Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Wireing Diagram

  1. #1
    75+ Posting Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    California
    Posts
    119
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Wireing Diagram

    I'm new to home cocpit building. I recently purchased the 737ng M.I.P. from Poldragonet. The product came in good shape and I am happy, however NO diagram or instructions on how to wire the LEDS, and SWITCHES came in the shipment. Can someone advise me on the sim cards I will need, and how to wire the panel? I also have the landing gear handle, and have one sim-card (servo) from Opencockpits, and would any help on getting it hooked up properly, i.e. LEDS, and reconizing gear in transition and gear up. Thanks for any help you can give me. My email is douglasc41@yahoo.com.

  2. #2
    2000+ Poster - Never Leaves the Sim Michael Carter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Southern Illinois, USA
    Posts
    3,147
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Well, you're going to need input and output cards to get all of that working.

    There are several brands available. If you like writing code you could stay with the OC cards.

    There's also Phidgets, FDS, FDT, Leo Bodnar's cards, Hagstrom Engineering, etc, etc. All have been used by builders here. All have advantages and disadvantages.

    Get yourself a paid copy of FSUIPC too if you haven't already.

    Check around on the interfacing and computer set-up forum for what folks are using and how.
    Boeing Skunk Works
    Remember...140, 250, and REALLY FAST!

    We don't need no stinkin' ETOPS!



    Powered by FS9 & BOEING

  3. Thanks davemckee thanked for this post
  4. #3
    75+ Posting Member airbus319's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Posts
    104
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    I was using the cockpitsonic breakout board as I bought it with the landing gear handle from a gentleman on this site, if it's basic functions you want then this would be fine, I recently purchased the CPFlight MIP board and have to admit I totally love it, it's well worth the money but you generally need to have CPflight MCP to run it off or buy a separate piece of hardware which would make it more expensive.

    There are plenty of options out there but I hope you appreciate my own experiences.

    regards,

    David.

  5. #4
    75+ Posting Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    California
    Posts
    119
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Thanks for the reply. How many simcards will be needed, and maybe you can advise me on whiich ones to stay away from. Dave

  6. #5
    75+ Posting Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    California
    Posts
    119
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Basic functions are fine by me. Right now my main concern is getting the landing gear handle and leds for gear to work. The rest I'll work on as time goes on. It's my first experience into home cockpit building so some terms are new to me. Thanks for all yoour help. Dave

  7. #6
    2000+ Poster - Never Leaves the Sim Trevor Hale's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,432
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Dave,

    Each company has different cards.. What I would suggest for you to learn a little bit, is use LEO BODNARS X36 card for "INPUTS" this will get your buttons and switches working. It is seen by Windows as a joystick when you plug it in and then you can program the switches through FSUIPC do do what you want them to do.

    As for the outputs.... Thats another story all together. Led's can connect to your sim in many ways.. I personally suggest you get your self 1 Phidgets LED64 card... this will let you connect 64 led's to the card, and you can program their functions using free phidgets software.

    That will not cost you a lot of money but will let you get some visual progress.

    Best regards,

    Trev
    Last edited by Trevor Hale; 04-07-2009 at 04:10 PM.
    ________________________
    Trevor Hale

Similar Threads

  1. Looking for diagram for 737 fmc/cdu pedastal
    By orwell84 in forum Cockpit Building Tutorials
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-23-2008, 01:23 AM
  2. Cockpit Diagram
    By Mac in forum General Builder Questions All Aircraft Types
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-04-2008, 02:04 PM
  3. Wireing and Soldering
    By Peter Nielsen in forum I/O Interfacing Hardware and Software
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-01-2007, 09:56 AM
  4. 10K pot wireing?
    By QF6228 in forum General Builder Questions All Aircraft Types
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-10-2007, 10:10 PM
  5. Wireing
    By Radar in forum Where to Start Building a Home Cockpit
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-27-2007, 09:59 PM