I started this project to build a reasonably priced, desk-mounted, fully functional flight simulator panel that I could use as a training device in conjunction with real-world flight training.
In addition to using for flight training, building my own panel was a good excuse to start a new hardware project, add some new tools to my workbench (laser cutter), and learn more about aircraft subsystems and components along the way.
The content here primarily serves as a means to organize and document the project and to share it with the flight sim community.
This project is a work in progress and new content will be added as construction progresses.
I am currently working on the avionics stack. I have a working Garmin GNS 530 and Garmin GNS 430, a partially functioning Garmin GMA 340 audio panel, and a fully functioning Bendix-King KT76C Transponder.