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My Flight Simulator

A bit of history

...it was January 2012

After many years playing microsoft flight simulator using keyboard and mouse (not real at all ...), I decided to make my hobby as real as possible.

Browsing the internet to find useful information for my target, I found many websites, images and videos regarding the construction of the so-called Home Cocpkit. In particular, I found the Learjet 45 Chimera website by Dave Ault (site no longer active...); this was very helpful to make me seriously start my small and ambitious project.

I was never alone in this adventure... my dear friend Piero helped me a lot, especially regarding to the electrical part.

So, this was never "MY project", but rather "OUR project"...

I really hope that sooner or later we will be able to get to the end ...

The idea

What is an Home Cockpit?

Maybe for many people it's no so important, but for those who, like me, have a passion for flying and have to fall back on the simulated one, the home cockpit is a "thing" through which the simulation can become "almost" real.

On youtube you can find numerous examples of people who, like me, tried and succeeded (not like me, currently ...) in the home cockpit building.

This gave me power to try it

On my blog you can find all the storyboard...from design to real building.

Version 2

Back to work

After years of forced stop at the end of 2022 I took the project back into my hands, trying to revive it, restoring what I had done in past years.

A long time has passed, as well as the various hardware and software updates, such as the release of the new version of the Microsoft Flight Simulator, Flight Simulator 2020, which has nothing to do with its predecessor.

Ultra-realistic graphics, greatly improved flight dynamics, as well as the weather conditions... In short, a totally new simulator.

At the moment, however, it is not my intention to upgrade, also because it would mean having to buy a new and very performing PC. My intent is to restore the simulator as it was intended.

In September 2022, the project started again and version 2 is taking shape. Follow the blog for updates My Learjet 45 Blog