SimBox NG

pit-build

#141

It was a beautiful marriage of parts!
Everything fit as intended…naturally :wink:

I can state, safely, after the fact

I was slightly worried when I saw, first hand, how close the nuclear reactor size cooling radiator (right @Navynuke99?) got to the pedals…
But it works!

The ’instrument panel’ :slight_smile:


#142

What a treat to have ignored this thread for months only to discover just now the magic inside. Troll…build the Jet!


#143

Thanks @smokinhole!
Nothing pleases me more than knowing people enjoy these build blogs :slight_smile:

Now, I have a design question…

I have two towel rack style handles.
Where to put ‘em?

Horizontally?

Vertically?

Or even at 45°?


#144

1 vote for angle.


#145

Horizontal would be most ergonomic for carrying/moving.


#146

Another vote for angle :slight_smile:


#147

Agreed with sobek, although the 45° one is more pleasing to the eye


#148

I disagree on the angle. Pro equipment usually has 'em in the middle and vertically.


#149

It will keep your toes warm when flying during those cold, sunless winter nights.


#150

45º looks better but horizontal is probably more efficient, both pushups and lifting.


#151

Concur. Horizontal.


#152

I’m not going to use the handles to lift or position the SimBox.
They will be used to aid getting in and out, and hold onto during cat launches. Kidding about the cat launches. Or am I?


#153

Still, horizontal. :slight_smile: But that’s just me.


#154

In that case vertical is the way to go due to load distribution issues.


#155

Although not 100% sure (when am I ever?), I went with the 45° option.

  1. It feels more natural for the wrist, in that level.
  2. The bracket is mounted to both the vertical and horizontal beams, further strengthening the construction. Not that it needs it…


#156

so you are telling us you will NOT be holding that on a catapuilt launch on the F18c :grin:


#157

Well, if the FA-18 model is accurate, you will need to do something with your right hand…wow, that came out with much more innuendo than I expected…perhaps with out the italics?


#158

This reminds me of a specific episode of South Park.


#159

I meant that you don’t want to touch your stick during the stroke……

…wait that’s not…oh forget it. :grimacing:


#160

C’mon, @komemiute. I know you want to comment. Just get it of your chest. :wink: