[jhb_airlines] Floor mounted joystick.

  • From: pdodds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Peter Dodds)
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2006 14:27 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)

This project of mine is progressing.  I have dismantled the Microsoft joystick 
and converting it to 
floor mounting is, in fact going to be quite easy.  However I need a reasonably 
solid gimbal mount 
for the new joystick.  The idea is to mount the new stick about 4 inches up its 
shaft on the 
gimbals, and the short "tail" beneath the gimbal will operate the stub shaft of 
the original 
Microsoft unit, connected via a ball joint at such a position as to get the 
correct movement ratio 
at the top of the new handle.  This can be calculated quite easily.

Can anyone point me at a source of a simple cheap gimbal - perhaps the sort of 
thing used to hold up 
yacht bulkhead lamps, without paying chandlery prices!


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