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  1. See here a website with a pre-order August/September 2018 release date. https://www.avworld.ca/honeycomb-honeycomb-alpha-flight-controls.html
  2. What is the purpose of having two independent switches 2 x 2-way rocker switch, operating simultaneously? As far as I know, for a trimming function, a SPDT (single pole double throw) switch is used, with a (mom)-off-(mom) function, which recenters when released..
  3. I think that is an interpretation just from the look of the picture. My interpretation is that the indent in the switch indicates the thumb position, which would show that the right rocker switch operates horizontally. As is confirmed by flyhoneycomb. I do not want to take this too serious. What about betting a beer? I hope to meet you sometime and lose gracefully.
  4. I think the confusion on facebook is as big as it is here on avsim. The market communication from flyhoneycomb on April 26 states that the switch on the right operates horizontally. The switch on the left is rotated 90degrees and operates therefore vertically. It is the interpretation from facebook users that is different. But this was never confirmed by flyhoneycomb! The look from the switch is deceiving. What strengthens my interpretation is the indent in the switch , which is meant for the thumb position. From the picture, you can then see that the switch on the left operates vertically. Can anyone look at those details , and confirm, or not confirm?
  5. I really don't get all the comments about the trim switch on the left. Read the facebook comments: "rotate the right 2 x 2-way rocker switch to operate horizontally" The switch on the right operates horizontally. Then look at the picture. The trim switch on the left is rotated 90degrees. So the trim switch on the left operates vertically. So it is correct for pitch trim.
  6. I don't get this. It was said that the right switch operates horizontally. Looking at the picture, that means that the left switch operates vertically.
  7. Or another suggestion. Get a curved 34" or 35" UWQHD 3440x1440 as center monitor, and use the existing acer's as side panels (left and right), where resolution matters less.
  8. Hallo Mitch Please also have a look at the resolution. The Acer is 22" 16:10 1680x1050. That is 90pixels per vertical inch. The Samsung is 49" 32:9 3840x1080. That is 81pixels per vertical inch. So the Samsung has lower resolution per inch. Most people tend to have higher resolution when buying a new monitor. That is why the 21:9 34" and 35" 3440x1440 are getting more popular. Be aware of this and decide what is important for you.
  9. oemlegoem

    Off-On-On micro toggle switches

    Hello Stinger Thanks for the feedback. I still have problems to understand why the NKK M2027 switch would not work with the Leo Bodnar board. Have a look at the spec sheet , page A56 http://www.nkkswitches.com/pdf/MtogglesBushing.pdf Position down: connected 2-3-5-6: use 2-6 Position Center: connected 2-3-5-4: use 2-4 Position Up: connected 2-1 5-4: use 2-1 So the connections used are for the different positions: down 2-6, center 2-4 and up 2-1. So I would use 2 as the common ground connection. Can you please look at this? Also, what other brand did you see on Ebay? Thanks for the help.
  10. oemlegoem

    Off-On-On micro toggle switches

    I am also looking for a off-on-(mom) switch. purpose is to use it for the magneto function in an Cessna 172SP. The functions would then be off-magneto+Ron-start. I do not really understand what the problem was in the previous posts. But what I am looking for seems to be very similar. I had seen following switch M2027 from NKK as a possibility. Following is a link to the data sheet: http://www.nkkswitches.com/pdf/MtogglesBushing.pdf Would the NKK M2027 be suitable for me, if I do not connect the 1-out pin? Thanks for the help.
  11. Could I throw in 3440x1440 UWQHD as an alternative? I recently bought a 35" UWQHD. The UltraWide aspect ratio shows a fuselage or wing very nicely in flight simming. And for office work, text is not too small on a 34 or 35" UWQHD. Adrian, the thread starter, mentioned 27" as a limit due to desk space. But I think it would be worth changing that constraint.
  12. My post yesterday mentioning the use of a slide potentiometer has led to criticism of the design, and that was not my intention. First of all, FlyHoneycomb has to be commended for posting pictures of their design. Openness is the first step towards thrust. Their design has some real benefits compared to the 'competition' but this has not been taken up by forum users. Let's have a look at the mechanics. PFC uses linear bearings for the pitch shaft movement, but then abuses these bearings for roll rotation movement. My engineering heart cringes when seeing that. On top of that, they use one bungee for pitch and roll, with force interaction between them. Yoko yoke has better mechanics than PFC, with roller bearings for the roll rotation, and a linear bearing slide for the pitch travel. However, the roll torque is transferred to a small bearing distance on the linear slide, creating higher forces. Aim should be to have a larger distance between bearing positions. Beneficial in the Yoko yoke is using separate bungees for roll and pitch. Back to FlyHoneycomb that is the subject of this thread. If you look at the pictures, you can see two linear sliding tracks, not one like on the Yoko yoke. This reduces the bearing forces that I mentioned when describing the Yoko. Together with the roller bearings for the roll rotation, this is a real improvement in this price range of yoke, considering that a normal high price margin leaves little room for parts cost. One comment though: the axial length of the sliding mechanism is quite small. With one hand operation on the yoke handle, I wonder about the forces created in the bearing with pitch and roll movement. Now back to the potentiometer. I agree with Ray that there is a pot and there is a pot. The Bourns slide potentiometer for the pitch movement which is shown in the picture, PTF01-152A-103B2, is a long life potentiometer. The Bourns datasheet mentions an operational life of 100'000 cycles. That is a different class when compared to cheap noname pots. And a slide pot cannot be a hall potentiometer. Using a slide potentiomer was a design choice. At least, Bourns is a quality brand. The main point I wanted to make is that this potentiometer has a travel of 100mm. That would limit pitch travel to 100mm. But the website of FlyHoneycomb mentions a pitch travel of 6" 150mm. And I do not know any brand slide potentiometers with a higher travel range (check mouser and digikey). This is something that FlyHoneycomb has to clarify. I wonder why other forum users did not pick up this point. And I still wonder how they are going to route the wiring through the shaft.
  13. Shows a 100mm Bourns slide potentiometer (PTF01-152A-103B2?). But the advertised pitch travel on the FlyHoneycomb website is 6" 150mm?? I also wonder how they are going to route the wires through the shaft.
  14. What are your preferences for size and aspect ratio? I think these are the first parameters to consider. Myself I bought recently a 35" 21:9 3440x1440 monitor. I found this combination, or also a 34" with the same aspect ratio, especially beneficial for flight simulation, as the shape of a plane (e.g. wing tip to tip, or fuselage length fits in nicely in the aspect ratio. I find the vertical height and resolution also very pleasing for non gaming work.
  15. Hello Ray Did you go to Lelystad and could you see the Honeycomb yoke? Pictures? I know, I am a bit fast asking.