A Side Stick
fro the A320 is not easily available unless one is willing to
pay more than €1000. So I decided to my modify my
Logitech Extreme 3D Pro and fit it
with the Vier-im-Pott handle.
I found a
video on the internet how to take the joystick apart and it was
quite easy. After I removed the handle and the cover plate
I found that the assembly is mounted with four screws on the
bottom plate. Some of the plastic lugs were broken, so, in
fact, by moving the stick, the whole assembly was moving.
I drilled the lugs with a 4 mm drill and could now firmly attach the assembly to an 18 mm piece of MDF.
Stick comes with the two buttons, the red A/P and the PTT
button. I decided to solder them right over two buttons on
the switch board. This way I did not have to worry how to
connect them to the main interface board of the joystick.
applies to the tiller. Since I removed the throttle
control on the joystick, I was able to connect the tiller's
potentiometer directly to the freed-up 3-pin connector.
order to get the right angle for the side stick, I propped up
one side of the MDF plate with some spacers.