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It will be a while until I can build a new simpit but I did not want my flying components taking over my off desk space. I came up with a roll-out system for my pit. Using the CNC I made a framework for the Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS (Hands On Throttle And Stick) flight control system to fit into that would pull out when I wanted to use it and roll back under the desk when I was finished. Full extension roll-outs with a weight capacity of 100lbs holds the units very well.

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The Warthog components swing down to allow the drawers to close.

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I added the finished drawerheads, switch and button panels, trim panels, and axis panels.

The axis, switches and buttons are controlled via two Leo Bodnar BU0836X controller boards (I can expand to 16 axis and 80 buttons).

I decided on solid maple to match the rest of the woodwork in my office (and I just like the stuff). My CNC cut the panels to size.

The wood is actually cut-offs from solid maple table legs that I made for a customer last week, that was handy.

The Axis knobs and levers are 1/4" plexi cut on my CNC and heat polished along the edges. The plexi is left over from another project hense the black paint on one side. I should have just used some new plexi as I think the black paint is too scuffed but I can remake them anytime.

The Trims are 10k, 10turn Bourne potentiometers while the other axis are 10k bourne panel mount potentiometers (Ebay finds).

The Warthog Graphic must, of course, grace the drawer-heads so I used the CNC to inscribe each to a depth of 1/16". I would have made the drawer-heads wider to hide the drawer slides and drawer mounts but they are tight to my chair as it is. There is no room to spread them out as the counter top supports are mounted on either side.

My Saitek Combat Rudder Pedals should arrive by next week and that will complete my rollout simpit.

Enjoy:

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Very spiffy, great way to have the nice controls without having them, as you say, taking over the whole space.
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I
Love
It

But I think you need more monitors, I think it'd be even better for other flying sims.

Here's another one:

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqZsW-uU5B4[/ame]

by no means i'm trying to one up you.
    
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Originally Posted by yellowtoblerone;13006312 
I
Love
It

But I think you need more monitors, I think it'd be even better for other flying sims.

Here's another one:


by no means i'm trying to one up you.

should have atleast got a s2k seat i mean after investing either alot of time or money or both into that project. ide want to sit in some thing thats not 20+ years old.
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