the HomeFlite Cockpit
The cockpit here is constructed from
5/8" particle board although other materials may be used this is
the most economical. Materials are also readily available at the
local Home Depot type store.
The plans are designed with the beginner
in mind. The cuts are all straight with no circles or curves to
be measured or cut. There are no dxf files or draftsman type
overlays to figure out. The plans are very simple. Instructions
on all aspects of the build are covered including what tools are
needed as well as several pages of tips and tricks.
Building from the Plans
Building the cockpit just requires a
couple of basic items, a working space and some basic tools. A
table saw or power saw and jig saw will be your main tools. A
hand saw and hole saw can be substituted if no power tools are
Parts for our HomeFlite are cut from a 48"
x 96" x 5/8"sheet of particle board. Another sheet of 48" x 24"
is used for the instrument panel depending on which option is
used. The plans show where to cut the board to transport home if
you don't have a truck or SUV type vehicle.
Measurements are transferred to the
material and the parts are cut.
As shown in the examples above all cuts
are straight and don't need any measuring for curves or rounded
cuts. The instrument panels has cut-outs for switch panels. The size is cut
for commercial panels such as GoFlight or custom panels you
create. Modifications can be made to your specifications by
changing measurements as desired.
Once all the parts are cut the manual
walks you through the fitting and assembly process. This should
be done before painting the cockpit.
The cockpit can be painted the color of
your choice. We used gray and black for ours. Painting particle
board requires a couple of coats of primer with drying in
between. Two coats of enamel or other hard coat paint should be
enough. Do not use latex for this. A superior finish can be
achieved with three coats with sanding in between.
The plans offer several options for
building your cockpit. Shown below are the two options for the
lower monitor cut out. 4:3 or 16:9. The 4:3 opening measures
13.5" H x 15.5" W which will accommodate a 17" or slightly
bigger monitor. The 16:9 opening measures 14" H x
22.5" wide accepting a 22" monitor by default.
The cut out panels are cut
to support panels that are compatible with many of the GoFlight
You can also easily create custom modules
yourself that will fit the stock plan cut outs.
The HomeFlite makes a great project for
someone looking for a cockpit on a budget. It's easy to build
for the beginner or seasoned woodworker. The perfect addition
that will take your flying to a new level of realism.
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