Well here I am again so let you all in whats really going on. Part 1, consider it a preamble.

 

Goal: requirements ie Start of the Plan.

 

Requirements

Control

Command_Name

(variable)

Channel

Number

Digital

Ports

Header 5Header 6

Arduino mega for hardware (this gives me 16 analog inputs)

Use CAN bus for communications

Use big joystick for the software. and modify it to work with more analog inputs, communication via CAN bus versus USB which has its share of problems. big one: device ports /dev/ports will change with changing configurations, and or moving it.
SuncomSFS dual throttle Needs lots, and lots of rework. New aluminium throttle arms.

throttle_right

1

throttle_left

2
SuncomF-15E Talon Stick.  Need tons of rework.

pitch_command

3

roll_command

4
Thrustmaster

RCS pedals from back in the dayNeeds tons of rework and will be using two small air actuators piped cross wise to auto-center and feedback.

yaw_command5
brake_right_command6
brake_left_command7
Carma EngGear Switch (F-104)
gear_retract_commandD4
gear_extend_commandD5
status_nose_gearBi-Color Led
status_nose_gear_lockedBi-Color Led
status_main_gear_rightBi-Color Led
status_main_gear_leftBi-Color Led
Processor Select Panel, 7-F511F00121-1. Most likely will use RS-485 to talk to it.
processor_switch_1D6
processor_switch_2D7
status_processor_1D8
status_processor_2D9


 

I will be returning to this page and adding more channels and discrete switches

ie I will need to be able to move the cursor up and down on my Cockpit's MPCD, and an enter key to simulate me pushing on of its buttons.
Stay Tuned More to Come
~~ Cris