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.


Builders may omit some major components as required for their purposes.


All major subcomponents shall be able to be assembled and disassembled from each other with minimal hand tools for transit purposes.

Minimized Footprint

System will be designed to occupy a minimal overall footprint, with the exception of major accessories, including, but not limited to, PC or LCD/TFT/TV/projector visual outputs.

Easy to Maintain

All components shall be designed with a major consideration for ease of future maintenance.

Designed for You

Any component designed to bear the weight of a human shall be able support a 250 lb static load. 🙂

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How is OpenHornet Licensed?

So, there has been a ton of confusion lately as to what our license means. OpenHornet is publicly licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) ( What does this mean to Read more…