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  1. Wow Anton! Fast progress and very professional. I like the new throttle panel, looks much better with green backlighting. MFDs and CMSC are absolutely top quality. Are you taking orders?
  2. Check TACAN and ILS knobs on the Intercom panel are pulled up. I think possibly some are down by default now
  3. Looks like you have the Function control on the left of the VHF radios set to the Emergency position. It should be in MAN (Manual) on both the AM and FM radios. That way you will transmit on the frequency you have entered i.e. 131.0MHz. Hope that helps
  4. Thank you Anton, I hope you are well. Progress is slowing now but I’ve made a start on a new instrument panel as well as the caution panel I have. It has some damaged components on one of the PCBs but I’m working to replace them. Failing that I will remove the original electronics and make something new. I’d also like to replace the bulbs with LEDs as currently the caution panel draws 4.5A at 28V when the Lamp Test button is pressed, so looking for some reasonably priced T1 3/4 LED bulbs. I’ve mostly completed the ILS panel, just need to make the lightplate. I took the frequency display
  5. Wow Deadman. A lot of time must have gone into those, looks amazing!
  6. Hi DZ82. You will have to use the sendDcsBiosMessage function to trigger the commands when you need them. The only problem is you will need to send both press and release commands separately. You could use a small delay or some logic to release the button in DCS when buttonValue is 0. Replace the DCSBIOS line: DcsBios::Switch2Pos cduA("CDU_A", A0); With this version: sendDcsBiosMessage("CDU_A", "1"); delay (50); sendDcsBiosMessage("CDU_A", "0"); This is exactly how I plan to wire MFCDs so I'm interested to see how you get on.
  7. Hi Stang. The cockpit structure I have is just an evolution of Dimebug's plans. I added canopy rails and a floor but I now know many of the dimensions I used are incorrect. I'm putting the consoles together separately at the moment since the structure is stored in the garage and I want to use them with DCS. I think I will have to build a new tub eventually for everything to fit well Cheers, Calum
  8. Thank you. I will need to find something for the air con switches to drive Thanks Craig, I'm looking forward to see your airspeed indicator. I haven't started anything for one
  9. Since the last update I have been working on lightplates for the left console, aluminium for right side panels and wiring for some on the instrument panel. First up, I finished the UHF panel. It uses an Arduino Mega with a custom PCB running on an RS485 bus for IO. The displays are driven by a MAX7219. Backlighting wires are shielded to prevent interference and I’ve wired up the Fill connector to the rear connector plate in case I decide to use it for something in the future. Knobs are from Deadman’s Shapeways store. I’ve started a new CMSP and added a small mechanism for the Mode
  10. Thanks guys. It's been a busy few weeks getting these parts done. I hit a problem with using an Arduino Mega as an RS485 slave. It simply would not communicate. Tested the master unit, slave PCB and same code on a serial connection. Couldn't find a solution online but I investigated further. The problem seems to be that the slave is getting stuck in a bootloader mode and fails to even run the loaded sketch. A sign of this is the pin 13 LED is always on. The solution for me is to apply power to the slave and RS485 bus before connecting the master to the PC. When power is applied, the pin
  11. Thanks gents. I have been busy working on the pit recently. I finished most of the AN/ARC-164 panel after 2 years. Will finish the wiring and programming over the next week. Today I finished all electrical work for the first AN/ARC-186. All wires for backlighting are shielded to prevent interference with electronics since the dimming is using PWM. The thick grey cable is shielded and grounded through the metal rails in the console. I finished converting the throttle to a Charlie model and built a small mechanism for the hall effect position sensors. Below shows the mechan
  12. I agree it is odd not having an indicator. When it's dark just have to make use of lights. I have seen drawings showing a Speed Brake indicator on the landing gear panel where TEMS data switch is and on the A-10A gear panel there is a cutout and clamp for a 2" instrument but all photographs I have seen have a covering pate installed with the TEMS switch. I do not think the position indicator ever made it into the jet. Would be interesting to hear the story there.
  13. Speedbrakes on the throttle are exactly the same as the TM one with the 3-way switch. In the A-10 position is determined by looking over your shoulder. The flaps control is a 3-way toggle switch. Only difference is the real one is a locking switch that must be pulled to put the flaps into the Down position. Other than that it is just a normal toggle switch.
  14. Very cool! I have this screen in mind for the clock https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/2-1-inch-480-480-round_62303878009.html?spm=a2700.galleryofferlist.0.0.37e6b532hDiHu1 Theres a low res drawing in the description. It should fit without the touchscreen part
  15. SAS panel mag switches connected to the RS485 bus and working
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