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Old 09-15-2017, 12:37 PM   #81
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amazing work.
my collectives and cyclics are just collecting dust.
im waiting for a descent two seat attack helicopter.

really would like a DCS module of the AH-1 cobra or AH-64 apache
will have to give the Mi-24P sometime after its release, wish it could have been the Mi-24V...
Hey Hannibal,

Dust off your collectives and come fly choppers with us over at BSD and 229th 1stAirCav.

May be no 2-seaters yet, but we do have a great time!

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Old 09-17-2017, 12:50 PM   #82
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Hey Molevitch,

This is a really Great Work!!



I'm not sure there is a good reliable collective on the market. If you choose to, this could become a hot item.

Keep up the great work.
Thanks Stang,

Its an amateur build really, and I don't have tools and workshop to consider production for sale. I hope other builders here will get some tips and inspiration for their own pits.



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Old 09-17-2017, 06:05 PM   #83
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Wow amazing print! Are there any plans/files available?
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Some files may be released when completed. Parts used for collective friction are diverted because they use diverted parts, so there is no versatility.

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WOW, that's amazing! Great looking result. How are you damping the collective axis?

Will you do the cyclic as well?

I look forward to seeing the next stage.

Hi molevitch
Thank you

Collective dumping diverted friction plate of waste parts.
Turning the handle moves the plate and presses it to produce resistance.


At the moment there is no plans to make cyclic.
Because the stick that I am currently using is using the one that combined G 940 and Warthog.
However, it may add an analog axis as it is not braked.


The next stage ... I am thinking a lot but I hear that it will take time because I have a lot of things I have to study.
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:31 AM   #84
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Hi f4l0
Thank you

Some files may be released when completed. Parts used for collective friction are diverted because they use diverted parts, so there is no versatility.

Hi molevitch
Thank you

Thanks! Looking really forward to 'build' my own collective but somehow never did the first step. Always was struggling how to build that 'lift' mechanic...
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Old 09-18-2017, 10:39 AM   #85
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The trimmer button releases the magnets so the stick goes loose. I have to centre it manually, there is no spring to bring it back to centre. I use the red diamond instrument indicator to check for true centre and keep it on most of the time.

So without pressing the trimmer the cyclic is in a fixed position, held by the force of the springs in the force gradients. I can make miniscule adjustments by pushing the stick against the springs resistance. But I can press the trim button and keep it pressed and simply move the stick all over as I please. Or I can do a momentary press to trim and release.
Hi molevitch

Inspiring work. Maybe I should sell my MSFFB2s and do something similar, although I probably wouldn't go to the expense of buying a real cyclic but just make a DIY one with tubing and my F16 FLCS grip.

One question, do your trimmer and collective brake switches still send a signal to DCS? Although your controls don't depend on DCS to hold them in place, I believe at least some of the helos (I only really have knowledge of the KA-50) depend on those signals for the correct operation of the autopilot/autohover systems.
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Old 09-18-2017, 11:05 AM   #86
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Though it is not completed yet, thanks to you, I was able to produce collectives so far.
Thank you very much.
I get the reference now for your collective. V-nice.

I've managed to land the Mi-8 a few times now, well just land it.
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Old 09-18-2017, 02:18 PM   #87
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Hi molevitch

Inspiring work. Maybe I should sell my MSFFB2s and do something similar, although I probably wouldn't go to the expense of buying a real cyclic but just make a DIY one with tubing and my F16 FLCS grip.

One question, do your trimmer and collective brake switches still send a signal to DCS? Although your controls don't depend on DCS to hold them in place, I believe at least some of the helos (I only really have knowledge of the KA-50) depend on those signals for the correct operation of the autopilot/autohover systems.
Hi Doveman,

Long time! Yes, my MSFFB2 Frankenstick is now relegated to spare equipment. If you can get a real cyclic, it certainly has the "cool" factor....

My Trimmer and mag-brakes do not communicate with DCS. I did wonder if this was important or not.... So far it does not seem to matter, as the stick position is read by DCS once trimmed. I only just tried KA-50 with it last night for the first time, and did not yet try auto-hover with the mag-brake system. Interesting thought... The same question will apply to Gazelle I guess, and any other yet to come modules with autohover.

I will try it and report back. I have mostly been flying Mi-8 and Huey recently. I have Gazelle too but get pissed off with it, and Ka-50, well, its an old friend I just revisited for the first time in about a year.
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Old 09-18-2017, 02:26 PM   #88
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hope to fly with you soon, molevitch!

others: i found alot of great inspiration from the website hovercontrol.com when i was building my heli controls.
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Old 09-18-2017, 02:29 PM   #89
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Thanks! Looking really forward to 'build' my own collective but somehow never did the first step. Always was struggling how to build that 'lift' mechanic...
What do you mean by " 'lift' mechanic" ? Maybe I can help... as somebody with no mechanical experience, but did it anyway!

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Old 12-17-2017, 08:55 PM   #90
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Hi. How do I finish the project ?. You finished it?. Greetings.
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