Subscribe to Make Magazine Today!
diy flight simulator DIY flight simulator motion rig

Matt Thomas of Roger Dodger Aviation (and Maker Faire Kansas City fame) designed and built this Moving Axis AirCraft Simulator, which is a flight simulator that tilts and shifts you as you fly a virtual plane. If you’ve been thinking about building something similar, you are in luck- along with the device itself, he also recorded a series of tutorial videos on the trials and tribulations of constructing such a device. He writes:

The Moving Axis AirCraft Simulator (MAACS) was our first experimental effort in motion flight simulation. We also delved into virtual reality along the way.

The menu on the right is a series of videos that show how MAACS works. It shows how MAACS was developed, and how we tried different configurations.

…and we tried a lot of stuff. We called this rapid prototyping. Basically, you draw up an idea, then buy a bunch of boards and plywood, bang it together and see what works and what doesn’t.

It was a lot of trial and error. It was frustrating and fascinating all at the same time. This is the MAACS series.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Related Supplies at Maker Shed


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 29,155 other followers