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    2000+ Poster - Never Leaves the Sim Michael Carter's Avatar
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    Spaghetti Anyone?

    I've had this sitting around for a year because I didn't really want to rewire this thing. I decided today to get off my but and get with it. I pulled off the connector plate, cut all of the wires off of the back of the connectors and decided on a plan.

    This is what it looked like right after removing the connector plate and cutting all of the (hand tied) harness ties. What a mess.





    The nice thing about this panel is the multiple pole switches used. Each toggle switch is actually four snap type lever switches, SPDT. The switching possibilities are endless.

    The big switch in the center of the Power On Test and Overheat Test is a 4PDT spring-loaded to center off.

    I'll post another when I have the new wiring re-tied and routed. The wiring is finished, but I still have to make two buss bars for the voltage connections. I'll mount those atop the posts that held the connector plate in position.
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    2000+ Poster - Never Leaves the Sim Michael Carter's Avatar
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    Rewired and ready for installation. There are two large wire bundles top and bottom between the switches that are extra wiring for the interface and anything else I want to control down the road.

    Using the busses mounted atop the connector plate mounting rods makes electrical wiring as easy as hooking up two wires to the 12VDC buss in the overhead.

    The coil of purple and green wire is for the 5VDC backlighing buss.





    Overheat Test:

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    Very cool.

    Nothing beats the real thing

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    2000+ Poster - Never Leaves the Sim Michael Carter's Avatar
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    Got that right! With Peter's new FSUIPC release it makes interfacing real aircraft parts all that much easier.
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    Mike, did you catch this link to ebay from warvet? There's a few 727 gauges and panels listed at a good price.

    http://motors.search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZaircraftstock

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    2000+ Poster - Never Leaves the Sim Michael Carter's Avatar
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    I'll check it out, thanks!

    That's one of my rare Boeing suppliers. Prices are rather high for items that can be used for a simulator, and low prices for unservicable items and those not so easily integrated into a PC based simulator such as gauges and the like.
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    hello,
    what kins of interfacing board are you using since you are using the fsuipc codes ?
    thanks,
    phil.

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    2000+ Poster - Never Leaves the Sim Michael Carter's Avatar
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    I'm using a Hagstrom board for now. It's one of the smaller ones and I've had to use diodes. I hate that part of using a matrix type board.

    I'm going to move up to their USB card in a month or so. The one I'm using I've had for about four years now.
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    Cable spaghetti.. Man! I wonder how my overhead is gonna look! This is behind my MIP:

    A dozen zip-ties and several hours of work right there! But it looks good now, and it works. Flawlessly!

    Wish I had the guts going old-school like that! Guess your setup is going to look AWESOME! Probably already do...

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    Vidar, Thanks.. after showing me that, I will never show another person the back of my MIP.

    Excuse me everyone, I need to go and rip my sim apart yet again.. GRRR LOL.

    Looks great!
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