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Old 10-20-2011, 01:25 AM
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well i got bored and started to build a rc steering wheel
the wheel is a logitech wingman
the radio im going to use is a spektrum dx3

as of right now im only going to the T/B on a trigger i will have the pedals working latter
im going to make it plug in so you can use the trigger or pedals
i will have the 3rd ch working plus the lcd display will be seen and have a back light on it so i can use this wheel at night

all the pics are on this link
http://forums.londonrc.com/showthrea...860#post348860

here are some vids of it in the test stage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyqwpJ0J9NY





new update 10/28/11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yO4pEeqMSwY

this time i tested it with a crawler its almost done



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well its done pedals, screen, wheel, everything is working now here is a vid if it all working

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ86gjJq2Ss

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You're quite the clever guy TD-CIV

That would be wild driving a car with a steering wheel and pedals. Will it be making an appearance @ Lou's
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Thanks ya ill bring it out to lous still have a lot plan for it
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new update 10/28/11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yO4pEeqMSwY

this time i tested it with a crawler its almost done
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Awesome project. I have a spare set of 360 wheel pedals so I've been intending to do something like this (with a cheap goodwill wheel to pair with the pedals I already have).

What I really like about your project is that you used the whole radio which means you get the programmability out of it. My thought was to use an arduino to get position info and then output a ppm signal that any module could plug into. Plug in a spektrum module, kyosho asf module for mini-z, am module for losi micros etc. What I lose, though, is anything like dual rates/trims/expos etc unless I program them in manually.

Can't wait to get your impressions from running outside or on a track. My feeling is that it won't be competitive for the same reason video gamers use thumbsticks, it's faster turning lock to lock which is very important at RC racing speeds.

Have you thought about how you'll setup wherever you end up running it? Lawn chair and wheel in lap? Something fancier? :P
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well its done pedals, screen, wheel, everything is working now here is a vid if it all working

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ86gjJq2Ss
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