Exterior view of pod shaped flight sim
DIY Flight Sim Pod

Item #E430, $49 US Dollars

It's wider than a Cessna 172... and it's the size of a Smart Car... It's the DIY Flight Sim Pod!

This video and instruction manual show you how to build a large enclosed flight simulator

  • Use a HDTV for the main screen
  • Room for a variety of controls and switch panels
  • Build from retail flight controls and materials from a home improvement store
  • Great for your home, school, museum, EAA chapter, etc.

The DIY Flight Sim Pod is an enclosed flight sim shell that you can build at home with common hand tools and materials from your local home improvement store. Furthermore, the cockpit plans and videos show you each step of the construction process.


man at the controls of the flight sim pod
DIY Flight Sim Pod

DIY Flight Sim Pod

This is what you get:

FIVE VIDEOS: over 2 hours of construction footage (wmv format)
Watch this 6 minute excerpt from the DIY Flight Sim Pod instructional video

Video 1: Inner Frame Part 1
- Overview
- Main support pillars
- Major framework
- Outer Frame interfaces
- Floor Boards and Side Boards

Video 2: Inner Frame Part 2
- Shelves
- Instrument panel
- Nose cone frame
- Monitor mount

Video 3: Outer Frame
- Custom caps
- 4way connectors
- Top Spar
- Fuselage Sidewall Frame
- Top Canopy
- Tail

woman at the controls
DIY Flight Sim Pod

Video 4: Body Panels
- Insulation Styrofoam
- Tracing guide
- Tracing, cutting, and adjusting panels
- Gluing panels

Video 5: Paint and Final Assembly
- Preparation
- Inner Frame, painting
- Fuselage Sidewalls, painting
- Top Canopy, painting
- Final Assembly



INSTRUCTION MANUAL - 130 pages, full-color, illustrated, Adobe pdf format
- Safety
- Tools Required
- Materials Required
- Inner Frame Parts 1 & 2
- Outer Frame
- Fuselage Panels
- Paint

- Appendix
1: Pipe Frame Maps, Inner Frame Pt.1
2: Pipe Frame Maps, Inner Frame Pt.2
3: Switch Panel USB Cables
4: Pipe Frame Maps, Outer Frame
5: Hole Drilling Template
6: Tracing Guides

- Working with PVC pipe Part 1 and 2
- Glue Tips for Flight Simulators
- Styrofoam Body Panels, Part 1 and 2
- Self-Drilling Screws
- Paint for Flight Simulators
- Glue it or Screw it?
- USB Cable Management

How to order:
Download the videos and manual in a convenient zip file. Your download link will be emailed to you, so use an accurate email address (I don't sell customer info).

The videos are in Windows wmv format.

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