BoydBoy_Aero

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  1. I took the back cover case off of the top portion of the flight control shaft. It exposed a cable driven assembly with the rotational input from the yoke turning a gear with the same fixed rotational axis. This gear is linked to a chain which provides the overall rotational input to the cables connected to flight control surfaces. The gear teeth has a gap of approximately 1/4" between each tooth and a depth of approximately 1/2". Would the hall sensors be an effective way to measure to roll input if it would be used to sense the rotation of the gear? Is there a particular one you would recommend to use? I have not messed with hall sensors before, but have heard they are very accurate.
  2. 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
  3. 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.