Cockpit

* User Profile

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length

Who's Online

  • *Users: 1
  • *Guests: 49
  • *Total: 50

Our Discord

Author Topic: Backlit Knobs Source?  (Read 1201 times)

Offline MistyBlue

  • Forum GURU
  • *
  • Posts: 84
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • Aviation Enthusiast
  • First Name: Tony
  • Home Location: San Antonio, TX
Backlit Knobs Source?
« on: August 04, 2017, 12:20:25 PM »
Anyone have a current good source of back-lit 737 knobs besides Flightdeck Solutions?  I need some for the overhead that FDS doesn't carry but all my sources sell solid knobs, not back-lit, and past sources are no longer in business.

Thanks!
Tony

Offline bernard S

  • Forum GURU
  • *
  • Posts: 435
  • Karma: +0/-2
  • Aviation Enthusiast
  • First Name: Bernard
  • Home Location: Austin TX
Re: Backlit Knobs Source?
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2017, 12:38:15 PM »
honeywell, korry, easterling... but then i am good at spending other peoples money lol

Offline 737NGer

  • Forum GURU
  • *
  • Posts: 192
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Aviation Enthusiast
  • First Name: Youssef
  • Home Location: Cairo
Re: Backlit Knobs Source?
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2017, 01:08:47 PM »
Anyone have a current good source of back-lit 737 knobs besides Flightdeck Solutions?  I need some for the overhead that FDS doesn't carry but all my sources sell solid knobs, not back-lit, and past sources are no longer in business.

Thanks!
Tony

Most knobs on the 737 aren't backlit. The only ones which are backlit are on the Electrical Meter Panel. These are manufactured by Korry I think (Not too sure.)

Offline MistyBlue

  • Forum GURU
  • *
  • Posts: 84
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • Aviation Enthusiast
  • First Name: Tony
  • Home Location: San Antonio, TX
Re: Backlit Knobs Source?
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2017, 01:21:23 PM »
honeywell, korry, easterling... but then i am good at spending other peoples money lol

Goes both ways, Bernard  ;D

Most knobs on the 737 aren't backlit. The only ones which are backlit are on the Electrical Meter Panel. These are manufactured by Korry I think (Not too sure.)

Hmm, may want to double-check your source.  Far as I'm aware, just about every knob with a stripe on it is back-lit.  But to be sure, I checked against my PMDG 737 and confirmed that is the case.  Very few aren't lit.


Offline 737NGer

  • Forum GURU
  • *
  • Posts: 192
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Aviation Enthusiast
  • First Name: Youssef
  • Home Location: Cairo
Re: Backlit Knobs Source?
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2017, 01:37:05 PM »
honeywell, korry, easterling... but then i am good at spending other peoples money lol

Goes both ways, Bernard  ;D

Most knobs on the 737 aren't backlit. The only ones which are backlit are on the Electrical Meter Panel. These are manufactured by Korry I think (Not too sure.)

Hmm, may want to double-check your source.  Far as I'm aware, just about every knob with a stripe on it is back-lit.  But to be sure, I checked against my PMDG 737 and confirmed that is the case.  Very few aren't lit.

Trust me, I thought the same when I started this project, but from all the images of real cockpits, there are only two backlit knobs in the cockpit
which are on the metering panel.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2017, 01:37:51 PM by 737NGer »

Offline MistyBlue

  • Forum GURU
  • *
  • Posts: 84
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • Aviation Enthusiast
  • First Name: Tony
  • Home Location: San Antonio, TX
Re: Backlit Knobs Source?
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2017, 03:16:57 PM »
Intriguing.  Going to have to do a little more research on this now I guess.

Offline mickc

  • Forum GURU
  • *
  • Posts: 473
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • Aviation Enthusiast
  • First Name: Mick
  • Home Location: VIC, AU
Re: Backlit Knobs Source?
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2017, 05:50:06 PM »
The PMDG is very inaccurate with the backlighting, they just literally lit up everything!
For example the RMI & Stby Altimeter/ASI knobs are lit up, the AFDS test switches, even the sticker above the standby compass & oxy mask panels.

As for the knobs, Youssef is correct, they are not all backlit, but the are a couple that are on the overheads:
Elec metering panel (as already mentioned)
Pressurization Auto/Man/Altn selector
Fuel Crossfeed
IRS Display knobs & keys
IRS selectors

That being said, all the knobs with pointers are translucent and can be backlit, they just arent.

Offline mickc

  • Forum GURU
  • *
  • Posts: 473
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • Aviation Enthusiast
  • First Name: Mick
  • Home Location: VIC, AU
Re: Backlit Knobs Source?
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2017, 06:33:31 PM »
To follow up, if you want the real knobs, they can be obtained through most aviation parts brokers, nearly all are made by Korry/Esterline but they no longer sell direct so you need to use an FAA registered parts supplier.

