Replica Spitfire IX Controls for Flight Simulators
SH simulator controls have been re-designed in 3D software from original Supermarine Aviation Works Ltd technical drawings and other sources. While preserving exterior dimensions, the inside of the parts have been modified to replace their original mechanical, pneumatic or 12 volt electrical systems with modern electronics adapted for home pc’s. Some controls are even assembled just like the originals with real nuts, bolts, spacers and washers. The majority of components are created by 3D printing using PLA+ plastic filament. (Scroll down for a short video). Some assemblies are completed with PVC tubes or aluminium bars mounted on MDF panels. The basic modules contain over 100 parts, with some taking up to ten hours to print. The parts are hand painted then the electronic components and wiring are fitted before they are assembled into complete units. The units are then fitted to a base or cockpit panel to ensure that they are correctly positioned in relation to each other. Because everything is hand crafted we only make to order.
SH simulator controls are designed for two main uses :
Home desktop installations. Our controls are supplied as modules that include several units and in-built USB game controllers that make them almost plug'n'fly. The basic modules can be enhanced by the addition of the other units in the catalogue. Our modules are quickly and easily installed to your pc, and come with a Users Manual to help set up the controls in popular combat flight simulators.
Replica Spitfire home cockpits. Our controls are true scale per the original designs, and we can adapt the fixing brackets, wiring and PCB game controllers of our assemblies or units to suit your home cockpit installation.
Pricing & Taxes :
All our modules and units are hand built to order. Prices are indicated next to each product. For the modules, we require a pre-payment of 200,00 Eur to secure orders and to start work. Please pay via the Spitfire Histories PayPal account using the button below. The balance plus post & packing costs will be due when the modules are ready for shipping.
Please also note that local import duties are the responsibility of the customer. For customers in the EEC, 20% VAT is automatically added to the final invoice.
Spitfire Left Cockpit Panel Module
400,00 Euros excluding taxes
The Spitfire IX left cockpit module comprises a formed panel in MDF which reproduces the curve of the Spitfire fuselage with a quick assembly mounting system for a desk or worktop. This left hand side panel serves as a support for the following controls and guarantees their correct positioning :
the control wheels for Rudder and Elevator trim, a Throttle Quadrant, with Fuel Cutoff lever, Throttle lever with its bomb release button and adjustable max take-off stop, an Airscrew Control lever, the Friction Wheel Lever and a dummy Landing Gear Warning Horn switch. Above this is the VHF radio Remote Controller Unit. This unit has seven buttons who’s functions can be programmed by the user and which light up when pressed and a day/night filter.
All cockpit electronic components are wired up to a USB game controller located inside the RCU. The kit connects to a standard USB port on your pc via a USB cable provided and is recognised by your computer as a standard game controller.
Spitfire Control Column Module
400,00 Euros excluding taxes
The Spitfire Histories control column is mounted on an MDF base which is positioned on the floor in front of your desk or worktop. The module comprises of a control column, who’s fore and aft movement is controlled by a spring loaded strut which keeps it in its « rest » position. Roll is controlled by the spade grip which rotates left and right. The spade grip, covered with a non-slip rubberized material, includes a two-way Firing Button paddle with its Safety Catch and a Brakes Lever. The Chain Guard covers a flexible strap, in lieu of the greasy chain in the original, that operates the roll sensor at the base of the column.
The electronic components are connected to a USB controller located in a box at the base of the column. The module connects to a standard USB port on your pc via the USB cable provided and is automatically recognised as a standard game controller by your pc.
Spitfire Chassis Control Unit
95,00 Eur excluding taxes
The Spitfire Histories replica Spitfire Chassis Control reproduces the lever movement of the original unit with its top and bottom gates. The status window shows « UP » temporarily to show that the mechanism is in operation when moving the lever upwards and temporarily « DOWN » when it is moving downwards. At all other times is shows "IDLE", as in the real aircraft.
This unit can be wired to either of the modules when it is taken as an add-on, otherwise it needs to be connected to any proprietary USB game controller for it to function with a pc. Please note that no game controller is provided when it is purchased as a separate unit.
Spitfire Flaps Operating Unit
50,00 Euros excluding taxes
The Spitfire Histories replica Spitfire flaps operating lever actives a micro push button hidden inside the unit. The unit is supplied with it's notice plate for front mounting on an instrument panel and for simplicity does not include the rear part of the unit that exists on the real aircraft.
The SH unit should be assigned to the toggle function in flight simulator control panels. This unit can be wired to either of the modules when it is taken as an add-on, otherwise it needs to be connected to any proprietary USB game controller for it to function with a pc. Please note that no game controller is supplied with this part when it is purchased as a separate unit.
Spitfire Main Fuel Cock Unit
50,00 Euros excluding taxes
The SH replica of the Spitfire main fuel tank cock is designed so that it can be fitted to frame 8 just under the instrument board. It is discretely fitted with a micro pushbutton which is operated by a cam on the lever. It should be assigned to a toggle function in the flight simulator control panel. This unit can be wired to either of the modules when it is taken as an add-on, otherwise it needs to be connected to any proprietary USB game controller for it to function with a pc. Please note that no game controller is provided when it is purchased as a separate unit.
Spitfire Auxiliary Fuel Tank Cock Unit
70,00 Sur excluding taxes
The SH auxilliary fuel tank cock and jettison handle works just like in the real aircraft. When the fuel cock lever is pulled aft towards the ON position a mechanical lock inhibits operation of the jettison handle. This handle is only freed when the fuel cock lever is in its fully forward OFF position. The SH unit hides two micro pushbuttons operated by cams that should be assigned to the toggle function in flight simulator control panels. The unit should be mounted on the bottom traverse of frame 9 just to the right of the pilot seat. This unit can be wired to either of the modules when it is taken as an add-on, otherwise it needs to be connected to any proprietary USB game controller for it to function with a pc. Please note that no game controller is provided when it is purchased as a separate unit.
Spitfire Starter & Booster Buttons
50,00 Euros excluding taxes
RAF type 5C/898 push buttons are typically used in the Spitfire IX for Starter and Booster Coil buttons. The SH version is stiffly sprung loaded like the original and hides a micro pushbutton deep inside. These should be assigned to the toggle function in flight simulator control panels. These buttons are sold as a pair. They can be wired to either of the modules when taken as an add-on, otherwise they need to be connected to any proprietary USB game controller to function with a pc. Please note that no game controller is provided when they are purchased as a separate unit.
Spitfire Two Step Rudder Pedals
95,00 Euros excluding taxes
In later versions of the Spitfire, two step rudder pedals were introduced to raise pilots feet and thus help delay the onset of blacking out due to pulling "G's" in tight turns.
The SH model faithfully replicates the original including the tread detail, however we don't recommend that you use the upper rungs, which are more designed for show !
The base can be adapted to fit most commercially available rudder pedal sets, by either replacing the pedals supplied or by fixing the SH units to existing foot rests. These items are made according to measurements supplied by the customer.
It is worth noting that these pedals are not recommended for pedal sets that use toe brakes, unless this function can be inhibited in the rudder pedal set.
Spitfire Histories Video
Printing parts in 3D with an Anet A8 and Ender-3 v2