[jhb_airlines] Re: Floor mounted joystick.

  • From: Kev Townsend <175@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 12:05:24 +0000

Steve Hanley is the guru on things like cyclics etc
His HUD for heli's is fantastic!

see here:


Kev T

On 12/14/2006 17:17:00, pdodds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> The big snag with that approach (I tested it) is that the full deflection
> movement (FDM) at the top
> is way too much - over 2.5 feet, whereas I want about half that. Also, the
> stick's own weight and
> centre of gravity mean that at FDM it stays there.  The springs aren't
> strong enough to centre it.
> My plan therefore is to put a lump of lead on the bottom, so that the C of
> G is arround the gimbal
> axis.  Then the original joystick springs should cope with centering OK.
> Yes I agree that the stick
> has to have a S bend in it, unless I cut a slot in my office chair! This
> chair is one of those
> Elizabethan design crossed lath type you sometimes see in Churches for the
> Bishop to sit on (very
> comfortable actually), so cutting a slot through its centre will result in
> its immediate collapse
> into a neat pile of kindling!
> All this is why the guy who makes the Copycat ones charges well over £100
> each and has a very long
> lead time.
> Peter

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