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    Re: New Quadrant controls

    Looking good Kendy !


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    Re: New Quadrant controls

    OK, got a spring that works just right. Keeps enough tension on the lever to keep it from moving by itself, but still moves smoothly when actuated. Took a few attempts to get a jig that would wind these springs just right. We'll see how many springs I can get out of a 3D printed jig before it wears out.

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    Re: New Quadrant controls

    Here's a testbed enclosure for a 4-gang version of the quadrant...I call it a "mini-quad".
    Switches are a little close to the levers in the down position, but I don't want to make this enclosure any bigger, so I may just leave off the switches in the production model.
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    Here's the full-size enclosure. Had to print it in 3 pieces, so i have some sanding and painting to do to get it mold-ready. 8 Quadrant levers and 18 SPDT switches for 36 digital inputs.

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    Re: New Quadrant controls

    So I'll be making this available in single, 2-gang, 3-gang, and 4-gang...

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    Re: New Quadrant controls

    Quote Originally Posted by Kendy for the State View Post
    So I'll be making this available in single, 2-gang, 3-gang, and 4-gang...

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    These look great Kendy!

    As longs as it's not groups of five or more (at least where i live).....

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    Started getting these up on Etsy. Will be adding more as I have time...
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    Re: New Quadrant controls

    So I've settled on this for my first ready-to-fly quadrant. Keeping the controls to a minimum for now. I've printed a prototype faceplate, and will be cutting the plywood today to test for fit, and to see how well the clamp works.

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    Re: New Quadrant controls

    Quote Originally Posted by Kendy for the State View Post
    So I've settled on this for my first ready-to-fly quadrant. Keeping the controls to a minimum for now. I've printed a prototype faceplate, and will be cutting the plywood today to test for fit, and to see how well the clamp works.

    SpaceClaim_2020-04-28_10-55-54.png SpaceClaim_2020-04-28_10-56-24.png IMG_20200428_105206098_compress17.jpg
    Nice multimeter.

    Always good to see a Fluke on a bench.


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    Nice multimeter.

    Always good to see a Fluke on a bench.
    I never know where to stick the red pointy thingy...left ear, or right ear?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kendy for the State View Post
    I never know where to stick the red pointy thingy...left ear, or right ear?
    I thought it goes in the Turkey ?


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    Re: New Quadrant controls

    So it came out really well, everything fits together perfectly, but I don't like how the clamp works, so its back to the drawing board.

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    Ganged quadrant controls waiting to go into consoles...if I ever finish the design.

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    Re: New Quadrant controls

    So this one is a little less elegant and more straightforward, but it clamps a whole lot better. Ordered some longer 1/4" bolts for the clamping mechanism, but I think this will work great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kendy for the State View Post
    So this one is a little less elegant and more straightforward, but it clamps a whole lot better. Ordered some longer 1/4" bolts for the clamping mechanism, but I think this will work great.

    IMG_20200429_165059299_compress76.jpg IMG_20200429_165249154_compress18.jpg IMG_20200429_165038477_compress98.jpg
    looking great !!


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    Re: New Quadrant controls

    Looking great indeed!

    I see many more parts behind, are you planning on selling some? (Not personally interested but many others might).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATAG_Colander View Post
    Looking great indeed!

    I see many more parts behind, are you planning on selling some? (Not personally interested but many others might).
    Yes, that is the intent. There are so few options for this type of thing, I thought I'd put my own spin on it. I think I can do it cheaper than what's available now.

    I already have several items for sale on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/GearFalcon...platform-mcnav and Amazon.
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    Re: New Quadrant controls

    The latest one you posted looks really nice, I might be interested in buying one once they are available. Very cool stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATAG_Flare View Post
    The latest one you posted looks really nice, I might be interested in buying one once they are available. Very cool stuff.
    Working on a mold for the front panel right now. I'll let you know when they are available.
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    Re: New Quadrant controls

    Still working on the mold for my clamped version, but in the meantime have this version that is just about ready to put on Etsy. I'll have two versions: one that is complete as you see here in the picture, and one that is just the panel and mechanical parts, ready for you to use the electronics of your choice and place into your own console.
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