Jan- Feb

 

Welcome to the Bi-monthly  newsletter.

In this issue  HomeFlite plans. A lot easier to build than you might think. the perfect project for the flight sim enthusiast.

The  newsletter will give you insight into the different types of flight simulation, technical articles, tips and reviews.

We will also look at the products, accessories, hardware, software and just about anything that makes the world of flight simulation more realistic and enjoyable.

The newsletter will also keep you abreast of what other enthusiast are doing in the community.

Your newsletter ....   We invite you to participate  and email any stories, interesting tips, events, announcements or any contributions you feel may be of  interest  to the flight simulation community. Please email any contributions to: newsletter@kwikpit.com

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We hope you enjoy our unique line of cockpit products. We have strived to keep prices low as compared to anything else on the market.

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The KwikPit Team,

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HomeFlite Plans

This is an Encore issue of building the HomeFlite f rom plans

When we released the KwikPit plans they served and still serve the purpose of supplying an inexpensive cockpit or kit to place flight controls in a more realistic manner. It also provided a permanent set up for flight gear instead of  having to remove it from your desk after a simming session. Many fans were curios if something like the KwikPit could be created with more features and functional ability.

The two biggest requests were for something that would support at least two monitors, one for instrument and one or more monitors for an outside view. The other major request was for a place to mount panel switches and other controls. The HomeFlite does exactly that, providing a lower monitor cavity in a 4:3 version or a 16:9 widescreen format. A single large or multiple monitors may be mounted on top of the unit using a multi monitor stand as required.

For those of you that may be interested in building from plans but aren't quite sure you're up to the task, no fear. In this issue we decided to do a quick run through of what it takes to build your own HomeFlite cockpit. Enjoy.

 

                               
  
Building 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

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 available.

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.

Painting

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.

Options

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 modules.   

 

 

 

You can also easily create custom modules yourself that will fit the stock plan cut outs.

 

Your completed custom cockpit

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.

                          

HomeFlite Cockpit Plans

  
    Get Your Gear of Your Desk
    Puts Controls in a Realistic Position
    Multiple Monitor Support
    Easy Build Plans for Beginners
    Room for Commercial or DIY Panels

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