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737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build

Started by kurt-olsson, September 06, 2015, 01:39:47 AM

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August 02, 2016, 02:35:37 PM #125 Last Edit: August 02, 2016, 02:37:21 PM by 727737Nut
Quote from: kurt-olsson on August 02, 2016, 11:05:42 AM
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. 


737 Junkie


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!



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!!!!


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.


August 10, 2016, 01:28:55 PM #130 Last Edit: August 10, 2016, 01:45:13 PM by kurt-olsson
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 :(


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.



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...


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.


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.


Peter, check with Capt. Nick Louis from the Airline Pilot Historic Society, got my IPECO's from him.



Lots of nice seats. Will have to build up my wallet first. :)


More work on the throttle. Final setup of the potentiometer.



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


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.



Quote from: kurt-olsson on August 28, 2016, 09:11:28 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.


Quote from: XOrionFE on August 28, 2016, 06:28:16 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.


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.


New stuff in the mail today!

OEM ftw!


One more image!

Santa-Clause from Canada is awsome! :)


Looks like you scored some nice panels!


Quote from: XOrionFE on September 07, 2016, 06:25:31 PM
Looks like you scored some nice panels!

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


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)


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.


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.


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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