Viggen panels…

Today I got a set of bespoke Viggen panels, made by Johan Nauwelaertz De Agé, the owner of Novelair Simulatorteknik. Johan also served as a Viggen mechanic and Crewchief at the same airbase as I, but a couple of years earlier. He has an amazing AJ-37 Viggen simulator, with real instuments, belt tensioners and integrated g-suit inflation. He also has a J 35 Draken sim and a generic airliner sim. I have tried them all, and can absolutely recommend a visit, if you find yourself in the middle parts of Sweden.
Johan is a wizard when it comes to making simulator hardware or integrating real hardware to use with simulators. He made these panels for a few enthusiasts and I put myself on his rather short list of customers. The panels are full scale replicas, made from layers of sheet plastic that is painted and then engraved to enable panel lighting.
The buttons and knobs are cast from real counterparts. Some parts are 3D printed.






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That is some beautiful work!

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Oh wow, those are incredible

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Looks like Troll just got DCS: Custom Pit Building.

Beware, this module is HIGHLY technical with a steep learning curve, there aren’t as many good tutorials out there as other modules have, and you will easily spend more time on it than all the rest of DCS put together!

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That is way cool!

Now, if only I could get rid of ALL my living room furniture.

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I guess you could say I’ve been on the beta test team, for a while now… :wink:

Let me know if you find a way to get the rest of the family onboard with that idea…

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Just. Wow. :astonished: :exploding_head:

That look so so good. The Viggen is hugely immersive already but that kit would take it to a whole new (low-)level!

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I just woke up at three for no reason. The worst possible reaction to waking in the middle of the night is grabbing one’s phone. But I have and while browsing Mudspike my brain was immediately attracted to this thread titled “Vegan Planets”.

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Thank you. Because now I don’t feel so bad for at first wondering why the Viggen had a, “Bananagrams” setting.

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Incredible panels … so when are we going to see the full sized front half of a viggen in your living room :grinning:

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@Troll that is too cool! I’ve always wanted to see someone build a Viggen, and can’t think of anyone who would be more enjoyable to watch do it!

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Yeah, these panels need a home…

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That’s looking great! Getting it to work is out of my league, but otherwise I’d definitely buy a complete set!

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