OpenHornet is a 1:1 physical replica of a F/A-18C lot 20 Hornet cockpit. This project consists of all the files required to build and interface the simulator to your choice of PC and external visuals. To build this, you should be comfortable building things and with basic electronics (soldering, wiring, etc.) This project is likely not for beginner makers. All files released are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.
So been working on the system architecture for this a little to illustrate the electronics stack. Feel free to comment with any questions on it! On the structures side, left and right consoles are virtually done, lower instrument panel is…
You are going to need some tools to build a project of this scale. Yours might vary, but these are our assumptions:
While we strive for complete accuracy where possible, due to the manufacturing methods available to the average pitbuilder, and at a cost/benefit comparison, this will NOT be a 100% accurate representation of the F/A-18C. We expect to capture 98% of the functionality of the real bird, and very, very similar visuals, but do not expect real components to mount into this pit. You can build a 100% accurate pit for tens of thousands of dollars…but this method is far more pragmatic with the ultimate goal of being able to simply fly.