DIY Easy Helicopter Collective

A project to improve your home flight simulator | taught by Matt Thomas, CFII

Course description

DIY Easy Helicopter Collective

Learn how to build a helicopter collective that attaches to your standard flight sim throttle. You can finally have an affordable collective control for your home flight simulator!

Why is this the best, most inexpensive solution for your helicopter flight sim?

  • No modifications to your flight sim throttle. No need to re-assign the control axis.
  • Easily switch from helicopter to airplane configuration with the optional Throttle Stand.
  • Works with Prepar3D, X-Plane, FSX Steam, DSC World, and others.
  • Build with common materials from your local home improvement store.
  • Multimedia online instructions with US and Metric measurements

The frame provides mounting locations for all your flight simulator controls, plus it holds your office chair in place.

Keep scrolling... the Course Curriculum and some freebies are below!

This is a DIY project you can build at home with materials from a hardware store. The comprehensive online training shows you how to build an effective and inexpensive frame for your flight simulator controls. This is particularly helpful if you are using a Virtual Reality (VR) headset because you can't see your real world controls while using VR.

Online Training! What to expect:

  • The tutorial includes DIY video clips, instructions, pictures, printouts, plan drawings
  • Many streaming video clips, over 40 video total
  • Free access to the Builder Academy (learn basic skills for building DIY Flight Sims)
  • View on desktop, laptop, tablet, or even your phone
Matt Thomas, CFII
Matt Thomas, CFII

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

Saitek X52 Throttle Fix (optional)