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    Potmeters

    Hello,

    I am planning to try and make my own landing gear lever.
    As I was reading, I thougt the best way is to make it with one potmeter and connect it to a BU0836X card.

    Now my questions:
    - Is this a good solution
    - Should I use normal potmeter (with radars (tooth-wheels??)) or slide-potmeter?
    - There are many kinds of potmeters, which one should I use? (sereo / mono / resistance / lin or log)


    Thanks!
    Steef

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    Re: Potmeters

    Hi,

    For a landing gear lever you just need a couple of contact switches like these:

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=34835 You can conect these to a BU0386 card.

    One for the up and one for when it is down.
    Cheers
    Mike

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    Re: Potmeters

    Thats EXACTLY what I used for mine, I bought them exact actuators, from Maplin.

    I have a gear diagram (embedded below) & on my website using theses actuators and LED's.

    This is how I made mine:



    Builders may do it differently, but it worked a dream for me!

    Good bit is that it only cost a few to make!

    Cheers,

    Alex
    Building An Airbus In My Garage!