Some Kids Are Making A Battlestar Galactica Viper Flight Simulator

Some Kids Are Making A Battlestar Galactica Viper Flight Simulator

It’s not a game, either. That would be too easy. No, the kids are making a proper flight simulator, with hydraulic cockpit, instrument panels, the works.

Taking the shell of a Piper PA-28, the team hopes to build “a motion controlled flight simulator” based around Galactica’s iconic Viper fighter. For those who care, they’re aiming to build a mock Mark VII Viper, not the more popular Mark II. So when a sexy lady gets our planetary defence codes and tries to kill us all, this thing won’t even work.

It’s a brilliant project, and one they’ve already made some good progress on. You can check out more footage and info at the site below.

The Viper [Official Site, via MAKE]


  • “We can roll on two axes… and use these to simulate any flying sensation”

    Except, you know, zero gravity, like in space. Still gonna be cool as hell though.

  • Aww… I was hoping for the old-school variety.

    Still worlds beyond what I could ever do… but who gets to keep it?

  • These kids are pretty amazing. Not just for what they’re creating, but for their camera presence. I’ve seen a lotta folks on TV who couldn’t speak with that kind of confidence. I guess it helps to be talking about things you know well and are passionate about…

  • The should have built the cockpit from scratch. The Viper’s cockpit is alot smaller than a Pipers. They would have been better off using an old Piper Cub’s shell for it. About the closest thing I can think of that’ll be small enough. Pretty awesome that they’re trying it out though. Good luck to them.

  • Damn when I was their age all I was doing was smoking bongs. Looks like one of them must have a pretty generous parent tho to buy all that stuff.

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