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Author Topic: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build  (Read 115290 times)

Offline navymustang

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #550 on: October 26, 2018, 08:56:52 PM »
Building a full scale 737-800 AATD for home use. Majority of hardware is from Sismo Solutions, software is Prosim under P3D. An AOPA member and LifeTime member of National Association of Flight Instructors
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #551 on: October 29, 2018, 04:49:07 PM »
Progress on window heat panel

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #552 on: November 05, 2018, 04:34:33 PM »
Could not let go of what Jim told me about the circuit breaker wall. My posts was in the wrong place so i moved them to where the door should be.

Otherwise, motivation really low.

Perhaps there will be some custom J-rails installed before the year ends. (In one seat at least)

Next will be working on the sidewalls... yikes.. woodwork... :(

Offline navymustang

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #553 on: November 05, 2018, 06:55:58 PM »
Looking good !
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #554 on: November 07, 2018, 01:58:21 AM »
Has anyone tried to move the lockingpin lever 3-5cm more to the inside sucessfully?

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #555 on: November 07, 2018, 04:36:58 AM »
You should be able to do it, the block that the pin slides in will need to be moved across the frame, and will need  threaded inserts installed into the frame as it is hollow.  the arm can be relocated on the shaft and new hole drilled through it for the bolt.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #556 on: November 07, 2018, 08:42:27 AM »
This is excellent news! Custom J-rails is on the way. Just as long i can slide the locking levers 3-5 cm on the shaft i should be able to build something that will hold the pin itself and fit the J-rails.
I really like the original rails-design and not the one where you attach the seat to a plate that moves on the rails. I will have custom boogies created aswell. (Hopefully)

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #557 on: November 12, 2018, 02:02:33 PM »
Thanks to Archen here on the forums and my collaboration this project will gain momentum!

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #558 on: November 12, 2018, 04:30:13 PM »

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #559 on: November 12, 2018, 11:42:21 PM »
Nice job Peter!

Have you put any thought into how to drive the type 2 Korrys with the grey end blocks?

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #560 on: November 13, 2018, 01:26:15 AM »
Which one do you mean Mick? Where are they located inthe cockpit?

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #561 on: November 13, 2018, 02:51:16 AM »
There's a few around the overhead panels, like the APU/Bus panel.  They use positive to activate, instead of ground.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #562 on: November 13, 2018, 04:05:02 AM »
No plan for it right now, will see what i have to come up with. =)

But i can think of one, use spare korrys and switch the caps to a korry 318 and mount that instead so it all fits to my PCB.
Use the front, but replace the back so to say.
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #563 on: November 13, 2018, 05:52:37 AM »
Rodger!

I did the 4 type 2 ones in my fire panel with small relays that i took from a gutted ACP, but i have almost 25 to work with in the overheads.  Remember the type 1 end caps do not mate with the type 2 bodies, so you may need to get creative with the keyways ;)

I have some I/O boards that you can select ground or supply side switching with in banks of 8, so I will probably use those for the ones i need.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #564 on: November 14, 2018, 04:16:52 PM »
Back online with one panel using the new PCB. Great to get rid of the 5V mess...

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #565 on: November 18, 2018, 01:29:10 PM »
Home made power busses! :)

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #566 on: November 18, 2018, 06:06:43 PM »
Kurt, you are killing it! I wish I hadn't had to sell all my stuff but I'm going to work at KBOS tower next year :)

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #567 on: November 18, 2018, 08:48:17 PM »
Home made power busses! :)

I might suggest something a bit more protected than that...  it would only take a dropped screwdriver/spanner even a screw to short those plates and take out your power supply or worse.
Have a look at marine bus bars for a cheap and safe alternative, worst case, cut a plastic cover out and mount it on top of at least the positive bars.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #568 on: November 19, 2018, 01:26:27 AM »
Totally agree with you mick. I am in the making of acrylic top covers that will be mounted ontop of the plates.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #569 on: November 19, 2018, 01:36:23 AM »
Kurt, you are killing it! I wish I hadn't had to sell all my stuff but I'm going to work at KBOS tower next year :)

Thanks! Work and family first! 😊

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #570 on: November 19, 2018, 01:53:00 PM »
Yikes!
LED amongs OEM lightning... disgusting...

I will give it a try with some black film to cover the led up and then turn down the brightness by 70%.
If i cant cover up the plastic strip with some film or glas cover, i will remove it.

Really disappointing in both look and feel.


Offline navymustang

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #571 on: November 19, 2018, 06:15:50 PM »
I think almost everyone here has used this technique to light up the MCP. I bet once you connect to the lower panel dimmers you will really like the effect.
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #572 on: November 20, 2018, 02:39:39 AM »
Will try to add some diffuser, i dont like when you see the dotted led lights.

Hope they are really slim, i would like to integrate it to my MCP lip.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #573 on: November 20, 2018, 07:28:43 AM »
Protip:

1:Use Warm white LED strips, use the higher density 600 leds per 5m stuff
2:Use a proper mounting channel, this can be recessed into the glareshield etc and also has a diffuser built in.  like this one: http://lightingmatters.com.au/wp/shop/slim-recess-line-led-strip-mounting-profile/
3:put a strip of lighting filter material between the LED strip and the diffuser.  I used Lee filters 022 dark amber.

this will correct the light color, and remove the dot effect of the leds.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #574 on: November 20, 2018, 08:46:30 AM »
Just bought this:
https://ledsale.se/infalld-mini-led-aluminiumprofil.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=pla&gclid=Cj0KCQiA_s7fBRDrARIsAGEvF8Qjzh2DRnb5G8MOBh1P06RO8sIdN8BpuUT0tekJ815JAn6fdK-LjT8aAn3YEALw_wcB

Any tip on how to drill/make a channel for the strip to be installed in.

Make a line and draw lots of holes?

Problem is that my MDF is 8mm thick and this needs 6mm for installation.


 

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