DIY Side Mounted Joystick Frame
DIY Side Mounted Joystick Frame

Item #F311, $27 US dollars

Focus on your enemies, don't fumble for your flight controls.

The simple and elegant F311 Freestanding Frame is the best way to hold your HOTAS joystick and throttle in place.

It is a DIY project you can build at home with materials from a hardware store. The design is related to the F-16 Viper side-stick control that gained popularity in the 1970's. The DIY videos and manual show you how to make this technology work for you with your favorite flight simulator. This is particularly helpful if you are using a Virtual Reality (VR) headset because you can't see your real world controls while using VR.

Bonus: Is Virtual Reality right for you? Read my in-depth analysis here.

The DIY Side Joystick Frame, Item #F311

  • Works with flight simulator controls from Saitek, CH Products, Logitech, and others
  • Great option for Virtual Reality (VR) games
  • Floor Unit mounts for your joystick, throttle, rudder pedals
  • Helps make your flying more enjoyable by holding your chair in place
  • Build from inexpensive materials from your local home improvement store

man at controls of F-16 viper flight simulator
DIY Side Mounted Joystick Frame

*** What you get ***

TWO VIDEOS - over 15 min. of construction footage (wmv format)
Digital Video 1
- Assembly and adjustments for the flight sim frame
- Gluing the flight simulator frame

Digital Video 2
- Painting
- Attaching finishing features

INSTRUCTION MANUAL - Full-color, illustrated, 25 pages (Adobe pdf format)
Tools Required
Materials Required
Part 1: Floor Unit Construction
Part 2: Paint and Finishing Features


BONUS DIY videos to help you complete your project
- Working with PVC pipe Part 1 and 2
- Glue Tips for Flight Simulators
- 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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