Reader Sim: Aviv From Israel

I think it’s really cool that the Basement Sim has inspired builds all over the world, including this from 14-year-old Aviv in Israel. How cool to be building this at his age. He writes:

Im Aviv, 14 years old from Israel. Before 6 monthes I started to build my fligth sim that based on Flight Sim Liberty and your sim. Your website and videos are great, and they help my alot to build the sim. Im thery close to finish the sim, just need to connect all the things together. Here some photos of the sim.









Keep up the great work Aviv!

Reader Sim: Christian From Germany

I love seeing the simulators that readers are building, and here’s another, this from Christian in Germany. I love the color stripes on the outside, the glare shield, and the platform on which it sits – that’s a great idea for adding a rumbler to the audio package and it’s a modification I’m thinking of making myself. Christian writes:

I like the idea to get the small GA Sims togehter and here are some pictures of my building progress. I building my Cockpit since last year September. I like to get a Sim with changeable MIP and the first MIP is bound to a beech baron. I am not inspired by your project but I took the idea of the beamer / TV system. I hope to get the thing in the virtual sky but not fully finished by Dezember. I spent up to this point 1200€ without beamer, TV and main computer. I will buy a computer for P3d in Dezember and I hink I will have a network of 3 PC. My gauge were driven by Airmanager (Siminnovations) and  I use Mobiflight to get input/output running via arduino cards.

kind regards and are the picture convient for you so you are free to upload them

Thank you, Christian, and continued good luck with your project.





Reader Sim: Tony From Seattle

These shots are from Tony in Seattle, who has started his basement sim and is making great progress. He writes:

I see on your blog that your beginning to share projects that others are working on.  I decided to send you a couple photos of the one I have in progress. I have been at it since the middle of last year I don’t have a lot of space at the moment nor money to throw at the simulator but what I have works fairly well and I can fly both VFR and IFR fairly easily.  My simulator is no where near complete and is the bare minimum to get things up and running.  I have added a few pictures if you would like to share I don’t mind at all and if you want more pictures I can send you some.  My winter project will be to enclose my simulator and run a 3 screen setup simulator to yours but a tad little smaller.  Long term goal is to build this simulator up enough to run a Cessna Caravan and even longer term goal is converting my wood working shop into a simulator room to support a 2 seat Dash 8 cockpit.  Well that’s my dream anyhow.
Not sure how you want to do this but I am also currently working on a MFD/GPS using the Sim Plugin MFD software and Thrustmaster Couger hardware.  I know its not 100% accurate but it gives me a map, airport info and a few other tidbits that help in IFR.  I can send you those photos as well and an updated one once I get the panel mounted in my simulator.  Thanks again for all your hard work I look forward to many more videos and blog posts!

It’s my pleasure, Tony, and keep up the great work!






Reader Sim: Ian From New Zealand

I’m starting a new category of posts here to profile sims like the Basement Sim that readers are building on their own. I think it’s very cool that the Basement Sim has inspired people to build their own, and I very much enjoy reading about folks’ progress and seeing pics of their own simulators.

Today we post some photos sent in from Ian in New Zealand. You can see that his frame is coming along nicely, as is his panel. I can’t wait to see it when it’s done.

If you’ve started building a Basement Sim, email me at ontheglideslope at gmail dot com and I’ll be happy to share your progress.