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Old 08-20-2019, 05:18 PM   #1
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Default F18 radar elevation

project finished

Starting to draw a F18 radar elevation wheel for the THRUSTMASTER WARTHOG HOTAS.

at the end it should be
- selfcentering, springloaded
- designed to have two micro buttons soldered to the right lever^s cooliehat next to its slew control
- easy mountable
- easy to print
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Old 08-20-2019, 05:19 PM   #2
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STL files for download
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dctsac67e...4mQnepWda?dl=0

DISCLAIMER: appplying this MOD will definately VOID your WARRANTY, be aware!

all parts are again divided into "EVERYONE can print that" parts, so u should have no troubles printing them,
no supports needed, i used PLA.
I own a GEEETECH A10 which is quite good for its price.

u will have to use a seperate usb board or just solder those 4x6x6mm buttons to one of the warthog s coolie hats, u can use the standard directions 90° then u will need two yellow and 1 orange and 1 brown cable, if u want to use the 45° just solder two more coloured cables to the buttons, 45° directions are registered when two buttons(yes those coolie hats just use 4 buttons) are pressed at the same time.

for the springs i used a rollerpen s , u will need some screws, which i got from an old harddrive and other parts i am sure u will find some applicable.
u will have two drill two holes into the sidecover for the buttons/wiring and another two for screws into the levers sideplate

i am not a professional constructor , i used FUSION360.
u might have to cut some parts for better fitting, mine fitted quite well

do well



NOTE: Federschieber.stl needs to be printed twice


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https://youtu.be/pmk0F6rvKxM

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Old 08-20-2019, 09:11 PM   #3
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case with button
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Old 08-20-2019, 10:13 PM   #4
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Sorry if I'm a bit dense, how is this supposed to work? Will it replace functionality on the WH throttle?
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Default F18 radar elevation

I’m interested, but I’d rather run the wires from it to a Bodnar board or something else, so as not to lose functionality.


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Old 08-21-2019, 07:07 AM   #6
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I'm looking forward to this. Looks nice.
Quick questions/hints:
- Is the Radar Elevation on the F-18 or F16 just a button or rather an analog axis?
- Does this wheel create enough leverage to comfortable activate the tactile button?
- Could a limit switch with a lever-activation be better suited?

I guess this will be wired to a I/O Board of choosing?

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Sorry if I'm a bit dense, how is this supposed to work? Will it replace functionality on the WH throttle?
it will be combined with the cooliehat so up and down on the cooliehat will be triggered by this wheel/buttons, so hte cooliehat remains fully functional for other modules


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I’m interested, but I’d rather run the wires from it to a Bodnar board or something else, so as not to lose functionality.


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I'm looking forward to this. Looks nice.
Quick questions/hints:
- Is the Radar Elevation on the F-18 or F16 just a button or rather an analog axis?
- Does this wheel create enough leverage to comfortable activate the tactile button?
- Could a limit switch with a lever-activation be better suited?

I guess this will be wired to a I/O Board of choosing?

Thanks
as far as i understand it , and regarding what i found on the www.
- its like a one axis slew, not like a potentiometer, means turning the wheel will slew, hands off and it will self center but radar remains at slewed angle.
thats why i have gone the button way and because the cooliehat is not necessary as u do have slew hat there as well.

yes its size is sufficient to press the buttons


yes, but not with my approach using the cooliehat

no, see above




side note, the cooliehat already just contains 4 buttons like the ones i will use
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Old 08-21-2019, 08:30 AM   #8
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Interesting. Will this plate replace the current cover plate of the right lever?
How are you connecting the Antenna Elevation Buttons to the 8-Way Coolie Hat? Adapterboard? Anyway, neat solution. Finally a use for those IMHO useless 45° actions.

Looking forward.
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:23 AM   #9
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finished, just needs to be wired and mounted
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:31 AM   #10
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I've been waiting for someone to design something like this and it looks awesome. I'd probably run it on an expansion board like others have said, but the design looks really good.
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