[jhb_airlines] Re: Floor mounted joystick.

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2006 16:11:53 -0000

What about a ball and socket mount for a camera tripod?


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[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter Dodds
Sent: 14 December 2006 14:27
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Subject: [jhb_airlines] Floor mounted joystick.

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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