The cockpits in the plans here are based
on 5/8" particle board. Other materials of your choice may
be used but this is the most economical choice as a starting
point. These type materials are readily available at your local
home supply store.
The plans are designed with the beginner
as well as the veteran woodworker. The cuts are all straight
eliminating any complicated circular or curved cuts making it
possible to use the simplest of tools to build the cockpit.
Builders can customize any area of the design they wish
depending on skills.
There are no dxf files or draftsman type
overlays to figure out. The plans are very simple, drawn as
single layer with all measurements shown. Simply transfer
measurement to materials and cut.
Instructions on all aspects of the build
are covered including what tools are needed as well as several
pages of tips and tricks.
The plans include drawings, photos and
assembly instructions as samples above demonstrate.
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 the KwikPit and HomeFlite are
cut from a 48" x 96" x 5/8"sheets of particle board. 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 can be cut for commercial panels such as GoFlight or
custom panels you create. Custom modifications can be made as
The HomeFlite 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.
Once all the parts are cut the manual
walks you through the test 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 our demo. Painting
particle board requires a couple of coats of primer with drying
in between. Two coats of oil based 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.
A Versatile Cockpit in No Time
Completed builds from plans. Inexpensive
and ready for action.
Pricing for the EzeMod MK II
Unfortunately we must announce a price
increase on the EzeMod MK II. The price of the kit id going from
$34.95 to $39.95. This price
increase is due to shipping cost rising over 30% and source
materials rising over 50% in the last several years.
We have managed to keep the cost of the
unit at it's entry level price over the last several years. The
slight price increase will keep production costs reasonable and
still allow us to sell at a value oriented price rather than
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