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Offline kurt-olsson

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #400 on: July 19, 2018, 01:19:55 PM »
Super monitor installed! 17”!!! Hahaha

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #401 on: July 20, 2018, 10:40:54 AM »
You're gonna need binoculars for that screen!!  8) 8)
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #402 on: July 21, 2018, 05:21:38 AM »
when throttle is finished i can totally fly this thing manually

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #403 on: July 21, 2018, 07:53:21 AM »
Zibo aircraft and displays FTW!

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #404 on: July 24, 2018, 09:19:25 AM »
Huge upgrade!

View monitor upgraded from 17” to 19”! 😂

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #405 on: July 25, 2018, 05:30:44 PM »
Work continues...

Only thing left is speedbrake clutch motor and pot,
Parking brake. The rest is wired up.

The teensy joystick libbis a bless to work with. This whole unit except flaps is setup as a joystick.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #406 on: July 25, 2018, 07:38:40 PM »
Kurt,

How much free travel do you get at the throttle handle with those clutches?  I was getting approx 10- 12mm where the -800 has a limit of 2mm.
Im using the same clutches.  I recently got new planetary drive motors with 0 degree backlash and smaller sprockets at the motor end, yet to assemble. 
Just curious about your travel

The way I have built my pedestal makes it hard to get to the drives so im putting it off ;)

« Last Edit: July 25, 2018, 07:39:24 PM by mickc »

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #407 on: July 26, 2018, 03:02:12 AM »
Hi mick!

I have about 4mm of travel of my throttles.
My problem is how to get the brackets (like your) around the motors and clutch setup. If i have a real good setup i can tighten the chain and get less movement.

I had to drill a bigger hole of 6mm in the clutches aswell to get rid of the coupler i had before to make it tight so i can put the pedestal over it.

Let me know how it works with you new engines.

This is setup 1.0. If i find anything better i will change but it works really well now. The autothrottle is in really good sync aswell.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #408 on: July 29, 2018, 05:41:59 PM »
Work continues om the throttle.

Using db connectors. Great when getting the hang of the soldering.

Trim/speedbrake and parkingbrake left. Parkingbrake will be mounted to a fat switch. The speedbrake is more work.

Oh, i need a chain and motor for the trimwheels aswell, but atleast no clutch there.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #409 on: July 29, 2018, 06:23:37 PM »
Great job! Are you following flaps2approach? I've seen his website and he's a super nice guy.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #410 on: July 30, 2018, 03:56:57 AM »
Hi Justin.

That site is awesome and he has documented alot of his progress. Really top notch stuff. Lots of ideas stolen from him and other builders of this forum. :)

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737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #411 on: July 30, 2018, 12:04:52 PM »
Do you plan to use SimVim or what software are you planning on using?

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #412 on: July 30, 2018, 06:31:58 PM »
Hi Anders!

I use Teensy microcontroller with the Zibo 737 aircraft manipulating  There is a lib called FlightControls that i use aswell.

Using ZHSI for all the 2D panels.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2018, 03:40:21 AM by kurt-olsson »

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #413 on: July 31, 2018, 08:29:28 AM »
Db9 connector will be my main setup. Wire all hardware cables to one connector, then the other connector to the teensy and other modules. This way i can easy rebuild/repair the circuit logic.

Feelin proud compared to when i asked Rob about ”Grounds” and hooked up my first crappy MCP version 1.

This looks pretty clean. Next level is circuitboards but i wont go that route now.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #414 on: August 01, 2018, 10:53:41 AM »
MIP lip and kick panel under construction and then to be spray painted.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #415 on: August 01, 2018, 11:51:14 AM »
Kurt - great job so far. May also suggest cable raceways to keep your wire management under control. I use Panduit.

https://www.alliedelec.com/panduit-g2x2lg6/70333531/?mkwid=swAfLlQIK&pcrid=30980760979&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIssjCvJrM3AIVQ1mGCh0H4Q8yEAQYBSABEgKQwPD_BwE

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #416 on: August 01, 2018, 02:30:13 PM »
Thanks Jim, yeah will install cable management under the platform as i go along with all the panels.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #417 on: August 01, 2018, 06:00:27 PM »
Cable management! Db9 preparing!!!

I have found out that cockpitbuilding requires around 1-2 beers / hour.

Man, this hobby is great! I have to remember that i wanted to sell 1 month ago... hehe

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #418 on: August 02, 2018, 12:46:42 AM »
LOL!
I guess when it comes to aviation, the only two times when bottom’s up is okay are in aerobatics and sim building! Both wild hobbies in their own right!
Nice job, Peter! Great progress!

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #419 on: August 03, 2018, 05:37:07 AM »
LOL trie that! Hope your ERJ is coming along well. :)

Found an old PC with VGA...
Might be a possible ZHSI dedicated computer, but i still like to hve everything in one pc as these app demand very little resources.
This PC is totally overkill for this but its good that it comes in use.
« Last Edit: August 03, 2018, 05:37:48 AM by kurt-olsson »

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #420 on: August 03, 2018, 07:21:39 AM »
Oh, bt the way: HATE x-plane.org website and its login demands for downloading and its design from 1994.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #421 on: August 03, 2018, 03:53:16 PM »
The 15” fitted like a glove!

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #422 on: August 03, 2018, 06:11:11 PM »
Which MIP parts are you using? I'd like to use the CPFlight but for 3000, that's a lot of money.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #423 on: August 03, 2018, 06:44:35 PM »
I reeeealy recommend Simparts.de its in europe but they buy real 737 and convert. Everything is pure quality and all my OEM fits and its cheap! My MIP frame and all panels (high quality) only cost my 400 Euro.

Will buy the bezels and other stuff from them as my progress goes on.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #424 on: August 03, 2018, 06:49:55 PM »
Dang their full frame is like 1900 USD. Did you make your frame out of MDF or did you buy all from them? it looks like good stuff.

 

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