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Full scale Jet Fighter cockpit for everyone

About this project

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Introducing the cardboard jet fighter cockpit. Assemble it in your living room, add your flying hardware, and be airborne in just a few hours! No glue necessary, just a sharp knife to cut holes for your gear. The instrument panel fits LCD monitors up to 22'' which can be used for external gauges.http://youtu.be/I-kasUg17j0

                       Please check updates! 

Update 2: Important video about stability and durability of our cockpit!

Update 3: A-10 Warthog cockpit in progress and partnership with  SimPit Technologies Ltd.

A-10 Warthog with Simpit Projection screen. Work in progress
A-10 Warthog with Simpit Projection screen. Work in progress

Description: if you're looking for a personal home cockpit for playing flying simulators and games, here's why Dogfight Boss is your best bet:

  •   Affordable: compared to other simulator cockpits on the market, Dogfight Boss gives you much more for your money.
Second Prototype is finished
Second Prototype is finished
  •  Durable: the cockpit's ribbed construction means it'll hold up as you install your joystick, pedals, throttle, LCD display etc...
  •  Lightweight/Easy to Texture: made from cardboard, it's easy to move and any printing company can put high-res textures on it. Other, more expensive cockpits can't say the same.
Detail of inner surface
Detail of inner surface
  •  Customizable: cardboard can be cut in minutes to accommodate gauges, Ipad, lead wires—whatever you want!
Setup with projector and external monitor (DCS World)
Setup with projector and external monitor (DCS World)
  •  Setup Agnostic: works with any displaying solution: projector, multiple displays, Oculus Rift. 
 
 
  • Perfect for VR: virtual reality isn't about tons of pricey actual switches; it's about ergonomics. In our cockpit, everything can be put exactly where you need it. 
  • Classic proportion: standard office chair fit means easy cockpit entry and quick take-off. 
  •  Quick break-down: cockpit can be easily assembled and disassembled. Everything but the central console is constructed without glue and can be flattened for easy storage.  

    This is what you get if you choose physical version
    This is what you get if you choose physical version
    How it looks when you get it (no gaming hardware included)
    How it looks when you get it (no gaming hardware included)

Unique offer just for Kickstarter backers! 

We offer Source plans in PDF! Print and renew your cockpit or parts how many times you need, just send it to local commercial printing company and let them to cut&print it for you. After campaign ends we will offer only physical products.


Why we're asking for your help?

 Our early tests revealed areas of the design that needed improvement, and so moving forward we need to polish our design and print new prototypes. We've invested all we can in advertising, construction and hardware, and we need help to go further and to be sure of the viability of our product. We've set a goal to raise 15000 pounds in order to finish our project and to create other types of planes, spaceships,cars,formula-1, trains etc. With your support, we'll build a solid company that offers you quality cockpits at a good price. 

We will ask you, backers, what type of cockpits would you like to have, and invest Kickstarter funds to build winner, then second place etc...

Examples of possible future projects
Examples of possible future projects

 Background

 Having a cockpit at home was always a dream of mine, but I never had the money to buy one or the time to make my own. Then I had an idea. What if I made a full-scale papercraft-like cockpit out of cardboard? As a child I made many papercraft models, and as a game developer, (character animator and 3D modeler) I had the skills. I took some F-22 blueprints and modeled the cockpit section, simplified it a little, created ribs for strength, and divided it into pieces that could be easily cut. Then I sent it to a printing company. They cut the first prototype for me, and I started tweaking the second. Through them I found out I could print textures on my model, and that gave my idea a whole new dimension. My colleague Jan and I shot tons of photos of planes in the Vyskov Museum and from them we've created 20K res. amazing textures.

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Future Plans 

We have plans to create an additional canopy with a curved projection screen for players with projectors or as nice design piece for for VR players, as well as making real jet fighter cockpits with ejection seats. We also want to make civil aircraft and serve the huge car enthusiast community. We're excited about all our ideas, but they depend on the success of our first Dogfight Boss cockpit. 

Additional canopy with  surface for rear projection
Additional canopy with surface for rear projection
Examples of possible future projects
Examples of possible future projects

Why are we giving away a PDF of our source plans? 

This is an exclusive offer just for our backers as a big thanks for their support. Once the Kickstarter campaign ends that's it, we will no longer be offering source plans for future projects.

