Builder Academy: DIY Flight Sims

Simple building techniques for your home flight simulator | taught by Matt Thomas, CFII

Course description

Builder Academy

You can have a full-featured home flight simulator a lot sooner than you thought... and for less money than you expected! I can show you how. Here in the Builder Academy you will learn all of the basic skills for fabricating the DIY Flight Sims projects. The Builder Academy is FREE.
Learn about:

  • Working with PVC pipe, lumber, and foam
  • Flight Sims with multiple monitors
  • Modifying and improving flight controls
  • Painting and finishing and more...

Online Training! What to expect:

  • View on any device: tablet, laptop, desktop, smart phone, etc.
  • The lessons include DIY videos, text instructions, pictures, and printouts
  • Over 2 hours of video tutorials and articles
  • New content alert in the monthly Roger Dodger Insider newsletter
  • No advertisements
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Matt Thomas, CFII
Matt Thomas, CFII
Instructor

There is so much you can do to make your home flight simulator feel more like an aircraft cockpit. You can build the flight sim of your dreams with components from Amazon and materials from your local home improvement store!

I'm excited to show you all you can do to make your home flight simulator the best it can be. I've helped thousands of builders around the world for the past 10 years and I'm happy to help you.

Course Curriculum

HDTVs and Wall Mounting Kits
04:31
Prototyping - How to Modify DIY Flight Sims Projects
Saitek X52 Throttle Hack
05:16
USB Cable Management
03:56
Motion Flight Simulators
Change Log

Reviews (3)

Congrats

by Pierre-Armand Lalonde
Very detailed explanation and good video shooting congrats. Thanks for making this will be very usefull for building my sons air cadet simulator.

Great

by Austin Kennedy
This was a great course and I am inspired to build my own flight simulator out of cheap PVC pipe!

Excellent Course

by Mike Jones
Oddly, I was not even thinking about flight simulators. I came here searching on YouTube for information about PVC fittings. This popped up and I fell down the rabbit hole. I used to be a private pilot until I could no longer afford the financial bleed that accompanies that hobby. Medical exams, tests, check rides, to say nothing about the costs of maintaining and flying a plane. I had thought about flight simulators to get most of what flying gave me without the horrendous costs. I have other projects on my plate now (an A/C leak for which I need to replace PVC and so need to understand better what is available, for example) so this will have to wait. But I will get back to it. Now that I've seen this PVC construction technique, I can use it for other things. I have some cats who are pretty messy eaters so I can envision a construction project to manage the food and water and keep each cat out of the other's food. Thanks again for this series of videos. I especially like your way of explaining your thinking. WELL DONE!

Congrats

by Pierre-Armand Lalonde
Very detailed explanation and good video shooting congrats. Thanks for making this will be very usefull for building my sons air cadet simulator.

Great

by Austin Kennedy
This was a great course and I am inspired to build my own flight simulator out of cheap PVC pipe!

Excellent Course

by Mike Jones
Oddly, I was not even thinking about flight simulators. I came here searching on YouTube for information about PVC fittings. This popped up and I fell down the rabbit hole. I used to be a private pilot until I could no longer afford the financial bleed that accompanies that hobby. Medical exams, tests, check rides, to say nothing about the costs of maintaining and flying a plane. I had thought about flight simulators to get most of what flying gave me without the horrendous costs. I have other projects on my plate now (an A/C leak for which I need to replace PVC and so need to understand better what is available, for example) so this will have to wait. But I will get back to it. Now that I've seen this PVC construction technique, I can use it for other things. I have some cats who are pretty messy eaters so I can envision a construction project to manage the food and water and keep each cat out of the other's food. Thanks again for this series of videos. I especially like your way of explaining your thinking. WELL DONE!