Throttle Quadrant and Trim Wheel

A modular 3D printed throttle quadrant and trim wheel for use with flight simulators.

Oct 8, 2020

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Components and supplies

1

Rotary potentiometer 50k, details in story section

1

Arduino Leonardo

3

Wire, Hook Up

Tools and machines

1

Soldering iron (generic)

1

3D Printer (generic)

Apps and platforms

1

Arduino IDE

Project description

Code

Quadrant.ino

arduino

Use the setting variable and the serial monitor to find the end point values for each potentiometer, enter them into the axisLimits array. Use this joystick library, not the one found in the Arduino library manager, they are for different applications. https://github.com/MHeironimus/ArduinoJoystickLibrary

Quadrant.ino

arduino

Use the setting variable and the serial monitor to find the end point values for each potentiometer, enter them into the axisLimits array. Use this joystick library, not the one found in the Arduino library manager, they are for different applications. https://github.com/MHeironimus/ArduinoJoystickLibrary

Downloadable files

Single potentiometer diagram

To add more controls hook up 5V and GRD and use pins A1 to A5

Single potentiometer diagram

Single potentiometer diagram

To add more controls hook up 5V and GRD and use pins A1 to A5

Single potentiometer diagram

Documentation

Back Box Narrow Centre

Back Box Narrow Centre

Body left

Body left

Knob for Flaps

Knob for Flaps

Back Box Wide End Left

Back Box Wide End Left

Back Box Narrow End Right

Back Box Narrow End Right

Lever with 4 Detents

Lever with 4 Detents

Trim Wheel Body Left

Trim Wheel Body Left

Trim Wheel Gear

Trim Wheel Gear

Back Box Wide Centre

Back Box Wide Centre

Knob for Throttle (Type 1)

Knob for Throttle (Type 1)

Knob for Landing Gear

Knob for Landing Gear

End Cap Plain (Optional)

One without the tab in case you need it

End Cap Plain (Optional)

Back Box Narrow End Left

Back Box Narrow End Left

Lever with 6 Detents

Lever with 6 Detents

Lever with 3 Detents

Lever with 3 Detents

Lever with 2 Detents

Lever with 2 Detents

Body Right

Body Right

End Cap Left

End Cap Left

Potentiometer Holder

Potentiometer Holder

Friction Plate Option 1 (Least friction)

Friction Plate Option 1 (Least friction)

Lever with 5 Detents

Lever with 5 Detents

Trim Wheel Single Piece (Option)

Trim Wheel Single Piece (Option)

Trim Wheel Body Right

Trim Wheel Body Right

Lever with 0 Detents

Lever with 0 Detents

End Cap Right

End Cap Right

Trim Wheel Quadrant Drive

Trim Wheel Quadrant Drive

Trim Wheel Quadrant

Trim Wheel Quadrant

Knob for Fuel Mixture

Knob for Fuel Mixture

Knob for Throttle (Type 2)

Knob for Throttle (Type 2)

Trim Wheel Wheel

Trim Wheel Wheel

Knob for Landing Gear

Knob for Landing Gear

Trim Wheel Quadrant Drive

Trim Wheel Quadrant Drive

Trim Wheel Single Piece (Option)

Trim Wheel Single Piece (Option)

Trim Wheel Wheel

Trim Wheel Wheel

Lever with 3 Detents

Lever with 3 Detents

Potentiometer Holder

Potentiometer Holder

Trim Wheel Body Left

Trim Wheel Body Left

Lever with 5 Detents

Lever with 5 Detents

Friction Plate Option 3 (Most friction)

Friction Plate Option 3 (Most friction)

Trim Wheel Body Right

Trim Wheel Body Right

Lever with 2 Detents

Lever with 2 Detents

Lever with 0 Detents

Lever with 0 Detents

Body left

Body left

Friction Plate Option 1 (Least friction)

Friction Plate Option 1 (Least friction)

Complete STEP File

This file contains all the parts as a STEP file

Complete STEP File

Knob for Fuel Mixture

Knob for Fuel Mixture

Trim Wheel Nodule

Trim Wheel Nodule

Back Box Narrow End Left

Back Box Narrow End Left

Trim Wheel Gear

Trim Wheel Gear

Lever with 6 Detents

Lever with 6 Detents

Back Box Narrow End Right

Back Box Narrow End Right

Back Box Wide Centre

Back Box Wide Centre

Knob for Flaps

Knob for Flaps

Back Box Narrow Centre

Back Box Narrow Centre

Lever with 4 Detents

Lever with 4 Detents

Knob for Propeller Pitch

Knob for Propeller Pitch

Knob for Throttle (Type 2)

Knob for Throttle (Type 2)

Friction Plate Option 2 (Middle friction)

The one I use

Friction Plate Option 2 (Middle friction)

Trim Wheel Hub

Trim Wheel Hub

Knob for Throttle (Type 1)

Knob for Throttle (Type 1)

Lever End

Lever End

Complete STEP File

This file contains all the parts as a STEP file

Complete STEP File

Trim Wheel Nodule

Trim Wheel Nodule

Body Right

Body Right

Knob for Propeller Pitch

Knob for Propeller Pitch

Friction Plate Option 2 (Middle friction)

The one I use

Friction Plate Option 2 (Middle friction)

Trim Wheel Hub

Trim Wheel Hub

Lever End

Lever End

End Cap Left

End Cap Left

End Cap Plain (Optional)

One without the tab in case you need it

End Cap Plain (Optional)

Trim Wheel Quadrant

Trim Wheel Quadrant

End Cap Right

End Cap Right

Back Box Wide End Left

Back Box Wide End Left

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