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Star Wars - Should I do It?
« on: September 24, 2008, 09:57:16 am »
I have the possibly opportunity to acquire a Star Wars cockpit,  gutted,  but in decent condition,  for $50...

...and I have a Star Wars upright,  in very good condition.

I'm considering trying for it...then moving all my stuff from the upright to the cockpit.

Here are some of the negs as I see them.

(A) Space!  A cockpit is going to take up 3x as much room as the upright.
(B) Monitor - my 19" WG6100 isn't going to look all that great sitting in a cockpit that usually used a 25" Amplifone.
(C) Art - My understanding is that the cockpits control panel will need new art...at least.

SO...what to do.  I have so little space and my upright is in very decent condition...I am actually leaning toward blowing this opportunity off.

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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2008, 10:06:02 am »

The cockpits didn't usually use a 25"... only some of them did.  Most of the cockpits I've seen in person had 19".

I would do it in a heartbeat.  Then again, I have a complete Star Wars project with a badly water damaged cab, and the Star Wars cockpit is my vid holy grail. 

Do it.


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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2008, 10:15:24 am »
Of course you should:

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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2008, 10:24:47 am »
That is exactly what I am doing.  A transplant.  I've also been picking up a second set of everything so I can either sell the upright.

The missing art on the CPO is not a big deal, especially since Scott has recently let someone borrow the original films....
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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2008, 10:41:17 am »

You could always VectorMAME the upright with just ESB/SW.  Keeps both alive in the absence of two sets of game boards.

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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2008, 11:14:09 am »

The cockpits didn't usually use a 25"... only some of them did.  Most of the cockpits I've seen in person had 19".

I would do it in a heartbeat.  Then again, I have a complete Star Wars project with a badly water damaged cab, and the Star Wars cockpit is my vid holy grail. 

Do it.


Originaly all cockpits had 25" Amplifone's.

And of course I'm biased, but playing SW in a cockpit is the only proper way to play it. After all, you're in your X-wing. And the pilot of an X-wing is supposed to be seated !  :laugh:

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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2008, 11:22:51 am »
Originaly all cockpits had 25" Amplifone's.


I've had several very credible people here tell me that isn't the case.  Perhaps it was in Europe?  I mean, they could all be wrong but I really doubt it.

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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2008, 12:14:44 pm »
Hey, does anyone have a 19" Amp in their cockpit right now?

I'd love some pictures with the bezel & plexiglass removed so I can see how the monitor was mounted in there.

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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2008, 12:23:50 pm »
Do it Frizz ... with your continued luck, a 25" Amp will drop out of the sky.  :angry:

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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2008, 01:21:46 pm »
I too had always heard the cockpits with 25" were RARE and thus commanded more coin.
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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2008, 01:37:37 pm »
I too had always heard the cockpits with 25" were RARE and thus commanded more coin.

Back when I first got into this hobby (2002 or so) I was specifically looking for a cockpit... a good, reliable upright was about $1000.  Same as cockpit, maybe $1400.  A cockpit with a 25" was $2000.

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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2008, 01:46:56 pm »


Anyone remember the cockpit being a little bit more roomier in the past?

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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2008, 01:47:49 pm »

I remember the pilot being a whole lot better looking.   ;D

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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2008, 01:49:24 pm »

I remember the pilot being a whole lot better looking.   ;D

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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2008, 02:00:08 pm »
We've discussed this before and I still stand by my claim that ALL factory fresh cockpits (both US and Irish built) had 25" Amplifones installed and nothing else. I don't know this for a fact, but I still have to see proof of the oposite.

If there's something else in a cockpit, it's a retrofit.

There is NO mention of a 19" monitor in the cockpit manual. Atari always mentioned it in service manuals if other options were available/installed.

But the most proof to me: I've still to see a picture of a factory mounted 19" in a cockpit.

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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2008, 02:52:43 pm »
Anyone remember the cockpit being a little bit more roomier in the past?
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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2008, 03:01:21 pm »

I remember the pilot being a whole lot better looking.   ;D

Since i can't remember a woman EVER sitting in a SW cockpit I can only assume you're attracted to men...in which case I feel ever-so-slightly more secure in knowing you're not attracted to me Chad...

