Developed in collaboration with Aeroplane Heaven, AuthentiKit is proud to release a self-assembly kit of replica flight controls for the infamous Battle of Britain era Spitfire Mk1A
The Spitfire Mk1A is our second AuthentiKit Spitfire and whilst having much in common with the Spitfire MkIX these controls include some innovative and distinctive features. For example the Boost Cutout which is similar to the later War Emergency Power (WEP) mode is now supported with a dual system for cross-platform compatibility. The primary implementation developed with Aeroplane Heaven is a mechanical option which mirrors their Boost Cutout behaviour. In addition a switched mechanism supports other simulators.
Our first Mk1A kit is available now. The kit includes a replica throttle quadrant with working Boost Cutout as well as elevator and trim wheels. Using the AuthentiKit mounting system you can place these controls exactly where they would be in the real aircraft.
The Mk1A features the iconic Spitfire spade grip handle with hand brake lever.
The flap lever on a Spitfire offers a very simple up or down option but it’s so much nicer to have the tactile response of a replica item positioned exactly where you expect it to be – especially in VR where you want to reach out and find it in just the right place.
This chassis or landing gear lever is a joy to use. Of course you could press ‘G’ on the keyboard, but how much better to release the lever from it’s lock state and push against the hydraulic resistance built into this replica flight control to raise or lower the landing gear.