I have two salvaged Saitek Yoke Pro, and am building a full size Boeing 767 cockpit. I thought of synchronizing the two Yokes - Captain and first officer- mechanically with bicycle chains, that turn a single potentiometer.
Rather than doing this I would like to use two stepper motors, which I have to control the bank and yaw control. I see a dilemma, when which motor controls which. Both cannot be "master". I thought of using a single potentiometer to control both motors, but am drawing a blank on how to make the synchronized motors work together. I am OK with the electronic components, although not yet a "master" at using the Arduino modules. I believe I need help on the software.
I will end up using a total of 4 steppers:
1 for right left control of each yoke (total 2) --> roll function
1 for forward / back of the yoke column (total 2) -- Yaw function.
This is what I am building:Aerosim Solutions Boeing flight control columns - YouTube but I would rather use Arduino for the mechanical part.
Any other crazy aviation people out there that can give me some pointers?