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DIY VR Cockpit Hides a Flight Simulator in Plain sight

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A creative flight sim enthusiast has made a full cockpit setup that folds neatly away, transforming into an unassuming piece of furniture. Posting details of the build on Reddit, James ‘Maverick’ Turner explained the project was prompted by a move to an apartment that required a more efficient use of space, and the culmination of several years of creating a custom flight simulator rig.



The original post links to this annotated Imgur gallery, ( showing the rig in ‘cockpit mode’ and ‘furniture mode’, and his earlier flight sim hardware, which originally included a bulky triple-screen setup, followed by a single monitor version built into the lower half of a closet.

The current version still sports a single monitor, but it is mostly used for background apps while the flight sims are experienced in VR using an Oculus Rift headset. This ingenious solution fits a full Thrustmaster Warthog Throttle & Stick system, adjustable MFD cockpit panels, and what appears to be a set of Saitek Pro Flight Cessna rudder pedals, into a 54” x 24” x 26” chest and can “comfortably support a 6’6” occupant” when unfolded.

Pretty cool, huh? 

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