First flight with the new generation pilot!!

Author: fransedano  |  Category: Flight sim

 

It’s important to start early!

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ADI controller

Author: fransedano  |  Category: ADI, electronics, Instruments

Just made this new board to control ADI!! Works beatifully

 

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Altimeter done!

Author: fransedano  |  Category: Altimeter, Flight sim

Long time with no posts, but activity on sim building has continued. This week I finished the second version of the altimeter card. I made a screencast showing how it works:

 

 

 

 

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Downloads

Author: fransedano  |  Category: Flight sim, software


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Seat rails

Author: fransedano  |  Category: Flight sim

 

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More throttle disassembly

Author: fransedano  |  Category: Flight sim
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More throttle bending…

Author: fransedano  |  Category: Throttle

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New board : Generic stepper

Author: fransedano  |  Category: Stepper

It’s good to have a generic stepper board – A lot of instruments can be made using a stepper motor, with just some tweaks on the firmware. This board is for using ubiquitous Switech X25.168 steppers, used on car instruments. They can be found on ebay for about 4$ piece, and they are very easy to use. I was not so happy on driving them directly from a microcontroller output due to they being an inductive load, but after some testing it seems it’s safe not to use a flyback diode. I can always add them later on, once I destroy a couple microcontrollers ;-)

 

This board is designed to fit inside an instrument enclosure, being only 45x45mm and directly supporting stepper and 2 lighting LEDs. Will post some more pictures showing the prototype.

 

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Clock

Author: fransedano  |  Category: Clock
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Vibration indicator

Author: fransedano  |  Category: Vibration indicator

5 Volt lighting, DC control. 180mV -> Full scale

 

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