Hey everyone, I just got home a little while ago from the open house. I ended up staying way later than I thought. Time really flies when you're having fun.
It was really great visiting. The space and equipment you guys run is certainly impressive, but more so are the people. Everyone was very welcoming and enthusiastic. Sometimes I get dragged down because no one I know in my area or my family wants to talk tech or making things - their eyes just kind of glaze over - but everyone I encountered last night/this morning was thrilled to talk about what they were working on and actually listened to the things I was doing and wanted to do.
For those I met last night, I was the guy in the gray Star Citizen / Anvil Aerospace shirt.
Currently I'm working on modifying a throttle controller in my HOTAS setup. My first step is to add a center detent so I can use it for Forward and Reverse, rather than just a regular 0-100% thrust setup. Later I want to add X and Z axes for strafing options. I'm looking to eventually learn enough to build my own control devices, custom to what I want.
Thanks again for having such a welcoming place!