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.
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.
*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.
- 55.11 MB
- 332 Downloads
v1.2 Released 15 Nov 2022
Two new files in the folder Update Files replace the files in the STL CAD and Batches folder
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
- 54.1 MB
- 334 Downloads
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
- 45.27 MB
- 71 Downloads
- 0 Byte
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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 )
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!
Amazing Engineering Elegance - Bravo!
Wow Phil, you have really outdone yourself on this P51 pedestal!
Even if I wasn't into warbirds, this thing would be worth studying. The modularity of your system which allows the re-use of previous great designs like the ROTEN for rotary encoders is amazing. Plus the elegant ingenuity you are displaying on new components like the MCLICK is outstanding! And the bungie cord to make the landing gear handle flex is genius and elegant. I also have to commend you for making good choices about staying compatible with the existing Universal Hub configuration. It shows real discipline on your part, and demonstrates loyalty to those that have already invested the time and money to build the spitfire parts.
I am into warbirds though, and I am just giddy about having perfect replicas of the real P51 parts.. Stiggles, you've done an amazing job on this..
This is coming from a person who has done a little bit of this design work... You both have a gift! Thanks for sharing it!
I've ordered the parts kit and plan to start printing this week.. I'll follow up with a picture when it's done! Can't wait.