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#4484676 - 07/31/19 07:14 PM Homemade collective  
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I like flying helicopters but using my TM Warthog didn't seem realistic enough. I looked online to buy a collective but none seemed to fit my pit, so I built my own. I wanted to build in a twist throttle on the grip like in a Huey. It proved to be difficult but I finally did it. It works great. I have a potentiometer for the twist throttle control and another Pot for the collective (lift the handle). I added two switches but haven't decided what to use them for as yet. I have a guide for moving the collective but haven't figured out a friction devise.

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#4484731 - 08/01/19 11:26 AM Re: Homemade collective [Re: specialksl]  
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Hi,

Collective looking good!!

I did the friction by mounting the tube in to a wood disk and then wrapped a strip of aluminium around half of it. Fixed one end and used an adjustment knob from an old chair to tension the friction of the strip on the wood. Works a treat. Have a look at the photos on my site for pictures.

Hope this helps.

Andy


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#4484749 - 08/01/19 01:57 PM Re: Homemade collective [Re: specialksl]  
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#4484777 - 08/01/19 05:07 PM Re: Homemade collective [Re: AndyB]  
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Good idea. Thanks. BTW, I love your page


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