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Old 03-11-2017, 03:04 PM   #21
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Delicious gear

Definitely worth the money I guess !

My next gear purchases when needed will be Baur. There seems to be no alternative for long lasting equipment...with the option to repair yourself, contact the constructeur, etc..

Nice !
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Old 03-11-2017, 03:36 PM   #22
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Hi, Awesome job on the throttle. I am curious about throttle handles. Am I correct there are extension on the handles? And the action how does it compare to stock height. Do you feel you have better throttle control? Maybe you have PICs as you modded the throttle?

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Eagle eyed spot there. Your quite right, the handles are extended (50mm using alu box tube). In answer to your question, it greatly increases the available precision - the extension in height naturally increases the size of the arc and length of travel for the handles. That particular mod has two benefits - the buttons/switches directly beneath the right throttle are now a lot more accessible in use...one of a number of things that always niggled me with the X-55.

As for the other question - Yes, I can certainly up some images and give some details on the mods, although, they are quite extensive and many of which aren't immediately obvious from the photo. It probably warrants a little thread of its own (not to derail this one) so I'll do just that on Monday when I'm at home. I'll fire a link up here when it's done.
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Old 03-11-2017, 06:10 PM   #23
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Heya Brewnix,
Eagle eyed spot there.
LOL, If he don't point I still seem only a "X-55" throttle there.

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Old 03-11-2017, 06:18 PM   #24
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I'm really interested in doing the same thing, more or less. I want to replace the clunky Saitek bottom but keep the grip (which I really like). Can you maybe PM me a bit more info about what your 'slight tweaking' entailed, if you don't mind?
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I'm really interested in doing the same thing, more or less. I want to replace the clunky Saitek bottom but keep the grip (which I really like). Can you maybe PM me a bit more info about what your 'slight tweaking' entailed, if you don't mind?
No problemo. It's pretty on topic so I'll explain here...

The 'tweaking' mainly referred to rectifying the previous work I had done in replacing the internal wiring of the grip. In its stock form the only work you should have to do is remove the coupling connector from the shaft of the X-55 base (held in by a 'split pin' and slight glueing) and de-solder the round terminal contact plate from the base. Once removed it was a case of fixing the coupler to the adapter Baur provided, which was fairly straightforward: the adapter was sub-millimetre accurate...it took some pressure pushing on but it's so solid it hasn't required glueing in any way!
After that it's a case of soldering the wires from the new controller board to the newly installed contact plate - 5 for the button shift register output (comes with the kit) and 3 for the twist axis pot (if you intend on retaining that function. The board has the facility to accommodate 4 axes). You will have to open up the plate on the bottom of the grip (2 screws, if I recall) to check your correct solder points...they're handily printed on the rear face if I recall. From the underside it looks like there's 10 contact points, but in reality there's only 8 - 5 for the register and 3 for the axis ( +, - and signal).

It sounds complicated in writing but actually quite self explanitory when you have it in front of you...

If you're seriously considering it, how's your soldering/wiring skills? The solder points on the contact plates are pretty tight! It took a squinted eye and a steady hand when I did it!

EDIT: in fact, the terminal printing may well be on the base contact plate as well - so there may not be a need to open up the grip in any way. But I'm not 100% certain so don't hold me to that.
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LOL, If he don't point I still seem only a "X-55" throttle there.
Ahaa! You'll have to check out the thread I'll throw up regarding the mods I've done to this X-55. During my research into such things I've noticed you're quite active on the 'homebrew' threads - I reckon you'll raise an eyebrow
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Heya Brewnix,

Eagle eyed spot there. Your quite right, the handles are extended (50mm using alu box tube). In answer to your question, it greatly increases the available precision - the extension in height naturally increases the size of the arc and length of travel for the handles. That particular mod has two benefits - the buttons/switches directly beneath the right throttle are now a lot more accessible in use...one of a number of things that always niggled me with the X-55.

As for the other question - Yes, I can certainly up some images and give some details on the mods, although, they are quite extensive and many of which aren't immediately obvious from the photo. It probably warrants a little thread of its own (not to derail this one) so I'll do just that on Monday when I'm at home. I'll fire a link up here when it's done.
Nice.. I would be interested in how you attached the tubing to the base and the handles. I have a modded X55 too! I was hoping the precision in the throttle was one of gained attributes. Personally I thought I was all done with my Franken throttle now I got another project to do. So a few pics if you have time would be cool. Either way would be awesome Thanks!
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I gotta wait till next production cycle for the BRD-N cyclic before I can put order in. Looks like it's well worth the wait. Forgot to ask Baur if he is working on a collective. Anybody have any insight into this?
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I believe that Baur are not working in collective, but in their forum (avia-sim.ru) you can talk with U053 that make (per order) a interesting collective with multiple disk brake instead friction.

http://avia-sim.ru/forum/viewtopic.p...rt=1080#p29109
http://avia-sim.ru/forum/viewtopic.p...rt=1020#p28535

Brakes based on this (Mi-8 ?):

http://avia-sim.ru/forum/download/file.php?id=4143
http://avia-sim.ru/forum/download/file.php?id=4141

Although Ka-50 "lookalike", can have throttle on twist grip for "old school" helis.

http://avia-sim.ru/forum/download/file.php?id=6583

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Thanks. Will check it out.
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