Building Your Own Home Cockpit: Part 2 – Build and Configure
We’ve presented webinars on Building a Home-Based Airliner Cockpit and 3D Printing. Now, we tie everything together to help you leap into the world of home cockpit building. Participants will learn how to interface purchased and 3D printed components into their flight simulators. You’ll be shown every step of the way, including design, 3D printing, and programming it to work with the flight simulator using open source software.
Part 1 was presented live on March 12, and we recommend watching the recording prior to this session. However, you’re welcome to join live either way for a great show! In this webinar, we’re covering how to build and wire the flaps module, followed by a detailed overview of connecting the flaps module to software and getting it talking to your flight simulator.
The following FSA Webinars and FlightSimExpo presentations help provide background on this subject:
Part 1 of this Two-Part Series, with Captain Bob and Sebastian Möbius
Your First DIY Home Cockpit Component, presented by Jon Coughlin
Climbing Above Home Cockpit Barriers, by Captain Bob
Build Your Home Cockpit with Open Source, by Sebastian Möbius
Get Started Now!
Of course, you can just watch along as Sebastian and Trevor build the flaps module. However, we think you’ll have a lot more fun if you build along with them. If you have (or have access to) a 3D printer, consider printing the requisite items and purchasing the basic components in advance of this session. Access the parts list here.
Sebastian Möbius is the creator of MobiFlight, an open source solution for building home cockpits. Since 2014, Sebastian’s software has been the “link” between home-made flight simulation parts and flight simulators. In “real life”, Sebastian is a software developer who also holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate. He owns and regularly flies a Piper Arrow.
Trevor Olsen, also known as “Captain Bob”, runs CaptainBobSim.com and the Captain Bob Flight Simulation channel on YouTube. A “highschooler who builds home cockpits”, he is building a Cessna 172 home cockpit on YouTube, sharing plans and progress for others to benefit from every step of the journey. He created CaptainBobSim.com with the goal to let people have fun in this hobby, share information, and inspire others to get started.
Written by: JT
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