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of DIY Flight Sim projects
"Just wanted to let you know how glad I am that I purchased the Desktop Airliner Cockpit instructions. This is an excellent product, and I highly
recommend it to anyone." Jerry started with a single DIY project and has repeatedly upgraded and expanded his flight simulator, and has built a
helicopter simulator too. You can see his latest progress at his blog.
"Hey, thanks for making a cockpit accessible - this thing came together so fast, and is a joy to use - you've brought a
lot of fun into my life." Michael built the DIY Portable Aviation Combat Simulator (PACS)
First I have to say thank you very much for your great product.
My name is Hanno and I'm from Wernau, it's a small town near
Stuttgart in the south of Germany. I studied Aviation Systems. The study
includes an ATPL (JAR-FCL) license. This year I was in Vero Beach,
Florida at Flight Safety International from January till April and did my
CPL-IFR. In August 13th I have a Screening on the CRJ 900. So, your
videos and plans help me a lot to fly the CRJ 700 very comfortable. It's
very important for me to handle the instruments very fast and without
any problems. I'm very sold on your plans. Great job!!!
My SIM is not exactly like your SIM in the videos, because I have to use
my Computer sometimes like a home office and then it's not very
helpful to have a yoke in front of you ;) So I need a degradable SIM. The
pictures I send you, shows my solution of a SIM. Somewhere down the
road, I will build a 'full flight' SIM and then your videos will be very useful.
So I say thank you very much again, and I will visit your webpage
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"I had rather good success with the project. This iteration of your
original plan is a modified B-17 simpit. We built the sim to take
to a reunion of the 401st Bomb Group. These are vets that were
stationed at a B-17 base in Deenethrope , England during
WWII. There were about 40 vets there and they couldn’t get
enough of the simulator." The simulator now resides at the
Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Savannah, GA.
DIYflightsims.com now offers a video and manual for a
DIY Triple Screen Flight Sim
"Hi, my name is Manuel. Im from Puerto Rico. I'm sending you photos of the cockpit i made
from your site. It may not look as pretty as yours, but I love it!! Well, I could not find polystyrine so
I used carboard. I also added a digital clock-alarm on the right side. Also, I only have one
monitor so I had to put it the way you see it on the pictures. Never the less, I love it! also put a
microphone on the left. I will add some more things later on. Believe it or not, it gave me the
sensation that I was really moving. Ja ja. Bye for now. and thanks!"
"I am almost done with mine with a
few modifications. Waterproof
plastic wall board about 3/16" thick
attached with little screws, and a
center mounted joystick platform.
Also changed the throttle position
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"I like to let you know how happy I am with the
Desktop Airliner Cockpit instructions. I did
put it together with very low costs indeed."
"I build it around the two widescreen
monitors. I have 3 PC’s connected:
1 (XP) for the flightsimulator with 2
widescreenmonitors on 1 videocard."
"The monitor on the right is used for
FlightsimCommander and for
remotedesktop to the 3rd pc with FMC etc, for
later when I fly bigger planes."
I built the airliner cockpit, and was very pleased with it. But, due to
circumstances beyond my control, I was unable to use it. So, I
disassembled it (the glue hadn't dried) and re-constructed a "stand" to
hold the keyboards. This way, I could use it in the space allotted.
Hopefully in the future I will be able to build the complete unit, but until
then this will have to do...check out the pix.
I am also mentioning your site to the pilots at North Eastern Virtual airlines
Ben built a cockpit keyboard
modification in addition to this
modified keypad. He's 12 years
Keep up the great work!
Kevin is using our DIY keyboard modification,
but he made it from ALUMINUM !
He has access to a professional CNC machine
and is making the other parts of his flight
simulator from aluminum too.
"While researching on the internet I found
your site and I like the idea of working with
PVC but because my project was built
around my seat I had to design my own
"I purchased your keyboard mod video &
templates. The keyboard you see on my sim
is my experimental one...."
"I have bought a few more keyboards and I
am going to make one for each sim and
simply swap them out depending on the
game I play."
Scott combined the
Two-axis Motion flight
simulator with our
creation uses an
LCD projector and
Rik built the DIY Universal Airliner to
complement his dual-monitor flight
simulator. He added some fun details too
like the speakers and cockpit lighting. Great
job! You can see Rik's flight simulator in
action in this Facebook video
We were featured on the 10 Minute Taxi Show!! He
gives a great overview of our DIY videos
Check out Eddie's version of the DIY Portable Aviation
Combat Simulator! He's got the Logitech G940
force-feedback controls and Thrustmaster Multi-Function
Displays. Very nice!
"I purchased the DIY
FLOOR UNIT WITH
JOYSTICK a few months
ago. I added a larger
platform for the throttle to
hold a x keys 20 key pad
and then added an even
larger platfor on the other
side to hold my macbook.
"I just wanted to say thanks again for coming up
with the idea of making DIY cockpits and such
available for us. These pictures are almost a year
out since I made the cockpit, but that'll just give
other people an idea of how stable and sturdy they
are. Anyway, I look forward to other projects you
may come up with and check the site regularly.
