The main goal of this project is to popularize the exciting hobby of making home cockpits for flight simulation. Being experienced professionals in the fields of electronics and programming, we tried to make the system easy to get into for all newcomers and explain all aspects of the technologies for cockpit building on this blog and website and help people who don’t have much electronics and programming skills, who can’t or don’t want to spend much money, but ready to work by hand and very eager to built their cockpit.
I want to inspire people don’t spend a thousands of dollars to build a home cockpit. As example, for my Baron I spent about 100 hours and maybe $50-100.
For years I have seen online shops sites, where you need to spend so much money for “toy instruments” that would be enough to buy real plane ☺. Never understood, why a simple servo gauge can cost $150 when you may spend a few time and $5 to make it yourself.
That’s why I also wanted to make website where I could encourage people to make cheap and very “real-looking” cockpit modules by hand in a few hours. No need to use a metal, or expensive material for your home cockpit, mainly a real looking panel with right sizes and controls positioning has matter. Even “cardboard-made” panel can be looking very much like real one (as example is our plastic/wood Baron).
Want to support?
We gladly provide information to help home cockpit simulator builders since 2012. All our software is intended to always be non-commercial and should be used for non-commercial purposes.
If the information on SimVim website/blog is useful for you, and using SimVimCockpit helps you to create your own home simulator, then my PATREON page is an opportunity to sign up and show your appreciation with a small gift.