Everybody knows the good old "Baloo pedals" (I must say thanks to Ala11_Baloo !).
I decided to give it a try using 2mm steel plate for pedals and their support (laser cut), 3mm steel plate for the base and 20mm square steel "tube" for the frame, ball bearings and hall sensors plus one of Leo Bodnar's board. I was also inspired (once again) by JFA's excellent work ( http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/2647885/1.html
Some pictures: (it's work in progress, assembly is only for some "dry fit" testing)
Now I've come to a dead end, because I can't figure what centering mechanism I have to use... nothing is worse than indecision.
I see three ways to solve my problem :
1. Good old russian style.Simplicity at it's best. Easiest to manufacture, but I suspect that it will give a poor centering feel.
(picture found in suchoy forum, I belive is one of vkb projects)
2. Original Baloo style (and JFA): easy enough to manufacture, but I suspect some kind of "dead zone" induced in the center position..Also I've heard JFA complaining somewhere...http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/2647885/2.html
3. MMaister (lovely setup!) and Baur style (using a cam) Probably the best solution, but I have no clue how to design the cam profile... http://avia-sim.ru/forum/files/f17_236.jpg http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/3499412/2.html
Any help/feedback/(and criticism) will be highly appreciated.