The main criteria during development was that the controls were as realistic as possible - suitable for use as a conversion trainer.
An original column, spadegrip, pedals and quadrant were borrowed from a partially re-built MK IX Spitfire, and CAD drawings produced from these. The Spitsim flight Controls were developed from these originals.
Climb in, put your feet on the pedals, right hand on the spadegrip.
Now, trim the column, start the engine and taxi out.
Take off, raise the landing gear.
Deep breath in - and immerse yourself in the flying experience.