Build a Jumbo DIY Flight Simulator at Home

Written by on September 17, 2015

Virtual pilots can build a large flight simulator at home with materials from a hardware store.


Roger Dodger Aviation published a new instructional video for home flight simulator enthusiasts. The video demonstrates how to build a flight simulator enclosure using materials from a home improvement store.


“The DIY Flight Sim Pod is about as big as a Smart Car and its fuselage is wider than a Cessna 172,” reports producer Matt Thomas.


Armchair pilots can undertake this Do-It-Yourself (DIY) project and build their home computer into a realistic-looking airplane cockpit. The DIY Flight Sim Pod incorporates controls from online retailers and a 40” HDTV as the main monitor. When pilots “fly” the pod-shaped simulator, they enjoy a truly immersive experience.


The project can utilize any flight simulator software like FSX, FSX Steam, X-Plane, Prepar3D and more. Builders can instantly download the digital video and instruction manual from


See the pod in action in this video:


Roger Dodger Aviation LLC provides a selection of affordable instructional videos that help builders create home flight simulators. Customers from around the world post pictures of completed DIY Flight Sims projects in the Customer Gallery at The company has deployed flight simulators to aviation museums and regional Maker Faires to the delight of countless kids and adults. The innovative DIY projects have been featured in PC Gaming, Gizmodo, and Forbes. 

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