I would like to build an eventual cockpit, but am not sure how to go about it or where to start.
I am a student, so do not have the cashflow to buy all these fancy items (even a yoke or pedals is too expensive) ... so I was hoping maybe someone could give me some assistance on what I could do to convert a joystick's mechanism into a yoke and pedals ... I can use 2 joysticks ... I can get cheap logitechs ... and I can build the rest of the yokes and pedals out of wood.
The easiest think to make will be the rudder pedals ... I will use a joystick with a rudder. The second easiest is the pitch movement ... but I'm not quite sure how I would get the roll movement ... because I would have to convert a wheel to the movement of a joystick.
In future I will get a 15" LCD to use as a glass cockpit panel ... I have a 23" wide screen LCD that is currently sufficient for the view.