Thanks Airmail for reading and replying.
I have managed to keep expense to a minimum by purchasing through e bay and being strict with how much I've been willing to pay. I'm a big believer in "what's for you, will not go by you"and have managed to collect things for less than half the price of new.
I'm not far off the stage where I would like to concentrate on loading switches using the pcb from my keyboard and adding another for chat. I do have manual engine controls set to the CH 6 Axis throttle quadrant as well as trims,fuel mixture, prop pitch and water radiator, which I intend mounting out of site and connecting lawnmower cables to self made more realistic hand controls. I will also extend the wires from the toggle switches to momentary ones placed in various locations and figure out how to wire rotary switches for armaments ie bomb arming, cannon or guns arming. I am really interested to see just how far I can push it considering it's on a console. I have essentials for battling on the throttle of my Hotas like Zoom ( on a paddle axis, is variable instead of full or off), airbrakes, check 6, view recentre.
As far as the VR is conserned, my KB is mounted in such away as it's only a matter of sliding the viewer forward to see the keys. Much like cleaning your goggles
I'm quite surprised at how good it looks in the headset, especially since I fitted a Thor upscaler cable to the HMD. Much better colour and slightly better clarity of picture. I have ordered the T16000m package from Thrustmaster as it gives better accuracy before I start fixing the cables. It might take me quite a bit of time getting it just right.
The actual construction of the mockpit, so far has only cost £30 and that was paint and screws. The timber I gained along the way, this can be built with a jigsaw, a small drill, a pencil and some glue. I wanted to inspire someone else to start a project of there own really, no matter what your level of expertise, have a go at least.7