Project Description

The idea is to create a DIY throttle quadrant for flight simulators like MSFS or X-plane. First part is CAD modelling the enclosure and parts of the mechanism. This is mostly done in my free time. During this hackweek I want to focus on electronics and coding, namely creating a HID device recognized by OS as such. It will be my first contact with arduino and C++ (I think ?) language.

Functions I want to incorporate:

  • two engine throttle with option to switch into single engine mode
  • speedbreak / parking break
  • trim wheel
  • flaps
  • engine switches
  • landing gear switch
  • optionally mess around with 12864 display I have lying around
  • optionally adding two rumble motors salvaged from an old gamepad

Goal for this Hackweek

  • create simple HID device recognized by OS and simulator
  • start with a simple switch like landing gear
  • add potentiometer based trottles
  • continue adding remaining switches, levers, whatever

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This project is part of:

Hack Week 21


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  • about 2 years ago: lpalovsky started this project.
  • about 2 years ago: lpalovsky originated this project.

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