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Center Mount Fighter Control Stick

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I have been threatening to post pictures of the center mounted control stick I am working on for my T-38 sim. Well, as promised, here they are. This is a prototype version of the stick. I am using it to work out the springing and trim. I have used it in MSFS and it works well. The handle is from a Suncom F-15 stick. All of the buttons have been rewired through one of Leo Lavaca

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Nicely done, John!Does the white cylinder provide damping for pitch movement? Also, where did you source your gears?Mikewww.mikesflightdeck.com

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Thanks Mike,Yes, the white cylinder is my home made dampener and artificial tactile sensitivity control assembly. In other words it is two compression springs with a piston in the middle connected to the control lever. While it works fairly well, I am still not perfectly happy with it. I originally calculated that I needed a spring

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Possibly eccentric cams or pulleys in your cable system?

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That is a good idea. Doesn't one of the body-building companies use that for their equipment?John

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Yep. Nautilus. That's what made me think of eccentric pulleys.Mikewww.mikesflightdeck.com

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