The flight control project to date.
Still using the 4x2 wooden frame.
Bicycle parts and hot glue etc.
I ditched the flight chair and throttle as it kept on snagging on things.
but I am using a hastily cobbled together small throttle and extra buttons.
( less snaggy...)
The bicycle bottom bracket rudder bar is still bashing on with no sign
of falling to bits or wearing out. It's brilliant. and stupendously cheap.
The one addition that really kicks this upstairs is the even more stick extension.
and oh yes,
I rearranged the pitch magnet, from side on to the sensor to edge on,
this is crucial as the face of the detector needs to be inbetween the
magnetic flux fields square on. not all wonky like I had it before.
This has increased it's working angle and that coupled with the stick extension has
really made controlling DH2,N11,N17, Camel and Dr1 much more delightful.
Here are some new pics of the in daily use setup:
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and my head cam...
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and my IR target:
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I cannot extol the virtues of the "headcam". from an engineering PoV it makes much more
sense than the IR targets on the head. It's to do with viewing angles etc.
but anyway, we all make do with what we have.
I suppose if I pulled my finger out I could manufacture a kit form of the pendulum stick
for other DIY chaps to tinker with.... at cost with a small developers fee and postage...