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    737 throttle electronics

    Hi im pretty much 100% noob when it comes to building cockpits. But everything has a first time hehe. Im wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction when it comes to the electronics in a 737 throttle quadrant. Im gonna try to build one myself, and im wondering if there is any good tutorial or something about the electronics setup. What can i use in the quadrant to connect to fsx, and also if its posible to link the quadrant with the simulators throttle movements

    any help is much appreciated! And badly needed

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    Unless you worked for Boeing, Airbus, Douglas, or Lockheed, everyone was a 'noob' at one time.

    The electronics are no big mystery.

    You need some pots either linear or rotary, your choice, and an axix & button input card like Loe Bodnar's.

    The hard part is the hardware construction. That's why they call it HARDware.

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    There is a nice detailed tutorial albeit in French at http://www.737ngproject.be/throttle.htm. You can get it translated online with Google or one of those sites.

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    ok so i need pots to connect to throttle levers and flap and so on, connect them to a controll card, then with the proper setup in fsx/fs9 they will respond to changes the autopilot makes? thank you for the tutorial link

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    Hi ,

    If you still can find a copy, PC-Pilot magazine issue 50 (last year's winter special) had a very nice and detailed write-up on the subject.
    The article particularly puts the text next to the pictures you find on the link Efe gave you already.

    You may want to contact the editors through www.pcpilot.net or the publisher through www.keypublishing.com to see if they can still supply you a copy.

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    okok, il see if i can get a hold of it, but in the mean time does anyone know a good pot/parts store ? Is there a guide about conecting a small motor to the pot as well, making the whole thing move syncronised with the autopilot is the goal i have.

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    Autothrottle is a whole 'nuther matter.

    Someone else will have to advise on that subject.
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    okok, thanks for your help m8, got a better understanding of it now ithink just one more question, where can i get software to controll/get the results from pots into fsx from the throttle quadrant

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    Why FSUIPC of course.
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    Yep, Pots for the movement programmes via FSUIPC. Then push buttons from autopilot disengage and TOGA then if you're wanting it motorised too for when the throttle is in autopilot then that's much much more complex. Even i havn't gone that far with my own throttle. Neverthe less it can be done by using chains ans pulleys etc. But you'll have to read up on a couple of the posts in 'Gwyn's mechanical engineering forum' here for that.

    BTW: I have that very issue of PC pilot and i'll recommend that tutorial in it.

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