Hey All! Longtime forum lurker and first-time poster here; I wanted to share a project that I’ve been working on that might interest some of you.
I’m a massive WW1 aviation geek, and with the recent release of IL2 Flying Circus (if you haven’t tried it, it’s the most incredible VR experience I know of), I’ve been working on developing a variety of WW1 hardware, starting with a joystick grip modeled on the Sopwith Camel.
If you’re interested in the backstory behind this grip, or want to see development updates on my other projects as they happen, feel free to check out my build log on the IL2 forum linked below. The next projects coming up are a Tampier Throttle quadrant (such as used on Sopwiths and many other WW1 birds) and a Sopwith rudder bar. I’ve got plans for lots more down the road!
I’ve made a point of designing all of these items so that I can produce copies for others if desired. The feedback from folks in the IL2 community has actually been so enthusiastic that I’ve opened a website to sell them, which you can find at vrsimpits.com. (Moderators, if linking my website violates any kind of policy please let me know and I will remove it!).