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BoydBoy_Aero

DIY C-130 Flight Yoke for Flight Simulator

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I am trying to convert an actual C-130 yoke to be used for flight controls on our flight simulator.  I have no prior experience with this type of project and was wondering if I could obtain some advice on hardware and control setup. And/or, are there detailed guides available to conduct this type of modification? An example is the use of potentiometers to create the roll, and pitch inputs by movement of the flight yoke and stick. It is a flight control that pivots at a single point near the floor having a throttle arc, while the yoke rotates on a perpendicular axis to the pilot torso at the top of the control stick. I have read some sites recommend using 100k ohm rotary potentiometers with a "linear taper". Does this sound reasonable? Also, how would I ultimately translate the mechanical input into a digital single that can be read using a USB plugin?  Any help and guidance on this is much appreciated. Please feel free to ask any questions

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