This Sunday, the seventh, will be a year to the day when this project was started. With it, a milestone has been reached. The basic designs are complete.
The words of Winston Churchill come to mind.
“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
So what comes next?
The next six months will be dedicated to the building of the prototype and refining of the designs. The target is to have the Spitfire Mk.IX Simulator design pack and components ready for sale by the end of 2018.
But what will it all cost?
Difficult to say what the actual build will cost at the moment, but I am targeting an overall material and component cost of below $5000 for the full simulator. That excludes the computer and VR hardware which could add an additional $2000 odd for a very high end rig. The DCS World simulator is free for personal use with an additional $49 or so for the Spitfire Mk.IX module and similar amounts for editions of various terrains etc. Your labour in assembly and building is assumed to be free 🙂
The full plans set with cutting and bending patterns, assembly instructions etc. will be sold for under $300.