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Help with panels from AGT

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I recently received panels from AGT (advanced graphic technologies). The problem is...how does one connect any of the displays to the panels? I have made all of my 8mm circuit boards and have gotten the displays to work, but how do you fit them to the panels without destroying the panel itself? I really think I should have bought my panels from FDS. They have a backplate that I would imagine is for this purpose. Milt

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Milt,Same for me. I haven't realised it yet but am close to fixing it all together. The idea I have is to fix it on the top of the housing of the MCP for example. If I put the top on the mcp the display will be in front of the places where they are meant to be.Greetings Robert

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This problem was the reason we made our MCP to have a PCB to the back of the plexi. Just to hold the 7-segments and some other parts like pushbuttons and some rotaries.If you don't want to have a pcb (and it's not so simple!!) you have to fix them to the plexi. I have this site in my bookmarks, you can find there some useful pics and ideas: http://www.b737ng.be/ ---> http://www.b737ng.be/regardsEddie ArmaosAthens-Greece

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Hot glue might work too if it doesnt melt the plastic - or silicone?You might need to fix the pushbuttons to some pcboard that gives a bit of mounting surface though. Try the "breadboard" which has holes pre-drilled and cut suitable piece(s) from that?//Tuomas

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Tuomas,i don't know about silicone or hot glue, as we made PCBs for hold the parts. But you may have right and also "breadboard" it will be a good/fast/cheap solution. As the PCBs need to have the same detail with plexi is a very difficult job. Eddie ArmaosAthens-Greece

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Thanks alot for your suggestions guys. I am going to have to put things on hold for a short time as I am moving. I leaving New York and heading for Florida on the 28th of this month. Should be able to get back on line and working on the cockpit soon after. Again, thanks. I am continuing to look at the website until the 27th of June. (right til the last minute)

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