Practical Examples and Tech Tips

Powering, precautions

Using SimVimCockpit you should carefully learn all aspects of using electric equipment. Keep the rules of connections and powering in mind to prevent damage, short circuits, etc.

To Buy or Make it?

We provide you a free interface and are trying to give all the possible technical information that should show you that everyone can make everything

Custom Planes

Custom aircraft issues when building a home cockpit controls
Updated 10 December

Home cockpit technology

Need a super-realistic panel?
What are you really need?
To buy or to make?.

DIY Breakout Board

How to make cheap breakout boards for SMD chips, without the need to make or order PCB.

How to make Make Gxxx

Need a G500,G1000, G3000 display in your cockpit? Make it almost for free. Instructions, components and costs

External GPS Screen

When you use external display for such devices as GPS in X-Plane you can use additional LCD screen (as second monitor in your sytem) to display GPS on it.

Electric Trim

How to make and configure Manual Electric Trim with DC motor control
added 20 November

Elec Panel b737

Ho to make B737-800-style Electric panel display

Collins CTL-22 Radio

Ho to make Collins-style radio equipment mask in few minutes for free

DIY Coaxial Encoder

You might need a dual encoder in your panel, but in case you don't have one or it's too expensive, here are some tips about making coaxial rotary encoders yourself, quick and cheap.

2-needle Gauge

Make a two-needle gauge using two separate steppers for each needle with additional gear wheels.

My Workbench


Video Drivers, Linux

Select correct video driver in Linux Mint after Linux installation.

Take photos of your cockpit

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