A three-axis concept R/C single joystick transmitter for model aircraft, helicopter, drone and robot use…
The layout is based around a conventional 2.4 GHz radio control car/boat transmitter but uses a triple axis joystick allowing Aileron (left/right) Elevator (up/down) and Rudder (twist left/right). Speed control via the conventional finger trigger. (friction or spring).
‘Single stick’ R/C transmitters were popular in the 1960’s and offered great control of model aircraft. Many aerobatic competition fliers used this method of control. Primary control on one hand being the key.
Home modification of an existing model car/boat transmitter would be difficult but searching comments on the web 2020 suggests that there is a market for such a transmitter. Tripple axis stick offers more intuitive control. I used the system during Micron days developed by SLM engineers and can say that model taking off, slow flying manouvers and landings were made so easy.
It would take a brave China R/C manufacturer to lead the way forward or as I feel … ‘Back to the Future !’ Model aircraft, helicopters, drones, boats, cars, robots, games, could benefit from this simple and ergonomic method of hand transmitter control.
More to come. See You Soon. Terry and David.