Overhead Panel

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       25.03.2013

I received my new landing lights switches for my overhead panel.
Here's a link where you can buy them:










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       30.12.2012


 The OVH sioc script is ready for use. The switches, displays and encoders work properly. Unfortunately I'm still waiting for annunciators. Hopefully in January ProSimParts OVH annunciator set will be ready for sale.
Hir a list of all OC cards need for OVH panel:
1 x USB expansion card
2 x Master cards
2 x 7-segment displays cards
2 x Servo motors card
1 x USB Outputs card
3 x inputs connection
1 x outputs connection (same as inputs connection)


I use only one expansion card for the MIP and OVH. The card is placed between the monitors and OVH panel.
 



Here are a few pics of entire panel.





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       16.12.2012

The backlight, servo motors and 7-segment displays are already connected




 I used the following LED strip for backlight.






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       08.12.2012

The installation of the OC cards and cable connections for all inputs.









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       25.11.2012

I have three Opencockpits overhead instruments purchased and mounted.
EGT, DUCT PRESS and FUEL TEMP







 

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       20.11.2012

Preparation of the upper frame.











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       10.11.2012

All switches are already wired.




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       28.10.2012

 The panels are fixed and I started wiring of the switches.





 
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       20.10.2012

 The displays are already fully wired and tested.






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       20.10.2012

Additional mounting frame for installation of all IO cards and backlight.






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       15.10.2012

 The most important preparations are already finished . 

Assembling the toggle switches.



Included rings for the instruments are glued.


 I ordered from Opencockpits Elec. system display for OVH. Here are the pics how I adjusted it to the panel. I've enlarged two of the display holes.








 Especially good looks the voice recorder. I've equipped it with a pointer.


A look at all the panels.

 
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       30.09.2012
 All holes have already been made. 



 For the assembly I need free space on back side. The plastic profiles can be easily edit




 Because the toggle switches are too big I should cut something else from the mounting frame.




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       21.09.2012

To use the supplied screws I bought additional plastic profiles. These plastic profiles will be mounted between the wood frame and the panels.








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       10.09.2012


Here the mounting frame is ready. 





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       08.09.2012

Today I'll start with the OVH panel. The panel set including hardware I bought from the Belgian company Prosimparts. Good quality and especially low prices. I have no dimensions for the mounting frame. First of I've bought 8 pieces wooden planks 1000x20x25. Everything needs to be adapted to the panels. Here are a few pictures:









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       01.04.2011

New monitor purchased mounted and connected to the PC 3 for display of the overhead panel.





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       25.10.2010

No hardware available. I use Sim Avionics Overhead.exe on my second PC.





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