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2 Springs in a Box / How I learned to Love the FFB Yokes

Discussion in 'DIY peripherals' started by T R Para, Mar 20, 2021.

  1. T R Para

    T R Para i make stuff up Gold Contributor

    Oct 18, 2018
    Cincinnati, Oh
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    My Motion Simulator:
    AC motor, 6DOF
    This post describes my latest peripheral project. A Force Feedback Flight Yoke for Flight Sims.
    I have a previous thread on building a FFB yoke. This project takes it to the next level.
    It is still based on the Microsoft Force Feedback 2 Joystick control board sold on Ebay .
    It has been discontinued from Microsoft but still readily available.
    There is still 3rd party software support which allows its use on FS2020, Xplane, DCS and others.
    The new yoke is based on a Precision Flight Controls PCATD Desktop Yoke by Jeppesen.
    These are sold used on Ebay for about $150 US.
    These all metal boat anchors were part of a flight training system.
    The stock FFB2 control board does not have enough power handling capability to run the new 35 watt geared dc motors so an external H-Bridge MosFet output board was built.
    The set-up still allows the control board to regulate the power to the motors so it retains all the characteristics of the original joystick but with a lot more force.
    Most all the parts to make the modifications were purchased from Amazon.

    Some pictures.

    Attached Files:

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