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  1. The finger wheel looks great, but there could be a few issues: The encoders (£2 each) would need to be connected to a COTS joystick circuit board (£15) and SB only permits one main joystick. £2 encoders are low resolution and have a limited range of pulses per revolution, usually 8-24. This could be worse than than using the arrow keys. The encoders we use in our Scimitar and Warrior desktop trainers effectively have 512 pulses per revolution, but these are £50 each and require a special purpose circuit board. These boards are not plug and play, so eSim have to integrate t
  2. Hopefully the Multi-Coloured Camouflage Scheme (MCDCS) is not the limit of the Challenger 2 Life Extension Project (LEP)
  3. Nice work! It's a very good representation of the original equipment. 👍
  4. There's a similar training system from the 60's in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sklkqjZ8KU
  5. An interesting article. https://maavoimat.fi/-/panssarikoulu-kehittaa-taktiikan-opetusta-simulaattoriavusteisten-sotapelien-avulla
  6. hawes

    My toy

    Amazing work! Please let us know at afvsim.com if we can help in any way with interfacing.
  7. https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-ntm-rescue-the-challenger-1-prototype?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet
  8. https://www.curtisswrightds.com/products/electromechanical/aiming-and-stabilization-systems/hand-controller.html#tabbed-table5
  9. We only manufacture training versions of the original equipment. Average cost for a gunners control handle is 2k GBP excl. taxes. Seems expensive, but the OE can be 5-10 x this cost. Or not available at all. If we had an order for several hundred units, the cost would reduce dramatically, but our average order is for about 10.
  10. ITAR can even cover basic parts, such as nuts and bolts.
  11. DACO. High quality original equipment manufacturer.
  12. We do. They also have to complete an End User Undertaking (EUU) 17-mil-goods-ogel-consignee-undertaking-template.odt
  13. From the UK Military List: 'ML14 - Specialised equipment for military training or for simulating military scenarios, simulators specially designed for training in the "use" of any firearm or weapon specified in ML1 or ML2, and specially designed components and accessories therefor.' The control handles are not secret classified items, just controlled export items. AFV Sim are registered to export under; Open General Export Licence - Military Goods, Software and Technology: Government or NATO end use. and; Open General Exp
  14. Has anyone obtained a price from SCIP Engineering? They first came to light on this forum May 24 2016. https://www.steelbeasts.com/topic/4340-sb-pro-pe-workstation/page/3/
  15. hawes

    Button Boxes

    Also, the U-HID boards can be connected together and assigned their own ID's, up to a limit of 8 board. Potentially 8 x 50 signals. In practice, the ID's in Windows get a bit flakey after 5 or 6 boards, but I'm told this is a Windows issue.
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