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Author Topic: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build  (Read 77186 times)

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.
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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 »

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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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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #435 on: August 19, 2018, 02:06:50 PM »
Cut the glareshield to correct size. Need to order some black vinyl.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #436 on: August 23, 2018, 03:36:58 PM »
Templating/mocking for underglare begins. This will be a pain but hopefully the black vinyl wrapped around the wood will give a realistic touch.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #437 on: August 23, 2018, 06:17:06 PM »
I have really enjoyed catching up on this build. Great work and I hope to come alongside you with the Arduino/X-Plane route soon. Good luck the the under glare, it definitely is a pain with trial and error but you are certainly on the right track!
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #438 on: August 24, 2018, 01:29:03 AM »
Thanks Will!

Next up will be the CDU bay. Better to paint it before installing this time hehe :)

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #439 on: August 25, 2018, 07:42:32 AM »
Trsting my template with some wrapping. Think it can be good once wrapped with vinyl.

Fixed the column floor covers.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #440 on: September 06, 2018, 03:30:12 PM »
Small progress

Put vinyl around the glareshield with a staplegun.
It was hard but turned out ok and it gives the cockpit more immersion.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #441 on: September 06, 2018, 04:33:42 PM »
Let me know if there are any checklist holder vendors here in europe. Cant find this item nowhere.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #442 on: September 06, 2018, 05:13:41 PM »
Hey Peter,

Do you mean the yoke clipboard checklist holder that you have already or do you mean the 3 or 5 ring binders that manuals are placed in and are used for checklists as well? Can you post a pic of what you're looking for, as I may have it...

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #443 on: September 06, 2018, 07:18:07 PM »
Do you mean the yoke clipboard checklist holder that you have already or do you mean the 3 or 5 ring binders that manuals are placed in and are used for checklists as well? Can you post a pic of what you're looking for, as I may have it...

I believe he is referencing the checklist holder that is bolted to the top of the glareshield.
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #444 on: September 06, 2018, 10:14:08 PM »
Oh, okay I see... I suggest contacting FDS for something like this. Or, you could just 3D print one and it'll be totally useable for this application.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #445 on: September 07, 2018, 12:19:10 AM »
Hi John.

Yeah i mean the same as in wills picture, the one mounted on the glareshield.

Unfortunatly i dong have a 3d printer (yet hehe).

I will try contact FDS and see if they sell it seperatly.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #446 on: September 07, 2018, 08:56:22 AM »
Or this guys may have it, they are 737 suppliers too...

http://www.virtualavionics.com.br/

Not associated with this firm in any way shape or form!

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #447 on: September 07, 2018, 12:12:19 PM »
Hi John.

Yeah i mean the same as in wills picture, the one mounted on the glareshield.

Unfortunatly i dong have a 3d printer (yet hehe).

I will try contact FDS and see if they sell it seperatly.

I'll be tuned in to see what you come up with. Let us know if you source one (real or not) because I'd be in the market for one as well!
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #448 on: September 07, 2018, 10:44:53 PM »
If anyone has a file with it made already I would try 3d printing it for you...

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #449 on: September 08, 2018, 03:03:03 AM »
Thats very kind John and i would of course pay for this service.

 

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