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Old 04-30-2020, 05:56 PM
Zero4Zulu Zero4Zulu is offline
 
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Default Custom Stick Grips

I had this idea to make my own stick grips. This is what I came up with. Wife says they look retro...
PTT in the back.



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Old 04-30-2020, 06:27 PM
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That's the best of the homebrew stick grips I've seen so far. Good job!

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Old 04-30-2020, 07:12 PM
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gotta love the HAAS machine in the background!

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Old 05-01-2020, 05:07 AM
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A smoke switch that you have to hold down just doesn't make any sense to me. I'm open to other opinions but it had better be good.
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Old 05-01-2020, 08:31 AM
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A smoke switch that you have to hold down just doesn't make any sense to me. I'm open to other opinions but it had better be good.
You know, I cooked up a little switch control for just that kind of thing. A single tap toggles the output (smoke or whatever you please) on or off. Hold it down for more than half a second or so, and it will turn the output on until you release it, then turn it off. Seems like it would be be easy and intuitive to use. I personally don't have a use case for it right now, but I did breadboard the thing and it worked. Wouldn't take much to solder up a few prototypes.
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Old 05-01-2020, 08:43 AM
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Dale, I looked at that relay too. (Press on, press-off) but just decided to put a switch on the panel for the smoke to stay on, if desired. I don’t do aerobatics. I just wanted to be able to output a bit of smoke on occasion. Also I have a indicator light for smoke on.
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Old 05-01-2020, 08:45 AM
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You know, I cooked up a little switch control for just that kind of thing. A single tap toggles the output (smoke or whatever you please) on or off. Hold it down for more than half a second or so, and it will turn the output on until you release it, then turn it off. Seems like it would be be easy and intuitive to use. I personally don't have a use case for it right now, but I did breadboard the thing and it worked. Wouldn't take much to solder up a few prototypes.
I like that! You should also wire a "smoke on" light in parallel with the smoke pump to confirm that the smoke is on or off. Looking behind you is not an option in close formation.
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Dale, I looked at that relay too. (Press on, press-off) but just decided to put a switch on the panel for the smoke to stay on, if desired. I don?t do aerobatics. I just wanted to be able to output a bit of smoke on occasion. Also I have a indicator light for smoke on.
I'm not talking about something that is currently available, it's something I have cooked up on my own. Not just push-on/push-off. A fully custom solution that gives you a single pushbutton switch that allows use either way without the need for anything else.
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Old 05-02-2020, 09:35 AM
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A smoke switch that you have to hold down just doesn't make any sense to me. I'm open to other opinions but it had better be good.
Agree: This switch should be a click on-click off with smoke-on light installed in parallel with the power lead and the light in your line of sight. It would be difficult to fly close formation attempting to hold the button down for a smoke on.
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Old 05-02-2020, 10:33 PM
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Very nice work!


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I had this idea to make my own stick grips. This is what I came up with. Wife says they look retro...
PTT in the back.



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