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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #100 on: July 06, 2016, 11:54:40 AM »
I used a split lead fishing sinker and squeezed it all around the cable then used a punch to seat it in the cable drum.  Worked like a champ.   It takes a special tool to crimp that steel ball to the cable..
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #101 on: July 06, 2016, 01:30:44 PM »
I used a split lead fishing sinker and squeezed it all around the cable then used a punch to seat it in the cable drum.

cool! I might have tried that if i know it existed fishingtools like that. Nice
« Last Edit: July 07, 2016, 01:02:20 AM by kurt-olsson »

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #102 on: July 06, 2016, 01:31:40 PM »
It takes a special tool to crimp that steel ball to the cable..

Or a good old hammer! :)

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #103 on: July 06, 2016, 01:38:51 PM »
Ordered up 3x of these babies!

http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/bourns-inc/3590S-6-103L/3590S-6-103L-ND/1088594
I will use sprockets to get the values instead of stringpots.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #104 on: July 06, 2016, 09:48:03 PM »
I will have to google for pictures on all those toolwords, dont know the english word for them hehe

I believe it's a "ball swaging" tool... as inappropriate as it sounds.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #105 on: July 07, 2016, 12:52:46 AM »
I will have to google for pictures on all those toolwords, dont know the english word for them hehe

I believe it's a "ball swaging" tool... as inappropriate as it sounds.

Hahaha Thanks for the info.
I was impatuence to go to the local marine shop. These tools cost alot of money, so for my purpose i think the hammer works well, even if the ball didnt get perfect size or deformation after.


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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #106 on: July 08, 2016, 07:46:44 AM »
QUALITY!!! :)

Finally my throttles can be moved in x-plane aswell!

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #107 on: July 08, 2016, 12:20:48 PM »
Analog values are now mapped to N1 0-110 value.

Next up is manipulate the dataref...

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #108 on: July 17, 2016, 04:45:11 PM »
Just one more max7219 connect and the VS encoder and the MCP is complete!!!!
I have seen some companies put a cover for SPeed intervene and Alt intervine. I think thats cool and makes a few button less to interface. Anyone know if the major airlines cover them today?

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #109 on: July 18, 2016, 09:48:28 AM »
Moving on!
EFIS backlight!
« Last Edit: July 18, 2016, 09:49:11 AM by kurt-olsson »

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #110 on: July 18, 2016, 05:49:07 PM »
2 hours and 20 bulbs later.
After this backlight i have descided to go Simworld 100% panels. They are beautiful in daylight and with enough bulbs the backlight looks amazing!

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #111 on: July 19, 2016, 01:44:07 AM »
Nice job!! Love how that EFIS looks.
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #112 on: July 19, 2016, 02:46:56 AM »
Thanks Ray!

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #113 on: July 19, 2016, 05:03:49 AM »
Home Made is the EFIS brand hahaha!

90% done. Backlight is fantastic in daylight even! So happy with the backlight! With my mcp i did the mistake of having to large gap between the bulbs... But i dont have the energy to disassembly it one more time, it will do for some years anyway.

I like the "worn look and feel" so i have to imagine some of the bulbs gone out. Hehe


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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #114 on: July 22, 2016, 11:15:56 AM »
Capt EFIS almost done. The buttons came out really really BAD!!!

The finish and feel is aweful but itl have to do untill i find a complete "efis button" Always when you try to make your own buttons they come out cheap and bad feel (at least for me. These has leds behind them so they should light up when backlight is on

I replaced my drilled rotary with an E37 Elma dual just because the feel of my switch was so bad.
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #115 on: July 22, 2016, 11:30:14 AM »
With painted buttons...

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #116 on: July 24, 2016, 03:01:34 PM »
Well well well... Look what the cat dragged in!

Including the steeringboxes!!!!

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #117 on: July 27, 2016, 05:16:21 PM »
Murphys law!

The motor rotated the faulty mounted shaft so it twitched some degree, that made both the sprocket and the two mounts to heat up and get stuck!
I also suceeded to bend the plate while trying to get them disassembled.

40 bucks down the toilet...


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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #118 on: July 30, 2016, 05:47:02 PM »
Mcp completed! Last led installed today!

Some programming left but not much.


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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #119 on: August 01, 2016, 01:51:25 PM »
Hahaha such a hazzle!

Look at the worlds ugliest resistor ladders and also the cut rotary switch so the buttons could fit!

Yeeuuck! Dont want to do another!!! But wait... How many are in the 737...

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #120 on: August 02, 2016, 05:48:51 AM »
Peter,

I've used these to tidy my resistor ladders, they used to be available as a pcb only, but alas no more, which was useful for me as I used them with 8 way rotary switches for my transponders .
I think I had to solder a wire on to one of the pins to get this to work as I required three connections for the resistor ladder.

http://www.leobodnar.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=98_100&products_id=207

Regards

Dave

added the link that got lost
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #121 on: August 02, 2016, 09:23:10 AM »
Did you attach something? i cannot see any image or like of the resistor ladder?

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #122 on: August 02, 2016, 12:53:12 PM »
whats the resistor ladder for?
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #123 on: August 02, 2016, 03:05:42 PM »
Its for the efis range mode. They have 7 modes, and i use teensy 3.2 that has not enough inputs if connecting one by one on the range.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #124 on: August 02, 2016, 04:44:42 PM »
Right EFIS rack mounted

 

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