Question: Pendulum with Flexible Rod

I have tried to make a pendulum with flexible rod (see file and figure), but have faced a problem. How can I set the initial angle of the rod deviation from a local vertical (alpha)? TSDA does not give such possibility.

And the second question: how to measure this angle during motion, and also an angle of a body deviation relatively to a rod (psi)? Probes allow to measure only angular velocity. How to get an angles?


My soft is MapleSim 2, but I'll be grateful for any ideas, suitable for other versions.

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