Equipment: Cockpits - homebuilt
The home built cockpit ranges from just a support for your joystick and throttle up to full-motion cockpits that rival commercial training units in their complexity.
If you're thinking about building your own, look at these How to build a Cockpit
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Cockpits from real aircraft are shown in Hardware
747- John Dunkley
>>> external web-site – www.hyway.com.au/747/747.phpl - Matthew Sheil's 747, nominated by the Guiness Book of Records as the "world's most expensive home flight simulator", the full sized and motion sim uses 45 different software programs running on 14 computers.
Ed Bult's Trim Control
Chris "SpeedOne" Van Lierop - cockpit building info
F/A-18 by Mackenzie
F/A-18 by Wietlpach
F-16 cockpit scale model
F-16 - Peter Hausamann
F-16C - Martin
www.internationalcockpitclub.org.uk - Database of real cockpits under restoration
Kevin Coyne's Ejection Site
I used to fly in MiGMan's cockpit- my home-built cockpit. It was programmable if you had a day or so to spare! I used to use the Saitekcontrollers, then the Sidewinder USB gear and now the Thrustmaster H.O.T.A.S. Cougar.
Quickshot Masterpilot - Todd Ferrante's tips on daisy chaining
Bill O'Riordan's full motion cockpit
USDC Space Simulator
Westland Sikorsky controls
WW2 cockpit by Todd Wikel
Home ArcadesFood for thought for home cockpit builders. This guy - Mickster - has built his own video game arcade using PC emulators running in original arcade cabinets : Mickster's classic arcade web site - It shows what can be done these days using PC's and a bit of imagination and effort to create your own entertainment environment.
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