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#1 Stumble

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 09:35

Hi,

 

I've seen online that you can buy rudder pedals but am not willing to pay too much for them.

 

Inspired after making a home-made head tracker, an idea popped into my mind.

"I could make home-made rudder pedals"

 

I did a little research online and saw a few people achieved what I had in mind.

 

So I'm asking if anyone's done this before, and if you could give me a heads up on how rudder pedals work in a real aircraft.

So far I'm sure its possible with an Arduino micro, a potentiometer and a few sticks and nails.

 

Any help Is appreciated.

 

Salute!

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#2 J2_Trupobaw

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 10:07

Ask Plank, he made one  :).

I've always wonered if a cheap steering wheel could be modified into rudder pedals. FFB pedals, even (then I've foubd out RoF supports FFB only on roll and pitch axes...)


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#3 J2_SteveF

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 18:22

J2 Raker is also a good source of advice as he has also made his own pedals.

 

Essentially you are right, a controller board and a Pot is all you need.

But Trupo is also correct, if you are only going to knock something up that is basic, then gutting a cheap stick will also provide all you need.


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#4 Plank

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 05:59

Hello Stumble. 

 

I made a rudder bar from scratch using a Bicycle bottom bracket as the bearing. ( very very heavy duty ) 

added a long lead to the 3D pro yaw input and a hall effect sensor and a magnet. 

 

But the fun is in working out your own solution.... ( There are pic's here somewhere of my DIY set up...) 

 

Must dash, dinner is impending. 

 

Logtech 3d pro is the cheapest way to get a logic board to fiddle with. 

 

Can load some more pics to explain the madness if you insist. 

 

Good luck! 

 

Plank. ( Carpet sales rep, rug designer and knitting machine expert. ) 


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#5 Stumble

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 07:53

Hello Stumble. 

 

I made a rudder bar from scratch using a Bicycle bottom bracket as the bearing. ( very very heavy duty ) 

added a long lead to the 3D pro yaw input and a hall effect sensor and a magnet. 

 

But the fun is in working out your own solution.... ( There are pic's here somewhere of my DIY set up...) 

 

Must dash, dinner is impending. 

 

Logtech 3d pro is the cheapest way to get a logic board to fiddle with. 

 

Can load some more pics to explain the madness if you insist. 

 

Good luck! 

 

Plank. ( Carpet sales rep, rug designer and knitting machine expert. ) 

 

 

Hi Plank,

 

Haha, great to have someone to help with everything I need :)

Would be great to see these photos of yours to try get the picture. Are the pedals just rotary, go forward and backwards or press up and down?

 

Salute!

Stumble

 

P.s. thought I'd want to change my Profile pic to something permanent, this any good or what??? haha


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#6 Stumble

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 05:07

Hello Stumble. 

 

I made a rudder bar from scratch using a Bicycle bottom bracket as the bearing. ( very very heavy duty ) 

added a long lead to the 3D pro yaw input and a hall effect sensor and a magnet. 

 

But the fun is in working out your own solution.... ( There are pic's here somewhere of my DIY set up...) 

 

Must dash, dinner is impending. 

 

Logtech 3d pro is the cheapest way to get a logic board to fiddle with. 

 

Can load some more pics to explain the madness if you insist. 

 

Good luck! 

 

Plank. ( Carpet sales rep, rug designer and knitting machine expert. ) 

Found it : https://riseofflight...-control-mkiii/


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#7 Plank

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 09:42

No that's the MKIII. I think the current model is MKV or VI .... 

 

Will dig it out tomorrow and photograph! ( Busy with helicopters at the moment on the kitchen table...) 

 

S! P


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#8 denverpapertiger

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 18:59

Here are my "Ghetto" rudder pedals-

$5 for an arduino and potentiometer..

Ikea scraps and girlfriends hangers as "springs"  (she was a little upset when I told her I'd built a game controller from 'stuff in her closet'. lol

Works a treat. 

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#9 Stumble

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 09:48

Here are my "Ghetto" rudder pedals-

$5 for an arduino and potentiometer..

Ikea scraps and girlfriends hangers as "springs"  (she was a little upset when I told her I'd built a game controller from 'stuff in her closet'. lol

Works a treat. 

 

 

Haha, I doubt she would've been happy!

 

Looks great, thanks :)


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#10 denverpapertiger

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 00:23

Yeah, someone gave me a thrustmaster rudder pedal set after I cobbled mine together,  but I stopped using it.  Like mine better.  Feels more natural.

Good luck with your project.  Lemme know if you want any useful details about how I got mine working  :icon_e_smile:


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