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Old 07-22-2014, 04:58 AM   #1
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Sure this has been asked before, but I am lazy tonight. I have an excellent 3-axis Joystick I use on my home PC, the kind where rudder is on the stick and you twist the stick for yaw. It is real natural for me to operate, but I have no idea if it can be interfaced to a Spectrum TX or if there is a DSM/2 unit on the market with a 3-axis joystick. Perhaps interfaced via buddy box port on a Spectrum.

Anyone know how or done this before? Something on the market?
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We call this; Single stick control

It used to be relatively common in the 70's and 80's then it seemed to start fading out.
My dad had single stick only while I had both, and in fact still have them. You can find SS RC equipment on Ebay almost all the time.

I have been considering modifying a current system to use my joysticks. Both of our SS systems had contest level ball bearing units. It would not be hard to do.

The stick for a home PC game might not have the precision needed to fly, but I haven't seen the inside of one.

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It CAN be done... it means ensuring the pots in the stick are of the correct value and doing some rewiring. Radio South could do it but it would run somewhere near $100 if its "easy"
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