I did some progres on this project this weekend.
First of all question: I am using Cobra M5 joystick electronics. For axis there are magnetic sensors. The magnets are mounted on a plastic part = non magnetic material. Can I mount the magnet directly on screw = magnetic material instead? Will this cause some interference / degradation of the magnet / …
Or if someone has photo of the sensor placement from the VKBs that will be realy instructive.
thx for info
Back to the progres.
The prototype was completed and it was actualy working quite fine with the DCS Mi-8! I am writing was as I disasembled the ruders again.
What hapened? As the pre-prototype was built out of plastics I wanted to test the robustnes of this all metal+aluminum+aloy solution. I pressed with both my toes against the pedals at the same time and I set ‘out of place’ the housed bal bearing which is used to translate the sliding motion to rotary motion.
After short inspections of the VKBs photos on the web I realized that one housed bal bearing is not enough here as also the VKBs has two of them.
Here you can see it on the folowing pic of VKBs. The green arows depicts the housed bal bearings. VKBs using two ‘greens’ - one for the rotary movement, second for the cam system. I am using just the one hiden below the metal plate for the rotary movement.
But the one I mised in my build is the one in red circle. This ‘red’ one suports the rotary movement of the ‘green’ one below the plate.
I have no photos yet. You know, it is just a prototype, there are some placeholder parts etc.
Later, once I will be on the version IV, like VKB, I will show you some photos just joking
Once I finish the two bearings solution I will make some photos for you