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    Onto the slippery slope....

    Hi everyone,

    In direct opposition to being happily married, I am taking up another hobby and want to start building a sim pit.

    I am torn as to what I will build as I like both the civilian and military sim worlds. I have my RL PPL, so I am really leaning towards a military pit since that's something I can't do in RL.

    Currently I am considering either a KA-50 pit or A10C pit (both aircraft that DCS have/are simulating).

    The first thing I want to tackle and where I really need some advise is in designing/building my flight controls. I gave thought to modifying an old joystick, but now I think I would prefer to build something from the ground up. I need to know how I could use hall effect sensors to register to axis movement. I know it has something to do with magnets, but that's it.

    Thanks for any help!!

    Dave

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    Re: Onto the slippery slope....

    Welcome aboard,and good luck with those projects! Both are very ambitious.
    Cannot help with the Hall effect sensors, but I seem to remember talk about them in the stick building section at the il2 forums at ubi.com.
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    Re: Onto the slippery slope....

    Thanks AK! I'll see if I can locate that.

    Dave

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    Re: Onto the slippery slope....

    Try www.leobodnar.com/products/BU0836X/ he's one of the guys on this forum and the products are very good. There is also a guy on this forum that had some good info on building a control stick around a U.J . His article as well as being interesting has very useful pictures on how the sensors can be mounted and used. Check out http://www.mycockpit.org/forums/cont...ake-a-joystick Here's a picture on how I used one on my rudder pedals after the original pot gave in (connected via a Bodnar board) .

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    Re: Onto the slippery slope....

    Thanks! I think I found the document you're referring too and it helped a lot with my understanding. I may have to pick up one of Leo's boards and give this a try.

    Dave

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