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"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)
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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.
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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.
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
action in this Facebook video
"I purchased the DIY FLOOR
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 couldn't have done it without the
excellent construction manual i got
through here. It sure looks sharp! thanks"
|David built the DIY Portable Aviation Combat Simulator (PACS)
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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.
|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
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.
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.
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
|Victor, Puerto Rico
Wow! Can you believe this? Compare Victor's modified DIY
Roll-Away Flight Sim with the original version here.
Victor added a lot to his version. The screens, modified
keyboards, and Saitek controls can fold inward so the
simulator can fit through a doorway.
This has several impressive and innovative modifications to
the original plans.
Astounding DIY flight sim, Victor !
Thanks for sending the pictures.
Steven built a beautiful DIY
Triple Screen Flight Sim and
added Saitek control panels
including a Saitek elevator
Very nice work, Steven!
Note from Matt: The trim
wheel may not look fancy,
but it is a great help for
accurate airspeed control
and I highly recommend it.
Ola made some clever modifications to his DIY Triple Screen Flight
Simulator to reflect his favorite type of flying. He likes flying light aircraft
like the Piper Cub over the beautiful countryside.
Check out his Logitech G940 Fight System (joystick, throttle, and
Excellent and attractive modification, Ola ! Thanks for the pictures.
Yes, I said six screens!
Ted built a DIY Triple Screen
Flight Simulator and added two
more screens for the instrument
panel and one for the overhead
"I'm only using one computer. I
have a Matrox triple head to go
for the three, 27inch monitors.
The top monitor is operated with
the second output on my main
video card. I also have another
video card that runs the bottom
monitors... I had to make pvc
adjustments because of the 27
inch monitors but it worked out
ok. Thanks for your help with
THANK YOU, Ted, for sending
the pictures. Happy Landings!
Brian built a very nice
and very useful DIY
Floor Unit with Center
Joystick. Now his
controls are held in
place while he flies. He
is using a Saitek
joystick, throttle and
Excellent job, Brian!
"I've wanted to tell you how easy it was to
follow your directions. You would make a
great technical writer. My modified Easy
Helicopter works really well for aircraft and
space sims. Having a center mounted
joysticks makes a world of difference."
George incorporated a couple of clever
modifications to the stock DIY Easy
Helicopter Collective. He shortened the
collective handle, so the optional throttle
platform could stay in place for all
operations. He also added a platform on
the right side for the mouse.
He's using a premium Thrustmaster
HOTAS Warthog joystick + throttle.
Awesome set up, George!
Thank you for the kind words!
Rich built a beautiful DIY Triple Screen
Flight Simulator panels, and a really nice
throttle quadrant! He is now working to
add a helicopter collective, cyclic, and a
better computer to add to the fun.
Nice job Rich ! Enjoy your project.
Ron modified a DIY Triple Screen Flight
Simulator so it can fit on his desktop. This is
a very cool adaptation of the Triple Screen
Excellent work, Ron ! Have fun flying!
Look at what Dan built! Not only did he modify the DIY Roll-Away Flight Sim project to include both a yoke and a
joystick, but he did it in record time, and look at all those Saitek switch panels ! ! !
Dan says, "Thanks so much for the awesome directions. The instructions were easy to follow and the videos
made it easy. I modified the design to house all my hardware and allow me to switch from rotary to fixed wing. I
use my laptop to run X-Plane so I didn’t need the computer shelf, and my audio plays through my display. I’m
going to build your collective next!!!"
Wow, Dan ! Double Wow. Glad you enjoyed the project and thanks for the pictures.
Rob built a DIY Roll-Away Flight Sim project and made
several impressive modifications.
"I built the flat skid using 2x4s and 1x8s,spaced at a
distance to allow mounting the Saitek Pro-Flight pedals.
Castors are 3" with locking casters in the front. The rest of
the frame is standard Sch 40 PVC pipe, tied in with 1x4, 1x6
and 1x8 shelves and upright components...To me it is a
clean design that I can literally roll into a closet when not in
use. (although I can't imagine when that would be, hehe)"
I agree! Thanks for sending the pics and have fun with your
Joshua added some amazing
things to the DIY Easy
Helicopter Collective including a
" The GPS is the Reality XP
simulating the Garmin 530 and
it works amazing on the little
touch screen especially for
setting up gas stops and
multiple airports. I use a
program called ForeFlight on my
ipad as well so that I have
moving charts so all in all the
setup is close to what I use
when I fly for real."
Very Innovative, Joshua!