10. April 2013 by Peter
I am trying to get the last small things on the MIP finished and needed a gear lever.
Took me three days (evenings) to make.
Total cost I estimate to be $5!
I made it from things I had laying around. I have used:
- 2 pcs of 5mm MDF at aprox. 20x30cm
- 1 shaft from a broom.
- 1 spring from an office-lamp.
- 2 Micro switches.
- Old bicycle tume (For cover)
- Black spray paint.
The design is widely available on cockpit DIY pages.
Of course it does not feel nor sounds like a metal-build replica. But on the other hand there is a difference between $5 and $200.
I need some sort of wheel from my local DIY-shop. But apart from that I suits my needs for now.
Mounted it on the MIP to day and just need to interface it.