homebrew helicopter flight sim controls

heli controls

whirlyman sent us a link to instructions for turning a usb flight stick into a realistic helicopter flight control system for use with your favorite flight sim.

steve, the project’s creator, did something really interesting here because his control system externally manipulates the stock ms flightstick.  the stick wasn’t disassembled or altered to connect the realistic controls for the pedals, cyclic and collective.

update: ugh — geocities bandwidth limit exceeded.  for those of you who just want to take a quick look, i’ve added a couple pictures and a link to google’s cache after the break.  let me know if a better mirror exists and i’ll post it.

heli controls 1
unfortunately, the site is in frames with flash used for sidebar navigation, so google didn’t cache much.  here is a link to the google cache for the main page.

you may want to check out the following links from thelz:
http://www.rcsimulations.com/copycat.htm
http://www.flightlink.com/hardware/rotorwing/index.html
http://www.simcontrol.co.uk/menuepage.htm

following are a few pictures pulled from my browser cache:

heli controls 2

heli controls 3

heli controls 4

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