Hello,

I am trying to build a force feedback yoke for Flight Simulator X. The yoke is supposed to be as close to a Cessna 172 as possible. Because of that the torque for the aileron system has to be about 5Nm and the force for the elevator control has to be about 50N. I have finished my mechanical build and the only thing missing are the motors to produce the force.

Is there any way to calculate the needed power of the motors or do they only need to apply the needed torque at 0 revolutions? Since the motor doesnt spin by itself, but i spin it by foce.

Here is an example to calrrify what i mean. Lets say the motor spins clockwise if no torque is applied. Now i apply a torque that is greater than the produced torque of the motor. The motor will stop spinning and i will feel the motortorque as a torque on whatever is stopping the motor. If i force the motor to spin counterclockwise now. Can i calculate how much power it would need? Or is the power just the coilresistance in conjunction with the applied current during stall speeds?

I hope somebody can help me.