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    Dual flight control build

    I have started work on a set of dual controls. The plan is toe brake pedals and centre stick.

    I'm still trying to work out what I forgot before committing to welding the pedals.

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    Working on the centre stick assembly, I just bought a cheap DIY powder coating system and so far I couldn't be happier with the results.





    You will just have to imagine the axle running between these parts.








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    Re: Dual flight control build

    Very nice! I wish I had more time to work on my build, I'm getting tired of making so many mouse clicks.

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    Re: Dual flight control build

    Made a few changes to the gimbal assembly. I think this is going to be way over engineered

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    Re: Dual flight control build

    Some more progress...








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    Re: Dual flight control build

    I decided on a stick design, for now....

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    Re: Dual flight control build

    Done for today but made some good progress








    The controls are about 4" to wide but I won't trim the bars down till I'm sure exactly how wide I want them. I was going to make them the 25.250" to match the Jetranger but a bit more elbow room might be nice.


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    Re: Dual flight control build

    I plan to fly fixed wing from the left seat and helicopters from the right. Because I'm using simple grips I wanted to come up with a way to add some additional switches to the FW side. Things like electric trim, flaps etc. This is what I came up with this morning. Its adjustable forward and backward to allow for different hand sizes/preference.










    I haven't decided yet if it looks goofy or not yet, it is comfortable to use though.


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    Re: Dual flight control build

    Looks great! Subscribed!

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    Re: Dual flight control build

    Thanks Avro

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    Re: Dual flight control build

    Got the counterbalance built and it seems to balance where I want it. Have to build the brackets for the hydraulic dampers and bring the controls closer together by 4".



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