building a 747 MCP
Im trying to build section of a 747-400
My aim is to build the MCP with full function buttons etc.
Where can I find the parts and how do I connect them to fsx.
thanks in advance
Re: building a 747 MCP
I don't know if you are still looking for help on this topic, but I may be able to help. I'm in the process of building a 767 mcp, which is nearly identical to the 747's, besides the eicas panel.
I'm using opencockpits cards for the interface:
1x USB Expansion
1x Display II card
Together, these cover all the inputs and outputs I need, including the seven segment displays. I'm planning on making pcb's to keep the components in order and keep wiring to a minimum, but that's just my preference. As for the switches and encoders, I'm using:
CTS288 encoders (4)
Small Tactile switches (14)
White, green, and yellow LED's
...all of which I purchased at mouser.com.
If you need any more help, I would recommend Erik Hoddo's 767-300 site. He's had some excellent results building 767 parts, including the mcp.
Hope it helps!