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The HomeFlite plans let you build an affordable flight simulator cockpit that rivals the commercial units which can cost thousands of dollars more.
The design incorporates features most asked for by flight simulator enthusiasts.
- Support for lower and upper monitor displays for instrument and outside views
- Accommodations for mounting commercial or DIY control and switch panels
- Small footprint for apartments or cramped areas
- The cockpit supports practically all of the current yoke, wheel or HOTAS systems
The planned are designed for the beginner as well as seasoned wood workers. The cuts are straight line with no complex circles or curves. There are no overlays nor is any special software needed to view the plans except for the common Adobe Reader.
The plans include over 40 pages of drawings, tips and information and provide several variations of the cockpit design so the builder can choose the configuration that best suits their needs.
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This standalone .PDF is full of exciting potential that will have you dreaming up your ideal home set-up. This helpful document can help you get most of the way there, without the hefty price tag that most, if not all of the commercial units come with. Had you ever considered making one yourself? You might be surprised at how plausible it really is.
The HomeFlite Simulator Cockpit plans lay everything out for you, and tell you all the materials you will need. The huge document contains loads of information, tips, pictures and diagrams that are very easy to follow; it provides a very strong foundation for you to start from, even if you're not familiar with woodwork. All of the cuts are simple, straight lines with no complicated circles or curves. But, if you're confident in your abilities, there is nothing stopping you from making some adjustments here and there, as long as you're sure that the changes you make won't affect the units ability to accommodate your control and switch panels, and any other peripherals you might have such as a HOTAS System.
The KwikPit Company clearly understand that what is perfect for one simmer, might be of no use to another. In an effort to make sure that everyone can create something that is ideal for them, the .PDF includes a few variant designs, allowing you to customize your new cockpit to suit your needs. The unit, and all of its variants, are designed with space in mind, so it's perfectly suitable use in smaller apartments or cramped spaces.
The most fun you can have with this, at least during its construction, is when you get to the painting phase. Choose to paint it all white and go for the clean, modern look, or go all black so that your night flights leave you with just the atmospheric glow from your monitors and instruments, or something else entirely. Building your own simulator cockpit can be a really fun and satisfying experience, you could even turn it into a family project or get your friends involved.
The KwikPit Company have created a fantastic template that opens up all sorts of possibilities for flight simulator enthusiasts. If you would love to have your own simulator cockpit, but have been held up by the huge price tags, then this is definitely one worth considering.