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F/A-18E Super Hornet cockpit


Don_Walker
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Hello everyone,

I would like to show my new cockpit kit from cardboard.

 

Its F/A-18E Super Hornet and idea is to be a starter cockpit for anyone who cannot spend thousands for real one, or it could be basic pit for adding switches, gauges, etc. Its very lightweight but durable enough, we already tested it on very crowdy event last month and cockpit passed this test without a scratch.

Skeleton of the cockpit could be done from any material of 10 mm thickness. Right now i am cutting skeleton from cornflute board.

Here in my website

Here are some photos from development

 

All the panels, switches and gauges are printed as the texture, but on correct places and everything is in 1:1 scale.

Whole cockpit could be built in 5 hours, using just hot glue gun and knife.

You can also replace the MIP with the 27'' monitor and use it for external gauges.

In PDF version, is included whole kit and also with the plates contains all texts in different layers and gauges bezels, ready for cut on cnc.

In physical cockpit, is basic version with one extra MIP with precutted holes and PDF's with plates ready for cnc cutting.

Cockpit is suitable for Thrustmaster warthog gear, you will just cut hole for throttle and then glue it inside.

I am still working on the seat, right now offering the ACESII as the fast solution.

 

Newest addons:

Tested the idea with using cheap projector for gauges, please check the photos.

 

Today we succesfully printed instrument panels over glow vynil sheet and result is great, i am very happy with that.

 

Recently I had an idea to make dome kit which could be easily mantled and dismantled. Right now testing first surface convex mirror inside for dome projection.

 

I hope that you like my idea and i'll be happy for advices, comments etc... Mainly i need to solve 360 dome projection and Helios gauges for F-18 ;).

In case you wish to see latest updates, please like my FB page

 

Thank you!

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Interesting idea. For VR users, it may be good enough. Best of luck to you.

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i7-10700K Direct-To-Die/OC'ed to 5.1GHz, MSI Z490 MB, 32GB DDR4 3200MHz, EVGA 2080 Ti FTW3, NVMe+SSD, Win 10 x64 Pro, MFG, Warthog, TM MFDs, Komodo Huey set, Rverbe G1

 

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Nice work mate, really like it.

 

Not trying to be clever but thoughts on a light on "tub" for the VR crowd? This looks pretty sturdy, ie, enough to hold a monitor and panels as it is.

 

What about something about a third of the strength just for visuals and VR? Strong at the throttle and stick only?

 

Im not asking you to answer, just a thought as I really like your style and want to see you make millions :-)

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capthaltli: To get in the cockpit you need to push the seat back and go in from behind. It is lightweight so its not a problem, climbing in over the side will not ends well :). But i am replacing cardboard by the cornflute board, so we will see how strong this will be.

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