Joystick microJ

Hi there!
I want to tell you about my experience in creating a joystick for a flight simulator. About a year ago, I started a general purpose joystick project which would be well suited for different flight simulators and have the following properties.

  1. Compact size so that it can be used with a laptop and any computer on any desk
  2. High precision and good ergonomics
  3. Light weight
    As a result of my research and experimentation, this joystick has emerged with the following key features:
    Composite springs and belt gears for sensors.
    It should be noted that until the first time I turned on my joystick, I didn’t like helicopters in flight simulators. Those joysticks that I used before did not give such quality control and I just did not get pleasure from flying.
    It should be noted that until the first time I turned on my joystick, I didn’t like helicopters in flight simulators. Those joysticks that I used before did not provide such high-quality control and I just did not get pleasure from flying.
    Currently, the joystick project is already close to completion and looks like this.

    The final look will most likely be like this

    I named the joystick “microJ” not only because of its small size, but also because the joystick handle has a small range of angular movements, only 20° per axis.But at the same time, it has a very high digital resolution as it uses the full range (180°) of the TLE5501 sensor.
    And an example of using the joystick in X-Plane 11.41
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLzt6JcmzaA&feature=youtu.be
    another example with landing on a steep slope
    https://youtu.be/S9jzedYq75A?list=PLGuLcQciiirYxVBZNi2nAnuCAg_ww0_hp&t=103
    This video shows another joystick prototype named the MicroT, this is the throttle that I am using like collective (very sensitive). Startup procedure and a little bit of hovering, trim using ang physical wing sweep axis
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHAuQqYhS8s&list=PLGuLcQciiirYxVBZNi2nAnuCAg_ww0_hp&index=36

I hope this information will be useful for the community.

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Hi Ronnix!

This sounds like a fun project! The design looks neat and I’m looking forward to more updates on it.

Best of luck with the development. :smiley:

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