[simpits-chat] Slightly O/T: ordering a Plasma V2

jmiguez at bellsouth.net jmiguez at bellsouth.net
Wed Oct 27 08:31:37 PDT 2004


I know Leo through email.  He and I have become friends and chatted back and forth.  He is interested in building a fighter pit.

I have a Baby Plasma, which I have used with out any problems.  I have purchased a Plasma2 from him.  However, I haven't hooked it up yet.  I am still designing and building my "real T-38 rudder pedals."  When they are finished, I will hook them and the control stick up to the Plasma 2.

What I like about Leo's Plasmas is its ability to handle different flavors of end devices and versatility.  You don't need to stick with the standard 100K pots.  You can use hall-effect sensors and something he calls "ACE."  With one device you can hook up all your controls and the associated buttons.  I don’t think this thing will be obsolete too soon. 

I had no trouble getting it in from Canada.  I think his price includes customs, if any.

> From: Matt Bailey <mattb at rtccom.net>
> Date: 2004/10/27 Wed AM 12:56:11 EDT
> To: simpits-chat at simpits.org
> Subject: [simpits-chat] Slightly O/T: ordering a Plasma V2
> Howdy fellows,
>   I'm thinking real hard about getting a Plasma V2 from BetaInnovations,
> but the guy's in Canada and I'm in the US. I was just wondering if any
> fellow US simmers had purchased BetaInnovations stuff, and about how
> much was customs, S&H, etc? If I get the assembled unit, the unit itself
> will be around US$77 and I'm not even sure I want to spend that much on
> this project right now, as it remains to be seen how successful my
> hardware-making attempts will be. :)
>   I could always get some cheapo USB joysticks and hack them, but the
> Plasma looks like a lot better option, especially since it supports
> numerous types of input devices for joystick axis, and rotary encoders.
> 	-Matt Bailey
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