I have converted RC transmitter into joy stick using 10$ game controller and checked it with quad it fly's quad good . problem with original game controller was throttle control . Also added 6 position switch for mode control but the switch modes give some error  only stabilize and auto mode don't give error.

Attach please find few photos of conversion.

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Comment by Dany Thivierge on November 28, 2011 at 10:24am

Ok... but why? hehe need more information...

 

Dany  -- www.canadadrones.com

Comment by Ahmed Rehan on November 28, 2011 at 10:56am

What kind of more info you need, mode selector switch work fine in calibration mode but i think some bug in software may be Michael can answer that.  

Comment by Ahmed Rehan on November 28, 2011 at 10:58am


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Comment by Dany Thivierge on November 28, 2011 at 11:07am

:) 

 

I am just wondering what would be the advantage of doing this conversion? 

Comment by Ahmed Rehan on November 28, 2011 at 11:14am

If you like to fly only with joystick without using radio control you can use the joystick transmitter as this can control in same way as RC transmitter wear as USB joystick has all four stick  in center  and throttle cant work that way. 

Comment by ionut on November 28, 2011 at 2:53pm

This is neat.Many TX potentiometers suck so maybe this game controller has better precision. 

Comment by Ellison Chan on November 28, 2011 at 4:22pm

Not sure, but this is converting a RC transmitter so that it takes input from a PC joystick?

Anyways, check this discussion out.  We've managed to figure a way to use the Mission Planner joystick control feature to operate the Quad with a joystick, attached to the PC, and communicating over telemetry port.

 

http://www.diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/flying-with-joystick?commen...

Comment by Ellison Chan on November 28, 2011 at 4:23pm

No need to hack up your transmitter.

Comment by Ahmed Rehan on November 29, 2011 at 12:25am

It is inexpensive transmitter and can also be used as rc simulator and i can take out the joystick from tx to make a custom controller.

Comment by Jason Wise on December 1, 2011 at 3:17am

Yeah? Why?

 

Should of gone with this bad boy! :)

http://servocity.com/html/4_function_joystick.html

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