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737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #300 on: November 15, 2017, 02:21:41 PM »
Wear appropriate PPE when drilling as the green zinc chromate coating is toxic and possibly carcinogenic too.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #301 on: November 15, 2017, 02:36:17 PM »
Wear appropriate PPE when drilling as the green zinc chromate coating is toxic and possibly carcinogenic too.

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Should i buy a full bodysuit?

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #302 on: November 15, 2017, 02:41:40 PM »
Building a full scale 737-800 AATD for home use. Majority of hardware is from Sismo Solutions, software is Prosim under P3D.
Please note that I am a self-employed professional cockpit builder that provides consulting to defense contractors and civilian schools and airlines.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #303 on: November 16, 2017, 02:20:12 PM »
Cockpit finally finished!!!








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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #304 on: November 16, 2017, 02:32:01 PM »
...NOT! (Borat)

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #305 on: November 18, 2017, 04:58:42 AM »
Patient is on the operating table. This construction will be "never seen before" haha

The plan is to create wood bearing/housing for the pulleys. If they are strong enough i think i can use a rod of wood to connect pulleys and columns aswell.

Everybody saying this is a bad idea, but hey, at least try it. It will be cheap aswell! Hehe

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #306 on: November 18, 2017, 05:38:33 PM »
Man that yoke construction is hard... :(

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #307 on: November 20, 2017, 04:07:23 PM »
Prototype 1 is complete!

Main setup: rails attached to the crosstube that fixates the pulleys and holds the bearing so i can tighten the cable without the pulleys sckewing/tilting.
The bearings is spareparts from the disassembly of the steeringboxes.

One major problem to solve!

The bearings of the crosstube is close to the pulley, so i wonder if its enough to just use the two upper holes. (See third picture). I know Scott made custom bravkets because of this problem.




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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #308 on: November 22, 2017, 03:30:00 PM »
Bingo!

Superconstruction is ongoing! :)

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #309 on: November 26, 2017, 03:50:47 PM »
Prototype 2.0!

Video of OEM clevis spade joint!

Tomorrow i have to clean my workshop, what a mess!



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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #310 on: November 26, 2017, 03:52:11 PM »
Oh, and i pulled the yokes beyond its limit pitch 12,5 degrees.
Here is youtube link.

https://youtu.be/YvRzmMrxQUo

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #311 on: November 28, 2017, 04:49:39 PM »
Both yokes mounted. Tomorrow i will fixate the right cablewheel and drill holes for the canle to go through.

I will then put some "stops" agains the crosstube when the yokes reavhes max movement. Then will the springs/gas struts be installed.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #312 on: December 01, 2017, 01:48:17 AM »
Yokework continues...
Made the structure more solid and also made a "stopper" at 12,5degrees from venter position. So now the yokes support themselves.

After investigating i think i will use rubberband instead of gas struts because people have complaint about the "neutral position" is to hard to pull/push from.

Also bought two more panels, pictures when it arrives.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #313 on: December 03, 2017, 12:09:11 PM »
Saw a youtube video on some dude making bearing houses in wood, so i thought i give it a try. Turned out 1000 times better than i thought, perfect fit and rock solid! Dont even have to get a second layer of wood thats stopping the bearing from moving out of place.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #314 on: December 03, 2017, 04:52:48 PM »
After a couple of hours the height is right and i can move the column freely within the limits. According to the design the spade and clevis should only come together about a cm.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #315 on: December 07, 2017, 04:38:28 PM »
Completed the second stand and secured the wheels. Tomorrow i will connect the cables and voila! Only potentiometers and interfacing left and that part is easy, construction is hard.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #316 on: December 14, 2017, 03:40:28 PM »
Snail progress...
Had to raise the structure 8mm more to get the spade and clevis to work better. Now i can rotate the yokes beyond 105 degrees without any metal structures touch. I was able to get the alignment perfect.

The screws thats securing the cable is not smooth, i am very afraid that it will break if i deassembly the cable back and fourth a couple of 20-50 times.

The final peace in the puzzle is to secure the plates that the wheels are on. Once the cable is tighten it has a tendency to move up in the air a bit. Need to secure it to the floor/structure somehow.

The springs are removed, hate that noise... will use rubberband or tennisballs or something.


 

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