I am a Developer/Network Engineer looking to design a VB .net app that can control a airplane little like a flight sim. Right now I dont want the camera to move around it is going to be static in the cockpit just like a pilot view. I would also like to keep this under $500 but will go to $700 for the right gear.. Later on I would like to add UAV chip to my setup but for now here is what I am looking at..
What I have so far:
Planning on buying:
What I want or think I need, was hoping for some pointers here:
So what do you think am i looking in the right direction? By the way once I get the code working I will make it open source for anyone else..
Any thoughts on Force Feedback support? I remember reading online somewhere (mind blank) about one that uses the logitech ffb joystick and an onboard 2ax gyro.
This is the one I was thinking of. though its pretty expensive... but our apm/imu/xbee/GS should be able to ouput the same info to control the ff effects... yes/no? thoughts :)
Not to bump an old thread, but...
Hey HK, I've been noticing alot of work being done for rc input over mavlink (translated roughly to joystick) in the svn and in the forums; combined with feedback simulation potentialy being mixed on the gcs side, (if you catch my drift). I would love to see APM-Mavlink on gcs added to the joystick drop down list... Is there anything I do to assist you or at least nudge you into that aspect of APM integration... I'm not interested in doing snap rolls at low altitude if thats the lag your talking about... :)