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2016: DIY Easy Airliner Project
I built this project around a basement window well cover and dual monitors. Now it's
retired (link coming soon)
2015: Christmas Lights on the Flight Sim
A first for flight sim history! We put blinking holiday lights on the outside of the Flight
2015: Wine Flights 1
A party where we drank wine and flew over simulated Italian wine country. Fun! (link
2015: Saitek Summer
I developed four ways to modify the Saitek Pro Flight Yoke and created guides that
help to install Saitek switch panels (link coming soon)
2014: Test Pilot Party
After several months of prototyping, the DIY Flight Sim Pod takes off with our hearty
2014: Filming the Flight Sim Pod Project
By far the largest video production I had attempted at the time, and my best work to
2014: Desktop Airliner.
This was a great project when it was originally published in 2008. Now it is enjoying a
well deserved retirement.
2013: Four Million views on YouTube !
2013: Portable Aviation Combat Simulator. This was a great project when it was
originally published in 2007. It is deserving of a worthy retirement
2013: DIY Space Sims
We're in space! These are DIY projects for space flight simulators
2013: Old Airliner Keyboard Mod
I always thought this was a great project, but it needed a fresh version
2013: Kids in Space!
We taught kids to fly in space with one of our flight simulators
2013: DIY Studio Lights
Making DIY videos with DIY studio lights is ultimate street cred
2013: Maker Faire
We brought two flight simulators this year! Simulating airplanes and spaceships.
2012: Mars Lander Watch Party
While NASA was preparing to land on Mars, our guests flew around simulated Mars
2012: AirVenture Flight Simulator Review
See all the sweet rides at the EAA AirVenture convention in Oshkosh
2012: Maker Faire
The DIY Roll-Away Flight Sim makes its debut at the KC Maker Faire.
2011: Davis' PACS Eagle Project
We donated a DIY Flight Sim download for Davis' Eagle Scout project.
2011: Triple Screen Flight Sim
We published the first flight simulator fund raiser on Kickstarter.com and built this epic
Triple Screen Flight Sim for an airline museum.
2011: Maker Faire
The Triple Screen Flight Sim's debut was at the KC Maker Faire.
2011: DIY Game Frames
We toyed with the idea of creating products for the space gamer community. Here is a
video of Matt describing the plan to Dustin & Molly from "Reviews for Humans"
2010: WWII webcam feeds
These were two webcams broadcasting real-time online air combat.
2010: Squadron documents
Some checklists, flight logs and navigation helps for the online squadron.
2010: JSAWG squadron
The first online squadron we joined was the Joint Special Air Warfare Group.
2010: Webcam experiment
An attempt at an creating an online entertainment community focused on online air
2010: PACS Art Project
We gave away a PACS fuselage to the Boys and Girls Club of Kansas City. They
made it into a psychedelic art project.
2010: MAACS destroyed
A terrible, tough choice. The MAACS had to be dismantled and thrown away to make
room for new construction projects.
2010: First Maker Faire (link coming soon)
Roger Dodger had an exhibit with the only product that was portable: Missile Lamps!
2009: Name the new DIY Project Contest
The DIYflightsims community came up with a perfect name for the new project, the
DIY Universal Airliner.
2009: Paper Airplane Planet (2009 to present)
This is an experiment featuring free paper airplane pages that can be printed and
folded at home.
2009: Air Craft Training Simulator #2 (ACTS2)
The final pictures before it was donated to the Civil Air Patrol
2009: Ain't Too Proud to Beg
I put out a plea for money and resources during the Great Recession.
2008: Plaza Flights Pictures
More people that Matt flew on scenic flights
2008: The Fun Zone 2008 to 2009 (link coming soon)
2008: Aviation Entertainment Blog (2008 to 2009)
This blog was the predecessor to the Roger Dodger Aviation Facebook page.
2008: MAACS Roll Out Party
We literally rolled out the MAACS onto the driveway to celebrate its completion
The epic Moving Axis AirCraft Simulator project. This series of 26 videos tells the
story of the most ambitious experiment in Roger Dodger history.
2008: Dogfight Party! February 23
The Dogfight Club flies for the last time. After this, we had to focus more on the online
2008: EAA Young Eagles
Kids go flying with EAA chapter 200 at the Gardner Airport
2007: Plaza Flights Pictures
Matt's scenic flight passengers for the huge 2007 season
2007: Dogfight Party! November 3
This party featured highly modified Strike Fighters Project 2 jet fighter software and
three networked sims. It was a blast!
2007: NY2LA Transcontinental Challenge for Diabetes
Pictures from the second fund raiser for the American Diabetes Association. This one
was even bigger than the first.
2007: DIY Projector Ceiling Mount video Promo video for this defunct DIY project.
2007: DIY Projector Ceiling Mount
One of the earliest ill-advised DIY projects. After I released it, I found projector mounts
for the same price on the internet, so there was no incentive for people to build their
2007: DIY Desktop Control Panel video
This was the first disastrous attempt at a DIY Flight Sims promo video on YouTube.
Who knew I could be so offensive without even trying!
2007: DIY Desktop Control Panel
The very first (and very humble) Do-It-Yourself Flight Simulator project.
2007: WWI Fly-In
The biplanes buzz the field and fire mock machine guns at this popular airshow at the
2007: Dogfight Party! February 24
The old Dogfight Parties were some of the best times we had as a group.
2007: Hawaii Poker Run
Winner takes all in this Flight Simulator group event, held during a blizzard.
2006: Plaza Flights Pictures Matt's scenic flight passengers for the 2006 season.
2006 to 2009 Dogfight Club (link coming soon)
2006: NY2LA Transcontinental Challenge for Diabetes
The first epic flight simulator fund raiser we hosted raised money for the American
2006: Roger Dodger Logo on Everything! Company swag was available through
2006: Air Combat Training Simulators (ACTS) Finished. The Dogfight Club is born!!!
(link coming soon)
2005: Plaza Flights Pictures Matt's scenic flight passengers
2005: Air Combat Training Simulators (ACTS) Construction begins (link coming soon)
2005: Beach Bungalow Headquarters Pictures of the HQ in Kansas (link coming
2005: Commemorative Air Force
Roller Derby Skater Jam Master Jane and Matt Thomas visit the CAF hangar at the
New Century Airport.
2005: SpaceShipOne and Space Tourism
Matt's class at the UMKC Communiversity where he gave a presentation on the Ansari
X-prize competition and the SpaceShipOne flight program.
2005: Dogfightin' Dames
The honorary virtual combat squadron conceived to celebrate the new roller derby
league in KC.
2005: Dogfightin' Dames Roller Derby Team
We turned a lot of heads when the Dogfightin' Dames deployed to the CAF air show
2005: Caribbean Grill and Launch Party
This was mid-western beach party that celebrated the birth of Roger Dodger Aviation.
2004: Plaza Flights Pictures Matt's scenic flight passengers
2004: My first flight sim video ever (very embarrassing).
2004: Airshow pictures (link coming soon)
2004: Jill's Trip to Egypt Recreated in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004.
2004: KC Sim Pilots The humble predecessor to Roger Dodger Aviation.
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