P-51D Mustang Pedestal v1.2

Our first product for the P-51D is a biggy! At around 1.5ft x 1ft it is a scale replica of the pedestal and includes a fully articulated land gear lever and flaps lever with elevator, rudder and aileron trim wheels.

The P-51D pedestal is substantial piece of kit. Not only does it include a lot of flight control equipment but at around 1.5ft x 1ft it is big. It is of course a scale replica* derived from the extraordinary CAD work of Stiggles on the AuthentiKit Discord who meticulously inspected the original source materials to generate the reference materials used for this project.

Of course it uses our latest technoligies - adjustable friction, hydraulic damping, ball spring detents. For a full list of the features see the P-51D page on AuthentiKit.org.

This download contains everything you need to build the pedestal including 6 position flaps lever, trim wheels and fully articulated land gear lever. The following items are included.

  • All 3D printable CAD files (in STL or 3MF) format
  • Wiring diagram
  • Bill of Materials - other hardware parts (bearings, screws etc) you will need
  • Assembly steps
  • Print batches document - showing an image of all the parts and their orientation for printing
  • An inventory of the screws so you can cross check which screw size is used where

The controls are mounted using quick release plates to Rig Extension A which is fixed to your inverted monitor stand. See The Rig.

Assembly Videos

Here is the main assembly video, but see the download documentation for other supporting videos. If you have questions specific to this flight control or want any clarification about an assembly step please use the Comments section of this download.

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*There is just one ommission in this version compared to the real thing - it does not include hot/ram air levers. The Universal Hub v1.0 does not have support for these so these are something that can be added in future.

  • Version v1.2

    v1.2 Released 15 Nov 2022


    Two new files in the folder Update Files replace the files in the STL CAD and Batches folder

    Flaps Back.3mf

    Flaps Panel.3mf

    Use these in place of the old ones.

    They have been slightly modified to address an issue reported by some users that the flaps lever slot needed lengthening by about 1mm to allow the lever to reach its minimum and maximum positions

  • Version 1.1

    Hotfix for release 1.0

    - Felt template.3mf was missing, now added

    - Batch 9 was not loading correctly, now fixed

    - Mis titled the PDF showing the batches

  • Version 1.0

    Version 1

  • Version 0.0.0

  • Extremely interested in seeing a version with the carburetor controls and cannot wait until the throttle is released! Fantastic work

    • With an upgraded Universal Hub we'd have capacity for carb controls. Do you use them a lot yourself or is it more for completeness?

  • Congrats on publishing this project! It's an ambitious kit, looks like at least 12 separate print runs to complete all the plastic on my Prusa MK3S. First batch (the red bits) are already off. I continue to be amazed at the value that Phil and other volunteers are bringing to the flight sim community. These kits are unlike anything else out there today. Bravo!

  • One of the coolest things I have printed

    Easy to print, I enjoyed very much the whole assembly process, now it is time to enjoy it with DCS. Now it is easier to locate all the trim wheels, flap and landing gear levers when using VR.

  • P-51 pedestal

    This being my first Authentikit project I must say I'm very pleased with the results. To be honest I didn't really have a clue on

    what I was doing. I had been studying the website here and reading all the forums on their discord channel. I was totally on the

    fence on whether I wanted to try this or not. It was very intimidating not having having a printer or any knowledge whatsoever.

    My step-daughter came home from school and was telling us that we needed to go to school for meet the teacher night for her next grade. I go and meet her science teacher who had a 3-d printer printing out trinkets that the students had designed. That was it, I had to try this!

    This kit is very well designed. Make sure you print the calibration pieces and get the bearings to fit properly. All of my kit pieces

    fit together excellently. The hardest part for me was crimping tiny wires to rotens. Take your time! I was 2 months start to finish.

    It was well worth the effort, It is so cool to use this controller in sim.

    If you get stuck, come to the discord channel and search for the answer, or ask questions, this is a very helpful community

    and people will do their best to help you. Make sure to level your printer and check the z-axis, 90% of my printing problems stemmed from a un-level printer.

    Before I forget, a big shout out to SKS and their hardware kits, they are very professional and put together quality kits!

    Two thumbs up guys!

  • This pedestal deserves a pedestal on its own to stand on

    It taxes patience to print. some parts have been the longest i ever churned through my ender 3 Pro. End result I am very pleased with. using the kit from simkit supplies made sourcing easy. One cork disc did not have a hole in it even that did not ding this design as it is so far my favourite to build.


    (please make something for the fokker d-21 ;) )

  • Awesome Design !

    This was fun to build and it looks and feels amazing.

    Thank you for your hard work !

  • To-> mitchelrobertson review "Shockingly expensive when it is all added up, for doing the work yourself. "

    As far as I know, this is a free project and no one will force you to download, build, etc. this. You can buy and use whatever you want, but crying here is more than pathetic. I just feel sorry.

    For me, this is the perfect project for the future! Big thanks! :thumbup: <3