Author Topic: Enthusiasts/Unpaid: Looking for someone to do PCB Layouts for a F/A-18C SimPit  (Read 3762 times)

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Offline jrsteensen

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A small team of flight sim enthusiasts (including myself) are working on a 1:1 replica of a F/A-18C Hornet cockpit, that will be a fully functional simulator via the upcoming DCS: Hornet module.

This project will be released in full under a BY-NC-SA Creative Commons license.

I have no problem with some of the simpler PCBs required, (DDIs/MFDs and Warning Lights) but I am truly a mechanical guy. I was curious if anyone would be willing to sign on to help a little with the PCB design side? I will be (and have) schematics, drawings depicting required locations of certain components, and board outlines for more complex boards. My time on this project is better spent where I can have the most effect, and that is on the mechanical side.

I should mention, everyone involved with this project are professionals with careers, wives and kids, so this isn't expected to be a job. The goal is to be able to build the pit with a 3D printer, and hobby CNC router and standard hand/power tools. (XCARVE 1000x1000 or better)

All ECAD is to be done in KiCAD
Capable of creating required footprints in KiCAD.
Capable of routing fairly basic 2-sided PCBs.

Here are a few renders of the WIP MCAD efforts.


Offline mcleod

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What an awesome project!

I would volunteer but I have zero KiCad experience.

Good luck finding someone!

Offline awallin

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maybe an approach from IRC works better here?: ask, don't ask to ask.

-> post enough specs on github so that someone can just pick it up and start committing kicad-designs?

Offline s8548a

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Awesome project!!!.


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