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PVC/foam Cockpit plans and pics.

Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:32 pm
by Honey Badger
Just found this today. A company called Roger Dodger Aviation is selling plans to make cockpits for flight sims out of PVC, foam, and plywood. Link: http://www.rogerdodger.net/diyflightsims.html

Find their youtube channel. They're designed for FSX, FS2004, and X-plane but I think we could use this for YS pretty easily. I'm going to make one for FSX eventually but I'd love to try it with YS as well. Post if you build one of these or something similar. Also, if you find something similar, don't be shy to share here!

Re: PVC/foam Cockpit plans and pics.

Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:45 pm
by Harm
You know, you could just get a little creative with google sketchup and build something yourself that would look a little more impressive to your date! :P

Built this awhile back. Many hours in that seat, for sure! If you're into precision flying, i'd recommend a center stick with both the throttle and the stick mounted at seat level. Even if you're not, the ergonomics sure are great! (This particular pit was built around measurements for the F/A-18 out of NATOPS.)

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Re: PVC/foam Cockpit plans and pics.

Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:28 pm
by Honey Badger
Looks good. I'd build something like this now if I could find a spot my parents were willing to let me do so. AKA, it ain't happening anytime soon. :lol:

Re: PVC/foam Cockpit plans and pics.

Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:16 pm
by Harm
I hear ya man. It took some convincing for me too! Best of luck!

Re: PVC/foam Cockpit plans and pics.

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:06 am
by Scarecrow
Dude, you got the gloves. Good man.

Re: PVC/foam Cockpit plans and pics.

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:30 pm
by Harm
Scarecrow wrote:Dude, you got the gloves. Good man.

Yeahhhhh buddy. Work great for real aerobatics too, especially in summer! 8-)

Re: PVC/foam Cockpit plans and pics.

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:09 am
by VNAF ONE
i want this in my room. I'd get rid of this desk and do some rearranging for that. My mom would never care to say yes unless it wasn't gonna cost her anything and knowing it will, I'm not even gonna bother haha