HARRIER AV8b SIM PIT
After I created the Cessna 17 Cockpit Simulator, I decided I could do better. I wanted to make my next cockpit completely accurate and well constructed. I wanted to make this a true replica through and through, and the only way to do that was through CAD and CNC machining, something I had not done for my previous projects. I chose the AV8B because it’s a complex aircraft to fly, but has a relatively small cockpit (important because I need to physically fit it in my room.)
To create a well-built, accurate AV8B replica cockpit using CAD and CNC machining.
CNC Machined Aluminum, Laser Cut Acrylic, Switches, Potentiometers, Arduino
How I Did It:
I am still in the process of building this project, largely because I wanted to finish my Momentary Distortion Pedal first. As a first step, I CADded the cockpit based on a 3D model of the AV8B. I took measurements, often down to the millimeter, to make sure everything was exactly where it should be. Most of my effort so far has been CAD. Now that I’ve mostly completed that stage, I’ve begun to laser cut some of the large parts and CNC mill most of the smaller parts.
CAD, Laser Cutting, CNC Milling, Vertical Milling