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Waldo.Pepper
03-01-2004, 03:21 PM
Ok so here's what you do. If you have an old joystick with a twist handle laying around... I figured that I could make up a set of rudder pedals out of scrap that is kicking around. So I took a piece of sheet steel from an old Apple Image Writer that I was scavenging for parts. I attached a piece of scrap wood to the bottom of the steel and fixed it to the twist handle of my old joystick with some rivets and a hose clamp. Then I made some wood pedals and rivet them to this twisting platform. To stabilize the whole this I then needed to build a smaller fixed woeden platform to hold it upright.

The whole thing works great... looks like sh1t but I like it so much I may remake some parts of it to make it look all pretty. But for the time being I am having too much fun using it to bother with hot the thing looks. The beauty of all this is that unlike other home made pedals there are no electronics or wiring to bother with.

Here is a pic for those interested.

http://www3.telus.net/public/capsule/DSCI0001.JPG

Waldo.Pepper
03-01-2004, 03:21 PM
Ok so here's what you do. If you have an old joystick with a twist handle laying around... I figured that I could make up a set of rudder pedals out of scrap that is kicking around. So I took a piece of sheet steel from an old Apple Image Writer that I was scavenging for parts. I attached a piece of scrap wood to the bottom of the steel and fixed it to the twist handle of my old joystick with some rivets and a hose clamp. Then I made some wood pedals and rivet them to this twisting platform. To stabilize the whole this I then needed to build a smaller fixed woeden platform to hold it upright.

The whole thing works great... looks like sh1t but I like it so much I may remake some parts of it to make it look all pretty. But for the time being I am having too much fun using it to bother with hot the thing looks. The beauty of all this is that unlike other home made pedals there are no electronics or wiring to bother with.

Here is a pic for those interested.

http://www3.telus.net/public/capsule/DSCI0001.JPG

Bearcat99
03-01-2004, 03:31 PM
That looks like a Wingman... the pots in there are very cheap.. I would be surprised if it lasted a week considering the extra force your legs will put on them.

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Waldo.Pepper
03-01-2004, 03:39 PM
A HA! Thought of that already! Thats why I put stops in to keep from kicking it to pieces.

But thanks for the posistive vibes nontheless!

Bull_Pup
03-01-2004, 03:44 PM
Look's just like one of the crate's Waldo Pepper would fly. Lol. &lt;j/k&gt;

He could fly anything.

cool old movie.

Bearcat99
03-01-2004, 04:00 PM
Nice work.....keep us posted..

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SKY_BOSS
03-01-2004, 04:24 PM
Yip. Let us know how long they last.http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gifOver on the Warbirds site a year or two ago they had a how to do posted on making rudder pedals. Think they had like 25 or 30 dollars in hardware.

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