Friday, 31 August 2012

What the hell are you doing?

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.


  1. Hi,
    Just found your blog. Very interesting! I am in the same situation, no time for real flying, family comes first. No one airplane I like, but many so I too am searching for info on generic cockpits. Thanks for making the blog, Its very informative.

    Greetings from Holland,

  2. Thanks Eric. I'd be interested to see your progress once you get started :)