Sept-Oct

 

Welcome to the Bi-monthly  newsletter.

In this issue A revisit to building from plans.

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.

The newsletter will also keep you abreast of what other enthusiast are doing in the community.

Your newsletter ....   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: newsletter@kwikpit.com

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 www.kwikpit.com  thank you for your patronage.

Regards,
The KwikPit Team,
Greg and Dawn

 

                                                                             
  Building From Plans

We released the KwikPit  and HomeFlite to fulfill the need of supplying an inexpensive cockpit built from plans to place flight controls in a more realistic position. The units also provide a way to leave your gear in place and provide for a permanent setup. For those of you that may be wondering if building from plans is for you or you're up to the task, have no fear. In this issue we do a quick run through of what it takes to build your own KwikPit or HomeFlite cockpit from our plans.

 

                               
  
Building Your Cockpit

Materials

The cockpits in the plans here are based on  5/8" particle board. Other materials of your choice may be used but this is the most economical choice as a starting point. These type materials are readily available at your local home supply store.

The Plans

The plans are designed with the beginner as well as the veteran woodworker. The cuts are all straight eliminating any complicated circular or curved cuts making it possible to use the simplest of tools to build the cockpit. Builders can customize any area of the design they wish depending on skills.

There are no dxf files or draftsman type overlays to figure out. The plans are very simple, drawn as single layer with all measurements shown. Simply transfer measurement to materials and cut.

Instructions on all aspects of the build are covered including what tools are needed as well as several pages of tips and tricks.

The plans include drawings, photos and assembly instructions as samples above demonstrate.

Building From The Plans

Building the cockpit just requires a couple of basic items, a working space and some basic tools. A table saw or power saw and jig saw will be your main tools. A hand saw and hole saw can be substituted if no power tools are available.

Parts for the KwikPit and HomeFlite are cut from a 48" x 96" x 5/8"sheets of particle board. The plans show where to cut the board to transport home if you don't have a truck or SUV type vehicle.

Measurements are transferred to the material and the parts are cut.

As shown in the examples above all cuts are straight and don't need any measuring for curves or rounded cuts. The instrument panels has cut-outs for switch panels. The size is can be cut for commercial panels such as GoFlight or custom panels you create. Custom modifications can be made as desired.

The HomeFlite plans offer several options for building your cockpit. Shown below are the two options for the lower monitor cut out. 4:3 or 16:9. The 4:3 opening measures 13.5" H x 15.5" W which will accommodate a 17" or slightly bigger monitor.  The 16:9 opening  measures 14" H x 22.5" wide accepting a 22" monitor by default.

 

Once all the parts are cut the manual walks you through the test fitting and assembly process. This should be done before painting the cockpit.

Painting

 

The cockpit can be painted the color of  your choice. We used gray and black for our demo.  Painting particle board requires a couple of coats of primer with drying in between. Two coats of oil based enamel or other hard coat paint should be enough. Do not use latex for this. A superior finish can be achieved with three coats with sanding in between.

 

                            


A Versatile Cockpit in No Time

Completed builds from plans. Inexpensive and ready for action.

 

New Pricing for the EzeMod MK II     

Unfortunately we must announce a price increase on the EzeMod MK II. The price of the kit id going from $34.95 to $39.95. This price increase is due to shipping cost rising over 30% and source materials rising over 50% in the last several years.

We have managed to keep the cost of the unit at it's entry level price over the last several years. The slight price increase will keep production costs reasonable and still allow us to sell at a value oriented price rather than cease production.

We appreciate your continued support and thanks for your business.

 

 EzeMod MK II 

EzeMod kit

   New Low Profile Design and Style!
  Update CH Pro Pedals!
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 Improves Rudder Input Precision!
 No  Damage to the Pedal Unit!

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                       KwikPit Plans

 Looking for a compact cockpit project?  The answer to your simulating needs.   Compact, inexpensive and easy to build. Great project for the first time builder!

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                      HomeFlite Cockpit Plans

  
    Get Your Gear of Your Desk
    Puts Controls in a Realistic Position
    Multiple Monitor Support
    Easy Build Plans for Beginners
    Room for Commercial or DIY Panels

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