My real world flying lapsed 9 years ago after my son was born. It's something I may pick up again, but this summer Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) has been filling the gap. I wanted to make the flight experience as immersive and realistic as possible, so I decided to have a crack at building a simple home cockpit in the attic.
I'm a software developer and I've been building and tinkering with computers for many years, so constructing my own panels and integrating hardware with FSX holds a lot of appeal for me.
I've learned a lot in quite a short time, and the learning curve is only getting steeper. There's a wealth of information out there on building a simpit or home cockpit, so I thought I'd add my experiences to the mix in case it helps anyone else along the way.