THANKS!!! and have a great day."
Micah built the DIY Easy Helicopter Collective.
"I just finished up my missle lamp
project... I couldn't have done it without
the excellent construction manual i got
through here. It sure looks sharp! thanks"
"The sim now permanently sits in
the Nut Tree Airport in Vacaville,
CA. It is brought out every Saturday
for use during the Young Eagle
program, much to the joy of many
young children. It sees near
constant use during the event..."
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Chris built an excellent DIY
Triple Screen Flight
Simulator and included
Saitek switch panels!
He was an early supporter
of the Triple-Screen idea
and contributed to our
Great Job Chris!
Josh put a lot of work and special modifications into his DIY Triple Screen Flight Sim project. He even added a fourth monitor to use as his overhead
panel! He also incorporated Saitek switch panels and low-profile speakers. The gray pipes look stunning with the dark body panels.
Phenomenal Work ! ! !
Our good buddy Randall built two attractive
DIY Keyboard Modifications as a part of the
Thing-a-Day effort for Makers. You can see
more pictures at Randall's blog.
several Saitek switch
panels into his DIY
Triple Screen Flight
Sim, and the result is
work, Richard! We wish
you many happy
Jim, West Virginia
Recognize this? It's a very
heavily modified D200
Desktop Airliner Cockpit.
"Here is my simulator. I
extended the top and sides
back another 20 inches, to
give me more 'immersion'.
Hoping to get flat screen
monitors, but these will have
to do. Thanks for all your work
in developing these plans
Thank you, Jim!
|The homemade flight simulator cockpits you see here were built by our
customers. You can build one too! Let DIY Flight Sims help you.
Check out Randy's awesome DIY Missile
Lamp! Excellent Craftsmanship ! ! !
Quote from Randy's email:
"Just letting you know I did build one of your
lamps for my brother, he loved it as well as
all my nephews. I have included a couple of
photo’s, it was a lot of fun building and a
great feeling when my brother saw it. Only
problem was that they couldn’t fit it in their
van to take back to Georgia from Illinois.
Thought about mounting it on the top of the
fan, but thought that might raise concern for
Michael built the best WWII (IL-2) Fighter
Keyboard Modification we've ever seen. He
attached it to a custom desktop frame and
added the Logitech G940 Joystick and
Throttle combo. He even added gauges.
From Michael: "Just wanted to send you a
photo of my new IL-2 Dashboard. I popped
off the extra keys, and put a little panel over
the empty spaces... It's pretty boss."
Excellent job, Michael !
This is Don's creation, the Milti-pit. It can convert into three different modes: yoke, side joystick and center joystick. You may recognize hints of
the DIY Floor Unit #F321 with Center Joystick, and modified keyboards, but Don added extensive modifications to the frame to make his own
unique and versatile design.
Mark built the DIY Easy
Airliner cockpit frame
with airliner keyboard
mods. He added
multiple Saitek switch
panels, an extra throttle
lights and other
Good job, Mark!
Look at this astounding DIY
Triple Screen Flight Simulator
that Vince built with additional
Saitek switch panels and a 4th
monitor for the instruments!!!
"The plans of your DIY Triple
Screen Flight Sim are
awesome! I want to share this
photo. I modified the centre
frame to incorporate the gauges
monitor. Great project, Thanks."
Amazing work, Vince !
Thanks for sending the picture.
Jorge, New Jersey
Jorge built the DIY General Aviation Keyboard Mod #K172. and the DIY Easy Airliner #D222
"I would like to thank you the excellent manual of how to modify a keyboard (General Aviation) The instructions are easy to follow and with a little patience easy to complete. It
works great! I incorporate it to my flight sym. Make the flying less complicated and a little easy with time to concentrate in flying.
Happy and safe flying!"
Great job, Jorge!
Tom built this breathtaking DIY Triple Screen Flight Simulator with a full Saitek
instrument stack and switch panels! He says: "Had great fun building this triple
screen, with your instructions and videos even I couldn’t mess it up!"
Very impressive work, Tom ! Thank you for the pictures.
Frank's creation is so amazingly
modified you can barely recognize it
was inspired by the DIY Triple Screen
Flight Sim. Now it has 7 screens! It's so
big, it can't all be in one picture, so I
spliced three pics together.
"Here are some pics of the enclosure I
made using the plans I purchased from
your site – I call it the “Flightsim Cockpit
Enclosure On Steroids.”
..."Regarding the display configurations
– there are 5 ASUS 27” HDMI monitors
in an Eyefinity 6 setup (one graphics
card); there is one ASUS 27” HDMI
monitor for cockpit panels (separate
graphics card); there is one Planer 19”
touch-screen monitor for overhead
panels (an additional graphics card),
and there is one (small) VGA screen
attached to the OpenCockpidts FMC.
This totals 3 graphics cards installed in