For anybody who is using hardware...keep your maintenance up!!
Between Accusim failures and real mechanical failure it can bring some grief. I just got my airframe (my non testing, dinkum, this is my real Spitfire airframe) and engine to 10.5 hours. Perfect condition good compression everything.
I have been ignoring a rattle in my rudder pedals for a few days.
I just took off for a 10 minute check flight of the instruments and gauges, got airborne and went to turn onto my planned track...rudder failure.(actual pedals). Rudder hard up against left stop.
I did give it a pretty good go, did a couple of test "landings " at 3000ft, but the cooling was not happenning (the aircraft slipping away from the radiator) and I had to go down or burn up. Turning onto final she got away from me and I stalled...instant spin...and with no ability to give opposite rudder and no height...it didn't end well.
VERY annoyed...I blame Accu-sim..before that I wouldn't have cared about starting "hours" again!!
Luckily the failure was two wires shorting, so I just have to tease them apart and hot glue....re-soldering a wire on teh rudders takes around 10 hours...the entire pit has to be pulled apart! So, cheap lesson.