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    DCS, FSX and ROF.
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    Aviation and airsoft pretty much.
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    Working for SKODA.
  1. Hi bud. Once you have soldered the buttons and wires together and plug them into the circuit board it's done. It is then seen as a controller like any other so it's plug and play. You just go to map it like you would in DCS settings menu. :)
  2. Hi pal. Have a look at my first post. There you can see the photos with dimensions. Thanks.
  3. Couldn't tell you mate. Absolutely no idea.
  4. All done. Not the nicest to look at but works great. I will change the box because I feel this one is too flimsy and light but other than that it's great. Once the MK2 version is done I'll let yous know otherwise thats it.
  5. Currently in the testing stages. All works apart from one toggle switch which is for ADF. I've got a feeling its the switch more than anything else and one slight issue with the cabling. The back of the box is not big enough to house all the switches which is proving difficult. I might change the box not sure yet. So far happy with the results.
  6. Just a quick update. Got all the buttons delivered. Drilling the holes didn't come out as neat as I wanted it but it'll do the job. All that's left is the wiring to do tonight and hopefully that's it.
  7. Perfect. Let me know. Id be really interested in it!
  8. How about a design that you can also attach your mfds to it? That would be great !
  9. I have the Harrier but haven't flown it much. Well spotted. It certainly will work as they are very similar.
  10. I plan on implementing the maser arm switch as a 3 way toggle switch and the A/A and A/G master mode buttons to make it a little bit more practical. Everything that has a red box around it I plan to implement and everything else I'm giving a miss.
  11. Thanks! We will see how it all comes out.
  12. Thank you for the above. I just want to say that I have never attempted anything like this before and have no experience in 3-D modelling, electronics or anything like that. I thought I'd share this with someone in case they don't fancy spending the £400 they mentioned in the above thread and instead fancy a £60 (less professional) build.
  13. Phots #1 Here are a few photos of what the things I ordered look like. Also you can see the schematics and the housing it self. When drawing the schematics I drew the lid of the box on a bit of paper. Spaced it out evenly (1x1cm) boxes. I then proceeded to place the buttons in places I wanted them and marked it on the sheet. This will help me drill the holes in exact spaces on the housing when I'm ready to do it.
  14. Links to items needed. Here's the list of everything I bought. Control board - https://www.symprojects.com/jc32-joystick-controller Square switches -https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07CZL13JZ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Round switches - http://https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008ZYF8ZU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Toggle switches - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01EZZHT0O/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Wire - https://www.halfords.com/workshop-tools/garage-equipment/fuses-electricals-fixings/halfords-standard--speaker-cable-hef703?_br_psugg_q=speaker+wire Self adhesive film (The box I have for my panel is light blue/green so to make it black i will use this) - https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/fablon-vinyl-chalkboard/599154-1000 I also will need (but I already own) - Soldering iron kit. -Wire stripper -Box/Housing to fit it all. -Drill with drill bits -Pen, paper and ruler (for the button layout schematics)
  15. Hi all. I've been after a UFC panel for the F-18 as I find it annoying trying to input data via the game. I find it I use the UFC a lot and thought I could buy one however there are none available on the market as far as I could see. After watching some Youtube videos on how to make a button box I thought I'd make my own UFC. (Please bear in mind this will only be a button box with additional 2 3-way switches. This is in no way going to be a replica of the actual panel) I am limited as to how many buttons I can fit into the "UFC" as the control board can only support 32 individual input signals. IE 32 buttons. This is only a start as I'm still waiting on the 3-way switches, round buttons and the control board arriving. I will share all the links to the items I purchased in order to make this "UFC". I will attach photographs of different stages of the build as I go along. Hopefully this won't end in a great ball of fire.
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