These are the part numbers for the overhead knobs, prices are per unit in USD.
Bear in mind i bought all these and all the knobs for the MIP & Throttle at the same time, so the prices reflect a bulk purchase.  One off knobs would have a higher cost. 
Total for all the new OEM knobs in the cockpit was close to 3k USD

Quote
GP043-102 General knob - Set screws at the front   $55
GP043-162 As above but set screws from behind      $68  (used on Nav source selector, DU selectors and MIP/Pedestal panel light controls)
GP119-118 IRS Selector                       $58
GP043-153 Press mode selector                    $61
533-043-18 Elec Metering panel                     $52
RD791-101 Land Alt control                    $92
RD681-103 Flt Alt Control                            $87
533-073-05 Fuel Crossfeed                            $109
RC446-144 Lower MIP - DU Brightness-Single       $88
RD240-155 Lower MIP - DU Brightness-Outer (DU Brt)      $78
RD238-214 Lower MIP - DU Brightness-Inner (WX/TERR Brt)   $76

Offline ifeliciano

  • Forum GURU
  • *
  • Posts: 115
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • Aviation Enthusiast
  • First Name: Ivan
  • Home Location: Arlington, Texas
Re: Backlit Knobs Source?
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2017, 10:34:12 AM »
Who's a good source to buy the original knobs in the US? I asked the Airline Historical Society, but they usually dont come across loose knobs.

 

COUNTDOWN TO WF2018


WORLDFLIGHT TEAM USA

Will Depart in...

Recent Posts

New guy intro and 727 cockpit for X-Plane project start
by 727s4ever!
[September 18, 2018, 04:15:08 PM]
737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
by kurt-olsson
[September 18, 2018, 02:57:28 PM]
Flying Polar Routes
by jackpilot
[September 18, 2018, 12:07:33 PM]
STEERING AND YOKE 737 PROMO
by navymustang
[September 17, 2018, 03:44:39 PM]
Monitor and keyboard arm
by navymustang
[September 17, 2018, 03:43:17 PM]
For Sale - FSC Motorised Throttle Quadrant
by gufau
[September 17, 2018, 12:37:02 PM]
With 60 Days Left, We have a plan
by FredK
[September 17, 2018, 11:08:58 AM]
For Sale: CPFlight MCP 737 EL $400 USD Shipped Lower 48
by Steenos
[September 17, 2018, 11:01:18 AM]
John's List of 3D Printed Items for Flight Simulation
by blueskydriver
[September 17, 2018, 10:13:04 AM]
INTRODUCTION
by bernard S
[September 15, 2018, 07:10:49 PM]
Wanted Pair of Headrests of this type!
by bernard S
[September 15, 2018, 06:43:09 PM]
Some Questions about Project Magenta CDU
by Pantu
[September 15, 2018, 10:35:41 AM]
GAPanel/FSUIPC coding
by sedge
[September 14, 2018, 02:22:31 PM]
Wanted! Real Boeing 737 TQ
by kurt-olsson
[September 14, 2018, 04:24:57 AM]
OEM window eye brow trim
by kurt-olsson
[September 14, 2018, 04:22:20 AM]
Linked Brakes
by blueskydriver
[September 14, 2018, 03:12:26 AM]
Mickey's Flightdeck - A Boeing 737-800 Cockpit on Youtube
by Extraterra
[September 13, 2018, 09:23:22 AM]
CDU hidden fire page
by Pantu
[September 12, 2018, 01:25:24 PM]
737NG parts for sale, most are REAL!
by 737NGer
[September 12, 2018, 11:22:50 AM]
A320 Sound (for homecockpit)
by okansacli
[September 12, 2018, 10:07:03 AM]
SIOC Stepper Help
by okansacli
[September 12, 2018, 10:00:11 AM]
Boeing 737-800 Next Generation Simulator
by blueskydriver
[September 12, 2018, 04:41:07 AM]
Memphis 727 Build
by skyline223
[September 11, 2018, 10:27:39 PM]
Monitor setup - mixing screen sizes
by Flying_Fox
[September 11, 2018, 10:25:53 AM]
Polar routes P3D
by Joe Lavery
[September 10, 2018, 07:19:55 PM]
My project, 737 in the basement.
by Goteborg
[September 09, 2018, 11:32:47 AM]
Telex 750 headsets
by fsaviator
[September 08, 2018, 12:43:39 PM]
Your Aircraft Drawings & Dimensions...Google Searching
by blueskydriver
[September 08, 2018, 02:49:47 AM]
Calibration Pro Eyepoint-setting/Eyepoint position
by bravolima
[September 07, 2018, 07:38:21 PM]
ESPERANDO SERIAL KEY
by luisgordo
[September 07, 2018, 09:48:56 AM]