Make DIY Switch Panels from Standard Keyboards

You can build DIY Flight Sims Keyboard Mods for serious sims or plane simulator games! 

You don't have to spend a lot of money to have aircraft switch panels for your homemade flight sim. Build these useful flight sim switch panels by modifying common computer keyboards. Yes, keyboards! They are delightfully inexpensive and readily available and these DIY videos show you how to make modified keyboards into a functional part of your flight simulator cockpit. Do it yourself and spend a lot less than retail.

The keyboard mods work with the most widely used flight simulator programs and plane simulator games. See the individual projects for compatibility. 

Let these instruction videos and manuals teach you how to build this simple solution that greatly improves your home flight simulator cockpit. The button templates provide an endless variety of ways you can customize this project to fit YOUR needs and your resources.

  • Works with your existing home cockpit
  • Easy construction - no wiring, no soldering, no coding !
  • Build with common tools and inexpensive materials
  • You don't have to memorize endless key assignments
  • Use the keyboard modifications in addition to your regular keyboard

DIY Gen Av Keyboard Mod for plane simulator games and sims

Item #K172 Keyboard Mod: General Aviation
DIY Video and Manual

Great for general aviation flying. Start the engine without using the mouse, tune the radio and VOR with the keyboard buttons. Very helpful if you need to review your procedures or want to start flight training someday.

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DIY Airliner Keyboard Modifications

Item #K140B Keyboard Mod: Airliner
DIY Video and Manual

One of my most popular products. It was so successful, I updated the project and produced a new instruction video and manual for it. People love having an inexpensive overhead panel like this for their flight sim airliner!

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DIY Helicopter Keyboard Mod

Item #K122 Keyboard Mod: Helicopter
DIY Video and Manual

The DIY Helicopter Keyboard Mod is very helpful for the tricky startup procedure in light GA helicopters. It's inexpensive and easy to build. This also goes perfectly with the DIY Easy Helicopter Collective.

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