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Author Topic: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build  (Read 97993 times)

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #475 on: September 13, 2018, 11:18:12 AM »
Hi Peter,

Sent you a PM.

For others who would like one printed, I cannot sell it for a profit since Joe designed this. However, if you pay for a spool of filament to cover my time printing it and the machine time of 10.5 hrs (includes wear and tear, plus electricity), I would make you one.

Also, if Joe decides to print them for others at a profit, I would not object, nor print his design.

And, you guys know Karen and me, we are a very honest couple...always  ;D

If you’re interested, please PM me.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #476 on: September 13, 2018, 04:14:56 PM »
Master caution recall switches.

These are OEM but not the correct one. I will have to change the labels and also implement a microswitch when pushed.


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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #477 on: September 14, 2018, 12:21:32 PM »
Once my elec panel arrived the interfacing begins!

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #478 on: September 14, 2018, 01:58:03 PM »
Once my elec panel arrived the interfacing begins!

NG or CL elec panel? :)

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #479 on: September 15, 2018, 01:20:13 AM »
Once my elec panel arrived the interfacing begins!

NG or CL elec panel? :)
[/

It id a CL panel without the analog gauges.

I might buy a replica panel and fit the hardware in the NG panel. Dont know yet.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #480 on: September 18, 2018, 02:57:28 PM »
Dome light...


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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #481 on: September 19, 2018, 08:30:44 AM »
Flood light actually...

Dome is the one on the Aft bulkhead, above th CBs.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #482 on: September 19, 2018, 09:47:22 AM »
Flood light actually...

Dome is the one on the Aft bulkhead, above th CBs.


It says White Dome Light and it is coming from my Aft overhead panel. It shines down on the Throttle.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #483 on: September 19, 2018, 03:56:18 PM »
Nothing compared to OEM backlight!
Man, dont see me flying daytime ever when you have this gorgeous lighting and atmosphere!




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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #484 on: September 19, 2018, 04:10:45 PM »
are you going to use the  master dimmer box ? yout overhead chart lights  flood lights storm lights side panel piller liggts  etc all work from this box ..in short lighting is a huge deal and most are just happy that the bulbs glow ..
« Last Edit: September 19, 2018, 04:13:50 PM by bernard S »

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #485 on: September 19, 2018, 05:18:49 PM »
I am gona use mosfets and control all lighting from the software/flightmodel.

So when you flip the gen busses the light will flicker etc.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #486 on: September 20, 2018, 06:48:33 AM »
I am gona use mosfets and control all lighting from the software/flightmodel.

So when you flip the gen busses the light will flicker etc.

You could also use a relay that switches when you select a different source.


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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #487 on: September 20, 2018, 07:35:07 AM »
Thats a good idea and its what i would like to do.
I just hope that there is no condition where the backlights is reduced by lets say 50%. In that case i have to hook it up to my microcontroller.


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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #488 on: September 20, 2018, 07:50:31 AM »
Wouldn't a relay be more problematic, especially with the EMI?

There are some really high power MOSFETs out there, and I assume the circuitry would generally be simpler.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #489 on: September 20, 2018, 09:00:59 AM »
Wouldn't a relay be more problematic, especially with the EMI?

There are some really high power MOSFETs out there, and I assume the circuitry would generally be simpler.

You do realize that the actual airplane uses relays for almost everything?

Jeffrey

Edit,

I don't think using a high power mosfet is wrong, however my intention is using relays as per the real aircraft. EMI is always an issue and needs to be dealt with where necessary.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2018, 09:11:01 AM by jeffreyk »

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #490 on: September 20, 2018, 11:03:52 AM »
Yes that's of course true, but this a sim, including hardware that isn't designed for electrically noisy environments.

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #491 on: September 20, 2018, 03:22:29 PM »
Anti ice panel interfacing!
Love the db9 connectors. This way i modularize the hardware from my teensy circuit. If i make a crappy one or it brakes, i can easily replace it!


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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #492 on: September 21, 2018, 12:07:42 PM »
be warned  lol   ... real relays etc    that is whole other level of grief ..so much so it will make hell seem like a,sauna ..

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #493 on: September 21, 2018, 01:42:00 PM »
Hahah nice Bernard!
Everytime i think i am overwhelmed with wires i look at some pictures from your cockpit! hahah

Your build is a whole other level and is extremely cool to replicate the hardware aswell!

My build is the opposit, shortcuts everywhere. =)


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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #494 on: September 25, 2018, 05:31:45 PM »
Flightsim desk!!!

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #495 on: September 27, 2018, 05:03:04 PM »
I connected the backligth to one channel on the ULN2803a.
The max current per channel is 500ma.

Anyone know the ampdraw of a OEM backlight bulb?

The chip dont even get warm so i guess i am safe. Tried measure it with my voltmeter but failed, dont understand how i should connect it properly in this circuit.


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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #496 on: September 27, 2018, 05:48:25 PM »
Kurt,
To check current draw of bulb, just put your meter on dc Current(MA) and  put the meter
 in series with the bulb. That simple.
Les
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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #497 on: September 29, 2018, 02:50:57 AM »
My voltmeter only has 200ma as setting with DC. I figure my circuit will put out around at least 400ma?

Is it okey to use 200ma setting?

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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #498 on: September 29, 2018, 03:28:56 AM »
My voltmeter only has 200ma as setting with DC. I figure my circuit will put out around at least 400ma?

Is it okey to use 200ma setting?

It's best not to guess in these situations but be sure!

As far as I know lightplates can be removed and on the back side you'll find the part-number of the lamps used on the plate.

You may find MS90451-6832 which is frequently used.

Searching on the webs shows a current of 115mA per lamp.

Jeffrey


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Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
« Reply #499 on: September 29, 2018, 03:37:06 AM »
Yeah, i am 100% sure of what i am doing, just that my max reading is 200ma. So measuring all bulbs toghether just gives me 1. =)
So measuring each plate gives me this:

144ma
107ma
139ma
101ma

HAhahha Its 491ma all togehter and 500ma is max / channel on the ULN2803a so its safe for my chip!
Funny thing is that one bulb is out in one plate, so it will incread after change! =) Murphys law! one bulb is about 60ma!

I will have to paralelle two channel, that way i can draw 1 amp with no problem! =)
« Last Edit: September 29, 2018, 03:40:06 AM by kurt-olsson »

 

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