I wish to simulate the control stick gun triggers on my 80% scale D-VII. I have looked at several photo’s and am finding it difficult just how exactly it operated. I would like to incorporate into my the existing gas guns giving an authentic feel and look while flying and on display. The left side, throttle controls, will be purely for display purposes, but would like the right side to operate the guns via the triggers.
Thank-you for your assessment, but I need to solve the technical aspect of the problem before I can test your assessment on the fun aspects. If you have any technical specs on how they operate - please share.
Airdrome Aircraft kit, 80% Scale,built by Mark Hymer, paint scheme Ernst Udet. Procured 2 yrs ago from Mark - easy to fly and forgiving in flight and on the take offs and landings. Wishing to upgrade the control stick as the current ball causes hand to cramp after a bit, plus the triggers for the gun are not well positioned.
Sorry, too many projects to enjoy Simming. The airplne engine is a Suzuki Swift/Geo Metro about 90 HP. Can cruise s high as 85, combat is usually done around 65-70 so I can hang in with the Graham Lee’s. She’s very comfortble around 65-75 mph
Way cool. It’s not that I am looking for perfection, but the subtle attention to details make things pop when seen. There is N-28 in Kane, Pa and a Camel in Jamestown, OH that make me drool every time I see them. Time and passion -
BTW, one must take into consideration when designing/copying the norms of the period to today’s norms. The Avg pilot in WW-I was between 5’-7.5" to 5’-11". Now, that being said, the avg person today is roughly 5’10" to 6’+. What worked 100 yrs ago (before the day of ergonomics) may need to be expanded slightly to accommodate. Being that I am on the large lean side, any grips, etc, have to be increased slightly to accommodate a gloved hand. My suggestion, draw it out to scale, cut and test, then adapt as necessary. Remember, standards in WW-I were often overlooked once in the field w a variety of field modifications at the behest of the pilot.