16 and A-10 pit sets as well. (Just need a decent number of bats overall to make it economical to have a run done.)
  2. There is a step file with reference dimensions in the "reference" folder of the github, if you would like to check that out.
  3. So we are integrating backlighting right now, and is the core of the focus right now. That mandated quite a bit of electronics redesign, and some MCAD redesign to facilitate it. We are holding up doing any of the drawings or manufacturing files until that is integrated and things stabilize a bit. We have had *massive* strides this year on the project. We are currently targeting a June beta release for the OH project, but as always, subject to change since we all have day jobs and this is a spare time project for everyone who is contributing to the development. I should note that this thread is not the primary source of updates any more - our discord server is.
  4. Gosling, Shoot me a private message on Discord from our Discord Server. I'm Noctum on there. https://discord.gg/U4FA3VM Maybe I can talk you through some of that, with the ulterior motive of being able to start populating our FAQ and New User Guides on our new website that I have in work. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  5. No, not yet. AMPCD hasnt been released. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  6. This definately seems to be one of those items that should have a software solution vs having to wire extra switches. If it was an exclusively hardware pit I'd say to send a command to raise all the guards when you load in, but that wouldn't work so well for VR. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  7. They are not available for purchase - OpenHornet is a noncommercial project for makers. We 3D print them - see our DDI drawing here: https://github.com/jrsteensen/OpenHornet/blob/master/release/2_Upper%20Instrument%20Panel/OH1A3A%20-%20ASSY%2C%20DDI.PDF The 3D printable files are in that same folder.
  8. Tower, I wouldn't yet. Still in design/subject to change as I finish outstanding items and prepare the release packages. That said, the seat is now released, so maybe that would be an excellent starting point. (Again, nobody has built it yet, so would be interested in any feedback as you build.) Sounds like a great father/son project, and I'm looking forward to starting my build with my three boys and daughter. Thanks!
  9. Sorry, but it's probably not feasible without some serious mods and using significantly different materials, and a significant increase of price for construction. I am accommodating for 90% of the human male population globally. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  10. Correct. I'm slowly working through the release package. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  11. Nope! The CNC based files will be done at the top level, and nested. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  12. Be advised all the UIP components drawings and STLs for 3d printed components are now available. I still need to do the top level UIP release package, but you should be good to start printing. Until someone finishes a full build, they should be considered beta, and as always, please report any issues you find on the github issue tracker. https://github.com/jrsteensen/OpenHornet/tree/master/release/2_Upper%20Instrument%20Panel https://github.com/jrsteensen/OpenHornet/issues
  13. Approximately 24 hours left! If you want these and havent sent me the order form, please do so soon! Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  14. OpenHornet has a 3D reference model thats pretty spot on. I think you'll appreciate it. https://github.com/jrsteensen/OpenHornet/tree/master/reference
  15. 4 days left to get in on the group buy! It will close to orders at noon on Friday.
  16. Trying to organize a group buy for the dome switches used throughout the pit. You will need 120 of them to complete your pit, and they are tiny, so I suggest spares. I have a min buy required of 560, with price breaks at 1000, 5000, and 10000 switches. The process is this: 1) You let me know how many you want, your paypal email address, your contact email address, your discord name, real name and shipping address. 2) Once we hit the min buy/cutoff date, I send paypal invoices to all purchasers for the cost of the switches. 3) Once switches arrive, I will send an invoice for shipping costs to all purchasers on the US side of the pond, and ship all the EU side of the pond switches to Balse. (He will send invoices for shipping from him.) 4) Once each person sends the shipping funds, I'll send your order to you. Prices (I will only accept funds in USD) 135x: $0.296 USD/ea ($40.00 total) (120+15 spares) I will invoice for less if we exceed the 1000, 5000, or 10k threshold. If this group buy works out well, I'm expecting to do more group buys mostly for the electronics components and PCBs and such. This will be open to reserve yours for one week from now. (Subject to change if we have to.) Copy and paste this, fill it out and send it to me: PayPay Email Address: Contact Email Address: Discord Username: Quantity Desired: Real Name: Shipping Address: (Include county, postal code, etc. Please format however is required to ensure the package reaches you.) Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  17. All, unfortunately our attempt to get a TM F18 grip scanned fell through - if anyone has one and feels up to modeling it via scan or photogammetry, please let me know. A lack of this model will prevent us from completing the stick design. That said, the UIP is build ready, and I'm moving my attention to the LIP while the software team starts doing their thing on the UIP components. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  18. Here is the rough draft of the UIP interconnect panel.Main_Instrument_Panel.pdf Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  19. Thanks Stang! Always enjoyed the conversations over the years, especially over at VP. As far as status today goes, hoping to release the rough draft of the interconnect diagram schematic for the UIP in the next couple days. I'm leaning heavily towards making these E sized drawing, so the user can print them on a plotter and have a nice wall size print to refer to and markup as they do the wiring. It's going to appear boggling at first, but simpler than it appears. A lot of thought is going into this to make it as easy as possible. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  20. Nope! We are using the MFGs, with 3d printed pedals we designed. Just print the pedals there, and toss em on your own MFGs! Throttle is our own design, as contained in our CAD models. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  21. Fixed. Electronic layer (custom PCBs and IO solution) are in their final design iterations, - we use a DCS-BIOS and Arduino based solutions. Leo's boards wont do the trick since you need output capabilities as well. If you have any specific questions, I usually answer our discord channel the quickest.
  22. Thanks to randomtroubledmind, we have released the reference model for the F/A-18C cockpit. This is based on a mixture of real dimensions, some serious photogrammetry, and hundreds of hours of additional work. For those of you not wanting to build an OpenHornet, this will let you design your own pit. https://github.com/jrsteensen/OpenHornet​
  23. Looking good! Really glad the OpenHornet pedals worked out for you @hreich! Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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