02-23-2008, 07:47 PM #1
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Alternate method for flaps action in a quadrant
It seems that the most popular method to date for actioning flaps action is using 2 microswitches - one for the command "action" and one for determining whether it is a flaps "up" or "down" command.
Would it not be much simpler to use an incremental encoder (also known as a quadrature encoder), which can sense direction? This could save on quite a lot of complex mechanical linkages...
A similar method could be employed for the trim.
Am I missing something here? Or could this method work?
02-23-2008, 10:25 PM #2
It's easier to just use a pot and FSUIPC.Boeing Skunk Works
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02-24-2008, 06:02 AM #3
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number one basic and best meathod is pot and fsuipc. not because of any particular mechanical advantage, but because peter dowson made it so with his software.
02-24-2008, 09:23 AM #4
STRING POT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It couldn't get any easier, trust me.
02-24-2008, 12:00 PM #5
yep easiest, is just a potentiometer and assign in FSUIPC!Geremy Britton
Executive Assistant, MyCockpit Inc
Head of GLB Flight Products
02-24-2008, 12:14 PM #6
Anybody know of a good supplier of string pots?
02-24-2008, 01:29 PM #7
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