Newbie here, and I want to use the Arduino to display the position of a 3" bolt that when turned changes the position of the flaps on my airplane. Currently I just look out the window and try to remember how many times I’ve turned the handle to know the approximate location of the flaps. I would like to connect it to a small display that would should flap position from up to down in percentage or even just the number of cranks from a set point would work too. I’ve attached a picture of the mechanism for reference. The brass nut on the bolt goes up and down which pushes the rod back or pulls it forward depending on which way you turn. I’m wondering that mechanism I could use to determine the bolt position? And any suggestions or help would be much appreciated!
thanks in advance!