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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #625 on: April 23, 2019, 04:43:44 PM »
no so bad   those wires    try this

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #626 on: April 24, 2019, 03:07:35 AM »
Haha Holy moly Bernard!

If i understand it correct you simulate all aircraft logic through relays like in the real aircraft instead of software?

How do you know all this? Manuals or what source of information do you use?

You definently need at least 7-8 beers for tackeling those wires!!! ;)

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #627 on: April 24, 2019, 09:33:30 AM »
kinda of     its logic and software.. the two were never designed to talk to each other hence .. jedi master visits hence pandora boxes thatbonebis now neat and complete    but shows start of using distribution panels from aircraft   golden rules with jedi masters    dont talk until spoken too   lolol
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #628 on: April 25, 2019, 04:43:15 PM »
Any idea to cover the two upper holes  is welcomed!
Since i am driving an NG and not CL i dont need the amp meters. The lower one will have the wiper switch.

Sadly i dont know how to solve the ”push to test” function on the type 2 korrys that are in this panel without too much hazzle. So i am just gona skip it. Sometimes wo must compromise...


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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #629 on: April 27, 2019, 02:08:16 AM »
I just made up some plugs out of steel tube and internally welded some round caps in place. These are then just held in place by the original clamps.

I think the only other alternative is to make a complete new backplate.

Cheers,
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #630 on: April 27, 2019, 03:22:58 AM »
Thats brilliant Karl! Looks great and good ide so you can still have the original mounting.

Where did you find the caps? Was it allready in good size or did you have to cut them?

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #631 on: April 27, 2019, 05:27:23 AM »
I cut them out of a piece of 1.6mm sheet and machined them on my lathe to the correct fit.

Cheers,
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #632 on: April 27, 2019, 07:45:40 AM »
Cool.

I think i might end up ordering new plates since i need also one for the elec panel.

But thanks!

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #633 on: April 29, 2019, 05:35:46 AM »
New Crew member!

She will prob take the FO role before competing for the Captain position with her two brothers!


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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #634 on: April 29, 2019, 05:48:48 AM »
Congrats!
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #635 on: April 29, 2019, 07:29:12 PM »
Congrats Peter...  Good for you buddy.
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #636 on: May 24, 2019, 04:23:43 PM »
New glareshield in the makings!

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #637 on: May 28, 2019, 03:47:35 AM »
glareshiled installed again! This time with a nice surprice!

A smooth integrated led strip!

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #638 on: May 28, 2019, 10:20:29 AM »
Just spotted your new crew member Kurt, she looks beautiful.
Congratulations my friend.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #639 on: May 28, 2019, 11:29:44 AM »
Thanks Joe!

Little less time for building now though! :)

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #640 on: May 29, 2019, 02:56:15 PM »
First progress in months...

Superhappy of how this came out.
Integrated in the new (now 10mm) mdf.

Might add one more layer of film to dampen the light some more.


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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #641 on: June 01, 2019, 07:59:18 AM »
Will add the crappy ”test projector” tonight.


An old mitsubishi projector, non shortthrow so the image size will be like a 32” tv unfortunalty.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #642 on: June 01, 2019, 04:10:44 PM »
Well...

At least i know that i will go for the big TVs.
There is no romm for projectors, dont think the ultra short throw is enough.

I will go for two in the front and one on each side.

What do you think after getting a feel of my room size?


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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #643 on: June 01, 2019, 04:32:26 PM »
Go large TV/monitors, with your room size, the wrap around aspects and depth of field with projectors will not be there. IMHO, projection needs space between you and the screen; too close you lose the depth, and too far you lose clarity, from the screen door effect (depends on resolutions with this part).

Thus, going monitors is actually better in cases like yours, pretty much like sitting at a desktop with closeup distances, but the clarity is amazing!  :idiot:

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #644 on: June 01, 2019, 05:31:27 PM »
Thanks John, always nice to hear some input from a ”pro”. :)

I think the ultimate experience is three ultra expensive projectors with curved screen but if you dont have the space for it tvs is the second best.

I am thinking of a 75” in the middle and two on the sides, but maybe its better with five so its more ”curved”.


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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #645 on: June 06, 2019, 05:58:15 PM »
New MOBO in my computer that has tons of PCI-E slots for USB expansion cards.
Right now my sim is superstable!

i was able to switch M2 SSD without reformatting, so lots of time saved there!

Now i need to get hold of lots of USB cables and small good hubs... =)

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #646 on: June 06, 2019, 08:06:16 PM »
Make sure you get hubs with Transaction translators. These cost more but can handle traffic much better. A pity not all advertised hubs indicate such things are in them.
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #647 on: June 07, 2019, 05:23:03 PM »
Thanks Les! Will check that out for the hubs.

Cable and power supply management tonight.
Will add new powerbusses and usb hubs.
Will not add walls or rear walls due to me needing to get to the front of the cockpit all the time. :)


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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #648 on: June 08, 2019, 08:49:59 AM »
Smoke in the cockpit!!!

Two ledstrip connected to a too thin wire. Started to melt slowly. Luckily the smell is very bad so you notice right away. :)

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #649 on: June 09, 2019, 04:57:51 PM »
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