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    Building a Pit

    So I’m going to document this Pit building adventure. Right now my pit looks so ghetto. I want a more professional looking one. My girlfriend who is good at that sort of thing is going to help me. So far I just bought wood and supplies. I hope it doesn’t take too long.

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    Quick update on my pit I’m building. Just cut the wood for the consoles seat and for the stick. Let’s hope it turns out well. More to come. 9655E825-891E-419B-B598-87A45FA6CB3C.jpeg15F9612A-7332-462B-9C61-0AAB92FCBD03.jpeg0BFED634-2B7E-4272-805E-0A6BA8E747C4.jpeg

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    Curious to know if youre basing ot off of the Akers-Barnes pit

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    2 weeks from buying wood to cutting...at this rate it will be ready for DCS: F-16
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    Hm, curious about the end result. Are you also going to use a motion platform, so you can "feel" the pitch and banking better?
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    So it isn’t based off of anything except what can fit in my closet and what I need it to do lol. And yes it’s going to take a bit to do. Right now I’ve got the wood cut for the most part. I need to assemble it but I now have to wait until after the 4th of July because Panther was kind enough to offer me her ACESII kit she has. So I’ll be driving to get that during that weekend. But due to the seat being 20+ inches I’ll have to readjust my consoles. All and all it is good that I haven’t started construction yet lol. That seat will be magical!

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    Sorry for throwing that curveball, but the seat needs a good home and I thought you're a perfect case.
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    I’m glad you threw that curveball. I’m super excited to pick it up!

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    Depending on how far you wanna stretch HQ's approval of the pit here are are set of plan for the shell https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=159308

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    Well I’m the only person in HQ lol. But my closet won’t fit anything that big. But maybe once all my kids are gone.

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