to bastardize a great old saying:
Playing with tomatkins puppet kite is like fucking a fat girl... it's fun until your friends catch you doing it!
I suggest instead of wasting time with that thing you use this software:
and build an interface with your computer that uses a full size bar. You could probably take apart an old joystick and cludge somthing together. At least the sim does things that are similar to how a kite behaves in wind and you get man credit for breaking stuff (old joystick).