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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2008, 03:04:19 pm »

Keep trying, Frizz, just don't burn your bulb out.

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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2008, 03:26:38 pm »

Keep trying, Frizz, just don't burn your bulb out.


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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2008, 03:27:25 pm »
I wonder if we would have gotten Luc's cockpit ready in time for the fair if she's played it as well.......

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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2008, 03:46:03 pm »

Keep trying, Frizz, just don't burn your bulb out.


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You said that, not me, bro... I never specified because I was referring to that picture.

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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2008, 05:05:15 pm »
Well, if its any consolation, a hot chick took the pic (IMHO).

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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2008, 05:34:44 pm »
Who you're calling a hot chick ? Huh ?





O, you mean Frizz's pic  :laugh: :laugh:

Frizz, get that cockpit. It's only 50 bucks. If nothing else, you can put one side on the wall as a decoration.....and I'd like that US marquee glass ;)


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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2008, 08:27:28 pm »
"NNNOOOOOO"

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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2008, 04:43:58 pm »
Definitely get that cab.  It would make an excellent MAME racing cab.  I hear Great 1000 Miles Rally is a great fit for it.    :laugh2:


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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2008, 06:11:07 pm »
By the way Frizz, you'll HAVE to get it, else this thread will be moved to the Arcade Misc. section........



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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2008, 08:51:02 am »
If you do some googling, you'll find there's info out there about making a 25".  I think it uses a 25" raster tube with 19" wg6100 yoke and boards, but don't quote me on that.

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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #27 on: September 26, 2008, 08:53:01 am »

While sorta true, it's also WAY beyond the skills of most people. 

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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #28 on: September 28, 2008, 02:12:50 pm »
So did you get it Frizz ?

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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #29 on: September 28, 2008, 02:42:24 pm »
Yea did ya?

BTW, what the HELL is your display pic?
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« Reply #30 on: September 28, 2008, 03:57:33 pm »

BTW, what the HELL is your display pic?

You really don't want to know.
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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #31 on: September 28, 2008, 04:07:31 pm »
Yea did ya?

BTW, what the HELL is your display pic?

That would be the festering wound that won't go away on my right ankle... $655.00 in bills, 4 doctors visits,  and that is the result thus far.  Tasty, eh?

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« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2008, 04:53:29 pm »
That was my guess! ;D Sorry to hear you're still dealing with it Friz. That sucks!
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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2008, 05:02:09 pm »
The good news is  that for playing Star Wars in a cockpit, you do not need any legs at all.


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Seriously, that looks nasty. Hope someone can help you.
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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2008, 07:55:19 pm »
Yea did ya?

BTW, what the HELL is your display pic?

That would be the festering wound that won't go away on my right ankle... $655.00 in bills, 4 doctors visits,  and that is the result thus far.  Tasty, eh?



Indeed. Hope you can figure that out some day.
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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #35 on: September 29, 2008, 10:31:39 am »

I don't want to look at that.  Guess I have to put Frizz on ignore for the time being. 

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« Reply #36 on: September 29, 2008, 10:52:51 am »

I don't want to look at that.  Guess I have to put Frizz on ignore for the time being. 

Jesus Christ...if I knew it was THAT EASY I'd have cut a chunk out of my leg and used a photo of it as an avatar YEARS ago!    :laugh2:
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Re: Star Wars - Should I do It?
« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2008, 12:28:05 pm »

I don't want to look at that.  Guess I have to put Frizz on ignore for the time being. 
Or switch off the Avatars. People here keep changing their Avatars so often that they lost their function anyway.
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« Reply #38 on: September 29, 2008, 12:36:05 pm »
Or switch off the Avatars. People here keep changing their Avatars so often that they lost their function anyway.


That's probably true.  I haven't changed my avatar in like ten years.

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« Reply #39 on: September 29, 2008, 01:46:57 pm »

I don't want to look at that.  Guess I have to put Frizz on ignore for the time being. 
Or switch off the Avatars. People here keep changing their Avatars so often that they lost their function anyway.
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