The HomeFlite's versatility
allows the builder to customize his or her build to suit their
own personal taste and requirements.
This is a typical
set up composed of three 19" 4:3 monitors. There are plenty of
these available for those without a large HDTV. There is also a
smaller 17" monitor that can be used as an instrument panel in
the lower portion of the cockpit.
The size of the unit makes it a
comfortable fit in
just about any room providing a platform for a permanent
installation of all your flight gear. There is no obtrusive
large metal frame that tends to look out of place and
practically taking up the whole living space.
HomeFlite can be built with several panel openings. The openings
can be tailored to many commercial or diy switch panel
modules. Simple covers can cover the openings until more panels
This photos above show a panel cover/tray
that is used to support a 10 in tablet. Tablets now have various
apps that support simulation and real world aviation such as
moving maps, instrument displays and much more. The panel is
made from hardboard with a small ledge attached.
The cockpit can also support a modern
HOTAS with room for controls, keyboard and mouse. This is a
typical setup with a CH HOTAS combo. There is plenty of room
below the cockpit for a set of commercial or diy rudder pedals.
This set up consists of a vintage Suncom
SFS and Talon F-15 throttle similar to the photo below. These
are game port units from days gone by. A major asset of the
unit is the split throttle. In most of the modern combat sims
many of the fighter planes have two engines. The ability to
control them realistically adds more fidelity to the sim.
It can be very desirable compared to
the cost of some modern units with split throttles. These units
can often be found on ebay for a reasonably cheap price.
There is the possibility of new life for
this unit as some enthusiast are converting the units to USB. This can be accomplished
using small usb boards such as Leo Bodnar
BU0836X board or several others. I'll be converting this unit to usb using
a ready made commercial kit called the FUSBA from a company in
RealSimulator. We'll be posting the article in the next
newsletter. Hopefully we should end up with a split throttle usb
HOTAS that can rival the newer units at a fraction of the cost.
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