Portable flight controller concept

Been a while! Thought I’d share my weekend project. This probably wouldn’t be the most practical device but the idea was to have an attitude indicator display with a few options for control. Perhaps this could be used as a drone controller? Anyhow, more of a fun exercise in hard surface modelling for me!

I went with a CRT style display for a semi-retro look. The side panels can be opened for manual control in both roll and pitch. There are small thumb-sticks integrated into the housing. The surrounding area is made up of a cloth material for comfort when holding the device in manual mode. Inside the housing for the controllers I had some fun working with displacement maps to get a circuit board-like look. I also added a small ribbon cable to complete the aesthetic.

All rendered in Cycles.

Thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate any feedback.

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