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NNomad007
11-02-2008, 08:57 AM
Hi dodiano!

First of all, though its the first time im posting in your forum, i want to thank you for all the contribution you gave to all of us busbuilders!..thanks in advance

My question might have been already answered, but i did try to found an answer at the forum with not much of a success, so, if im repeating something, i appologise in advanced.

Im trying to found the most realistic replacement for a real bus sidestick... The proper tension in the spring, the touch and feel of the inside mechanism..any ideas where i should start?

thanks!

alex

Mike.Powell
11-02-2008, 11:23 AM
Flightdeck Solutions (www.flightdecksolutions.com (http://www.flightdecksolutions.com)) makes an Airbus SSC it says will replicate actual stick forces.

Itra GmbH (sim.itra.de) sold stick grips based on the Airbus design. They appear to be out of stock currently.

FAST magazine (http://www.airbus.com/en/services/Publications/) had basic information about the SCC which might help if you choose to build your own. Check issues 3, 5, 14, & 20.

NNomad007
11-03-2008, 03:53 AM
hi mike,

Flight deck solutions is a bit out of my price range.. though it does look aughsome. Ill take a look to the airbus link you sent me.

Thanks a lot

Alex

pdpo
11-03-2008, 04:46 AM
Hi there,

Also ROUTECH builds a320 grips. Price 260 euro for a pair.

Greetz Peter

Goose
12-20-2008, 12:32 PM
Hi there,

Also ROUTECH builds a320 grips. Price 260 euro for a pair.

Greetz Peter

Peter: did you have contact with them recently?
I sent mail to them but never got any answer. Looks like ITRA gave up Sitestick production. Sent email to them, No answer here as well...

Are there any other alternatives? (Forget FDS, their prices are form Mars.

Jackpilot
12-20-2008, 04:00 PM
You can at least build on that "base". !!

http://search.stores.ebay.com/Chimptoasts-Auto-Parts_shifter-boot_W0QQfciZ5QQfclZ4QQfsnZChimptoastQ27sQ20AutoQ20PartsQQfsooZ1QQfsopZ3QQsaselZ2497538QQsofpZ0

Goose
12-20-2008, 05:44 PM
Thanks! :)

Swiss1673
12-24-2008, 01:34 PM
Hi

My first Post here;)

I contacted Routech 2 Day ago and Dieter Jakob answered me very quickly! They are not in Production yet (Christmas time...) but he will contact me first Workweek in January... The hole Set (2 Sticks, 2 Tiller) 499

Thanks for the link below! I odererd 4 of them:cool:

Im looking for good Joysticks for that.... Any Ideas? The Top Gun blablabla have a force controll... any expierence?

Nice Christmas!
Daniel

Mike.Powell
12-24-2008, 02:16 PM
The Top Gun blablabla have a force controll... any expierence?




If you're looking for force controlled joysticks, here are a few options:

One of the force-measuring conversions for the Thrustmaster Cougar.

A "Ribbstick" http://aviationsimulationgroup.com/RibbStick.aspx

Interface a real F-16 SSC. (It's been done. The most difficult part is finding a real SSC.)

Build your own. You might base it on load cells from Elane http://www.elane.net/index.php?go=load_cell rather than the LVDTs used in the real SSC. The race car sim crowd has used the Elane products for pedal force sensing.

You best source of information for force activated versus motion activated flight controls will likely be one the people over at the ViperPits site.

coolmanak
03-28-2009, 11:05 PM
Old topic, but I thought I might contribute to it.

The Airsimmer community (many of them real world Airbus pilots) voted the Attack 3 by Logitech to be the best Airbus joystick for FS on a budget.

Atomic_Sheep
12-10-2010, 10:32 PM
Old topic, but I thought I might contribute to it.

The Airsimmer community (many of them real world Airbus pilots) voted the Attack 3 by Logitech to be the best Airbus joystick for FS on a budget.

All I can say is, I don't remember anything special about the feel of the real deal, I'd be happy with just an authentic looking one on top of any random joystick. Any word on the Routech ones? Any good? Do you have any pictures? 500 euro is kinda pricey, might as well get the complete setup from FDS for that much but yer was just wondering. Pdpo, where did you see the price tag of 260 euro for them?

pdpo
12-12-2010, 01:01 PM
I dont know if this info is still valid but the price I mentioned here before was the price he offered me for two stick on fsweekend2009.
This year he (routech) wasnt there...so..

Greetz peter

Kneeling Warrior
09-09-2012, 02:10 PM
If you're looking for force controlled joysticks, here are a few options:

One of the force-measuring conversions for the Thrustmaster Cougar.

A "Ribbstick" http://aviationsimulationgroup.com/RibbStick.aspx

Interface a real F-16 SSC. (It's been done. The most difficult part is finding a real SSC.)

Build your own. You might base it on load cells from Elane ELANE - Load Cell (http://www.elane.net/index.php?go=load_cell) rather than the LVDTs used in the real SSC. The race car sim crowd has used the Elane products for pedal force sensing.

You best source of information for force activated versus motion activated flight controls will likely be one the people over at the ViperPits site.

Here is a new link for AvSim: Home Page (http://aviationsimulationgroup.sharepoint.com/Pages/default.aspx)

Here is the New link for the RibbStick: Flight Control Unit (http://aviationsimulationgroup.sharepoint.com/Pages/FlightControlUnit.aspx)