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Author Topic: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build  (Read 93572 times)

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #125 on: August 02, 2016, 06:35:37 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.

Don't ever let me catch you doing that rubbish again!  ;) ;D

The Teensy is so powerful you could MUX your entire MIP, AP, and Radios on one 3.2 Teensy!!!

Use these instead, Very handy and cheap!! I use them both and they work perfect. 

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9056

http://macetech.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=23
« Last Edit: August 02, 2016, 06:37:21 PM by 727737Nut »
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #126 on: August 03, 2016, 02:05:03 AM »
Haha NOW i know what was on your custom PCB board in your latest video!
Will probably contact you and order some of those when my teensys run out!

Cool, thanks Rob!

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #127 on: August 03, 2016, 02:24:57 PM »
Did you attach something? i cannot see any image or like of the resistor ladder?

I've just added the link it got lost somehow :(

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

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #128 on: August 10, 2016, 03:57:40 PM »
Second motor installed!

Thought it would take 15 min, it took 2h before everything was mounted.

Still need ti install the cable. But not tonight! :)

Man, the TQ has been so much fun so far!!!!

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #129 on: August 10, 2016, 04:17:23 PM »
Not to mess you up Kurt but did you measure the width from side to side with those motors to make sure they will fit within a pedestal.  The NG pedestal gets more narrow at the bottom so even though 3 bays wide it is tighter at floor level.  If using a 2 bay gets even tighter.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #130 on: August 10, 2016, 05:28:55 PM »
Your right, i am aware of the problem after i bought the motors. Sadly there is nothing i can do about it except build my own square radiobay. If just build as a box the motors will fit

In some areas i have to compromise :(
« Last Edit: August 10, 2016, 05:45:13 PM by kurt-olsson »

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #131 on: August 10, 2016, 10:09:06 PM »
No worries

This hobby is all about compromises.  You could still build the box to fit but make the very back end few inches have the bottom profile and nobody would ever know the wiser.  That is one of the benefits to building some things yourself.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #132 on: August 11, 2016, 01:55:54 AM »
Yeah, thats a really good idea

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #133 on: August 11, 2016, 04:50:07 PM »
15 min turned out to be 2hours again :)

Had to disassembly the fairings to be able to get the cable throught the front opening.

Now is left to figure out a good setup for my gears and pots.

Question to all with real TQ, do you use existing cables for 5v backlight? Thinking of cutting them and make my own system...

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #134 on: August 16, 2016, 03:23:13 PM »
My new "old" 600 dollar joystick!
Seller had it setup in a sim, will save me hours and loads of cash. This is pretty much just to setup and start fly! Hehe

The trip selector was busted in the shipping but will replace it with a cover.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #135 on: August 17, 2016, 04:08:37 PM »
My other joystick recieved! The OEM stuff is really nice! Will have to wait untill i get a house with a basement first untill building floor and mount. But now the seats is the only oem item left for me to hunt down. But the seats will come when all other stuff is completed.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #136 on: August 17, 2016, 09:19:15 PM »
Peter, check with Capt. Nick Louis from the Airline Pilot Historic Society, got my IPECO's from him.

Cheers
Luis

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #137 on: August 18, 2016, 06:33:07 AM »
Lots of nice seats. Will have to build up my wallet first. :)

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #138 on: August 18, 2016, 02:42:39 PM »
More work on the throttle. Final setup of the potentiometer.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #139 on: August 28, 2016, 01:11:28 PM »
WOW!!!

The OEM backlight is amazing!
So smooth and even!
Cant understand that the bulbs is still working after so many years

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #140 on: August 28, 2016, 10:28:16 PM »
It may be the camera but that looks really bright.  Are you using 5 vdc?   Dont use higher than that or you will burn it up.

Scott

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #141 on: August 29, 2016, 08:46:39 AM »
Cant understand that the bulbs is still working after so many years

These bulbs (type 6832) are rated for 100,000 hours of life, most of the ones i have repaired are usually a dry solder joint, not the bulb itself.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #142 on: August 29, 2016, 09:54:49 AM »
It may be the camera but that looks really bright.  Are you using 5 vdc?   Dont use higher than that or you will burn it up.

Scott

Camera issues, 5V it is. But i agree, thought it should be more "red". Looks pretty yellow without camera aswell.

I use my pc psu 5v cables.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #143 on: September 07, 2016, 02:58:30 PM »
New stuff in the mail today!

OEM ftw!

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #144 on: September 07, 2016, 03:15:56 PM »
One more image!

Santa-Clause from Canada is awsome! :)


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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #145 on: September 07, 2016, 10:25:31 PM »
Looks like you scored some nice panels!

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #146 on: September 08, 2016, 12:49:29 AM »
Looks like you scored some nice panels!

Yeah, really nice shape they are in.
My goal is to have the same overhead as yours. :)

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #147 on: September 08, 2016, 01:00:19 AM »
By the way. All the korry switches are smooth as kittens except one.

Do you think it is a good idea to put just a tiny drop of oil in the switch?
And should i do that to all switches? (That is toggle)

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #148 on: September 08, 2016, 07:04:18 AM »
Definitely would not use oil on the switches!

Most of the toggle switches will be sealed anyway.

You should use a switch cleaner/lubricant designed for the purpose
I use this, you should be able to get something similar over there.

https://www.blackwoods.com.au/part/03065243/crc-2001-switch-cleaner-lube-aero-300gm

With the Korrys, you can just pull the switch head straight out and clean it up.  A little dry silicone lubricant on the sides of this part works well.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #149 on: September 08, 2016, 06:01:58 PM »
Thanks for the tip mick!

Aaaahhh the great feeling of putting in 3 solid hours of work on the throttle quadrant and end up in a worse state than when you started!
Sometimes i hate this hobby! :(

 

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