Home cockpits are pretty much every a dream the vast majority of the simmers have but only a few can actually do it. Emmanuel Mozzi belongs to that lucky group with his UH-60 ‘pit.
Emmanuel is currently building a home cockpit for the Aerosoft UH-60 but his ideas and strategies can pretty much be used for any other sim out there.
Emmanuel has been building this cockpit for over 3 years now and he has used over 3,000 parts. His cyclic and collective is built having the Thrustmaster Warthog Hotas as a base. The way he built the collective with minor modifications (if any? — it’s hard to see on the photos) on the throttle is quite interesting and not too hard to replicate.
The cockpit is comprised of several separate modules that are connected through a very well thought wiring, which allows him to dismantle and transport the cockpit more easily. I imagine it also helps him cleaning up the space where it’s sitting.
One thing that you’ll probably notice and that I find intriguing is the fact that Emmanuel decided on working on the co-pilot position (which you can see by the location of the overhead and ground panels, but also the glareshield’s format.
Emmanuel’s having a heck of an amount of work on this cockpit and I’m sure he’s having a blast while doing it.
More information on the UH-60 cockpit
You can follow Emmanuel Mozzi’s progress on his Facebook page.