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Hi,

 

nearly 3 years ago, a buddy from RC-forum asked me to make the switch-box for the UH collective, which he wants to combine with his throttlestick.

Some days later I could show him this box. Made from pictures and some measurements.

In the following discussion for the adapter and the necessary steering angle I decided to make the base too.

And because I did not want to sell parts, without tests on suitability I decided to make a simpit for my own.

And because the EC-120 is my favorite helicopter with a cockpit that seems not to difficult I started this.

I the following posts I will show pictures and renderings from the simpit I fly in XPlane and DCS.

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regards / gruesse yogi

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Hi,

 

since we also make scale parts for RC helicopters and get the opportunity to measure out a EC-120 based in switzerland, the whole cockpit was re-engineered in Rhino3D and the first parts were made in dez. 2014

The EC-120 is "simple" enough to make the whole Panel with all gauges physically working. It has only 4 little displays for GPS and VEMD.

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regards / gruesse yogi

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my switchpanel, which is still waiting for the substructure. On it's backside works an arduino mega for communication via ethernet with my XPlane.

I think communication with DCS will be realized middle of the year.

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regards / gruesse yogi

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my switchpanel, which is still waiting for the substructure. On it's backside works an arduino mega for communication via ethernet with my XPlane.

I think communication with DCS will be realized middle of the year.

 

This is very nice! Happy to hear you are working on DCS integration as well.

 

I love that you borrowed the seat out of your car for a while!

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Demo of my 6DOF Motion VR Sim:

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Hi

This is very nice! Happy to hear you are working on DCS integration as well.

 

I love that you borrowed the seat out of your car for a while!

much simpler: it is one of two additional seats from my minivan. All seats except the 2 frontseat can be taken out of the car simply.

 

To buy a "smart" seat from ebay was a recommendation from the buddy who gets the first UH collective.

With the shown base parts I could mount it on my pit floor even with the moving rails. And the seat height match nearly the original height.

 

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Only the with is slightly too wide, so I moved my collective 50mm to the left for better moving and gripping.

If someone wants the drawings for these EC-120 / AS-350 style seat-base parts, please simply mail me, I can send them in DXF or other file format.

And I think that I can design some SA-342M Style mounts for the "Smart"

The seats for older models are really cheap at ebay, mine was only 39,-€ + shipping.

regards / gruesse yogi

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Very nice Yogi. I love the look of the EC-120 seat mounts, I already have my seats purchased and will have to make mounts to fit them.

 

How difficult would it be for you to make me SA-342 pedals? Things I would most like to get are SA-342 style pedals, left hand "video" grip, Co-pilot cyclic grip.

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Demo of my 6DOF Motion VR Sim:

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How difficult would it be for you to make me SA-342 pedals? Things I would most like to get are SA-342 style pedals, left hand "video" grip, Co-pilot cyclic grip.

I think the pedals are no problem.;)

 

For the stick tubes, I will ask my manufacturer, but instead of welding the bow part to the straight part, I will design a 3D printed part.

For the Co-pilot cyclic it would be helpfully to find some more pictures from the original. Then will can offer this grip like our B8 or EC-style grips.

regards / gruesse yogi

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Hi

 

after getting my JetSeat parts from Andre, my Smartseat is transformed to a massage-seat.:pilotfly:

 

The only change I made: I added some centimeters of cable and 2 4-pole clamp-connectors because I have to guide the cables on the backside of the seat. And I can fold the seat if I remove 2 screws from the base.

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and here I signed the positions

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time to transform 2 hours including 2 cups of coffee :thumbup:

regards / gruesse yogi

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