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This may be of help if you are looking for a collective:

 

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I suggest this site:

http://hc625ma.org/

He is a russian engineer who created an open source project with Arduino and a 3d printer to build helicopter controls.

I'm thinking to start building a collective according to his plans.

He also has plans for pedals and cyclic, but since I already have thrustmaster warthog and mfg crosswinds, and I do not have space for two seats one for fixed wings and one for rotors, maybe I'll build only the collective, keeping my warthog stick as cyclic and my pedals.

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I bought the pro flight trainer about two years ago nice if it works in your cockpit setup it is designed for a chair. I later bought used a max flight collective and cyclic I like the design of it getter as I got pieces individually not on a central frame didn’t pay nearly as much but it was used and the cyclic was reported to have problems but I became ill shortly after receiving them so not sure if it was working or not. The later plug in to a central box by r11 plugs iirc nice touch only problem was box wasn’t labeled so I contacted max flight and the sent directions for connecting both. Even had connection for torque pedals. I purchased the collective and the cyclic was tossed in for free. After contacting max flight was told that their mounting designed was modified. The collective was perfect for my purposes. I preferred the maxflight design and function over the proflight the collective was patterned more like a huey than the simple design of the proflight.both used the b4 cyclic setup which was what the huey used.

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I'm wondering what these guys are like? The Huey collective isn't available yet though....

 

 

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Depends if your able to do basic metal work and wood work and can solder you can build your own.

 

It's not that hard and so far works a treat. :thumbup:

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Depends if your able to do basic metal work and wood work and can solder you can build your own.

 

It's not that hard and so far works a treat. :thumbup:

 

This explains how good I am at DIY "Cut the board 3 times and its still to short"

also live in an apartment only tools I have are pliers and a hammer

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I'm wondering what these guys are like? The Huey collective isn't available yet though....

 

 

http://oe-xam-simulators.blogspot.com/?_sm_au_=isVp9sS9FDrM4pfr

 

I bought pedals from them. Very solid product and no issues with the process.

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Imo the Komodo setup is probably the cost since the collective is changeable iirc. The maxflight I think has a good system nut I haven’t flown either of these two imo the Komodo is like the tm vs the saitek. The maxflight would be the ch and proflight which I do own is the Microsoft. I’m not aware of any that I would compare to saitek. I do own some older maxflight collective and cyclic. But have not tested or used them yet I got them and took I’ll for a couple of months then took a break from my computer (not iPad just PCs) until this month and I’ve been too busy with medical appointments to get back to working on the pit First I need to unbury it. It became a catch all somehow.

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I suggest this site:

http://hc625ma.org/

He is a russian engineer who created an open source project with Arduino and a 3d printer to build helicopter controls.

 

Totally agree!. If you have a 3D printer or a friend with one this is well worth a look. There is ongoing development and the designer is very helpful and quick to respond to questions. He is also planning on branching out into fixed wing projects. I have printed the collective Mk1V design and am working on the electronics, instructions for which are also on the site. Check it out!

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I suggest this site:

http://hc625ma.org/

He is a russian engineer who created an open source project with Arduino and a 3d printer to build helicopter controls.

 

Totally agree!. If you have a 3D printer or a friend with one this is well worth a look. There is ongoing development and the designer is very helpful and quick to respond to questions. He is also planning on branching out into fixed wing projects. I have printed the collective Mk1V design and am working on the electronics, instructions for which are also on the site. Check it out!

Not saying how old I am but I used a teletype to send message at onetime so, I know no one with a 3D printer in my case off the self plug and play is what I need

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I think I ment to say I have the pro flight trainer puma and it works a little rigid imo the cyclic uses a b4 grip, the collective has a simple head with two buttons and two three way toggles one acts as a mode switch for all buttons on the grip and collective, the pedals are a round slick tube, which gave me problems since I suffer from neuropathy in my lower extremities. Also everything is mounted to the same basic frame another disadvantage as I see it I would prefer a modular setup

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So I'm not going to spend $1000 for pro-level heli gear, but I do want to fly with more precision than a cheap stick will offer... one day it occurred to me: the Saitek throttle quadrant!

 

 

https://www.saitek.com/uk/prod-bak/quad.html

 

What? Why? Ok, well my thinking is... it's got a 90 degrees of movement. It's travel is perhaps roughly 5 inches worth. It has three levers... so one for the collective, one for the throttle, and maybe we might be able to use the third lever for a hoist or something?

 

I'm hoping this will offer plenty of precision for the collective.

 

Also it's dirt cheap (well, compared to other options other than making yer own!), less than $100 shipped.

 

No, I've not yet tried it out, but I thought I'd mention my plan!

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I like the looks of them but not sure it would work for me.

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there are maker projects on thingiverse etc. for DIY collectives using arduinos and such, MUCH cheaper option if you cant splash for $500+ dollars just fro a handle with a potentiometer on the end fo it.

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