I’ve been watching this forum and others learning a lot from everyone. I have purchased an old CH Products rudder pedal Pro on eBay with the Game port connector. Using MMJOY2 and an Arduino Micro I was able to rewire the three potentiometers to work as a USB joystick (X, Y & Z). I ended up having a control issue that consistently caused my P-47 (DCS World) to veer left and crash on takeoff or spin. Frustrated with the potentiometer’s ability to not properly center and after spending way too much time in MMJOY2 trying to isolate and/or eliminate the problem, I decided to spend my time on a better solution. I endeavored on designing a drop-in Hall Effect based replacement for the rudder’s pot. After many hours of design work with CAD and 3D printing prototypes, I have finally come up with the final drop-in design with a 10-bit resolution. Configured the Micro for the Hall Sensor and calibrated it and so far it is working great. I know the wiring is a bit sloppy but I went through several builds and disassembles until I found a design that worked (so far) to my satisfaction.
Sorry, I can only post one photo as a new user.
Thank you everyone for sharing your ideas!