Flight simulator Boeing 737

Úvodní foto

A journey to fullfil a dream of a young boy.

That could be a name of my project, which I started to work on when I was 12, in 2011. Since I was learning to ride a bike, I have always dreamed about piloting an airplane. Later, when I saw some pictures of so called home cockpits, it was decided.

I want to build homecockpit too.

When it all started, at the age of 12, I didn't have almost any money to buy some finished panels that were on the market. I had to choose a budget way to build a home simulator.
First part that I have made was so called yoke. Pilots use yoke to control pitch and roll. The yoke is cut from chipwood, sanded to the shape of the real yoke and painted.

Building timeline

  • 2011
    Cutting a Boeing yoke from chipboard.
  • 2012
    One of the first prototypes of yoke mechanism.
  • 2013
    Finished yoke on the left and first prototype of Flight Management Computer (FMC) on the right.
  • 2013
    Landing gear handle made from two PVC water tubes.
  • 2013
    Mode Control Panel (MCP) and Primary Flight Display / Navigation Display running for the first time.
  • 2014
    Main Instrument Panel (MIP).
  • 2015
    Almost finished Main Instrument Panel.
  • 2016
    Running some tests on the finished Main Instrument Panel.
  • 2017
    Developing Overhead Panel, that can control most of the main systems such as electricity circuit, fuel system or hydraulics circuit.
  • 2019
    Simulator at Maker Faire Prague.