Skills Needed for HomeCockpit Building
Typically a little bit of woodworking knowledge and skill can help a lot in building a flight simulator. Many flight simulators are primarily built with solid wood and plywood, so having fundamental woodworking knowledge will help a lot in construction. Try to learn and know about safely cutting wood, and different types of joinery to put wood together. A good place to start is Steve Ramsey’s Woodworking for Mere Mortals.
Metalworking is not used very often for many beginners, but if you decide to make a metal structure a knowledge of welding will be helpful.
Knowing how circuits work, and why LEDs need resistance can help a lot in the wiring process. Try to learn a little bit about Arduino before starting, to know what you are doing.
Soldering is definitely a skill that takes time. The way I learned was to use YouTube tutorials then practice practice practice!
You really need patience when working with simulators. Sometimes things won’t work and you really need to start from the beginning, trying one variable at a time until you find the problem and work out a solution. Ask questions! They can help a lot!