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Brian60

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Gimbals
« on: October 22, 2015, 10:46:57 AM »

or joysticks whatever you want to call them. I have an idea forming slowly in the back of my head, where can I buy these from please?.......

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Re: Gimbals
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2015, 10:56:55 AM »

For the price it may be cheaper to buy one of the hobby King transmitters and strip it for parts.
Or I have an old Jr. Rx you can have for parts
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Re: Gimbals
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2015, 11:08:12 AM »

If it doesn't have to be exactly that particular one then try SLM Model Engineers. They make several dual-axis stick assemblies for not a lot of money. If you only need one then I have a spare which you can have for the cost of the postage. On second thoughts, if you pay my airfare I can deliver it in person  8)
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Re: Gimbals
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2015, 12:31:54 PM »

For the price it may be cheaper to buy one of the hobby King transmitters and strip it for parts.
Or I have an old Jr. Rx you can have for parts

Not many joysticks on a JR  Rx %% %% %%
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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2015, 12:53:28 PM »

Not many joysticks on a JR  Rx %% %% %%
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I meant TX  :embarrassed:  (in my defence, the T & R are side by side on the keyboard)
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Re: Gimbals
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2015, 01:09:19 PM »

It's always Mr Qwerty,Spellcheck or Predictive Text wot gets the blame  %) %) %)


Never the fingers  ;) ;)


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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2015, 01:10:23 PM »

It's always Mr Qwerty,Spellcheck or Predictive Text wot gets the blame  %) %) %)


Never the fingers  ;) ;)


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Erm I always blame fat fingers! !!
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Re: Gimbals
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2015, 01:12:35 PM »

Thanks for the kind offers, especially Dave {-)   I need 3 maybe 4 for the ideas I have.  Once I have a definite formulation of the idea I'll let you all know more.

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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2015, 02:03:16 PM »


I have always desired a  4  gimbal r/c.      %)

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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2015, 03:38:09 PM »

Thanks for the kind offers, especially Dave {-)   I need 3 maybe 4 for the ideas I have.  Once I have a definite formulation of the idea I'll let you all know more.
SLM also make single-axis sticks with mechanical trim levers. The problem with trying to salvage the sticks from modern transmitters is that they tend to be part of the case moulding and not fitted as separate units with screws.
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Re: Gimbals
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2015, 12:07:34 PM »

Thanks Jim, they are certainly cheap compared to others I've seen. I've bookmarked the page for future use.

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Re: Gimbals
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2015, 05:17:28 PM »

I upgraded my F14 with one of these to control a crane.

Very cheap an small but not comparable to a normal gimal  :}
Okay for the crane, but I wouldn´t want to steer a model with it.

http://www.ebay.de/itm/JoyStick-Breakout-Module-Shield-PS2-Joystick-Game-Controller-For-Arduino-Hot-B78-/291593509507?hash=item43e453da83:g:0VcAAOSwwbdWJGQj

If you search for "joystick" there are more.
Maybe better but no idea, 2 cables seem not enough  {:-{
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Analogstick-Thumbstick-Joystick-Ersatz-fur-Nintendo-64-N64-Controller-Neu-Lot-/281706017252?hash=item4196fcb1e4:g:0FoAAOSwrklVaEwW
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