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Old Dec 28, 2008, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by rcpilotjr
What do i need to make the head tracker that zitron had for FSX?


As it is right now, you need:

A cheap RC heli gyro for ~$15
(from here for example:

A cheap 3 axis accelerometer board for ~$16
(from here

A cheap micro-controller board for ~$12
(such as the arduino

+ 20% for shipping and stuff
+ A method to program the above micro-controller
+ Code for the micro-controller*
+ Willingness to take apart a perfectly good gyro and figure out which are the important bits!
+ Some soldering/general electronic skills
+ Some LEDs, wires, resistors and pots
+ A software that interfaces with FSX*

*Freely available from me, but a their current state, may not work for you with out modification.

I must say again that I'm not developing this for flight sim use. The goggles I have are only 640x480, which is not enough resolution to read dials clearly. I'm only using FSX to test my head tracker.

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