This is my
homebuilt cockpit. It is a lowcost project, easy to build.
3 gauges are real, the Attitude Indicator, Heading Indicator, and
Airspeed Indicator. All the others are so fare "dummies".
The HUD is a addon for flying the Jets. It is a software running on the
On the left panel I have placed a lot of switches. Some are for panel
lights, some are connected to the computer by a USB-card. I can control
landing-gear, flaps, GPS, ATC, airbrakes etc.
I can remove the center-console for pulling out the keyboard.
This is after all computerflying, the keyboard and the mouse must be
available. I fly both FS9 and FSX.
The throttle is on the left hand. It makes good control and very
realistic flying. The joystick is to the right as in the F 16.
A subwoofer on the floor make very good sound, and a light vibration.
The materials are mainly wood, plywood and cardboard
I have also built the PT 19 A Cornell cockpit, and the F 5
Freedomfighter. No gauges. They are built for a museum.
Building the F 5, see the Video
How I built the cockpit
Flightmap Europe here.
Flightmap Central Europe
"Checklist" for F 16