Getting joysticks out of old remotes
This idea came from CtC, who posted it here. I accidently stumbled on my old 40 MHz FM remote (like 25+years old) which I had lying around. You can scavenge a few switches out of it but the most important thing is: you get 2 very nice looking joysticks (most of them will have a Y-axis on one of the joysticks that doesn't automatically return to center, used in flying objects for throttle). On top of that you get a very spacious empty shell (apart from the joysticks) in which you can place a ton of very cool electronics. Also, it has an analog voltage meter for checking your battery!