Community engagement is fundamental to AuthentiKit. Right now there are over 1,000 people on the AuthentiKit Discord server at various stages of building a range of flight controls. See examples below. Most importantly they are sharing experience:
Here are a few examples of AuthentiKit builds by the community. See more in the Community Gallery
The first prototype being check out at Boultbee Flight Academy's genuine Spitfire MkIX simulator
Almost an entire Spitfire MkIX home cockpit - by AuldMutt on Discord
A very early build - by Frunzinator on Discord
A great distressed paint finish version by Volans on the IL2 forum
Chaco on Discord raised the bar again with this great authentic looking string wrap grip
A "barn find" throttle quadrant by Jon Stockwood
Once the design standards are finalised I will share them freely with the flight simulator community. This will make it very simple for those with CAD skills to create AuthentiKit compatible flight controls for different aircraft. This is the true power of the AuthentiKit solution. Generous developers have gifted amazing freeware to the community for years and now they will be able to share hardware designs too. Users can just unplug their Cessna quadrant and swap in a Turbo Arrow.
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