Salutations! I’m John, call-sign: Guppy. I’m not a real fighter pilot, though like many of you, I like to throw on a flight suit and run around the house to Danger Zone (maybe that’s just me). Instead I find myself in quite an elaborate “simpit” chair-forcing the hell out of the digital skies. I’ve been … Continue reading A little introduction…
Hello there! It has been awhile since my last post. I've been super busy in my personal/professional life and have not had much time for DCS or updating this blog. My apologies for that. I've been working on this post for quite some time. As you get through it you'll see why. It's long, complicated … Continue reading Configuring Screens and Pulling Data from DCS
I figured I'd give you all a few pics of the SimPit. I'm working on some additional content that I'll post later this week. In the meantime... Enjoy!Guppy, out!
So there's a link below. I want to be clear that this is the type of video I hate; rough Agenda and playing around aimlessly with something. I go over where I started, the struggles and thoughts of some of my middle models and where I ended up. Do not hesitate to ask my questions … Continue reading My Fusion 360 Model of my SimPit
First, sorry it has been several days since my last post. Things have been quite chaotic during the new year. Second, a lot of folks are curious about me rewiring my HGU-55/p with new headphones, microphone and TrackIR. It's a really easy process. I'll detail the things you need as well as the general steps. … Continue reading HGU-55/p
If you have seen pictures of my pit you know I run more than one display; there are 7! That does not count my 8th monitor on my desk. Here is what I’m rocking: 1: Primary: 34” GSYNC ASUS ROG Swift PG-8Q 2: L DDI: HDMI LCD 10.1” 2560x1600 IPS LCD 3: R DDI: HDMI … Continue reading Monitor Madness
I want to quickly talk about a decision you must make if you desire to proceed forward with building a SimPit. Specifically, one like mine. Prior to building one I was obsessed with DCS: A10c. So much so, that I was convinced I wanted to build a full pit modeled after one. There are also … Continue reading Decisions
Here are my blueprints©: SimPit© haha That sad, little sketch was my inspiration a couple years ago. From this "precise" rendering I was able to eventually evolve into a much larger pit, but not without a few concepts and struggles along the way. Let me detail a few of those. (I apologize but this will … Continue reading All great ideas come from a sketch: Enter Fusion360