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    DIY Arduino Helicopter Collective Joystick Control

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    I love to fly in simulators, especially helicopters. But, there is just not an affordable collective control that I have found, so I decided to make one for myself! I am going to build a joystick using an Arduino Micro, with a bunch of buttons for assignable controls and a high quality encoder for the collective axis.

     

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    Bill of Material:

     

    Product NameManufacturerQuantityBuy KitBuy Kit
    BOURNS Absolute Rotary Encoder, 120 rpm, 128 PPR, EAW SeriesBOURNS1Buy NowBuy Now
    ARDUINO Development Board, Arduino Micro, ATmega32U4 MCU, 20 3.3V I/O, 12 Analogue Inputs, ISCP HeaderARDUINO1Buy NowBuy Now
    ITW SWITCHES Pushbutton Switch, Industrial, 59 Series, 13.6 mm, SPST-NO-DB, Momentary, SquareITW SWITCHES1Buy NowBuy Now
    ITW SWITCHES Pushbutton Switch, Industrial, 59 Series, 13.6 mm, SPST-NO-DB, Momentary, SquareITW SWITCHES1Buy NowBuy Now
    ITW SWITCHES Pushbutton Switch, Industrial, 59 Series, 13.6 mm, SPST-NO-DB, Momentary, RoundITW SWITCHES1Buy NowBuy Now
    ITW SWITCHES Pushbutton Switch, Industrial, 59 Series, 13.6 mm, SPST-NO-DB, Momentary, RoundITW SWITCHES1Buy NowBuy Now
    C & K COMPONENTS SWITCH, SPDT, 5A, 120VACC & K COMPONENTS3Buy NowBuy Now
    BOURNS Incremental Rotary Encoder, Pro Audio, Continuous. 24 Detents, 24 Pulses, Quadrature OutputBOURNS1Buy NowBuy Now

     

    Additional Parts:

     

    Product Name

    5 Way Momentary Square SMD Tactitle Switch

    M3x5x2 Square Nuts

    8mm Bore Diameter ball mounted pillow blocks

    T6 Seamless Aluminum Round Straight Tubing 16 Gauge 1-3/8" OD