Exterior view of pod shaped flight sim
DIY Flight Sim Pod

Item #E430, $49 US Dollars

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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 flying the DIY Flight Sim Pod
DIY Flight Sim Pod

Online Training: What to Expect

  • The tutorials include printouts, videos, diagrams, and text instructions
  • Over 40 minutes of streaming video
  • Viewable on nearly any device: desktop, laptop, tablet, or even your smartphone
  • Scroll down to see the curriculum and some freebies

 

 

FREE TRIAL

woman at the controls of the DIY Flight Sim Pod
DIY Flight Sim Pod

Course Curriculum

Introduction

  • Video: Introduction (free)
  • Welcome! (free)
  • Tools Required (free)
  • Printable Page: Materials List (free)
  • About PVC Fittings (free)

INNER FRAME PART 1

  • Printable Page: Inner Frame Part 1 Pipe and Lumber Measurements
  • Pipe Frame Map, Inner Frame Part 1, USA Measurements
  • Pipe Frame Map, Inner Frame Part 1, Metric Measurements

Support Pillars

  • Video: Support Pillars
  • Instructions: Support Pillars

Bridge the Support Pillars

  • Video: Bridge the Support Pillars
  • Instructions: Bridge the Support Pillars

Computer Shelf

  • Video: Computer Shelf
  • Instructions: Computer Shelf

Control Deck Supports

  • Video: Control Deck Supports
  • Instructions: Control Deck Supports

Side Boards and Floor Boards

  • Video: Side Boards and Floor Boards
  • Instructions: Side Boards and Floor Boards

INNER FRAME PART 2

  • Printable Page: Inner Frame Part 2 Pipe and Lumber Measurements
  • Pipe Frame Map, Inner Frame Part 2, USA Measurements
  • Pipe Frame Map, Inner Frame Part 2, Metric Measurements

Computer Shelf, Middle Brace, Top Shelf

  • Video: Computer Shelf, Middle Brace, Top Shelf
  • Instructions: Computer Shelf, Middle Brace, Top Shelf

Control Deck and Chair Stay-theres

  • Video: Control Deck and Chair Stay-theres
  • Instructions: Control Deck and Chair Stay-theres

Instrument Panel

  • Video: Instrument Panel
  • Instructions: Instrument Panel
  • Printable Page: Saitek Switch Panel USA Locations

Nose Cone

  • Video: Nose Cone
  • Instructions: Nose Cone

Side Panel Starters, Secure Nose Cone

  • Video: Side Panel Starters, Secure Nose Cone
  • Instructions: Side Panel Starters, Secure Nose Cone

HDTV Mount and Flight Controls

  • Video: HDTV Mount and Flight Controls
  • Instructions: HDTV Mount and Flight Controls

 

OUTER FRAME

  • Printable Page: Outer Frame Pipe and Lumber Measurements
  • Pipe Frame Map, Outer Frame, USA Measurements
  • Pipe Frame Map, Outer Frame, Metric Measurements

Outer Frame Overview and Top Spar

  • Video: Outer Frame Overview and Top Spar
  • Instructions: Outer Frame Overview and Top Spar

Outer Frame - Front

  • Video: Outer Frame - Front
  • Instructions: Outer Frame - Front

Outer Frame - Fuselage Sides and Tail

  • Video: Outer Frame - Fuselage Sides and Tail
  • Instructions: Outer Frame - Fuselage Sides and Tail

Outer Frame - Fuselage Part 1

  • Video: Outer Frame - Fuselage Part 1
  • Instructions: Outer Frame - Fuselage Part 1

Outer Frame - Fuselage Part 2

  • Video: Outer Frame - Fuselage Part 2
  • Instructions: Outer Frame - Fuselage Part 2

Top Canopy and Tail

  • Video: Top Canopy and Tail
  • Instructions: Top Canopy and Tail

FUSELAGE PANELS

  • Video: Fuselage Panels Overview, Reinforce Custom Fittings
  • Instructions: Fuselage Panels Overview, Reinforce Custom Fittings

Tracing Guides

  • Video: Tracing Guides
  • Printable Page: Tracing Guides
  • Instructions: Tracing Guides

Cut and Fit Outer Frame Body Panels

  • Video: Cut and Fit Outer Frame Body Panels
  • Instructions: Cut and Fit Outer Frame Body Panels

Glue Outer Frame Body Panels

  • Video: Glue Outer Frame Body Panels
  • Instructions: Glue Outer Frame Body Panels

Remove Outer Frame

  • Video: Remove Outer Frame
  • Instructions: Remove Outer Frame

Top Canopy Panel (optional)

  • Video: Top Canopy Panel
  • Instructions: Top Canopy Panel

Inner Frame Body Panels

  • Video: Inner Frame Body Panels
  • Instructions: Inner Frame Body Panels

PAINT

  • Video: Paint overview, preparation, and initial steps
  • Instructions: Paint overview and preparation
  • Instructions: Painting - Initial Steps

Paint Windows

  • Video: Paint Windows
  • Instructions: Paint Windows

Install Computer Components

  • Video: Install Computer Components
  • Instructions: Install Computer Components

Final Assembly

  • Video: Final Assembly
  • Instructions: Final Assembly

Change Log (free)