It's a US Navy helicopter pilots helmet. The seller told me it was used in Vietnam war on USS Saratoga in an anti-submarine helicopter. I still don't have a clue what i'm going to do with it, but i don't care because it is so cool.
Finally i got the simpit "ready" - meaning i reached the current goals i've set for it.
It's now fully functional and ready for flying. I haven't had too much time to fly yet, but i'm happy with the results so far. I have made fullscreen cockpits for ASK-21 glider and 747. More to come later.
Here's a nice panoramic image made using wonderful "hugin" software. Click to get high resolution version. Panel is ASK-21:
This has been taken with lights on to show the hardware. Normally i'd fly with dark room.
747 (image is a bit discolored):
There's a bug with latest X-Plane beta that causes the F/A 18 Canada add-on aircraft to have maybe 10-100 times normal thrust. It's pretty fun but also fuel runs out in couple of minutes..
My next plans for the pit are: - Add a customized USB keypad as autopilot panel. Already ordered from dealextreme. - Start planning how to implement force feedback. I've already got the electronics, but mechanics are the difficult part. - Remember to FLY!