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[DIY] Cockpit from re-purposed materials

Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by ztorma, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. ztorma

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    I had a few bits and bolts ready for the next curb side collection. I always wanted one of these so I turned my junk into my treasure

    I set a budget of $100 for the car seat and other misc consumables
    I ended up spending $75 dollars for the seat being the most expensive item at $45, some spray cans, screws and bolts that I did not already have.

    The transformation:
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    Click to view gallery!


    Once I get some time to tidy it up a bit I will post a pic of the finished product.

    Thanks for having a peek!
     
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  2. adz

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    Cool little project, something I've always wanted to do myself. What are your favourite sims?
     
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    ztorma

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    Do it!
    From Wing Commander to War Thunder
    Really looking forward to playing some Wings! (remastered)
     
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    Ideally, I'd love to build myself a replica A-10 cockpit, as my stick and throttle are based on those found in an A-10 :lol: In saying that I've been trying to get my head around Falcon BMS as I've always loved the F-16, shame it's such a buggy POS. If only DCS released an F-16, I guess the next best thing would be the F-15C they have, or I could just settle into a life os CAS and COIN in an A-10 ;)
     
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    ztorma

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    That sounds like serious fun! I am looking forward to reading about it here soon
    They do not make em sims like they used to

    Until then enjoy the view from my ghetto retro guillotine featuring:

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    - side table to mouse on
    - bling bling

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  6. Krumm

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    Looks like a nice setup Ztorma, nice touch with the fire extinguisher :)
     
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    ztorma

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    Featuring the wheel and the id (the super hook helps me get out of "bed" at night ;) )

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    we are a single car family so the garage has been turned into my 2nd man cave... happy husband happy life
     
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  8. adz

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    Something quite appropriate popped up in the funny pics this week...

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    ztorma

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    Seen and laughed out loud... I can only dream :Pirate:
     
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  10. ecroF

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    Do the DOS games even work with the modern controllers??? I remeber pouring many hours into a dos flightsim called TFX. Also the original Commanche game was awesome.
     
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    The controller works with games running on dosbox.
     

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