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    DC Motors for 737 TQ

    Hi all,

    I'm in the process of designing a new TQ, basically to have it motorised. Never having gone this route I don't know what motor size or revolution I should get. Should it be 12 volt, 30RPM 15RPM or less, these low revs are running through a gearbox?

    I intend to use the Open Cockpits 6 DC motor card which hopefully will drive the motors.
    Any advice, help or instruction would be very much apprecited. I don't have any knowledge of SIOC so do you think I might be biting off more than I can chew?

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    Re: DC Motors for 737 TQ

    Hiya Joe,

    Regarding the SIOC front...

    I was a complete amateur of SIOC before I tried making my own ASI gauge with the USBServos Card. It took a week, alot of trial and error and input from the MyCockpit users, but I eventually achieved it. It is difficult but it can be done.

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    Re: DC Motors for 737 TQ

    Joe

    If you have not already found this, then I suggest you read this thread on Cockpit Builders

    http://www.cockpitbuilders.com/commu...sg6207#msg6207

    With regard to SIOC, yes it is challenging and for your proposed use will require a lot of study to understand the basics. I suggest that you carefully study Nico`s site

    http://www.lekseecon.nl/opencockpits.html.

    Currently, there are very few SIOC code examples out there, so a lot of coding work will be required. At some time in the near future, I will be going along a similar route and willl gladly share my experiences

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    Re: DC Motors for 737 TQ

    Thanks guys,

    I had a look at the links you recommended David, I think that this is going to be a long haul . But when I started on this adventure, I didn't have a clue about the 737 either, so I look at it as another challenge. Having said that if it wasn't for the likes of Ian Sissons and many others here I would be way back down the road...

    I think I'll get a couple of motors and have a play before I get too bogged down, they are not that expensive and I'm sure the Open Cockpits card will come in handy for some project or other; in case it doesn't get off the ground... excuse the pun

    I'll keep in touch David, regards,

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    Re: DC Motors for 737 TQ

    Joe

    Clearly, you have your head screwed on well , nothing ventured nothing gained, but take it one stage at a time. Ian Sissons also started me on this quest from a similar knowledge level. He has a lot to answer for

    Experiment away, and if having really tried with SIOC, you still find it difficult, then PM me.
    I will post my progress on motorising my Poldragonet throttle in due course

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    Re: DC Motors for 737 TQ

    Thanks David, I'll keep you posted.

    Incidentally I travelled to Oswestry to see "the man" last weekend, had a great time, very hospitable (and knowledgeable).
    It was playing with his TQ that spurred me on to get off my backside and make a motorised one. The one I originally made for the articles in PCP is OK but once you've tasted the best you just gotta have it.

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    Re: DC Motors for 737 TQ

    oh! i get it, it's obviously all my fault that there are so many of us on this never ending quest
    and for those of you who dont know him, here's Joe Lavery after landing at Edinburgh
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    Mr. Ian. P. Sissons is hereby recognised as an Honorary Flight Sim Captain following his passing in February 2016. This is in recognition for his commitment to Flight Simulation.

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    Re: DC Motors for 737 TQ

    Of course it's your bloody fault, if you weren't so damn helpful we'd all be sat there with a Microsoft joystick and a keyboard with lots of post-it's stuck to it.

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    Re: DC Motors for 737 TQ

    Joe, I hope you'll keep us informed of your progress, .. the real-deal like Ian has is still out of my reach, .. so even though I will be drooling over it again at Lelystad I really have to go the homegrown route.

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    Re: DC Motors for 737 TQ

    Www.revolution-simproducts.com

    That's what I did.

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