The P-51D Mustang is the iconic US WW2 fighter used by allied forces
These AuthentiKit flight controls were developed from high quality CAD materials created from original source materials with meticulous attention to detail by AuthentiKit Discord community member Stiggles. The minimum of adjustments were made to original dimensions in order to adapt the design to work with AuthentiKit standard components. The controls were tested with the Aeroplane Heaven P-51D for Microsoft Flight Simulator kindly donated to this project by Aeroplane Heaven. They are compatible with all flight simulators.
Our first P-51D flight control released at Easter 2022 is the pedestal. This is the largest AuthentiKit control we may ever make, comprising flaps lever, land gear lever and trim wheels. It will be followed by the throttle and later the flight stick.
The P-51D pedestal is a very substantial flight control. Every knob, wheel and lever is identical in size and shape to the real thing and the overall dimensions of the unit are around 1.5ft x 1ft. The feel and tactile experience is just as important of course and this unit uses hydraulic damping, adjustable friction control and ball spring detents to maximise immersion.
The throttle quadrant is still work in progress. It will connect via the throttle input of the AuthentiKit Universal Hub. If you urgently need a throttle to use with your pedestal, consider the AuthentiKit P-40B throttle which has a lot of similarities to the P-51A/B/C throttle.
The P-51D flight stick is work in progress