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Offline kurt-olsson

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #250 on: October 18, 2017, 01:41:42 PM »
The Radios arrived! Older style but used on many -800. The lightplate is busted and glass broken, but after i clean them and read the analog matrix of inputs this is outstanding value! The feel of the switches is Incredible!!!

The radios use a 2x5 Gray Code output, Easy to wire up and interface without taking them apart.  I have 2 just like the one you have that i used in my sim , already wired.  Let me know if interested. I also have the pinout from Gables.  I even have the arduino code to make them work. :)

Rob

Thanks Rob!
I have bought 4x of those radios and also older style Atc and ADF radio (all gables). I will not take these apeart as you say. I would be glad to get some pinouts info and arduinocode even better. I will send you aPM when my stuff arrives! :)

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #251 on: October 18, 2017, 03:44:12 PM »
Removed the broken glass and bent the inactive-bar straight(ish).
After i glue the lightplate back on on the left one these will be good to go.

Love the old gables stuff!

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #252 on: October 18, 2017, 03:45:12 PM »
Will probably put some black paint on the knobs.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #253 on: October 20, 2017, 12:51:56 PM »
Glarewings from simworld. Excellent!

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #254 on: October 20, 2017, 04:15:26 PM »
Nice!

But where are the underglares?  :)

How's the overhead going? Any new progress?

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #255 on: October 21, 2017, 01:48:32 AM »
No underglare, so i got both for 75Euro! :)
I will build my own underglares, think most replicas dont look exactly like the real stuff. Will atleast try.

Overhead progressing. Looking for last two items and cleaning out the mancave.

My cockpitbuild will start in about a month.i think i will start with the tokes and the linked mechanism.

But again, all this OEM looks incredible. :)
I am an OEM fetish! Hahaha

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #256 on: October 21, 2017, 06:10:34 AM »
But again, all this OEM looks incredible. :)
I am an OEM fetish! Hahaha

Yup - OEM is second to none!

Been on a semi-professional enthusiast sim once - all replica parts. Absolutely no comparison with the OEM stuff!

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #257 on: October 23, 2017, 07:37:44 AM »
Pedistal almost filled up with items. Love the older gables. These will be pretty straightforward to interface aswell. Only one broken switch otherwise perfect condition. Need to fill the label with white print though...

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #258 on: October 23, 2017, 07:43:11 AM »
Unfortunaly i can not use real pedistal bay due to my motors width of the throttle. Does anyone know how to fasten dzus into some custom wood structure. ( the radios that i had in previous post)

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #259 on: October 23, 2017, 08:05:37 AM »
You can mount DZUS rail to wood without a problem if needed. 

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #260 on: October 23, 2017, 08:13:18 AM »
You can mount DZUS rail to wood without a problem if needed.



Where can i get hold of the rails only?
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #261 on: October 23, 2017, 09:02:04 AM »
You can mount DZUS rail to wood without a problem if needed.



Where can i get hold of the rails only?
Ask around here, try eBay etc. Or you can buy them new from various places but they are very expensive.   Google DZUS PR35 rail


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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #262 on: October 23, 2017, 09:08:29 AM »
Thanks mickc!

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #263 on: October 23, 2017, 01:54:17 PM »
Old school radio-rig!

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #264 on: October 25, 2017, 07:49:03 PM »
Where are you Nav Radios?
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #265 on: October 26, 2017, 02:31:14 AM »
Where are you Nav Radios?

Two of the Com radios will be used as nav. :)
Does your Radios have the Nav labeling?
Is there any difference between the Com and Nav except label?

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #266 on: October 26, 2017, 04:09:50 AM »
Two of the Com radios will be used as nav. :)
Does your Radios have the Nav labeling?
Is there any difference between the Com and Nav except label?

COM radios run from 118-137 MHz at .25 MHz spacings,
NAV radios run from 108.0 - 117.95 MHz at 50 kHz spacings.


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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #267 on: October 26, 2017, 04:27:18 AM »
Aaahhhh damn! I should have known this!!!
Ok, my plan for that just went into the toilet. :)

Thanks for the heads up, i will only interface the two comms with good condition.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #268 on: October 26, 2017, 06:35:22 AM »
new plan! The older COM radios will be gutted and replaced with an MAX7219 LED display instead.
I tried to remove the button switches but couldent use a hex-key.

Has anyone succeded with removing the switches and buttons so that i can remove the lightplate?

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #269 on: October 26, 2017, 09:09:16 AM »
new plan! The older COM radios will be gutted and replaced with an MAX7219 LED display instead.
I tried to remove the button switches but couldent use a hex-key.

Has anyone succeded with removing the switches and buttons so that i can remove the lightplate?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bristol-Spline-Wrench-set-SS-508-for-Vintage-Ham-Aviation-Radio-Gear-/361977966828?_trksid=p2385738.m2548.l4275
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #271 on: October 26, 2017, 09:31:03 AM »
You can find the NAV radios but they are usually the older style like 727, DC9, etc
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #272 on: October 26, 2017, 09:37:17 AM »
You can find the NAV radios but they are usually the older style like 727, DC9, etc

Looked at your last video and saw that you have the matching nav panels but on ebay right now its only older stuff.
Will try to convert the ones first, then i might find the same as your nav panels if lucky.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #273 on: October 26, 2017, 04:22:18 PM »
Unbelivable mechanics...
Need to get that black little clip off so i can rotate the switches freely.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #274 on: November 03, 2017, 01:50:29 PM »
NOT a good building day!
After recieving my tools to loosen the gables knobs, these screws are so tight that my metalpin broke in two pieces.

The old oem stuff is hard to work with!

 

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