The Construction Journey

After what was probably two or three weeks of planning, a buddy and I built the basement sim really just in the course of a long weekend, a Friday afternoon to a Sunday night. That was to get the panel built, the frame done and primary paneling done, and the monitors in place. The PC and avionics were already up and running, and just needed to be installed. It then took another four weekends of on-and-off work to get the remaining paneling cut, upholstered and installed, the carpeting put in, the lighting installed, and the glare shield built and installed. I continue to add little touches (hooks for the headsets, sun visors, etc.) but we really got the thing built just in those first few days of relatively hard work.

Here are some pics of the journey from CAD design to simulator …

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And here’s a video tour of the sim:

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