as per Kukki kind request here some pictures of the SSC.
First three pictures are of the STICK and SSC with harnesses for switches and Pitch and Roll Axis
The Base is a Block 15 modified
I was lucky enough to find a female connector 37 pin to replace the original one.
not an easy job but it didn't take lot of time.
Then also the 27 Pin subminiature connector on the base was changed with a BD37.
The central Harness then link to the COUGAR board
Interfacing the Transducers to the COUGAR was an easy job thanks to Marv De Beque's MKI
Marv is CEO of AEROTRONICS for those who don't know him and he's providing HOTAS solutions to the Military.
I hope he won't mind if I place a link to his home page: www.aerotronicsltd.com
I placed the Cougar Board just above the MKI so i can have all "handy"
You can see 4 pots and a switch.
in the CAL position the board is just setted with STANDARD SSC forces
Pitch Down 16.0 lbs @ .027" ? .013"
Pitch Up 25.0 lbs @ .171" ? .058"
Roll 7.7 Kg = 17.0 lbs @ .110" ? .030"
In the GAIN ADJ
You can TRIM the position of the Axis and adjust the gain for "more" or "less" strenght on the stick.
You can see 3 DB connectors. The DB15 is used to supply the power needed to the interfacing board:
+12 / -12 and ground, then it receive also the +5VDC from the COUGAR's Board needed to activate a Reed Relay used to "cut off" power when the cougar is not plugged in the computer. And aslo to send to the board the signals that enters in the "pots" connectors
Then the TWO DB9 are connected directly to the SSC for exciting the transducers and getting back the signal.
Hope You will enjoy them