Like most cockpit builders, I have spent countless hours scouring the posts at MyCockpit.org and Cockpitbuilders.org. I have read, and re-read posts looking for the best way to go about it. I’ve spent long nights compiling spreadsheets of costs and shipping and parts and vendors… so much data that I’ve lost track of the spreadsheets. I’ve come to the conclusion that building everything out of kits is the cheapest way in the long run. Still… it takes me out of my budget in the short run. After some reading I think I have decided that if I’m going to go out of my budget, I will benefit in other ways. Thus… I just bought a CNC router! I hope to make my own parts for the sim. After it’s all said and done, not counting the materials I’ll waste learning how to use the CNC, I will actually be able to outfit my sim with all the panels, and then some, for about $500 cheaper. That includes cost of the CNC router! More to follow on this once I get home from Iraq.
I ended up ordering a Probotix Fireball V90 CNC. it comes in a kit, and I have to assemble it myself.
Here is the link to the Probotix V90 website: