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Offline Joe Lavery

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #450 on: September 08, 2018, 04:25:22 AM »
I've drawn this up for you John,

It's 3mm thick but I can thin it down if that would be better. I thought anything thinner would not be strong enough.
Let me know what you think.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #451 on: September 08, 2018, 04:45:18 AM »
Hi Joe,

AWESOME! Yes, I think 3mm will work the best. I cannot tell by the pics, but are the angles 90 degrees squared or are they rounded a bit? From what I have it's more of a rounded corner somewhat...

What format or extension did you make this in?

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #452 on: September 08, 2018, 04:58:25 AM »
It's an stl file so you should be able to load it with Cura or simplify 3D.
The top edges of the raised section are all rounded but not the outermost edge
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #453 on: September 08, 2018, 05:23:51 AM »
Great .stl and Simplify3D is what I use...just check your PM for my email address.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #454 on: September 08, 2018, 05:52:55 AM »
John,
The stl file in my original post ...  or here.... :)
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #455 on: September 08, 2018, 05:58:18 AM »
Oops, sorry Joe I missed it in the original...lol! I got now though  :)

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #456 on: September 08, 2018, 06:00:40 AM »
No Worries John, I hope it helps
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #457 on: September 08, 2018, 06:30:27 AM »
Okay, I got it imported and will have to scale it down just a tad since my bed is 300mmx300mmx400mm. Have you printed one of these yourself yet?

I've found that it needs supports either direction, so I flipped it with the top down and let the outer edges where the holes are get the support structures...guessing that will be okay if the supports come off cleanly. Otherwise, I might try it top up and let the supports go underneath that way you would not see any remnants of them when mounted to the glareshield.

I'll either start printing it now or later tonight.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #458 on: September 08, 2018, 07:16:16 AM »
Looks good! Hope it turnes out well. :)

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #459 on: September 08, 2018, 07:55:27 AM »
Hey Peter,

Once I get this done I'll let you know. Also, if you want I can start a new thread or just keep things here...up to you  ;D

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #460 on: September 08, 2018, 08:37:17 AM »
John,

I'm afraid I went for the smaller Creality printer the Ender 3 which I've been quite surprised at, with the quality I'm getting.
However it only has a 235 x 235 bed, so this is a bit outside my scope.

I drew the holder this morning after seeing the original post, more to see how it turned out really.

Over to you now....  8)

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #461 on: September 09, 2018, 04:29:59 AM »
Hey Peter,

Once I get this done I'll let you know. Also, if you want I can start a new thread or just keep things here...up to you  ;D

John

Keep it in this thread, no problem! :)

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #462 on: September 09, 2018, 05:47:34 AM »
Kurt,

Flyengravity makes these glareshield pockets, simworld also used to sell them seperately.

You can also build one out of a serving tray. As seen on this other cockpit builders website:
http://737ngxca.com/mip%20images/docmeasure.jpg
The perfect solution if you ask me..

The original NG measures a opening of 23cm width and 26.3 length. The original is glued to the glareshield.
The total width is 26cm by lenght 28cm. Total hight is 7mm.

Michael

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #463 on: September 09, 2018, 06:58:22 AM »
Hi Michael.

Flyengravity has a review of having little to thin metal so it flexes. Simworld might be an option but ive got an offer for an OEM (if he finds it) and it will be interesting to see what John comes up with. 😊

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #464 on: September 09, 2018, 01:16:07 PM »
Hey Guys,

I hope to get on this tonight, as I was sleeping for last the 23 hours; too many days of not sleeping or getting very little...lol...it all caught up to me.  :o

John
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #465 on: September 09, 2018, 01:58:11 PM »
New panel aquired!

Dont know if i should fill it with analog gauges or use the hardware for a -800 replica panel with a lcd.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #466 on: September 09, 2018, 06:58:17 PM »
New panel aquired!

Dont know if i should fill it with analog gauges or use the hardware for a -800 replica panel with a lcd.

you have been invited to the dark side...buy an NG unit  8)

They exist now for <$2000 if it is an older unit :)

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #467 on: September 10, 2018, 12:45:37 AM »
Haha 2000$ for one panel is crazy! OEM is more important to me than having exact -800 model. Building a sim sometimes means shortcuts. 😊

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #468 on: September 10, 2018, 04:21:10 PM »
Haha
My 1665 Dome White Lamp is actually working after all these years...

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #469 on: September 12, 2018, 02:08:05 AM »
Hey Guys,

Sorry about the delays with the MIP Checklist Holder, Karen and I have way to many things going on as summer winds down and fall is on the horizon... However, I finally got time to adjust the settings and figure out the support structures inside of Simplify3D and started printing the first test print a few minutes ago...HOORAY!

The calculated printed time is 10 hours, a lot for something so simple in design, yet time none the less that I'll have to keep an eye on it; unless, I doze off out here in the hanger...lol!

Regarding sizing, I took into account what Michael says,

"The original NG measures a opening of 23cm width and 26.3 length. The original is glued to the glareshield. The total width is 26cm by length 28cm. Total height is 7mm."

Although, it's not exactly these numbers at this point, it could be adjusted by Joe in the program he used to design this item, in which case I will update him about this after the first test is finished. I am using black PLA for this since I see no reason the use ABS or anything stronger.

Also, I ran it in the proper vertical positioning as it would be if mounted; unfortunately, this requires more support structures and longer print time. My next plan is to run it inverted that way the support structures will only be on the outer rim, but I am cautious about this direction because the rim is very thin and narrow, so when removing the supports after printing I am worried it might break at the rim itself.

I will post pics tomorrow... In the mean time, I am thinking about making another DIY Vacuum Forming box and try making this item. I made a box many years ago and it went very well when I made things; however, I disposed of it after years of going unused...silly me!

John 
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #470 on: September 12, 2018, 03:41:27 PM »
Hey Everyone,

The Checklist Holder is done, so check the pics... The only mistake I made was using to much glue that the tape really stuck! Oh well, better then coming unstuck during the printing process, and it doesn't matter anyway, as you will not see it.

What do you think?

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #471 on: September 12, 2018, 03:46:21 PM »
I will measure this and place it on my MIP for comparison later today... 8)

Edit: By the way, I took the photos on a white table with a lamp on one side and natural daylight on the other, hence the light color banding. I did this to show both variations.

John
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #472 on: September 12, 2018, 07:48:23 PM »
Nice job John, looks like the supports came away pretty clean, good to see my design in the flesh so to speak.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #473 on: September 12, 2018, 08:14:02 PM »
Here are the comparisons to the my mounted FDS one which is much different, in which case I am not trying to copy it; instead, I am making sure it's not the same at all out of total respect for Peter and Steve...my FDS bros  :idiot:
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #474 on: September 13, 2018, 11:01:37 AM »
Supernice John!

I will take one if you sell it! :)

 

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