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Thanks Doug! 👍
Hi again Brian (and everybody 🙂 )
I received an email from Doug this morning indicating the pretty steep cost he had been quoted for the CNC Plywood work in Melbourne. I hope you dont mind Doug but I would like to share my response here for the benefit of Brian (and everyone else battling with the same problem).
One of the things I actively promote is local manufacturing and building of related skills. As such, why don’t you go chat to the folks at one of your local Maker Spaces? These are not hard skills to learn, they are huge fun, you get to meet some great and inspirational people and you will find it opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Here’s are a few links for your area Brian, being Milton Keynes and surrounds:
/Milton Keynes Makerspace
Makespace in Cambridge
D-Lab Studios in Berkhamsted
And there are fortunately many in the world, just Google “makerspace near me”.
Why don’t you do yourself a favour and go chat with the folk at Milton Keynes as a first stop?
Really nice link Svein, thank you!
😉 hehe! Very good Doug!
Good to hear from you! Staying safe thank you and hope the same for you. I cannot say as much for moving to Ireland. The lockdowns in SA and Ireland have meant significant delays. We are hoping to be able to move at the end of July, but that would be the soonest. I would also then need to have a workshop built before I can install a CNC machine. So don’t expect that side to be productive before the end of the year.
I have sent you an email with possible ways of moving forward, I look forward to your response on that.
All the best,
Fiddlinjim, my apologies for only responding now. I don’t seem to get notifications of new posts in the forums, first point of call is probably through the Contact form on the site. I will see if there is some setting I can change to ensure I get notified.
To answer your question, there are currently two license holder in North America, of which one is in Ohio and the other in Ottawa, Canada. The build in Canada is tied to the Canadian Air and Space Museum’s youth programme. This has been delayed to next year due to the Covid situation. I am not sure the Ohio build has started as yet, the builder runs a machine shop and was keen to produce builders kits for the States. He seemed quite busy with other work at the time so responses have been slow.
Hope that helps… Roel
Hi Brian, a quick Google on “cnc routing service uk” brought up many companies offering such a service? I would suggest approaching three to five of them with a request for a quote. These were a few who looked quite capable of doing the work:
That said, great news is we will be setting up shop in Ireland from the middle of the year to service the UK and EU. 🙂
Let us know if you come right,
Thanks Tore, very interesting. Absolutely agree with you on the experience VR brings. It is early days yet with less than optimal resolutions but already the environment is so much more real than anything else. Add in the physical boundaries and controls and you have something very special. Well done and we will keep in touch!
Thanks Tore. Sounds good. One question though, what do you use for motion cancellation of the VR headset? Are your base stations mounted on the cocpit or do you have software for this?
Thank you for making contact and your kind words. Your cockpit looks very nice. Great job on the windscreen and rear glass!
Good to know the VR positioning is working.
How effective do you find the motion simulation with VR? I am starting to think it may be a recipe for motion sickness? So starting to think about a dynamic seat…
You can always get our plans and build up some more detail on the internals? I do hope to have them out with the prototype built during the first half of this year.
No problem. The hardware will handle any number of sims. There will be various ways in which these connections can be made. For instance, for DCS World we will provide the settings for DCS-BIOS in order to give full functionality. We will provide a particular solution to purchasers of a full and complete simulator. For plans builders, we will provide advice on possible options, there are many. But certainly the hardware can be interfaced with any sim that will allow the extensive functionality offered. (Or part thereof as in the case of IL2’s Spitfire MkIX which does not have a comprehensive set of controls).
Many thanks for your interest and your kind words.
I fully agree with your sentiments. In fact, we will not rely on haptic feedback in gloves. The gloves are only to see where your hands are in the virtual space. All controls and switches are fully functional and linked to the simulation program.
This includes fully functional Elevator, Rudder and Aileron control. The last two, being subject to significant force effects due to airspeed over the control surfaces, have been provided with force feedback.
The design therefore incorporates 75 different operating controls, ranging from primary flight controls to sliders, dials and switches. The easiest way to illustrate this is by providing the full control listing: (see attached)
All of this is extremely important for immersion in VR. The project started on the basis that VR provides a fantastically real environment, however what is missing is being able to reach out and touch and feel your surroundings. That is what we have created here.
I will also create a blog post about the same in case other people have similar questions.
Roel Stausebach (aka Manchot)
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I must aplogise for only seeing your post now. I need to check why I did not receive a notification. Thank you for your kind words. I do wish to present an experience as close as possible to the real thing. Thus I have dedicated the last 14 months full time to this task. Given that you have only worked on your project on a part time basis, you have still managed to create some wonderful looking components. Well done and thanks for sharing!
I promise to keep a closer eye on the forum and with the actual build starting soon, hope to have much to share.
All the very best and thanks for keeping the memory of those that died for our liberty alive.