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    Overhead help

    Hi to all,

    I need to have some suggestions for display the voltages at electrical panel, numbers at pressurazation panel and numbers of IRS at AFT overhead panel.
    With best regards,
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    Voltage Panel is a hard one.
    My solution: the position of the two rotaries drives directly 7seg leds wired individually to show the appropriate figures. Procedural only no room for abnormal. Very convincing look though.

    As for pressurization, I asked a few time if some electronic wizard among us could design a simple counter going from 1 to 50 with 3 constant zero showing, driving five 7 seg Leds through an encoder. Must not be very complicated. Does not has to be linked to the sim. Just procedural! To this day no one seems interested!?
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    as posted on my forum as well:

    electrics:
    * zoom out PM graphics
    * Flightdeck technology boards
    * http://home.planet.nl/~pvrijald/flig...acdc_panel.htm (great budget solution ! Thanks Pim !)

    Several vendors planning plug and play units.

    Pressurisations:
    * Flightdecktechnology has the offsets in their software and works.
    * I'm sure other display cards like open cockpits and phidgets that can read fsuipc offsets will work too.

    IRS:

    * Havent looked into it yet. Is it in the offset list of PMsystems (especially now that it is semi functional in pmsystems)

    I think the electrics panel is quite essential if you want to train failures. The other two will be mostly eye candy to most, but if you want to follow full procedures (even though its just a sim) they are essential as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackpilot View Post
    As for pressurization, I asked a few time if some electronic wizard among us could design a simple counter going from 1 to 50 with 3 constant zero showing, driving five 7 seg Leds through an encoder. Must not be very complicated. Does not has to be linked to the sim. Just procedural! To this day no one seems interested!?
    I actually saw this earlier and had been meaning to ask you to clarify what you need. I think I understand what you are looking for but can't be 100% sure. Not an electronic wizard by far but this sounds more like something that'll require a little circuit design.

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    Pressurization panel

    Hi All,

    In line with that I did with the AC/DC panel I created a simple solution. It's not the cheapest because of the two Phidget encoders, however it works.

    Have fun,

    --pim

    ps you'll find it at: http://home.planet.nl/~pvrijald/flig...tion_panel.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Efe Cem Elci View Post
    I actually saw this earlier and had been meaning to ask you to clarify what you need. I think I understand what you are looking for but can't be 100% sure. Not an electronic wizard by far but this sounds more like something that'll require a little circuit design.

    Hi Efe
    I do not use PMSystem (could elaborate on that later)
    So I would like to have a module, made of two encoders, two displays and a magic wire in between, totally independant from the sim and PC, allowing me to display what I dial in.
    Purely procedural and self contained.
    Idea?
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    After some digging around I found my Engineers Notebook II from Radio Shack 1982 with many circuit diagrams. Here is a fairly simple circuit for a 3 digit counter. I hope this helps with what you want.
    Regards,
    Brian


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    Brian,

    I had those! I had all of them and then during one of my moves from state to state, they were lost. Very handy to have those around.
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    I remember those too. In fact I used to sell them.

    I probably have two or three laying around somewhere in the shop.
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    Thanks Brian.

    I had some of those too but the "low level" ones. I did some delay circuits with that!
    Very handy when wiring the overhead because as I do not use PMSystems.
    My printer is already buzzing!!!
    Grrrrrrreat find....
    Cheers
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