Working time approx. 7 days.
The simpit is a wooden construction as closely as possible to the dimensions of the real F/A-18E cockpit. I found some real cockpit pictures, useful dimensions and some very good 3D models on hornetpits.org.
Rob "Saint_Genius" posted on 15.5.2022 at 17:20
Your design looks very different from the structure on Open Hornet. Was your design easier or simpler to put together? Wanting to start a project of my own and just want the simplest method. I\'m not planning to get as intricate. I\'m using a winwing throttle, Thrustmaster DDIs and a 3D printed USB UFC. I may add some more tek creations switches etc. but not going one to one (at this point).
Hi Rob,From what I can see on their website, OpenHornet seems like an amazing project and is probably the way to go for a new Hornet cockpit. I've started my pit some time before OpenHornet went live, so I can't say which one is simpler to build. Back then, I got hints and plans from hornetpits.org, also a wealth of good information for builders.
e4mafia posted on 28.9.2020 at 21:22
Did you the cut out openings for laying in the various switch panes in the side consoles?
Navigate to the page "https://bergisons.simpit.info/making-of_right_console". You'll find a picture of the panels from behind the right console, there you can see how I did the cutouts.
Will posted on 21.1.2020 at 2:22
Hey I realize this might be a stretch for you but is there anyway you could include dimensions for this? I'm trying to build my own F/A-18 Sim but I have nothing to base it off. Thanks!
thanks for your post! Unfortunately, I don't have any plans I could share right now. I used the excellent sketchup models from hornetpits.org (by k-lu) and drew everything by hand from there.
You might also want to take a look at OpenHornet, they develop really great 3D models and other useful instructions.