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    2000+ Poster - Never Leaves the Sim Michael Carter's Avatar
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    Some panel wiring today

    I've been putting this off for a long time, just like the window heat panel.

    Finally got around to wiring up the engine reverser indicators, the speed brake armed indicator, and the flap indicators.

    I goofed when I built the throttle and forgot to include a switch for the flap lights. I can't get inside of it very easily, and there's not a lot of room to work. I cheated a bit and mounted a miniature snap switch ahead of the flap handle on the outside of the throttle housing. I painted it gray along with the wires and ran them along the contour of the quadrant. You can't even see them unless you're looking for them. I was pretty happy about that working out.

    The switches for the other indicators were all built-in when I built the throttle, so no worries with those.

    I'm going to work on the instrument comparitor and the oil pressure/filter bypass indicators tomorrow.

    Those reverser indicators are really bright!

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    1000+ Poster - Fantastic Contributor Tomlin's Avatar
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    That is really cool Mike, thanks for sharing. It makes me want to get the Crew Warning Indicator going on mine too! However, I have to ask, how are these working? Is it from the Sim logic, or is it from mechanical logic, i.e, when you deploy the reversers, a switch contact is made to light up the indicators vs. if you hit 'F2', it would work also?
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    2000+ Poster - Never Leaves the Sim Michael Carter's Avatar
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    It's all mechanical.

    Not sure about the "Speedbrake Armed" indicator. I'm pretty sure Boeing used logic for that because it was tied in with the flight control surface test and the "Speedbrake Do Not Arm" indicator.

    The rest are all operated by switches on various stops and levers.

    The ones I need computer logic for are the marker lights, GPWS, windshear, flap load relief, etc. Pretty much anything that wouldn't light up by moving something in the cockpit.

    I don't see too many (none yet actually) 727's with the reverser unlocked indicators. Those are the blue ones.

    Still up in the air about an output card and haven't decided which to buy yet.
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    thats coming on realy well mike, i was intentionally going to build my up like your s adapting the shell to the sim but because of a house move in the coming months i already have a sim room decicated there so i willl be getting the shell ready made by a joiner friend i know.

    i hope im not intruding but on the subject of your korry lights what is the standard voltage these take. i get them going on 12v but nowhere newhere near the brightness as yours... i would go higher but i dont want to risk blowing the bulb.

    can anyone just give a quick reply, and then thay should work better for me,

    thanks

    and keep up the great work mike, your sim is about on the same wavelenth as mine even though your building a 727, keep us all updated on progress and i think speaking on behalf of the majority ... we like picture so keep them coming lol
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    2000+ Poster - Never Leaves the Sim Michael Carter's Avatar
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    The standard DC voltage aboard the aircraft is 28V. These are lit up using 24VDC.

    Thanks for the encouragement.
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    Looking good Mike Keep those pics coming.

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