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    Thumbs up Screwdriver+Beer+Real AC gauges=This!

    My workbench looks like a graveyard for AC gauges! I took a synchro transmitter coupled to a cheap small servo which turns it using SIOC. Add one of my 115Vac 400Hz power supplies, stir in a 28V transformer, 5- wires and a real oil pressure gauge and PRESTO!

    A working gauge which operates smoothly, consistently, and realistic! If i can do this, anyone can!!!!!
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    Hey that's excellent! Mike Powell would be proud of that effor.

    But where's the beer?

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    Would you be able to give more information on how you did this perhaps a tutorial or any sites in relation you could recommend on the topic.

    thanks very much
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    Nice Servo, what plane did that come out of Nice work Rob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 737 Gez View Post
    Would you be able to give more information on how you did this perhaps a tutorial or any sites in relation you could recommend on the topic.

    thanks very much
    I would appreciate some sort of walkthrough too.
    I have some spitfire Gauges, which, unless I figure out how.. Will not link up to MFS'04 I wondered if you could show me how? That would make such an awesome addition to my sim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Olieman View Post
    Nice Servo, what plane did that come out of Nice work Rob.
    That looks like a micro helicopter servo....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davii View Post
    I would appreciate some sort of walkthrough too.
    I have some spitfire Gauges, which, unless I figure out how.. Will not link up to MFS'04 I wondered if you could show me how? That would make such an awesome addition to my sim.
    I normally don't put a plug in for a Vendor, but Mike Powell has been such a tremendous help to our community. He's a man with a world of information.

    And then... his first book... "Building Simulated Aircraft Instrumentation" Absolutely FANTASTIC!!!

    Check it out.... http://mikesflightdeck.com/mfdbooks.htm

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    Matt, you are correct! Mike Powell and David Allen helped me on this little project. I'll still be glad to help anyway i can.

    The servo is a Hitec HS55 and that whole assembly will fit inside a 2"diameter gauge!!

    Back to hanging my overhead

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    Good job on the project. It looks really good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boeing Skunk Works View Post
    Good job on the project. It looks really good.
    I can show you an easy way to make the Duct Temp gauge in your O/H work if you are interested? 5Vdc, couple of resistors and wala!

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