Spitfire sim controls match up in VR

Happy to share with you photos and comments from a Norwegian customer who has just integrated my Spitfire Histories controls into his Spitfire MkIX sim pit. Tore E Larsen has spent hours building a full scale replica cockpit, but until recently he flew using classic HOTAS stick and throttle controls. He has now replaced these…

Spitfire Sim Pit Update Feb 2019

It’s been some time since the last update because I have been busy making Spitfire sim kits for several virtual pilots and have been trying to do some development as well. On the development side I have added as standard to the kit an adjustable max take-off stop for the throttle gate. Previously this was fixed…

Spitfire chassis control unit for sims

This short video shows the functioning of the Spitfire Histories replica chassis control unit for Spitfires in flight simulators. The unit was adapted from Supermarine Aviation Works engineering drawings and is full scale. While the electronics are quite simple, an electro-optical switch activated by a paddle, the mechanical operation of the lever, the lever locking…

Am I missing WW2 simming?

After a night on IL2 BoX what does the future hold for the direction of my simming? I end up trying to decide between IL2 and DCS!

Replica Spitfire flying controls recap July 2018

Because of the growing interest in this project and enquiries to purchase a kit, I felt it would be useful to recapitulate what the current version of the kit offers in the way of controls and to highlight what is under development. The kit was re-designed in 3D from Supermarine Aviation Works engineering drawings. Most…

A treat for Spitfire fans

DCS have just released the clipped wing “CW” version of their LF MkIXc and at last we can load bombs and external drop tanks to the aircraft. Unlike IL2 where clipped wings is an option in the load out menu, in DCS the clipped wing Spitfire is a specific aircraft type, so it must be…