Fly the long missions in comfort. This is the perfect solution for your joystick and throttle HOTAS (Hands On Throttle And Stick). Build your own DIY HOTAS Chair and don't forget to strap on a set of rudder pedals because that's what us real pilots do, right?
These videos show you how to easily build a frame from PVC pipe and other inexpensive materials from a hardware store. Attach your joystick / throttle / rudder pedals to the framework and the HOTAS controls basically become extensions of your chair. Now armed with your new DIY HOTAS Chair you can focus on your mission instead of fumbling with your controls. This is also the perfect, inexpensive solution for Virtual Reality (VR). If you are using the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or other VR headsets, you can't see your real-life controls, but the freestanding framework keeps your controls in place where you can easily reach them.
The original project was always great for jet fighters, but now it's way popular for space flight simulators too! Great for Elite Dangerous, Star Citizen and more. Strap on a Virtual Reality (VR) headset and know exactly where your controls are located at all times.
The follow-up to the F311 was a similar framework with a center-mounted joystick. This was designed mainly for WW2 combat sims, but works equally well for modern jets, General Aviation flying and more. Lightweight and easy to assemble, the frame holds your controls securely in place. This project is also great if you are using a VR headset.
This project is undoubtedly the most inexpensive way to get a helicopter collective in your hands for your home flight simulator. If you're using a standard throttle now, it's a whole new experience to finally fly helicopters with a proper collective handle.