||After building motion platform III, it occupied most of the
attic space. The construction was such that it was not possible to take
Motion platform IV was designed to be more compact, with quick (dis)assembly and easy storage.
Therefore I also decided to design a new Modular Simpit, which would consist of several modules, easily assembled into a fully functional cockpit. It is still based on a generic cockpit, being able to fly all types of aircraft.
New additions compared to old cockpit:
Flight yoke instead of flight stick
Below shows the assembly of the various modules:
Assembly can be done in about 30 minutes.
(Items still need to be painted, and cockpit artwork needs to be added)
Tested with new PC, and mounted on Motion Platform IV
Some future modifications: I found the panel display is too low. I may swap the A/P and radio rotary encoders to the bottom and move the two 15" LCD's upward.