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 was followed in August 2023 by throttle unit with a flight stick to come in the near future.
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 P-51D throttle is a highly featured control and the first AuthentiKit throttle to incorporate a twist grip. It connects via the standard throttle input H2 of the AuthentiKit Universal Hub with a secondary input to H8 to support the twist grip gunsight aim.
The P-51D flight stick is work in progress