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    Overhead upgrade A320

    Seeing that JL has done the Overhead switches that were never done on the previous sytem from PM, I decided to pull the overhead out and connect all the switches and leds up as well as re-doing the backlighting with strip led lighting.



    The backlighting is 100% better than the original way that I did it with individual white leds on a perf board. As well as that, using 12 volts is a lot better than 2 to 3 volts, as any bad connections on lower voltage is a pain.


    The only problem so far that I have seen is 3 of the switches on the overhead seem to have a problem, as I am unable to get the Landing Lights to switch on as well as the Nose light. They go off and then go to Auto when I check on the pictures of the overhead. The Stobe light also will not go to on.

    So not sure if the InterFaceIt board is the problem or not.


    Here are a couple of pics, shows how much I needed to tidy up the wiring !



    Cheers.................Brian W.
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    Re: Overhead upgrade A320

    Looks fantastic Brian. I can see you're interfacing with the FDS card for the switches and output. What are you using for the battery voltage indicator?

    Cheers,

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    Re: Overhead upgrade A320

    Thanks Ben, using a couple of lcd displays from Jaycar. Did have the hooked up to the led voltages, but left them disconnected for now.

    ..........Brian .

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    Re: Overhead upgrade A320

    Great job on the overhead, who supplied the panels?
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    Re: Overhead upgrade A320

    Thank you Geremy, I designed and built all the panels and the switches all my cnc.

    Do not think I would ever go to that trouble again !

    Bian W.