We thought you might be interested in reading this article, which the Wall Street Journal published yesterday about home cockpit enthusiasts and their rigs.
As the article says, although some home cockpit builders’ friends and family think they are mad and wasting money, others are amazed at what their partners/friends have created in their garages or spare rooms. Some home cockpit builders have now even offset the cost by charging people a small amount to visit and use the simulators.
Given the array of pre-made parts now available and (comparatively!) low cost entry-level products such as VRinsight’s Prop Cockpit Trainer for example, it’s easy to see why home cockpits are still popular and the number of people building and using them is still increasing.
(Image shown is close-up promotional shot of Engravity B737NG CDU/FMS)