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    CNC results, Main Panel Du and Flapgauge 2 needles

    Hello,

    Just a few pictures of my latest work with the CNC. I'm working on my MIP panels and made the Main Panel DU with backlighting. I'll show you a picture of the backlighting in daylight and one during the night.

    The third picture is a flapgauge based on my first one, but now with 2 needles. This one is not for me but for another 737 builder. So I have to make another one for myself also.

    Enjoy, Wendy






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    Re: CNC results, Main Panel Du and Flapgauge 2 needles

    Great stuff Wendy, I've just completed two sets of MIP sub panels and I've just got a few more of the clear backplates to make. I'm making one MIP for a customer and another to upgrade my own sim which I finally got working last Friday after being in storage since April. I am working the CNC machine every chance I get. Heere is the result of some messing about when I should have been working! I'm going to build a miniture cockpit out of 1.5mm clear acrylic!


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    Re: CNC results, Main Panel Du and Flapgauge 2 needles

    Man i need a machine like that!! just imagine what things you could make with it.
    That flap gauge is great looks like it exactly like a real one
    And love the mini cockpit idea


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    Re: CNC results, Main Panel Du and Flapgauge 2 needles

    That looks great! want to tell us about your back-lighting technique?

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    Re: CNC results, Main Panel Du and Flapgauge 2 needles

    Well the backlighting is done with very tiny SMD leds which I mounted on a printed circuitboard. I think the picture says it all.

    Regards Wendy


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    Re: CNC results, Main Panel Du and Flapgauge 2 needles

    Hi Wendy No:-1 lurker and dreamer here LOL trouble with DIY CNC machines is that having got them up and running you then see how you could do things differently and spend more time tweaking and upgrading rather than making the beauty of the kit / ready made stuff is you dont tamper you just get on with it and the work you guys are doing proves it , Just to say again great work and a question regarding the Surface mount LED's . i cant make out any current limiting resistors ? did you just limit the PSU current or are they not needed for this type of use? just a general info type question as I'm learning stuff all the time, Cheers

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    Re: CNC results, Main Panel Du and Flapgauge 2 needles

    Hey Wannabeaflyer,

    Buying a CNC is the easy part, start producing things is another one. Before I could make some nice things, I've milled a lot of material to scrap . Still made a few changes to the Z-axis that contributed to my current results.

    Your question, the power that goes through the LEDS is limited by a resistor. You can't see him here because he is outside the PCB. You always need a limiting resistor with Leds.


    Regards, Wendy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wendy View Post
    Hey Wannabeaflyer,

    Buying a CNC is the easy part, start producing things is another one. Before I could make some nice things, I've milled a lot of material to scrap . Still made a few changes to the Z-axis that contributed to my current results.

    Your question, the power that goes through the LEDS is limited by a resistor. You can't see him here because he is outside the PCB. You always need a limiting resistor with Leds.


    Regards, Wendy
    Hope to post some CAD drawings i have done for my MK2 version soon just for information , like i said My Problem is i luv to tinker - tweek and genrally Redo, that formula usually equates to = Job never finished but for me thats half the fun LOL Motion Platform Check , Cnc Check Motion Race Seat Check . Time to Build er Suat LOL
    Last edited by wannabeaflyer; 02-24-2010 at 05:53 PM. Reason: eager bever cant type either

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    Re: CNC results, Main Panel Du and Flapgauge 2 needles

    hi,
    some weeks ago i asked wendy if she would make me one of these beautiful flap gauges. she did a really great job and today i mounted the completed gauge on the mip. i took a quick video (6 mb with poor quality) and a picture.
    all i can say, i am really impressed by her work! so again: thanks a lot!
    regards, christian
    http://www.mycockpit.org/photopost/d...0/P1010227.MOV

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    Re: CNC results, Main Panel Du and Flapgauge 2 needles

    Hi Wendy,

    Are these normal SMD led's?
    Have you also details,manufacturer, partnumber etc?


    Best regards

    Jan Geurtsen





    Quote Originally Posted by Wendy View Post
    Well the backlighting is done with very tiny SMD leds which I mounted on a printed circuitboard. I think the picture says it all.

    Regards Wendy


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