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High school kids building a flight sim from a recycled Piper Cub fuselage. Cockpit done, working on software. Help us make it happen!
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The Viper Team

383 backers pledged $11,578 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Vicky on July 10, 2012

      How do we distinguish on the dog tags what to go on each line? I dont want to put "Line 1, Line 2" in case it gets printed too lol

    2. Creator Kit Nickel on May 17, 2012

      FRACK! This is simply incredible! The attention to detail is amazing. Whose call numbers are on the Viper?

      Chief Tyrell could not have done better.

    3. Creator Steve Fenwick on April 18, 2012

      Very cool. As a pilot (although without current medical), I'm thrilled to see the next generation getting into flying. I remember "flying" the Link Trainers at the Smithsonian (yes, in Air & Space) back in the day; it was a huge inspiration to get into engineering.

      Please post photos from Maker Faire!

    4. Creator Singularity&Co. on April 18, 2012

      Yaaaay! Congrats!

    5. Creator Sonia Koval on April 18, 2012

      Hey BC -- you must be talking about the *real* BSG, the original, which I enjoyed in reruns the past few years. I find the "new (un)improved" version too dark or something, and lacking the humor & camp of the old one.

      But I love supporting these kinds of student projects to help the next generation of inventors/engineers/developers get started. In a few years they'll be inventing the cool stuff we haven't even thought of yet, getting us into outer space, etc.

    6. Creator BC Brandt on April 18, 2012

      Just pitched in. You guys are amazing--I can't believe you're doing such a huge project at your ages, and I've been a BSG fan since before any of you were born, to boot! No matter how this turns out, this will be the best money I've spent in a while. Don't ever stop following your crazy ideas, wherever they lead.

      Rack 'em and frack 'em, boys.

    7. Creator Kaitlin Kelly on April 6, 2012

      You guys are clearly Cylons.
      That's okay.

      So say we all!

    8. Creator Amy on March 28, 2012

      Looks awesome! Grab your gun and bring in the cat. :)

    9. Creator Sherwin Cho on March 27, 2012

      I am a huge fan of the sci-fi series, so I was pleasantly surprised to see a group of high school students work on a project as big as this to pay tribute. Even if the simulator doesn't quite work out as planned, the skills and experience you gain from such a project will be an immense return on your investment. Work together and have fun!


      Sherwin Y. Cho
      Lieutenant Commander, Medical Corps
      United States Navy

    10. Creator Dave Reed on March 27, 2012

      Awesome project! - Hope you enjoy the build and have fun with the end result!

    11. Creator Cory Grant on March 22, 2012

      You guys are an amazing example of ingenuity. Keep up the great work and I'm excited to see how this works out!

      Good hunting!

    12. Creator Floyd Salazar on March 20, 2012

      Good hunting!

    13. Creator Jonathon Janes on March 20, 2012

      Best of luck! Let me know if you guys need anything else!

    14. Creator Cassandra Davis on March 20, 2012

      This is a fascinating project. Please email me if there is anything else I can do to help and good luck to you.

    15. Creator Brian Egan on March 20, 2012

      Awesome job guys! Good luck!

    16. Creator derek jacoby on March 20, 2012

      Awesome project, you guys. I look forward to seeing it at Makerfaire and am inspired to potentially use this as the basis of a high school and community center project here in Victoria, British Columbia.