Mar-April

 

Welcome to the Bi-monthly  newsletter.

In this issue The HomeFlite plans built cockpit.

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

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The HomeFlite Cockpit

Just a few photos of the HomeFlite which is a cockpit built from plans and very easy to construct. This unit and it's versatility and easy construction make it the perfect project for the beginner or seasoned builder looking for a cockpit solution.


  
HomeFlite

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 four monitor 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.

The 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 are added. 

             

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.

 

 

                               


    
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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 Spain called 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. Stay tuned.

 

 

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