DIY Videos with Instruction Manuals

The time to realize your dream of flight is now. Flight simulation software has never been better, but you want more than just a keyboard and mouse, you want to build your own airplane simulator cockpit. The DIY Flight Sims project videos show you how to use common materials from a hardware store to build an airplane simulator cockpit (simpit) or a functional framework for your flight controls. Adventure awaits! Strap into your new DIY Flight Sim and take off!

Big Airplane Simulator Projects

Large DIY airplane simulator projects you can build at home
Large DIY airplane simulator projects you can build at home

Ambitious, audacious, hard-core simpits! Sure these projects are large, but my videos and instruction manuals show you how to build these projects one step at a time.


Compact Flight Sim Projects

Compact and effective DIY airplane simulator projects you can build
Compact and effective DIY airplane simulator projects you can build

Compact and fully stacked! These projects are smaller and yet fully equipped. These machines are perfectly capable of taking your flight sim hobby to the next level.


HOTAS and VR Projects

DIY HOTAS frameAre you using Hands On Throttle And Stick (HOTAS) flight controllers or do you use a Virtual Reality (VR) headset? These DIY projects will help tremendously to keep your controls secure while you fly.


Other Flight Sim Projects

Various DIY flight sim projects

More projects! Build flight sim switch panels, a helicopter simulator collective, a WW2 fighter, a Missile Lamp!  And more!


Three steps to get airborne... Step 1: Buy

Purchase and download a DIY video with instruction manual

Step Two: Build

Our videos show you how to build an inexpensive homemade flight simulator

Step Three: Fly

Take off with your favorite flight simulator software

Why Choose DIY Flight Sims ?


Check out the Customer Galleries and let the projects speak for themselves. Here is CUSTOMER GALLERY 1 and also CUSTOMER GALLERY 2. My step-by-step instructions give people the confidence to build a DIY simpit project even if they have limited building experience. Many builders modify and add features to their project to match their resources and needs.


You get more than CAD drawings and text. You will see what it's like to build these projects in the real world with pictures and video from an actual build. My videos and manuals are detailed and expertly produced by Matt Thomas, an FAA Certified Flight Instructor.


Think about how much you spend on a computer, monitors, controls, etc. Did you know that the cost of these building materials is only a small fraction of that? It's amazing that some PVC pipe, lumber, and paint can make a bunch of separate peripherals into an attractive and functional home cockpit.