Exhibit - F-16 Home Cockpit by Peter Hausamann (April 2003).
Comments - " I've included some photos of the construction project. Hope they may be of some interest to you or to other members. The cockpit features the Thrustmaster H.O.T.A.S. Cougarcontrollers and CH Products rudder pedals."
" I have not plugged the Thrustmaster H.O.T.A.S. Cougar to the computer as yet. Just finished building a very simple, F-16 cockpit area.

The construction took a while, an hour here and there - whenever I needed a break from studies. I'm going to use the CH Pro Pedals with a USB connector as well. The pedals will be able to reach the pc outlets but the HOTAS lead from the joystick won't - so I'll have to get/make an extension lead for it.

I've included some photos of the construction project. Hope they may be of some interest to you or to other members."
Peter's cockpit features the Thrustmaster H.O.T.A.S. Cougarcontrollers and CH Products rudder pedals.

  • Peter Hausamann F-16 cockpit enclosure, showing the comfortable car seat and CH pedals in place.
  • View of the basic shell from above.
  • Simple plywood construction.
  • A bay was constructed to house the Thrustmaster H.O.T.A.S. Cougar
  • The Thrustmaster H.O.T.A.S. Cougar throttle controller fits on the pilot's left side.
  • Gravity holds the car seat into these slots.
  • Slots were cut for routing the throttle and joystick cables through the cockpit.
  • Left inside slots.
  • Rear access for the cables.
  • Front view of the cockpit with seat, pedals and the Thrustmaster H.O.T.A.S. Cougar installed.
  • Rear view of the cockpit with seat, pedals and the Thrustmaster H.O.T.A.S. Cougar installed.
  • Side view.
  • Pilot installed.
  • Heatshrink sleeve - soldered wire - Staggered lengths of wire
  • Wires are soldered and heatshrinked for electrical isolation.
  • The original foil is replaced. The braid wires are soldered together for shielding and reinforcement.
  • The wiring harness is covered with heatshrink.
  • All controllers have a two metre extension.
  • Keyboard in place
  • Swinging keyboard tray - upright locking holes - 12 mm dowel hinge
  • Locking pins
  • in the cockpit