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Old 04-29-2020, 12:13 AM   #21
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Finished printing the head and assembled for dry fit. It's 4 printed pieces. the head support, main body, front plate, back plate, and potentiometer bracket. Then there is the CNC'ed and lasered legend plate as well.
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Old 04-29-2020, 12:12 PM   #22
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Wow wish i saw this sooner. Id pay for one
Also interested in mow cost
F14 stuff
Ww2 warbird stuff (throttle rpm prop pitch levers)
But a hotas thing or a side stick that had a throttle and some buttons and mini slides would be awesome too. Of course this is me just thinking aloud
You did great work
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Old 05-13-2020, 03:00 PM   #23
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I'm very interested in purchasing one of your collectives. PM sent.
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Old 05-13-2020, 04:39 PM   #24
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If someone made a collective head that would interface with TM and Virpil bases, that would be very marketable. My current collective is a DIY job using my old TM Warthog stick base (spring removed) and a left-handed Virpil T-50 grip, in a housing that sets it at the correct angle and adds hydraulic damping for resistance. It works well enough and is plug-and-play, but I'd much rather have a realistic collective head.

Virpil is supposedly developing a collective head and base too, but I'd be amazed if either came to market in the next year.
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Old 05-25-2020, 09:22 PM   #25
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FINISHED! (mostly)
I had an issue with my 3D printer and should have a new controller board here next week for it. then I can finish the cover for the base.

Here's a link to pics of the finished unit. https://imgur.com/gallery/3TzHdMq

I will provide a link to a video that demonstrates the balance system that I devised for it. It works like I dreamed it should and way better than I could have hoped.

I plan on building at least 3 of these. If the interest is there I will probably do some more. I figure it will take about a week per unit as I have a regular 40 hour a week gig.
The price will be $275 + shipping.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWZooQ-AHw0
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Old 05-26-2020, 01:13 AM   #26
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I would be interested in one if you start making them.
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Old 05-26-2020, 02:41 AM   #27
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Wonderful work. Is the throttle functional?
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Old 06-01-2020, 04:54 PM   #28
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That's gorgeous. Great work! I will buy one from you if you're planning on making/selling more.
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Old 06-04-2020, 07:00 PM   #29
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Absolutely awesome design and execution. I especially liked your 4 way hat design. I think you are going to be surprised at the level of interest of people who will want to purchase your collective.

It looks much more robust than the other Huey collective that was made a few years ago in Europe. I had to do a few repairs on my friends who has it.

I didn't see this in the input/output section of the forum, did I miss it?

Anyway, very impressive build.
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Old 06-07-2020, 01:09 PM   #30
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Absolutely awesome design and execution. I especially liked your 4 way hat design. I think you are going to be surprised at the level of interest of people who will want to purchase your collective.

It looks much more robust than the other Huey collective that was made a few years ago in Europe. I had to do a few repairs on my friends who has it.

I didn't see this in the input/output section of the forum, did I miss it?

Anyway, very impressive build.
Hey Miles,
Thanks for your your kind words.
I haven’t yet put this up in the other forum yet. I want to get some feedback from some of the hard core Huey pilots first. I’ve had several PMs thus far so I’m pretty excited. Unfortunately my 3D printer has developed an issue that I am addressing with the manufacturer. They’ve shipped a part that they think will correct the issue. I should (fingers crossed) be up and running again by mid week.
John
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