Making it for familiarizing for assit with real world flight training. Im wanting to start off with a simulator, i have yet to have any real world training though my local helicopter flight school(Anthelion Helicopters, in Long Beach, CA) uses the R22 as the training helicopter.
So my thoughts are to build a sim rig based around that.
as mentioned before is to use the R22(flying school)-2017 from maxflightstick.com as the base
which has the collective, pedals, cyclic.
I will be using VR headset(HTC Vive) as forms as the monitor and viewing.
Thus the instrument cluster dimensions is to make a mock instruments panel that only has the items that are interacted with by the pilot. Switches, Knobs, Pull rods, gauge knobs. No real gauges or screens will be used as it will be in VR.
Thus I can perhaps get a bit more memory muscle to as where the switches and controls are.
The plan is to
- cut of the sides of the instrument panels using my laser cutter out of acrylic
- Insert Switches of similar to real R22
- then ill use a microcontroller to turn all the switches, knobs, etc into keyboard presses sent to the pc via usb.