While I was browsing educational materials for pilots in training online, I found some cockpit posters for different aircraft. I purchased a Cessna 172 cockpit poster and was faced with a conundrum: if I stick it on the wall, I can't really reach it and it may be damaged when I'm moving. I decided to mount the poster on a science fair display board. That way I can carry it with me and put it up wherever there is a horizontal surface (i.e. even ground) to practice the pre-takeoff checks, take-off checks and so on.
You can find things like these to buy as well. They usually run about $60 (from what I found). In the spirit of "I'll do it myself because it's cheaper and I decide what the design will be," this project will cost at most half of that (depending on the price of the poster (mine was $20) and the other supplies).
Please let me know what you think of and how you would improve on this Instructable.
Step 1: What you will need
You will need the following items (or something similar):
*cockpit poster (plane of your choice. Keep in mind that a Boeing 700 series has an overhead part too)
*science fair display board (I will refer to this as the "display board")
*glue, tape (optional) and cutting tools (sharp cutting tools, a razor blade or exacto knife would be recommended)
The poster you should be able to find online or at your local airport's supply shop.