Welcome to our
This issue as well as in the following
issues we hope to
offer you information and insight into the exciting world of flight
We hope the newsletter will give you insight into the different types of
flight simulation, technical articles, tips and reviews.
We will also look at the products, accessories,
hardware, software and just about anything that makes the world of
flight simulation more realistic and enjoyable.
newsletter will also hopefully keep members abreast of what other
enthusiast are doing in the community.
We invite you to participate
and email any stories, interesting tips, events, announcements or any
contributions you feel may be of interest to the flight
simulation community. Please email any contributions to:
A Plug .........
The KwikPit Company was created and is
ran by a flight simulation enthusiast. Our goal is to introduce
products that add to the enhancement and fun of flight simulation
without the complexity or high costs.
We hope you enjoy our unique line of cockpit
products. We have strived to keep prices low as compared to anything
else on the market.
Check out our products at
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are designed to simulate aircraft feel and dynamics using a
desktop PC. The PC and software work together to mimic the aircraft
instruments, gauges, cockpit interior, control surfaces,
lighting, noises, engine sounds and much more as realistically
as possible. The simulator also tries to reproduce the
aircraft's surroundings such as airports and scenery including
clouds, shading, reflections, other aircraft and speaking
Practically anything that can be done in a real aircraft can be
simulated with today's powerful software and computers. Flight
simulation software can generally broken down into two
categories: General Aviation and
are designed to bring the excitement
of auto racing to the desktop PC. The PC and software come
together in this format to provide a simulation of a
racer's cockpit interior, guages, even mirrors for rear views,
and an impressing roar and rumble of the engine as you speed
around an authentic course. A wide selection of force feedback
authentic steering wheels add to the excitement. Racing
simulators come in many categories, Formula 1, Grand Prix,
Nascar, Street Racing, Demolition Derby and more.
Bot Sims, Train Sims and more there are sims for
just about any real life component out there. Check them out and
enjoy a whole new worlds, the worlds of Simulations.
yoke is similar to a wheel that is attached to a sliding rod.
The wheel can be turned to the right or left (like a car's
steering wheel), and can be pushed forward and pulled back. On a
yoke, the right and left action controls the ailerons (roll) and
the forward/back controls the elevator.
can offer several advantages as input for General Aviation
aircraft. First, they tend to offer better control in that
travels are longer and the axis movement is better separated. In
other words it's easier to roll left and right without unwanted
up and down movement. They also are more realistic for General
Aviation aircraft, you don't see too many Cessna 172s flown with
Yokes are becoming
more popular and affordable as more manufacturers jump into the
market. They run the
price and quality gamut. Below the $100 level, the yokes are
intended for games. More expensive
yokes tend to be used for high end flight simulators for flight
training. There are less expensive models designed for the
desktop flight simulator enthusiast as well.
of the less expensive but certainly not cheap yokes is a
favorite of many enthusiast, it's the CH USB Flight Yoke. This
yoke heads the list in the best features for price area. It has
trim controls, throttle, propeller and mixture controls as well
as a myriad of button and switches that can be programmed anyway
you want. The average price for this device is around $149.00. A
great in depth article on this yoke can be found at:
Some other manufacturers of the more
expensive higher quality yokes are VMAX Flight Systems' AFCS
III, there is a review of this unit at the AVSIM web site go
Another is the Elite series at, they offer
a variety of higher end flight yokes as well as complete panels.
the site will give you an idea of what is available for the
person who needs a flight yoke.
There is a flight yoke that will fit
everyone's budget, they are must if you want to enjoy general
aviation flight simulation to it's fullest. Enjoy the flight!
is built from easy to follow Plans. The cockpit was
designed for the enthusiast to bring more enjoyment to
The plans are designed with beginners in
mind, there are no layered CAD type drawings which often add
confusion to building a project, step by step instructions are
included. Straight angular cuts make this an easy to build
cockpit using common hand or power tools. The design can be
customized at any time during construction since you are in
essence the designer builder.
The cockpit can be built from material of
your choice but most inexpensive route is to use composite board
as the building material. This is fairly inexpensive and easy to
work with. After assembly and painting you'll have a
unique cockpit that is durable and sturdy.
You won't have to go on a scavenger
hunt for hardware, we also offer a Hardware Kit that
contains, assembly screws, bolts, brackets and other components.
Basically everything you need in one inexpensive package.
We are currently in the
development stages of our new prefabricated KwikPit kit.
We are a small company and are
currently looking for a manufacturer that can keep prices low
and still provide an excellent product. This helps us to
continue to produce a product that is in line with our value
Stay tuned for more developments and
Add Realism To Your Games!
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