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    Question about PM and Overhead Logic

    For the past few weeks I've been reading and reading, trying to absorb as much information, so I can start planning a cockpit build.
    I really like the PMDG 737NG and Have been flying it for several months now in FS9. So it would be nice to build a 737NG cockpit.

    I've been reading a lot on Ian's site (http://www.737ng.co.uk). Great site.
    He explains how he built in the overhead logic himself. On the page regarding his overhead panel, there is a section about Power distribution and BUS. Depending on what power system you use (grd pwr, battery, apu,...) the appropriate lights illuminate, and If I read correctly, this is done without using software like PM. Just connecting cables and switches with each other and with a PSU.

    Now, from what i understand, PM can simulate this logic. So my actual question is
    "When I use PM (or any others software with the overhead logic) all switches and lights can be connected directly to the I/O Card, and then the software will tell the lights when to illuminate? Or do i still have to connect everything with each other?

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    -PMSystem is the logic, just plug the switches in and the lights out of the card(s)
    -No PMSystem means you have to provide the logic through "smart" circuits.
    Second solution is less sophisticated, more complex, but much more fun if you like that kind of challenge (and should be lighter on your wallet)
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