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…

DCS Trainers…are they missing a trick?

How could the trainers in DCS be better utilised?

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…

A bit of humour for a change

A friend sent me this link to a video of an advert by French TV company Canal Plus to promote the showing of Dunkirk and other films on their channel. At a period when we will be celebrating the RAF centenary this is a very light hearted look at Britains iconic Spitfire and its glorious…

Update on IL2 Battle of Bodenplatte

In my previous article on this soon to be released map I was a bit rapid in explaining that the Spitfire Mk XIV was not the dominant Spitfire type in 2TAF. I do not wish to give an erroneous impression that the Mk XIV might not have made a significant contribution within 2TAF in spite…