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holy crap I wish I had this chaps skills

bigmike20vtbigmike20vt Posts: 3,092 Valuable Player


this has to be one of the most incredible DIY projects i have ever seen.

I would need 2 however one for flight and one for racing (because you dont wanna be faffing around swapping bits out ;) )

Fiat Coupe, gone. 350Z gone. Dirty nappies, no sleep & practical transport incoming. Thank goodness for VR :)

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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 4,440 Power Poster
    Awesome, I want one!!! :D

    I'm really hoping that the Yaw VR guys can get the price of the Yaw VR motion simulator down a fair bit more because currently it's out of my price range unfortunately!
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  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 5,192 Volunteer Moderator
    Woah, ADAM SAVAGE LEVEL ACHIEVED!

    Incredible build.
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  • RattyUKRattyUK Posts: 265
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    That is amazing!  A brilliant idea very well executed.

    Will the MkVI be a spherical cage and a racing harness on the seat?  (I hope he's not reading this, I'd hate to be blamed for putting ideas in his head :wink: )
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  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 4,162 Volunteer Moderator
    Wonder if he will make his plans open source ????
    A PC with lots of gadgets inside and a thing to see in 3D that you put on your head.
    And FlyInside Forum Admin.
    Flyinside Flight Simulator is coming !!!!! (In Beta)
  • MorgrumMorgrum Posts: 1,187 Poster of the Week
    Thats a serious rig!
    I have a 3Dof and that puts mine to shame.
    WAAAGH!
  • MowTinMowTin Posts: 848
    3Jane
    He should play IL-2 with this. 
  • bigmike20vtbigmike20vt Posts: 3,092 Valuable Player
    edited July 12
    Techy111 said:
    Wonder if he will make his plans open source ????
    i think i read he hopes to encourage people to get interested in building these sorts of things so it would not surprise me once he is done.
    it is beyond me however.  i found it enough of a challenge to make my arcade machine, and will be at my limits on my next project, a digital pinball table.

    when that guy made is several leagues above anything i would attempt.
    Fiat Coupe, gone. 350Z gone. Dirty nappies, no sleep & practical transport incoming. Thank goodness for VR :)
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 4,440 Power Poster
    I'd have more than enough trouble just cutting those metal pieces for the base lmfao :o :D
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  • MorgrumMorgrum Posts: 1,187 Poster of the Week
    You can usually buy the metal bars and bring it to a machine shop.
    If its just straight cuts they wouldnt charge you that much to cut where you marked.

    That would just leave you with the need of a drill press which are not that expensive.
    WAAAGH!
  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 5,192 Volunteer Moderator
    Morgrum said:
    You can usually buy the metal bars and bring it to a machine shop.
    If its just straight cuts they wouldnt charge you that much to cut where you marked.

    That would just leave you with the need of a drill press which are not that expensive.
    I wonder if I could find some carpenter/engineer/metalworker on etsy! heh
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  • bigmike20vtbigmike20vt Posts: 3,092 Valuable Player
    edited July 12
    Its about cash . If you are prepared to pay someone will do it. The problem is the time.

    It took that chap 180 hrs to build it. Even at £15 an HR that is a lot of wedge. These things I think need to be a hobbyest DIY job or just buy ready made one.
    Hell my arcade which is basically a super simple design of a pc in a box with ipac circuit board for the controls took 4 days 8hrs a day for 2 people.

    You can buy ready made units now far tidier for a cost that you just can't match paying someone

    (For the record my mate is selling his arcade £300 sans pc or £400 if you want the full gubbins pc included which is a stupidly cheap deal). I am almost tempted to buy myself and have 2. Anyone in Newmarket UK / with a van to pick up let me lnow
    Fiat Coupe, gone. 350Z gone. Dirty nappies, no sleep & practical transport incoming. Thank goodness for VR :)
  • MorgrumMorgrum Posts: 1,187 Poster of the Week
    Morgrum said:
    You can usually buy the metal bars and bring it to a machine shop.
    If its just straight cuts they wouldnt charge you that much to cut where you marked.

    That would just leave you with the need of a drill press which are not that expensive.
    I wonder if I could find some carpenter/engineer/metalworker on etsy! heh
    Etsy!
    Ouch man.
    Thats like a 40% markup over normal prices!
    WAAAGH!
  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 4,162 Volunteer Moderator
    My missus would disagree there mate !!!!! She's an avid crafter and loves her etsy and she's made some damn good savings lol
    A PC with lots of gadgets inside and a thing to see in 3D that you put on your head.
    And FlyInside Forum Admin.
    Flyinside Flight Simulator is coming !!!!! (In Beta)
  • MorgrumMorgrum Posts: 1,187 Poster of the Week
    Man everything I look at on Etsy is mondo expensive compared to knowing where to look.

    Guess I need to stop looking at the more interesting items in chain and leather.....

    I thought about leaving that statement open for folks imagination but I participate in the SCA when I have the time.
    ..... Actually I havent had the time in years so I guess im retired from that organization lol.
    WAAAGH!
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