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    SETTING UP THE OVERHEAD

    Hi Folks.

    With the vast number of switches and buttons employed in a 737 overhead, I am wondering how the can all be made to function within the aircrafts programme? Interfacing for instance a landing gear switch using "Hagstrom's" KE72 module to simulate "G" on the keyboard is straight forward, but how can all the overhead switches/buttons be interfaced to actuate with those on the aircraft?
    Do they individually have a key press that can be reached by Hagstrom or Bodner, or is there another way of doing this? Obviously, hitting the switch or button built in to the actual overhead, has to operate the switch within the aircrafts programme for that function to operate.


    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks.

    TONY Plymouth UK

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    Re: SETTING UP THE OVERHEAD

    Hagstrom boards are the equivalent us using FSBUS. They're old school. But don't get me wrong, as the saying goes there's more than one way to skin a cat.

    When using a bodnar board for example you would expect to be using an avionics suite (prosim is popular) with which you can assign these functions to things within FS.
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    Re: SETTING UP THE OVERHEAD

    Do yourself a big favour and get an input/output board designed specifically for the job. The FDS SYS1X would be my choice. It will handle all of the switches and LED's on a 737 overhead.

    As Geremy says, you will also need some 737 system software. Prosim is also a good choice and supports the FDS boards. It's a combination that's as close to plug n play as you'll get.

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    Re: SETTING UP THE OVERHEAD

    Hi Sean.
    Thanks for the FDS advice. I am considerin buildin a DASH 8 cockpit and wondered if you know of any system software for this aircraft?
    FDS will be used in this project.

    Many thanks.

    TONY Plymouth UK