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Building a DIY Flight Yoke for Flight Simulator


Mar 30, 2022
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Flight yokes are the key to an authentic flight simulator experience, but [Michel Rechtin] didn’t want to pay a lot of money for a commercially available solution. He ended up building a design with a lot of parts he had laying around, which saved money and turned out great.

The build is based on an Arduino Micro, which reads a series of potentiometers from the yoke and pedals to control pitch, roll and yaw. Then a series of buttons is added to control support functions for the aircraft and the simulator software.

Much of the build uses old 3D printer components, including linear bearings and pitch axis rods for smooth operation. There’s even a throttle setup and some more buttons and switches for a more complete flying experience.

Files are available on Thingiverse for anyone who wants to replicate [Michael]’s build. We’d love to see a completely rebuilt yoke, but we’ve also seen creative builds repurpose PlayStation controllers for the same purpose. Video after the break.

This post Building a DIY Flight Yoke for Flight Simulator

was original published at “https://hackaday.com/2022/03/29/building-a-diy-flight-yoke-for-flight-simulator/”

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