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Offline navymustang

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #425 on: August 03, 2018, 09:21:03 PM »
I have to second SimParts. Like Kurt, I needed a very precise OEM quality MIP and they provided it. Have loved the decision ever since. It allows me to choose between using OEM gauges or simulated units.
Building a full scale 737-800 AATD for home use. Majority of hardware is from Sismo Solutions, software is Prosim under P3D. An AOPA member and LifeTime member of National Association of Flight Instructors
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Offline kurt-olsson

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #426 on: August 04, 2018, 03:45:37 AM »
I bought only their frame and panels, this because of my custom build. The full frame will save you lota of hours though. But more expensive.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #427 on: August 05, 2018, 10:40:52 AM »
Lip and kickstands painted. The kickstands will be replaced by wood as they are only 6cm with and the real one is 9cm. But really happy with how the RAL 7011 turned out.
« Last Edit: August 05, 2018, 01:28:06 PM by kurt-olsson »

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #428 on: August 07, 2018, 05:34:28 PM »
Parking brake set!

https://youtu.be/jtqPj1jvono

When i use the Zibo 737 the parking brake must be pressed two times to fully release. I dont know if this is a bug but i have never seen this behaviour before.

Is the parking brake just on/off or is there other modes? I know you can release it with the push/pull button or by pressing the top toe brakes.


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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #429 on: August 07, 2018, 08:10:29 PM »
I see what you did there. You linked it to a switch. Very nice!

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737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #430 on: August 08, 2018, 02:46:05 AM »
Just on/off. But you need to press and hold the brakes to be able to pull the switch.

I plan to use a solenoid to make the logic. Also you should make the parking brake springloaded so you can tap the brakes so it snaps to off.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #431 on: August 08, 2018, 03:17:26 AM »
Thanks Anders.

Will only implement manual control now. Little shortcuts here and there but makes it flyable faster. :)

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #432 on: August 08, 2018, 03:42:30 PM »
Kids asleep! i ve got like 3-4 hours of building infront of me!

Objectives:

Parking Brake interfacing
Flaps - fine tuning (use XPlaneRef("laminar/B738/flt_ctrls/flap_lever"); instead of the old flaps_request ref if you want zibo 737 to work).

Testflying and trying to save ZHSI screen position. For some reason they always popup in the center of my monitor.

Soldering all my Yoke cables to a DB9 connector.

Thats it, over and out!



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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #433 on: August 08, 2018, 04:41:46 PM »
Oh man. Why am i always stuck flying instead of building. This is too much fun!
The feeling of staring at the PFD in real size beats everything! Dont care about visuals right now, could aswell be pitch black aslong as my instrument is working.
« Last Edit: August 08, 2018, 04:43:04 PM by kurt-olsson »

Offline kurt-olsson

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #434 on: August 09, 2018, 04:45:16 PM »
LIKE A BOSS!

Thats how Yoke interfacing is done! :)


 

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