IL2 new Spitfire MkIXe

Many of us eagerly awaited a new Spitfire in the IL2 upcoming Battle of Bodenplatte map  which will represent the situation in Northern Europe when the Luftwaffe attacked allied airbases in France, Belgium and Holland on 1st January 1945. The date is important as the aircraft set should be historically correct for this period. Several…

Spitfire MkIX sim kit update n° 4

Design work has now started on the right hand side of the cockpit with the chassis unit. The exterior of the unit is just about complete, with working lever and stop gates, plus the status indicator window. The internal design work needs to be completed for the mechanism to operate the status plate and for…

HOTAS in Spitfires & other WWII aircraft

Being relatively occasional to flight simming for a number of years I started off like most with pretty basic joysticks like the CH Flight Stick before moving on to Logitech Wingman Extreme and it’s later force feedback version. As I got more into flight simming  with MS CFS I upgraded to the TM Hotas X…

Spitfire MkIX Sim Kit Update N°3

Since the first production model came out in November 2017 I have made a few modifications based on user experience which are now integrated as standard into the N°3 kit that is just being delivered. The first modification concerned the adjustment of the spring strut which holds the control column an 11° angle aft. The…

Thrustmaster MFDs – Review

Hi all, I know that these have been out for some time, and I have had my eye on them for a while, but I thought it might interesting to have a brief talk about the Thrustmaster Cougar MFDs while using VR. I’ve seen some great images of home cockpits over the years that have…

Obutto Ozone…getting acquainted

I posted my first impressions after building my Obutto Ozone, I’d barely had a chance to try it and it was all very new and I was definitely looking forward to trying it out for an extended period. Unfortunately I was away that weekend and didn’t get to try it until late on Sunday night…

Obutto Ozone simpit – First Impressions

Well, the time has finally come. I’ve wanted a simpit for a very long time now. I have drawn up many a plan, and considered the intracacies of all of my, potentiall, conflicting demands. Worked out that my DIY skills are sadly lacking, but my ambition knows no bounds…not a good combination! I’d even started…