All you need, is a handy workshop, access to the required materials, and $50:00.
I do not have the workshop, and I bet B&Q will be charging more than $50:00 fir the material.
Have heard that turning the base was the best option, and looking at the photos make it very clear.
Perhaps a project for the future?? Frank----- Original Message ----- From: "Kev Townsend" <175@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, December 15, 2006 12:05 PM Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Floor mounted joystick. Steve Hanley is the guru on things like cyclics etc His HUD for heli's is fantastic! see here: <http://ca.geocities.com/shanley0620@xxxxxxxxxx/> 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 -- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Free Edition.Version: 7.5.432 / Virus Database: 268.15.20/588 - Release Date: 15/12/2006 10:02