My old love, the Viggen is finally in DCS, and it’s great!
Those of you who have learned to fly the DCS Viggen, or are in the process of learning I should say, know that an extra joystick is quite useful for radar control, navigation fixes and Rb75 (AGM-65A Maverick) targeting.
I happened to have a spare stick, namely the VKB Black Mamba, since I got the BRD-N Black Stork (Yeah, any joystick worth its salt must have ‘Black’ in the name).
I also happen to have an old pincher type gimbal for the VKB stick, since I got the cam gimbal upgrade. This pincher gimbal is still very good, and deserves a new life.
See where I’m going with this…?
I will make a Radar Controller for the Viggen.
I have got some TLE5010 magnetic sensors from AliExpress that I will use together with a Teensy 2 controller and of course the very versatile MMJoy2 software that I used for my ConTrollR.
The stick will be a ‘look-a-like’ with all the functions of the real stick, but there will be DIY concessions to the design.
The stick grip will be 3D printed and I have started on the design.
Right now I’m contemplating how to blend the top to the stick… Your input is welcome, as always.