Cockpitbuilders.com

CockpitBuilders.com - Main => Builders Discussions => Topic started by: Atomic_Sheep on May 17, 2018, 04:04:50 AM

Title: Inclinometer
Post by: Atomic_Sheep on May 17, 2018, 04:04:50 AM
I'm trying to figure out how to make an inclinometer that looks similar to this one:

http://www.riekerinc.com/Mechanical-Inclinometers/1040_Slip.htm (http://www.riekerinc.com/Mechanical-Inclinometers/1040_Slip.htm)

Does anyone have any ideas?
Title: Re: Inclinometer
Post by: mikeybear on May 17, 2018, 07:40:47 AM
how about using  an edge moving coil meter ?
something like https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/analogue-panel-ammeters/0259561/ (https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/analogue-panel-ammeters/0259561/)

Regards

Dave
Title: Re: Inclinometer
Post by: mickc on May 17, 2018, 09:21:13 AM
I have seen this done before, I think it was on this forum actually.

Clear plastic tube with a steel ball inside it, and servo behind the gauge with a magnet attached to the arm, which moves the ball inside the tube magically.
Title: Re: Inclinometer
Post by: Atomic_Sheep on May 18, 2018, 04:55:33 AM
Thanks Dave. Your solution is too deep, I don't have that luxury because I'm going to have an LCD right behind it.

Mick, that's the solution that I dug up in the past 24 hours.