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Many of us have seen Bob's display at flight sim shows, now here is a video from the man himself to show you how to make a trim wheel!

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7.5 " that is a big wheel !

Thanks for the link Max, there are many items on that site that interest me :thanks:

Danke mein freund

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Did you see this?

Desktop Aviator has a nice looking Trim Wheel Panel.

You can see it at:

http://www.desktopaviator.com/Products/Model_2700/index.htm

It has a 4 inch TW with 6 spdt full size toggle switches and a second

rotary potentiometer for Rudder Trim.

 

I bought one recently and it's GREAT. It fits inside a GoFlight rack; an added plus.

 

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Hi Steve, welcome to Mutley's Hangar forums.:)

 

Thanks for the heads up and product thumbs up but It shows out of stock right now on their site and doesn't list a price.

 

EDIT: I see they are back in stock for $110.95, it would be a handy item with all those switches but the user would need to design a box and mounting unit as it was designed for their panel rack. 

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There is a much easier way of making a "Trim Wheel" with an old computer mouse, I made one several years ago and its still working well.

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Do you have a tutorial to add Michael to help round out this thread, folks might want to try going down that route. Thanks.:)

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I don't have a tutorial but the pictures are self explanatory..........................

 

Build yourself a trim wheel using an old PC mouse in conjunction with Peter Dowson's software FSUIPC.

 

The first picture shows the simple modification to a PC mouse cable tied to the leg of the flight sim table.

 

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The second picture shows the trim wheel cover made from black corrugated plastic and below my home made rudder pedals.

 

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On 12/3/2017 at 16:52, brett said:

Hi Steve, welcome to Mutley's Hangar forums.:)

 

Thanks for the heads up and product thumbs up but It shows out of stock right now on their site and doesn't list a price.

 

EDIT: I see they are back in stock for $110.95, it would be a handy item with all those switches but the user would need to design a box and mounting unit as it was designed for their panel rack. 

I use a GoFlight's mini rack. Looks really good. GoFlight's larger rack can also be used.

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