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    Advise on Rotary encoders

    Hi all
    I am looking for some info on rotary encoders. I am Planning to use them in conjunction with Leo's BU0836X so I can adust default Altimeter, VOR etc.. gauges
    I am looking for small encoders with thin shafts and wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction.

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    Re: Advise on Rotary encoders

    Hi,

    These will do the job:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/12mm-Rotary-Enco...item5643d02521

    http://cgi.ebay.com/12mm-Rotary-Enco...ht_3493wt_1202

    http://cgi.ebay.com/12mm-Rotary-Enco...#ht_2244wt_882

    Dont forget to assign the encoders to pair's and make sure that you select 'ENCODER' as the pait rype by using Leo's flash program from his site.

    All the best.

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    Re: Advise on Rotary encoders

    this type of encoder should be set as type 1:4 in Leo's utilty
    rgds

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    Re: Advise on Rotary encoders

    Thanks Guys
    I found these on a web site of a local electronics store http://www.jaycar.co.nz/productResul...12&SUBMIT.y=10
    Can anyone tell me if they will to the trick?

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    Re: Advise on Rotary encoders

    hello rhys......
    the link you posted takes you to rotary switches.
    this is a different kind of animal. these are not rotary encoders.
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    Re: Advise on Rotary encoders

    Ian,

    Could you maybe post in this thread what you told me the other day about the buo836x and encoders for vor, adf, etc. ?it may be helpful for others in deciding on an interface solution. Had I known what you told me I probably would not be using it for this application. Lots of other things, but not the nav instruments.
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    Re: Advise on Rotary encoders

    Thanks AK Mongo
    I am looking for ways and ideas to adjust vor, adf, hsi, etc gauges. I will be using an LCD mointor to display the gauges with a face plate over the top. The instrument bezels are already gut out.
    My questions are

    :What interface board would be best
    :Types of rotary encoders too use
    : Any additional software I need

    Cheers

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    Re: Advise on Rotary encoders

    Hi guys
    The rotary encoders on Leo's site , CTS 288 model 288T232R161A2 along with Leo's
    buo836x, will that do the job

    Rhys

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    Re: Advise on Rotary encoders

    They will work, and are what I have. They may not work the way you want though. For controls that take a lot of use(vor, adf) they will take a lot of turns to do what you want. 22 clicks /revolution=22 degrees per revolution. Think how long it will take to do a 180 degree change on the card apparently there is not hardware of software to allow leo's card to sense the speed of the encoder and allow faster status changes with faster encoder revolution.

    This card and encoder will work great for other things like altimeter pressure setting that do not require traversing such a big range.

    Hope this makes sense, and I hope someone out there proves me wrong, or has a solution to this problem.

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    Re: Advise on Rotary encoders

    Thanks Mango,
    Does anyone have any options for adjusting vor, adf style gauges in the manner I am looking at doing

    Cheers

    Rhys

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