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    Standalone GNS 530 with RXP 530

    After "many" years of development, my GNS 530 is complete (almost)... Just waiting on the front panel to arrive. Unfortunately, I will be gone for a couple of months so I won't be home when it arrives. In the interest of time, I'm posting what I have. I'll update the post when I get the panel installed.

    Many thanks to Tuomas and countless others for the inspiration, help and ideas

    I've attached a write up and price list.

    Here's the pics.. Click on them for a larger photo

    The first attempt. Using the Protoboard turned out to be more trouble than it was worth.



    The switches, Pots and encoders




    The LCD


    The ExpressPCB I had made, Front and back



    The case with the Desktop Aviator 2040 and 2090 boards



    Wiring It up



    Starting to look like something...



    The LCD Controller is now installed


    Coming together...




    Sweet! No, working with aluminum is not my strong point!



    Now it looks like something... really wish I had ordered the front panel




    Pics of the various screens... all the knobs and buttons work!












    TOTAL COST... $580!!!


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    WOW!!!!! wsoeldner Thank you so much for this. Looks great!!
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    That is absolutely the Cats ***!

    Well done. When does production start?
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    Thanks guys!

    I'm enjoying this thing so much, even without the panel installed (and knobs), that I'm actually thinking of redesigning the board to fix the shortcomings...

    The funny thing is, once you have the parts, it's fairly easy to put together. Production would be a fairly easy process!

    Thanks again for the kind words...

    You know guys... your avatars are making me jealous... I've been flying the PMDG 737NG while away from home, and now that my GA Cherokee is done... I'm itching to start on a big iron simpit (don't tell my wife!).

    Warren

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    I can't get over how well that turned out. I'm amazed. I wish you'd have posted this before I wrote my article on scratchbuilding. I would have done an entire paragraph just on your GPS.

    Fantastic work!

    If you ever build another, Mouser sells the standard sheet metal punches for your cut outs.
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    Well Done

    Very impressive final product even without the front panel. That will undoubtedly finish it off when it arrives.

    Just last night I was pondering how to get mine started in terms of fastening my PSOne screen to a mdf "panel" I will be cutting out. Mine will not be as "high fidelity" as yours but with any luck should function nonetheless. Will be sure to reference your write up and this post as I progress.

    Well done.
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    What a great build !!

    Well done !!!

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    Thanks colt45, Stef....

    Stef, My little GA is nowhere in the class of your 737 but I believe I stopped at your site a couple of times for hints and stuff over the years.

    This forum is a great resource for cockpit builders, even if I get the same feeling as being number 10 for take-off in a Piper GA, at a large airport. Boxed in by Heavies!!!

    Thanks again!

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    I should update my site one day. I havent been working on it for 2 years i think and my home sim has progressed by far since then.

    But...... i started a little c172 sim on the side recently....i missed those VFR flight....and dont tell anyone...but im starting to like the GA more and more

    So your tutorial on the GNS350 was much appreciated !!

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    Thumbs up DIY GPS Unit

    WOW WOW And More WOW thats an absoloutly great project you have shown here, just my way of saying thanks for sharing the info, its clear that a serious amount of care and attention to detail was involved and shows what can be done .... i have not yet had a chance to read through the PDF you attached to this post so please ignore my request if the answer is found in there ,when i read through it later, one question ? i have open cockpits interface cards and a Hagstrom KE72 encoder card looking at the reality XP site i got the impression that the GPS functions were Mouse click activated and did not initially see a list of Keypad /button Press options may i ask how you got over this issue or am i looking at the wrong places for the info. can easily see myself buying the software as i already have the hard ware inc PS0ne monitor but need confirmation before placing the order, i know i should send this request to RealityXP but as i was here i just thought i'd ask someone that has actually compleated this type of project Cheers

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