Setting up and Testing a Paragliding Joystick

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In case you missed it, here's the video where I design and build the joystick prototype https://youtu.be/a7xwfldgOGo

Now that the bad weather is gone we managed to get out and the day and wind was perfect for testing the joystick prototype. Medium/strong and pretty steady, so quite good for the Seed.

I started by stetting up the bag weight and attaching the pulleys and wing. Launched it just as is to make sure everything was working.

Then I set up the joystick itself, at the correct distance and ran the control lines to the brakes and A's. 

After a few problems with geometry and mostly crappy pulleys it was up and working and I couldn't believe it! Really happy to have been able to turn an idea into a working prototype and I'm already thinking about how to make it better, learn more and use it as a stepping stone for bigger projects :)

 

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Sometimes you're not sure if your designs will work, and then you encounter some problems and just want to give up!But if you keep at it sometimes things also go right! This is a tale of making at the beach!
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