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Helicopter Collective Lever

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Hi.

Anyone got any ideas or pictures how I could make a collective lever to start to learn how fly helicopters? I've got a joystick and saitek rudder pedals.

I saw a guy a Cosford flying a helicopter with a simple joystick, rudder pedals and a length of drain pipe, but I didn't see what the drain pipe was controlling or what bit of kit it was connected too.

Thanks

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I made one out of pvc tubing, a steering damper, a linear pot, and an old joystick. 

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There is no twist grip throttle, but, the collective effect is very good.  I have been using it for several years and have well over 1000 flight hours on it.  Cost was less than $100.

Danny

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Wow. Thanks for your reply. Looks like choppers aren't to popular here.

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Not many helicopter folks.  Helicopters are the only aircraft I fly.  If you have any additional questions about the collective build let me know.

Regards,

Danny

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No problem.

Might sit tight and pay more attention to the guys setup at Cosford this year. Will report any new developments.

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