We are proud to be working with Big Radials for our second AuthentiKit project, the P40-B Tomahawk. This aircraft is a forerunner to the famous P-51 Mustang – in fact it was the British request to the Americans for P-40s that prompted the development of the P-51. Big Radials provided CAD materials and technical advice to simplify the design work for this feisty looking American warbird.
We will shortly release a replica throttle quadrant and elevator/rudder trim wheel set for the P40-B. These mount using the same rig extension as developed for the Spitfire MkIX and connect into the same Universal Hub as the Spitfire MkIX. These controls will be followed by a replica P40-B flight stick.
See our Spitfire MkIX page for more details.
AuthentiKit flight controls come with a simple step by step assembly process and YouTube assembly videos you can follow at your kitchen table – there’s no need for a workshop, soldering or any engineering tools. The P40B assembly video will appear here shortly.
The assembly videos for the P40B throttle quadrant and trim wheels are currently being finalised and will appear here when they are ready. In the meantime please take a look at the Spitfire MkIX throttle quadrant assembly video. The assembly approach for the P40B will be very similar indeed so you will have a good understanding of the approach by the time the P40B video is ready.
The first P40-B kit we will release includes a feature rich set of controls including not only the throttle quadrant but elevator as well as rudder trim wheels. All 3D print files and documentation will shortly be available as a free download from our Download Page and hardware kits will be available from our recommended supplier www.simkitsupplies.com.