DIY Center Joystick Frame

A project to improve your home flight simulator | taught by Matt Thomas, CFII

Course description

DIY Center Joystick Frame

This is stick and rudder flying, just like the aviation pioneers! Yes, you can have a center-mounted joystick for your flight simulator and you don't have to modify your chair or desk!  The sturdy F321 freestanding frame is the best way to secure your joystick, throttle and rudder pedals.

This is a DIY project you can build at home with materials from a hardware store. The comprehensive online training shows you how to build an effective and inexpensive frame for your flight simulator controls. 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.

The DIY Center Joystick Frame:

  • Works with flight simulator controls from Saitek, Thrustmaster, CH Products, Logitech, and others
  • 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
  • Freestanding frame. You don't have to bolt anything onto your desk or chair

Online Training! What to expect:

  • The tutorial includes DIY video clips, instructions, pictures, plan drawings
  • Several streaming video clips, over 20 minutes of video total
  • Free access to the Builder Academy (learn basic skills for building DIY Flight Sims)
  • View on desktop, laptop, tablet, or even your phone
  • Scroll down to see the curriculum and some freebies
Matt Thomas, CFII
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.