Building a Spitfire sim pit : part 1

I have had occasion elsewhere on this blog to talk about the replica Spitfire flying and engine controls that I developed with 3D printing, but here I will talk about how I went about building a replica cockpit section in order to further enhance the feel of flying a Spitfire. Part 1 : Before starting, …

HP Reverb G2

I’d hoped to have had this review written back in December, but unfortunately my headset has been temperamental to say the least. The Saga: I pre-ordered my headset back in July 2020 and it all looked promising. The website said mid-September 2020 release date and the reviews of the pre-production versions said it was a…

Recent Events

Recent events have seen a split of EAF into two different squads each with a different focus…

Spitfire Sim kit Update Nov 2020

It’s been some time since my last post on the subject, so here are a few updates. a) Chassis operating unit Someone kindly pointed out that the status window on my Chassis Unit was not working as it should compared to the real aircraft, so after some head scratching and trials I managed to modify…

DCS Spitfire : Time to get it right !

Don’t get me wrong I like DCS a lot because of the detail it offers with over 80 clickable controls in even the rather simpler WWII cockpits and the even more numerous complex systems that are modeled in jets. In this respect DCS stands head and shoulders above the other combat flight simulators like the…

Setting up V-1 launchers in DCS

I recently downloaded SUNTSAG’s V-1 launchable assets pack and then spent a few hours trying to figure out how to get the V-1 to launch and fly to a target. There were no instructions with the download and not being particularly adept at DCS mission editing I fumbled around for a few hours trying various…

I shot down 2 V-1’s today !

There has been a lot of controversy about the DCS Channel map, with people complaining that we don’t have the correct plane set for the Battle of Britain etc ….. If you study this highly detailed map you will note that there is a PSP airfield installed at High Halden . This was built at…

Spitfire SimPit Update n° 9

I took advantage of confinement to do more work on my mobile Spitfire cockpit that I intend to take round airshows, museums, exhibitions etc, so that people can get an idea on what it’s like to fly a Spitfire and who knows maybe convince a few more people to join us online. The cockpit separates…