The Spitfire Mk.IX Engine Hand Control has turned out to be such a thing of beauty that we have decided to release it as a Desktop Display Model.
This will have many advantages.
- It provides the hobbyist with a fantastic working desktop display model.
- It provides a glimpse of what is to come for prospective Spitfire Simulator builders.
- To aircraft home builders, it provides a full scale working throttle quadrant that can be adapted to their own requirements. (A modification to the Mixture Control will be made for this, currently it works through the triggering of 2 microswitches at the travel extremes. An extension to the lever will provide for an additional control rod)
Those who are contemplating the purchase of the full set of drawings, cutting patterns and 3D components when they become available (target end of 2018), will get the opportunity to assess the quality of the information provided and of the 3D printed components.
The display model will cover the full ambit of information to be provided for the complete build, amongst others:
- Waterjet cutting patterns for plywood, aluminium and steel plate
- Assembly drawings
- Parts lists
We aim to release the plans for the desktop display and have the components ready for purchase from our Shapeways shop by the end of April.