 

Our Business Plan


August-September................Kickstarter
September-October..............Polishing and print latest prototype
October-November...............Testing and sending  T-shirts
Middle of November..............Start sending electronic versions
December-february...............Start of production
February-march.....................Shipping 

Our Team

Lukas Homola

Founder of Dogfight Boss and creator of cockpit
Founder of Dogfight Boss and creator of cockpit
Ing. Arch. Jan Zeman
2D-3D artist ,actor and author of all textures and Logo of Dogfight Boss
2D-3D artist ,actor and author of all textures and Logo of Dogfight Boss

MgA. Katerina Krejcirova
Graphic designer and art supervisor.
Graphic designer and art supervisor.
Webdesigner and webmaster
Webdesigner and webmaster


Our special Thanks belong to:
Jakub Zeman: Author of music for Dogfight Boss videos
Tomas Kanda: Author of photographic references for textures
Petr Prikasky, Jiri Alan: Cameramen
http://lhs-vyskov.cz/  for letting us to make photos of their Jet fighters

Get Press Kit  HERE


Risks and challenges

Only risks are with shipping, I want to make version with smaller parts to get as small dimensions as possible, but still, if we will ship to USA, we need to find good partner who give us good price. But we will solve it and give you possibility to choose if you want to have physical version or electronic. For Europe this is not a risk, just for other countries. Other possibility is to cut cockpits for USA market in USA, but there we have to supervise for quality check. This we will solve after we see how many people and from what countries ordered physical version.

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    12 backers

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    Personal Thank you via e-mail and wallpaper.

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    2 backers

    ************************************************Other currencies est: $8,30; €6,30 ************************************************Personal Thank you via e-mail, wallpaper and Dogfight Boss logo template for T-shirt (you can choose from two designs and send it to local T-shirt store for print).

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    8 backers

    **********************************************Other currencies est:$41,50; €31,30
    ************************************************Get the T-shirt with our Dogfight Boss logo (you can choose from two designs) and all previous rewards.

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    ************************************************JUNIOR PILOT
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    Get a smaller, simplified Dogfight Boss cockpit for your child pilot in PDF version ready for print&cut.

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    ************************************************AIR FORCE SECOND LIEUTENANT
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    Other currencies est: $81,20; €61,30 ************************************************Get a complete, full sized, early bird Fighter jet Cockpit PDF version ready for print&cut.

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    '***********************************************PETE "MAVERICK" MITCHELL ************************************************ Other currencies est: $116; €87,50
    ************************************************Get a personalized, full-sized, early bird Fighter Jet Cockpit, PDF version ready for print&cut, plus any name or nickname added to the texture.

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    ************************************************AIR FORCE FIRST LIEUTENANT ************************************************
    Other currencies est: $495; €374
    ************************************************Get a physical early bid Fighter Jet Cockpit. Also get a downloadable version of your cockpit, a Dogfight Boss T-shirt and wallpaper. (Shipping is additional. See FAQ.)

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    ACE OF BASE
    ************************************************ Other currencies est: $827; €624 ************************************************Get a physical early bird Fighter Jet Cockpit and your name on the side of the cockpit plus a smaller version for your child pilot. Also get a downloadable version of your cockpit, a Dogfight Boss T-shirt and wallpaper. (Shipping is additional. See FAQ.)

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    ************************************************ DOGFIGHT BOSS
    ************************************************ Other currencies est: $5.800; €4.380
    ************************************************Visit us here in the Czech Republic and get:
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    Fly in our prototype with Oculus Rift dk.2
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    Physical personalized cockpit with new custom texture, created just for you!
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    Personalised Nose art
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    Became betatester of new cockpits designs (means also have opportunity to get new products before we starts full production)
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    Visit the Vyskov Museum and sit in the fighter jet of your choice
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    Your own fighter pilot helmet with artwork on it with your Nickname and anti-g suit
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    2 Dogfight Boss T-shirts with 2 different design, wallpapers

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    ************************************************ BOSS OF DOGFIGHT BOSSES
    ************************************************ Other currencies est: $8.286; €6.257
    ************************************************Visit us here in the Czech Republic and get:
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    Choose your own type of aircraft, spaceship, car or another vehicle you want and we'll create cockpit from scratch and give you first piece( every piece of this type will get your name on it )
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    Fly in our prototype with Oculus Rift dk.2
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    Personalised Nose art
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    Became betatester of new cockpit designs (means also have opportunity to get new products before we starts full production)
    ************************************************
    Visit the Vyskov Museum and sit in the fighter jet of your choice
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    Your own fighter pilot helmet with artwork on it with your Nickname and anti-g suit
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    2 Dogfight Boss T-shirts with 2 different design, wallpapers

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