Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome!

    • Recommended Tools

    • DIY Flight Sim Budget Tool

    • Download: DIY Flight Sim Budget Tool

    • Airplane Flying Handbook

  • 2

    Building with PVC Pipe

    • Video: Building with PVC Pipe

    • Video: Sourcing PVC Fittings

    • Sourcing PVC Fittings

  • 3

    Self-Drilling Screws

    • Video: Self-Drilling Screws for Flight Simulators

    • Video: Glue it or Screw it?

  • 4

    Add a Monitor for the Flight Instruments

    • Video: Add a Monitor to the Flight Sim, Part 1

    • Video: Add a Monitor to the Flight Sim, Part 2

  • 5

    Display Flight Instruments with Air Manager

    • Video: Air Manager on a Network

    • Air Manager Displays Flight Instruments

  • 6

    HDTVs and Wall Mounting Kits

    • HDTVs and Wall Mounting Kits

  • 7

    Install Saitek Switch Panels

    • Video: Install Saitek Switch Panels, Part 1

    • Video: Install Saitek Switch Panels, Part 2

    • Printable Page: Saitek Switch Panel USB Cable Locations

    • Helpful Tip

  • 8

    Styrofoam Body Panels

    • Video: Styrofoam Body Panels for Flight Sims

    • Video: Glue Tips for Flight Sims

  • 9

    Prototyping - How to Modify DIY Flight Sims Projects

    • How to Modify DIY Flight Sims Projects

  • 10

    Saitek Trim Wheel Adapter

    • Video: Saitek Trim Wheel Adapter

    • Printable Page: Saitek Trim Wheel Adapter Template

  • 11

    Saitek X52 Throttle Hack

    • Video: Saitek X52 Throttle Fix

  • 12

    Saitek Yoke Modification

    • Video: Saitek Yoke Disassembly

    • Video: Saitek Yoke Mod - Rubber Bands and Zip Ties

    • Video: Saitek Yoke Mod - Springs and Zip Ties

    • Video: Saitek Yoke Mod - Rubber Bands

    • Video: Saitek Yoke Mod - Replace Roll Springs

  • 13

    CH Products Yoke and Throttle Quadrant

    • Video: CH Products Yoke Disassembly

    • Video: CH Products Yoke Modification

    • Video: Painting the CH Products Yoke

    • Inside the CH Products Throttle Quadrant

  • 14

    Paint for Flight Simulators

    • Painting Tips

    • Video: Paint for Flight Simulators

  • 15

    USB Cable Management

    • Video: USB Cable Management

  • 16

    Motion Flight Simulators

    • How Our Bodies Detect Motion

  • 17

    Aviation Manuals

    • Airplane Flying Handbook

    • Instrument Flying Handbook

  • 18

    Change Log

    • Change Log

Instructor

Matt Thomas, CFII

There is so much you can do to make your home flight simulator feel more like an aircraft cockpit. You can build the flight sim of your dreams with components from Amazon and materials from your local home improvement store! I'm excited to show you all you can do to make your home flight simulator the best it can be. I've helped thousands of builders around the world for the past 10 years and I'm happy to help you.
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