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#3608118 - 07/16/12 08:34 PM Re: Gimbal design ***** [Re: VO101MMaister]  
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OK, here is some progress. I fully assembled the mechanism of the gimbal. It is basically finished, but I need to shorten some spring consoles. The column got its leather boot in beautifull Porsche Cayenne internal colour:) And finally I monted its crown jewell, the KG13 grip:)

The mechanism works perfectly as far as I could test it. Probably I will make a new CAM profile to create a more progressive control load character and to have a soft, mushy center feeling. The current one is just too noticable for my taste.

Some pictures:)


DSC_0938 by csaba.moharos, on Flickr


DSC_0941 by csaba.moharos, on Flickr


DSC_0956 by csaba.moharos, on Flickr


DSC_0959 by csaba.moharos, on Flickr


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MM

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#3608153 - 07/16/12 09:36 PM Re: Gimbal design [Re: VO101MMaister]  
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Engineering pr0n! thumbsup

#3608654 - 07/17/12 07:00 PM Re: Gimbal design [Re: VO101MMaister]  
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Engineering!........ what we have here is art smile

#3608660 - 07/17/12 07:09 PM Re: Gimbal design [Re: VO101MMaister]  
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Cheers chaps!:) No I am working on the electric parts. Quite a pain in the ass for a machine engineer:)

#3609077 - 07/18/12 11:39 AM Re: Gimbal design [Re: VO101MMaister]  
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I need some help with the BU0836 controller I bought for this unit.

I am really dumb with electronics. What is the easiest way to attach 2 axis and 4 buttons to the controller?

#3609096 - 07/18/12 12:19 PM Re: Gimbal design [Re: VO101MMaister]  
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you need 3 wires for each pot like is explained on Leo's site image and since you just need 4 buttons you can connetc the button matrix pins to ground (with the switch in the middle of course)


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#3609108 - 07/18/12 12:36 PM Re: Gimbal design [Re: Bluedeath]  
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Thx Bluedeath,

unfortunately I am not quite sure which are the matrix pins, and what switch is supposed to be in the middle. As I mentioned I am really dumb to electronics:)

#3609163 - 07/18/12 02:08 PM Re: Gimbal design [Re: VO101MMaister]  
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Hi Bud,

See attached diagram for connections.




Sorry for the quality of the graphics.

Cheers,

Andy


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#3609351 - 07/18/12 07:20 PM Re: Gimbal design [Re: AndyB]  
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Thank you Andy,

following the picture, even I can make it:)

cheers
MM

#3609639 - 07/19/12 07:27 AM Re: Gimbal design [Re: VO101MMaister]  
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if you can cannibalize pots from joystick regular pots have 270 of travel while you need 45~90 ones (best would be to use hall sensors)


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#3609644 - 07/19/12 07:49 AM Re: Gimbal design [Re: Bluedeath]  
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Originally Posted By: Bluedeath
if you can cannibalize pots from joystick regular pots have 270 of travel while you need 45~90 ones (best would be to use hall sensors)


I will use AMR (magnetic resistance) sensors, made by a guy in Ukraine. They are supposed to be even better than the halls.

#3609656 - 07/19/12 08:38 AM Re: Gimbal design [Re: VO101MMaister]  
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can you put me in contact with the guy? wink
Pay a lot of attention on the polarity (don't switch by mistake +5 and GND).


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#3609658 - 07/19/12 08:52 AM Re: Gimbal design [Re: Bluedeath]  
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I will be super careful:)

PM sent with the contact.

#3609678 - 07/19/12 11:00 AM Re: Gimbal design [Re: VO101MMaister]  
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Thanks that's the last par i needed to start my world domination plan mhuahahah!(devilish laugh). I owe you one you just made my wife very angry with me wink (but she will never discover that I'm still working on my cockpit)

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#3609684 - 07/19/12 11:35 AM Re: Gimbal design [Re: Bluedeath]  
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Well, just don`t forget who helped you into your throne;)

I know the wife problem, just keep your door locked:D

#3609716 - 07/19/12 12:56 PM Re: Gimbal design [Re: VO101MMaister]  
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I share the study room with my wife a good pair of headphones is as much as privacy i can get.


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#3609802 - 07/19/12 03:02 PM Re: Gimbal design [Re: VO101MMaister]  
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If i may suggest a very minor change, turn the leather boot inside-out and fit it upside-down on the control column, fix it with a zip tie and then turn it back outside-in before fixing it to the base. That way it will look a little more polished and keep a little more dust out.

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#3609974 - 07/19/12 07:53 PM Re: Gimbal design [Re: Brandano]  
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Originally Posted By: Brandano
If i may suggest a very minor change, turn the leather boot inside-out and fit it upside-down on the control column, fix it with a zip tie and then turn it back outside-in before fixing it to the base. That way it will look a little more polished and keep a little more dust out.


Thank you for the tip Brandano, i will give it a try when the wiring is settled.

#3611123 - 07/21/12 06:07 PM Re: Gimbal design [Re: VO101MMaister]  
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Well, I could not resist and quickly installed the sensors and took the stick for a quick spin within CloD. Well the stick was laying on my knees, so it was far from optimal, but maaan it is sweet!:) With the long stick, the precision sensors and the smooth hydraulic damping it feels awsome. I can`t wait to be finnished and test it properly.

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Originally Posted By: VO101MMaister

I am really dumb with electronics.....


So am I.

The difference between You and me is that you're clearly not stupid when it comes to engineering! I could never build a piece like you've put together.

My time is better spent working overtime so I can buy one when they go into production wink


BTW; when does the force Feedback version come out? biggrin


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