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    GLB Overhead Project

    Hi,
    Thought id start a thread on my ovehead project.
    Ok as the title I went for the
    GLB Overhead.
    Cost = 832.98 Forward,aft and electronics
    Shipping = 23.00 benifit of being in the uk
    Delivery time = Just under 12 weeks

    The purchasing process was made painless and I was kept informed all
    the way by gez.

    A rather small box appeared on my doorstep last week and well i was expecting
    something much bigger,i didnt realise i would recieve 34 individal panels,I was expecting it to be all in one pre built,but wheres the fun in that though

    Its like christmas all over again, unpacking and taking over the dining table with all
    the panels laid out and my first impressions are, OMG this is gonna take me months

    The panels are made from acrylic and then sprayed with a two pack enamel paint
    boeing grey and look fantastic.

    Today i made a frame and mounted all the panels (pics to follow),none of the panels
    are pre drilled for the dzus so be prepared for a lot of drilling,I drilled some probably where they are not meant to be but I dont mind,im not aiming for 100 percent perfection within my sim but close to it,anyway it looks brilliant.

    The panels are ready to be backlit and holding the overhead upto my window
    really shows how good they will look with light behind them.

    My first purchase with GLB and i will definately be coming back.

    Pics of my progress so far,











    Regards

    Steve
    Last edited by BishBash; 04-16-2011 at 05:44 PM. Reason: pics

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    Re: GLB Overhead Project

    Looks good Steve! Keep us posted on your project! Do you have a website for your sim?

    Best,

    Matt

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    Re: GLB Overhead Project

    Looks great Steve, that'll keep you quite for a while!

    I'm hoping to recieve my overhead next week. Can't wait.

    Sean

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    Re: GLB Overhead Project

    Quote Originally Posted by my737sim View Post
    Looks good Steve! Keep us posted on your project! Do you have a website for your sim?

    Best,

    Matt
    I dont have a website but i guess i could look into one,any ideas,recomendations on where to start
    one for free.

    steve

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    Re: GLB Overhead Project

    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Nixon View Post
    Looks great Steve, that'll keep you quite for a while!

    I'm hoping to recieve my overhead next week. Can't wait.

    Sean
    It certainly will sean lol
    Look forward to your progress too.

    steve

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    Re: GLB Overhead Project

    Hi.

    You can build a free website by using this online web builder. It has very professional looking pages for you to modify and add your own touch to it.

    http://www.wix.com/

    Cheers,

    Alex
    Building An Airbus In My Garage!

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    Re: GLB Overhead Project

    Stage 2 = The Electronics,

    Heres what I recieved,
    50 x on/off/on togggle switches
    15 x on/off/on momentary spring return to centre toggle switches
    8 x black pushbuttons
    13 x switch guards (8 x red & 5 black) This is to be corrected by glb in due course to 8 x black & 3 red,not sure what other two are for.
    5 x potentiometers
    2 x rotary encoders
    150 x yellow led (not yet counted lol)
    1 x bag of resistors
    10 x white leds (not yet checked)
    18 x knobs (Two different shades recieved but glb will exchange for one colour in due course)
    11 x rotarys 30deg 12 position (should be 45deg 8 position?) Replaced by GLB

    Heres my dilema,
    I am unsure where all switches etc should be placed and need your help,
    I have posted two pics below which show where i think switch guards (3 x black missing),rotary switches,pushbuttons,
    potentiometers and rotary encoders would go.
    Please advise if i have these correct, then i will move on to the toggle switches.

    Thanks for your help and time people,it will be very much appreciated.

    Note-Rotarys have the boeing knobs on for identification.

    pic 1


    pic 2



    regards

    Steve

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    Re: GLB Overhead Project

    Check out my Construction / Overhead section on my website.

    This should get you started

    http://www.my737sim.com/2010/04/20/s...erhead-panels/

    Matt

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    Re: GLB Overhead Project

    Quote Originally Posted by my737sim View Post
    Check out my Construction / Overhead section on my website.

    This should get you started

    http://www.my737sim.com/2010/04/20/s...erhead-panels/


    Matt

    Thanks Matt,

    What are the circuit breakers? Potentiometers or rotarys.
    What are cont cab,fwd cab,aft cab and cont cab? potentiometers.

    Getting there with your vid,
    Seem to be 6 x on/off/on momentreys extra at the minute
    8 x on/off/on short (these are used for on/off toggle too)

    Thanks for your help

    steve

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