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    Thumbs up gear up gear down

    +Back 3 years ago I suffered a serious head injury. I have problems remembering things. So, if you see me asking the same questions over and over this could be problem. Thanks for understanding

    This site with all of you and my project has fired me up. My wife says she hasn't seen me so excited about something since the accident. So, you will see a lot of questions from me. PICS TO COME VERY VERY SOON.


    Could someone please tell me what and where to get the switches that I need for ex: Gear up gear down. When I move the handle it contacts the switch.

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    Hi Mike. Do not worry about the questions that is what we built this site for! I need a little more info to help you. What interface are you using to connect your switches to the computer?
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    I think I will take Westozys suggestion and get Simboards Master module, and a 64x8x8 input module .
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    That sounds like a really good idea. Ok.. What sim are you going to build? And what are you going to use for your gear lever? A simple on off toggle switch can run your gear. So I need a little more info...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Reed View Post
    That sounds like a really good idea. Ok.. What sim are you going to build? And what are you going to use for your gear lever? A simple on off toggle switch can run your gear. So I need a little more info...
    Ok! Thanks Bob.
    I'm building a 737NG. I got the MIP stand,Mip,MFC glaresheild,FMC box and the pedestal box done.

    I would like to do something simple for my gear lever. Any suggestions

    Thanks Mike
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    If my blasted camera ever gets back I will take a picture of what I did with mine. Right now I am just using a toggle switch to lower and raise the gear. Pics soon I hope!
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    Radar,
    take a look at this builders idea.
    http://babelfish.altavista.com/babel...in%2ftrain.htm
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    Hi Mike,

    Here's a pic of my gear lever mechanism using micro switches, they are pretty cheap. This simple design gives a really solid feel with the lever clicking into any of the three positions.

    http://www.mycockpit.org/photopost/s....php?photo=590

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    Mike, those are also called snap action, or just snap switches. I've used them in several places in my equipment.

    They are easier to use and adjust if you buy them with a lever attached. They come in various sizes and lever lengths. You can also get them with a wire lever or a roller lever for a very smooth movement.
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    Wonderful.
    Lots of great ideas for me to look at. Thanks eveybody

    Boeing Skunk Works. I looked at the Mousers page and saw snap switches. But I don't know what kind I would need.
    How many would you estimate that I would need for a 737NG simpit.
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