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    Carb Heat Switch

    Hi,
    Does anyone have any experience of making a carb heat switch for a Cessna 172? Please bear in mind I'm an absolute newbie at constructing such things! Any hints, tips, blueprints, (items for sale!) would be gratefully received.

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    Hi there my friend!

    i think i can help you as i have my cessna 182 flight deck with these switches n stuff

    Please PM me your email address and i will help you out, alternatively i will PM you my email address, and will be able to tell you how to do this plus loads more!

    Check your PM box!

    Thanks

    Alex

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexpilot2008 View Post
    i think i can help you as i have my cessna 182 flight deck with these switches n stuff

    Please PM me your email address and i will help you out, alternatively i will PM you my email address, and will be able to tell you how to do this plus loads more!
    Alex, how about creating a tutorial for the tutorial section? I might use it for the PC9M's Park brake lever etc. A lot of people can benefit from it.
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    Thats a very good idea,

    Give me a few days to sort it out and hopefully i will have the tutorial written!

    Look for my post in a few days!

    Cheers

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    Excuse my ignorance, but would a 12v motor car switch be suitable for use in a panel? I've seen just the one on e-bay.
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    Yeah this will work if you want to buy something already made, just thought you wanted to make one?

    A switch is a switch, if its on/off then it will work!

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    Sure, but for 2.50. I could never resist a bargain! Plus, I'm getting lazy in my old age

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    Quote Originally Posted by egsjsim View Post
    Hi,
    Does anyone have any experience of making a carb heat switch for a Cessna 172? Please bear in mind I'm an absolute newbie at constructing such things! Any hints, tips, blueprints, (items for sale!) would be gratefully received.

    Thanks
    Richard
    I plan on using an automotive push/pull switch for my GA carb heat. You can find these push/pull switches at most well-stocked auto parts stores (in US, not sure about elsewhere). I might end up making a custom knob if the stock knob doesn't look good enough.

    I'll try to remember to post a pic when I get my switch mounted.
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    Thanks,
    I had the same idea after starting this thread.
    I found this one on Ebay UK for 2.50 which should do the job.



    It almost identical to the SimKits one. For some unbelievable reason this will only work with the CCU in configuration for the Helicopter set up, not fixed wing!
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