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Hello everyone,I think this should be the moment for me to make my cockpit as a sim cockpit. Please everyone visit my home as me the same question. "Are they work? how will you do it? These day I am starting to convert my static 747 cockpit to sim cockpit. I know this will be a loooong way to go. I start to power up some lights as an encouragement and excitement to myself two days ago.I got my Hagstrom keyboard encoder this week and thinking of the possibility and best use fot my cockpit. I think I I will use it mostly for the overhead panel. I want to assign the toggle to the RFP747 panel. Except using Key2mouse, does such addon ware have the assigned keystroke for each function on the panel?http://alkit.fotopic.net/c333506.htmlI open up the Carousel Control Display Unit tonight. I want to convert the push button by the keyboard encoder. Is it possible?http://alkit.fotopic.net/p8903826.htmlhttp://alkit.fotopic.net/p8903830.htmlPlease look at these switches.http://alkit.fotopic.net/p8903835.htmlhttp://alkit.fotopic.net/p8903833.htmlI know keyboard encoder is not going to make such rotatable switches work. Any method I can connect it to computer? please advise.Thank you for reading!Alkitwww.alkit.net

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Hi Alkit,With such great Hardware I would say that you Hagstrom Encoder is may be not the best way to start. You can use it, of course and especially with the KE72. But it with 72 Inputs you are a bit limited. Take a look at Iocard or Betainnovation.GreetingsRoger

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Hi Alkit,Great work, Your site is really good with plenty of pics. Cant wait to see this classic up and flying :-) look fwd to more updates soon.Gary

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It was Jose Olliver in my house yesterday, here in Spain. I have commented to him which you were auctioning part of your Hardware.Hardly you can even put in operation all the instruments and with the KE72, that system. it does not serve to you. In my simulator I have used 192 switches and I do not have enough, (FSBUS system).Now I am experimenting to put into operation the analogical instruments and that responds to the actions of the simulator, I have been able to put some in operation with no need to disassemble them.The FD, Horizon, Altimeter, VS, etc. need a great internal modification.it watches this photo of the wiring of the my anunciator panel.You have a very heavy work to make, I hope that you do not surrender and you obtain your intentions.SaludosRafaelhttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/96708.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/96709.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/96710.jpg

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Hello Roger, Gary and Rafael,Good to hear from you all. I know the KE72 should not be enough for building a cockpit. Limit to using push buttons and toggles only. The reason I buy it because it seems the easiest way to interface. I have to learn it step by step. If I buy something complicate and I cannot how to make it work, I may feel bad and may cause me give up easily.At the same time, I am exploring other interface tools like Philgets. Last night, I connect the first nine numeric buttons to the KE72. But have problem with the rest of five buttons which using separate ground wire. I think it can be solved later on.I am thinking if I can install the Philgets display to replace the light bulbs display. The question is, how I can make it display what I input and is it possible to export data to it for simulating the real CDU display.........?Refael,Please tell me in detail of how will you going to make your analog instrument works? They seems require large voltage to move if we keep everything original inside the instrument. It is easy to make something light up, but....how to bring logics to it. Come on when they are suppose to?! May I know what cockpit are you building?Thank you so much for you guys' support!Best regards,Alkit

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Hi Alkit,In order to get your real instrument working you will first need a 220 volt @ 50 or 60 hz (depending on your region) converter 115 and 28 volt @ 400 Hz.Most instruments aircraft are working on that frequency.Then you need a detailed manual or at least pinout of each instrument.You may then drive them with stepper motor controller.But the Altimeter, Airspeed indicator and vertical Speed indicator, whicha are working based on dynamic/Static aor pressure needs to be converted using either Servos, Stepper, or Air-core gauges.As regards the conversion to 28 Volt 400 Hz you should take a look here:http://members.aol.com/wietlpachm/howto/technical.htmYou may also get in touch with the owner of this site ( Manuel)http://cockpit.varxec.de/electronics/PHCC.htmlHe is working on an interface allowing 400 hz Stepper to work on 50 hz.GreetingsRoger

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