Well I am only using common sense, but is there any problem with using an existing controller+driver from an ffb joystick (MS ffb2) and attach stronger motors to it? Theorically some signal amplification could do the job. Mechanically only a right gearing is needed to put out the right deflection to the stick.
Yeah, that should work (in theory
). Played with the same scenario in my mind, but with the original Wingman Force.
The nice thing about the FFB signal reaching all controllers; for a P-38 yoke I could attach the X
-axis motor from the Wingman to the Y-axis output (reversed) for a kind of push-pull setup on the Y-axis (ignoring the X-axis). The wheel of a Wingman Racing Force (converted to yoke) will handle the Y-axis.
In your situation, you could have two Sidewinders, reversing polarity on one of the sticks' motors and create a push-pull configuration on both axes. Double the forces.